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30 Sep 2010 description
report HANDS

Background

Pakistan facing region's worst flood for 100 years, due to heavy monsoon rains, most of area of Khyber Pakhtounkhua (KP) , number of districts in Punjab and Baluchistan ,and right bank districts of Sindh badly affected and flooded , more than 14million people had been affected which is more than tsunami and earthquake 2005. More than 3000 people have been killed and many still missing.

23 Sep 2010 description

September 23, 2010

Background

Six weeks after the start of Pakistan's worst floods in over 80 years, millions of people continue to depend on assistance as their homes, possessions and livelihoods have been washed away by flood waters. In Khyber Paktunkhwa (KPK) province flood waters have receded, yet more than 900,000 people remain displaced. Health facilities, schools, and other public buildings that are still intact are serving as temporary shelters for those displaced by the floods.

22 Sep 2010 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The monsoon induced flooding in Pakistan constitutes an evolving crisis on an unprecedented scale. The impact of the flood has varied: The flash floods in the mountainous north (KPK) were intense and highly destructive.

This was also largely the case in parts of Balochistan. In flatter areas of Punjab and northern Sindh, riverine flooding has been a very destructive phenomenon, although with a slower onset, affecting densely populated and cultivated areas.

22 Sep 2010 description

Following the floods in the Summer of 2010 that have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Pakistan, UNIFEM is working to ensure that gender concerns are fully integrated into relief and recovery operations.

15 Sep 2010 description

International prices of wheat continue to increase

Export prices of wheat have sharply increased since the beginning of July reflecting the impact of drought-reduced crops in the Russian Federation and subsequent decision by the country to ban wheat exports until next year's harvest. By 14 September the benchmark US wheat price (?2 HR winter), at USD 313, was about 78 percent higher than in late June when prices started their upward trend. However, at this level prices are still one-third below their peak of 2008.

09 Sep 2010 description

1. OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSESSMENT

This assessment was conducted to have a better understanding of the situation on the ground and of the most urgent needs of the IDPs in order to appropriately design emergency response and recovery programs to ensure that they accurately respond to the real needs of the affected populations.

The assessment was conducted in collaboration with NRSP which is working since a long time in the Thatta District and has a good knowledge of the community.

08 Sep 2010 description

Background of the Report

This report is being written in response to the services of Balochistan boy scouts carried out in recent floods which struck eastern Balochistan districts of in the districts of Barkhan, Kohlu, Sibi, Jaffarabad, Naseerabad and Jhal Magsi.

The floods have destroyed several villages in the districts of Barkhan, Kohlu and Sibi. All the villages of the Jaffarabad, Naseerabad and Jhal Magsi districts were completely destroyed by recent floods.

31 Aug 2010 description

Introduction

Pakistan is the sixth most populated country in the world and has the largest population in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, accounting for about 30 percent of the regional population (UNDP 2005). The level of socio-economic development is still low - GDP per capita is US$ 7302; HDI is 142nd in the world (UNDP 2005); and, one fourth of the entire population live below the poverty line (Government of Pakistan 2005).

24 Aug 2010 description
report Save the Children

Executive Summary

Flash floods caused by hill torrents in Rajanpur District in last week of July, 2010 devastated at least 131 villages leaving around 15,055 people homeless and 162,000 acres of cotton fields ruined. This rapid assessment study illustrates the situation of 19 flood-affected UCs in Rajanpur District - within these 19 UCs; the survey team visited 99 communities in two days time.

21 Aug 2010 description
report Save the Children

Executive Summary

Muzaffargarh is one of the worst affected districts where more than 700,000 people have been displaced and hundreds of villages destroyed by floods in the Chenab and the Indus Rivers, and breaches in Tulhairy branch and Muzaffargarh canals. This rapid assessment study provides a snapshot of 16 Union Councils (UCs) in all four tehsils of Muzaffargarh District. Survey teams visited a total of 92 communities in two days time. The average household size in the 16 affected UCs was calculated to be 7 members. The following are key findings of this study:

21 Aug 2010 description
report Save the Children

Executive Summary

Unprecedented flooding in Pakistan triggered by heavy monsoon rains beginning July 27, 2010 have ploughed a swathe of destruction more than 1000 kilometers (600 miles) long from northwestern Pakistan, through Punjab farmlands all the way down to the Sindh Province in a matter of two weeks. The onslaught has caused the banks of dykes to burst, flooding hundreds of thousands of hectares of farm land in Sindh alone.

19 Aug 2010 description
report Save the Children

Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability Unit

Executive Summary

Heavy Monsoon rains in different parts of country which started in early August, 2010 caused floods and damages in D.G Khan District. Houses, lands and public infrastructure were severely affected by these floods and many areas became inaccessible by road. This rapid assessment study illustrates the situation of 16 flood-affected UCs in D.G Khan District. The survey team collected data from 75 communities of these 16 most affected UCs in two days time.

17 Aug 2010 description
report ACTED

Executive Summary

Main Objective:

The main objective of this rapid needs assessment was to assess population vulnerability in Swat district at village cluster level in the aftermath of the floods that hit Pakistan in August 2010.

Specific objectives:

Data collection focused on the assessment of the following points:

=B7 Access to the district

=B7 Affected population (displacement, casualties, etc.)

=B7 Shelters needs

=B7 Water, sanitation and hygiene needs

16 Aug 2010 description
report ACTED

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Main objective:

The main objective of this rapid needs assessment was to assess population vulnerability in Lower Dir district at village clusters' level in the aftermath of floods that hit Pakistan in August 2010.

Specific objectives:

Data collection focused on the assessment of the following points:

=B7 Access to the district

=B7 Affected population (displacement, casualties, etc)

=B7 Shelters needs

=B7 Water, sanitation and hygiene needs

15 Aug 2010 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The recent floods in Pakistan have resulted in devastation across the country. On July 27, heavy rains started falling throughout Khyber Paktoonkwha (KPK) Province, impacting more 1.5 million people, and severely damaging at least 156,934 homes. Due to the inaccessibility of many affected areas, agencies are still determining specific data regarding the magnitude of the destruction. August 3 to 6, the RI team in KPK collected primary data in KPK. The most vulnerable populations at present are pregnant women, elders, and children.

12 Aug 2010 description
report ACTED

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Main objective:

The main objective of this rapid needs assessment was to assess population vulnerability in Upper Dir district at village cluster level in the aftermath of the floods that hit Pakistan in August 2010.

Specific objectives:

Data collection focused on the assessment of the following points:

- Access to the district

- Affected population (displacement, casualties, etc)

- Shelters needs

- Water, sanitation and hygiene needs

06 Aug 2010 description
report Save the Children

Executive Summary

This rapid assessment study illustrates the situation of 49 flood-affected villages of DI Khan District. Monsoon rains started in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on July 27, 2010, causing flash floods and eventually resulting in damages in several parts of DI Khan District. The area was cut off due to destroyed roads and collapsed bridges. Of the total 53,930 HHs in 49 localities, 811 percent of HHs were significantly affected by the disaster.

03 Aug 2010 description
report Save the Children

Executive Summary

Monsoon rains, which started in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on July 27, 2010, caused floods and damage in many areas of Swat District, and made many communities inaccessible due to destroyed roads and collapsed bridges. This rapid assessment study illustrates the situation of 15 flood-affected UCs in Swat District - within these 15 UCs, the survey team visited 80 communities in two days. The average household size in the 15 affected UCs was found to be 7 persons. Of the total 18,359 HHs in 80 communities, 321 percent of HHs were reportedly affected by the floods.

01 Aug 2010 description

Mission Report

Mission participants:

a) Mr. Martin Magwanja - Humanitarian Coordinator

b) Brig. Kamran Shareef - OCHA

c) Zulfiqar Rao - WFP

d) Arshad Khan - UN-HABITAT

e) Dr. Muhammad Fawad Khan - WHO

The worst affected areas are Nowshera, Charsada, Swat, Shangla, Kohistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The rapid assessment mission headed by Mr. Martin Magwanja, Humanitarian Coordinator, visited Nowshera and Charsada district through Helicopter as there is no road accessibility to the districts. Due to bad weather the mission could not reach Swat and Shangla districts.

22 Jul 2010 description

Background:

District Barkhan is located between 290 37' and 300 21' N and 690 3' and 700 4' E. The area of this district is 3411 sq km. It is bounded in the north by Musakhel district, in the east by Dera Ghazi Khan District (Punjab province), in the South by Dera-Bugti and in the West by Kohlu and Loralai.