CERF allocates additional $12 million for flood-affected people in Pakistan

27 October 2010: CERF allocates $12 million to aid 350,000 people affected by monsoon floods in Pakistan. In response to the monsoon floods in Pakistan, CERF has allocated a total of $42 million.

Some $4 million has been allocated to the World Food Programme (WFP) for emergency food assistance for the affected families. Some $3.6 million has gone to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for emergency nutrition and WASH interventions. The World Health Organization (WHO) received $1.3 million for emergency life saving health response. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will use $1 million to assist flood-affected populations. UN Habitat will have $900,000 for shelter and WASH assistance for vulnerable families. Some $500,000 has been allocated to the International Organization of Migration (IOM) for shelter and non-food items (NFI) support. Finally, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will use $200,000 to implement the inter-cluster survival strategy.

Over the course of the 2010 monsoon season, Pakistan has experienced the worst floods in its history. The floods have affected 84 districts out of a total of 121 districts in Pakistan, and more than 20 million people - one-tenth of Pakistan's population.

Relief needs continue to centre on public health, including water and sanitation, immediate access to food, and emergency shelter solutions. The Government of Pakistan, through National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), has identified food, shelter/non-food items, health, and WASH as its four priority sectors for the relief phase of the response, with the relief response being complemented by the protection and nutrition sectors.

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