Pakistan ERF Update Issue 07 | July – September 2013

Donors contribute $8.4 million to the ERF

Funds allocated to projects in areas affected by floods and insecurity

In 2013, 1 million people remain displaced in north-west Pakistan, with approximately 140,000 newly displaced from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) earlier this year.
Monsoon floods affected 1.5 million people, 1.5 million acres of crops, and damaged or destroyed more than 79,000 houses, exacerbating vulnerabilities in areas that have now been hit by four consecutive years of flooding. In September, upwards of 200,000 people were affected by earthquakes in Balochistan.

To support immediate response to these crises, the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) received US$8.4 million from Norway ($1.6 million), Sweden ($2.2 million) and the United Kingdom ($4.6 million) during the first three quarters of 2013.

As recommended by the ERF Advisory Board, the funds from Sweden were allocated to 10 projects prepositioning relief stocks for emergency responses by Shelter, Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) clusters, in districts vulnerable to floods.

Funds from Norway and the UK were allocated to projects addressing unmet needs in areas affected by monsoon floods in Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh, as well as areas affected by insecurity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and FATA. Most of the money has been allocated, and the final review of project proposals is under way.

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