Pakistan: Monsoon 2012 Situation Report No. 5 (as of 24 October 2012)
• The United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$9.9 million (PKR 942.2 million) for the provision of water, food, shelter and healthcare to 1.3 million people in the seven hardest-hit districts of Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh.
• Critical humanitarian needs remain unmet across all sectors in the flood-affected areas: 1.3 million people need immediate food and livelihoods assistance and safe drinking water. Over 338,400 vulnerable children under five and pregnant and lactating women need urgent nutritional support, while some 296,800 families need emergency shelter assistance. In addition, at least 2,294 temporary learning centres are urgently needed in the flood-affected districts.
• Humanitarian partners urgently require additional funds to meet the outstanding critical needs, as funding constraints continue to limit the overall humanitarian response in the flood-affected areas.
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