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20 Feb 2019 description
report Muslim Aid

Highlights of Issues and Achievements

Below is the key development of the situation during the reporting period.

• On 15 February, PDMA called General Coordination Meeting in Quetta in which UNOCHA formally announced the establishment of working groups in Quetta. PDMA welcomes international organizations and donor agencies to work in drought-affected areas of Balochistan after getting NOC from PDMA.

• MA has conducted an initial rapid need assessment in three districts of Balochistan. The report has been shared with multiple donor organizations.

19 Feb 2019 description

Background

Since 2013, Pakistan has been receiving below average amount of rainfall. In 2018, less than 10% of the projected annual rainfall was received in Sindh and Balochistan provinces. This drought has had serious public health implications in the two provinces.

Current Situation

16 Feb 2019 description
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Spatial distribution of rainfall from 1 to 15 February 2019
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Spatial distribution of normal rainfall for the month of February
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Percentage departure of rainfall from 1 to 15 February 2019
15 Feb 2019 description
report Islamic Relief

Record-low rainfall over many months has triggered water shortages that, government officials report, are affecting at least 2.8 million people in Sindh and Balochistan.

With rainfall having decreased by 74%, communities are battling with the loss of livestock and livelihoods and rising food prices, with families struggling to survive.

13 Feb 2019 description
report Muslim Aid

Highlights of Issues and Achievements

Below is the key development of the situation during the reporting period.

  • On 4 February, the Provincial Disaster Manaement Authority of Government of Balochistan (PDMA) has declared ‘’drought emergency’’.

  • According to PDMA latest report 18 districts out of 32 has been declared drought affected districts in Balochistan where 1.4 million people affected by the drought including 37% pregnant women are malnourished.

12 Feb 2019 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Currently different parts of country are experience acute shortage of water caused by poor monsoon which developed drought-like situation in many regions. This situation has made difficult for vulnerable communities to manage and survive who mainly depends upon rain fed agriculture and livestock management.
In Sindh province current monsoon could not bring sufficient rain to fulfill agriculture and other needs.