- ADB: Climate Change Profile of Pakistan, 24 Aug 2017
- WFP Pakistan Country Brief, July 2017
- UNICEF Pakistan: Humanitarian Situation Report, 1 January – 30 June 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017 - South Asia
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Sep 2017
- Pakistan: Floods and Heavy Snowfalls - Jan 2017
- Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2016
- Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Mar 2016
- Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2015
- Pakistan: Floods - Apr 2015
- Pakistan: Floods - Sep 2014
- Pakistan: Drought - 2014-2017
- Pakistan: Polio Outbreak - 2014-2017
- Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Oct 2013
The dialogue leading up to the WHS has cast a spotlight on humanitarian cash transfers. Significant global attention has centered on the role of cash transfers in bringing efficiency to the humanitarian system and improving outcomes for crisis-affected populations. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for cash-based programming to be the default method of support for affected populations1 , and various high-level panels2 have called for broad scale-up of cash transfers in humanitarian programming.
Pre-Crisis Market Mapping and Analysis (PCMMA) is a relatively new approach to conducting market assessments prior to emergencies in order to anticipate how markets will respond after a shock occurs. The PCMMA in Pakistan was the first of three pilot PCMMA assessments that the IRC is conducting in 2015 in order to generate learning that can be used to refine the approach and the PCMMA guidance manual, while also providing information to humanitarian actors in Pakistan to feed into strategic and operational emergency planning efforts.
The floods that began in August 2011 and swept across the province of Sindh and parts of neighbouring Balochistan resulted in one of the most destructive disasters that Pakistan has experienced. More than five million people have been affected: 1.8 million people were left homeless and more than 2.2 million acres of crops were lost, resulting in agricultural losses of nearly $2 billion.
Text and Photos by Peter Biro
April 25, 2011 - The village of Zor Kaleh is nestled in a valley at an altitude of some 2,300 meters (7,500 feet) in Pakistan’s magnificent upper Swat valley. The snow-covered peaks of the Hindu Kush mountain range surround the village with its quaint wooden houses and vegetable gardens.
After the flood
More than six months on, the humanitarian crisis brought about by the worst flooding in Pakistan's history is far from over. The IRC is providing clean water and health care, and helping hard hit communities to rebuild vital infrastructure and kick start their local economies.
Posted by Kate Sands Adams on March 22nd, 2011
In 2010 my International Rescue Committee colleagues gave over 4.4 million people access to clean drinking water and sanitation.
No group was more affected by the devastating floods that swept through Pakistan this summer than farmers. The flooding washed away or ruined entire swaths of agricultural land and destroyed crops and stores of seeds needed for the coming planting season. Where once good arable land provided families with regular crops, vast areas have become barren, buried under sand and silt.
Now farmers are in a race against time to plough fields and plant seeds before the end of the winter planting season in December when it becomes too cold for crops to grow.
Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, November 24, 2010 - In a village in northwestern Pakistan where hundreds of houses once stood, 20 local women have gathered in a small, undamaged room in the only house left standing by a raging flood.
A small mat spread on the dirt floor and a simple string bed are the room's only contents. Twenty people sleep here when it is not being used as a community meeting place.
The women are here to talk about what their lives have been like since the flood and their fears and hopes for the future. "It was dark . . .
Three months after devastating floods tore through Pakistan, the country is still struggling to recover. So far a staggering 20 million people have been affected by the flooding, including over 8 million who have lost their homes. More than one million people remain in temporary camps in Sindh and Baluchistan provinces where large tracts of land are still under three to four feet of water.
Elsewhere, flood waters have receded and many people have managed to return to their villages.
By Peter Biro
The massive scale of the flood disaster in Pakistan continues to grow. As the emergency unfolds in the southernmost province of Sindh, the number of people reported as having been directly affected by the floods is approaching 21 million, according to the Pakistani government.
"The water continues to rise in parts of Sindh and almost one million people have been displaced in the past week alone," said Tammy Hasselfeldt, who heads the IRC's operations in Pakistan.
Hundreds of thousands of civilians who were displaced by fighting between the Pakistanni army and the Taliban last year in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province have returned to the region only to find their homes, water systems and roads in ruins.
The IRC is helping communities in the region rebuild and repair their water supplies, and distributing essential items like quilts, mattresses and kitchen sets to returning families.
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Nearly a year after a Pakistani army offensive drove the Taliban from …
Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan 21 Dec 2009 - More than two months after the Pakistani military launched an offensive in the Taliban stronghold of South Waziristan, humanitarian aid organizations are only now gaining access to the estimated 430,000 people who have fled the fighting in the region.