Pakistan Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 09, 12 November 2012

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian partners urgently require funds to provide critical life-saving services to flood-affected people in Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh.

  • Funding for critical humanitarian services in KP and FATA is insufficient to meet the outstanding needs.

Funds urgently needed for floods response

Partners require US$159 million to provide critical assistance

Critical humanitarian needs remain unmet in flood-affected areas in Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh provinces due to funding constraints.

Seven flood-affected districts have been prioritized for humanitarian response based on assessed needs: Jaffarabad and Nasirabad, Balochistan; Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur, Punjab; and Jacobabad, Kashmore and Shikarpur, Sindh.

Humanitarian partners urgently require $159 million to provide immediate food and livelihoods assistance, health services and safe drinking water to 1.3 million people in these districts. In addition, more than 37,000 families need tents, while 168,000 families need tarpaulin sheets, especially as winter approaches.

Further, more than 338,000 children under five and pregnant and lactating women need urgent nutritional support, while at least 2,062 temporary learning centres are required to provide education to more than 268,000 children.

The United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated US$9.9 million for the provision of water, food, shelter and healthcare to 1.3 million people in the seven priority districts, and donors have made pledges of $43 million, but more funds are urgently required to bridge gaps in assistance.

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