Pakistan: Floods - Jul 2010
Appeals & Response Plans
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- Pakistan: Major Dams and Barrages (as of 11 Aug 2010)
- Pakistan Emergency Situational Analysis - District Tando Muhammad Khan, September 2014
- Pakistan: Sindh - Districtwise UC Level A4 Maps - 06 Jan 2011
- Climate change: Glaciers under surveillance
- Pakistan: Northern KPK and Gilgit-Baltistan - Road Conditions (as of 12 Jan 2011)
An article by: Arne Siegmund
The three highest mountain ranges on earth meet in northern Pakistan. There are more than 7,000 glaciers here. Many of these are retreating as a result of climate change. This has far-reaching consequences. Dr Parvaiz Naim, KfW’s coordinator for the energy sector in Pakistan, explains how a glacier monitoring system aims to give people early warning of flooding from meltwater and heavy rainfall.
Islamabad, 23 April 2018 - A ground-breaking collaboration between the United Nations, the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Pakistan has helped the people affected by natural disasters and displacement in Balochistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
Chronic conflicts, drought, earthquakes, floods, seasonal storms, and severe winter weather, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and man-made disasters in the region.
Jennifer Bussell and Asim Fayaz
This case study discusses government capacity to prepare for and respond to natural disasters – floods, earthquakes, and heat waves – in Pakistan.
There is growing consensus on the need to consider and support markets as part of humanitarian responses. It is assumed that this support will increase the impact of responses – yet to date such assumptions are rarely supported by data and strong evidence.
Working Paper 52
Babar Shahbaz, Abid Suleri, Mohsin Ali and Huma Khan
With input from Georgina Sturge, Richard Mallett and Jessica Hagen-Zanker
In 2010, fierce floodwaters poured down mountainsides, engulfing tiny villages dotted around Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) in Pakistan’s mountainous north. Nearly 2,000 people died and 1.6 million homes were destroyed.
Effort to cut child deaths includes new construction standards for schools, evacuation drills and putting climate risks into the curriculum
By Saleem Shaikh
SAJAWAL, Pakistan, Oct 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When seven hours of non-stop rain led to a flash flood that swept through his village school, leaving it heavily damaged, science teacher Ali Zamin Samejo had to be hospitalised for shock.
Chronic conflicts, drought, earthquakes, floods, seasonal storms, and severe winter weather, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and man-made disasters in the region.
There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.
Livelihood Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh Province
While there is a consensus on the importance of accountability to affected population in humanitarian response, country teams often raise the question “how do we actually do it”? This document is an attempt to illustrate more concretely what accountability to affected population means in terms of Early Recovery (ER) assistance and coordination.
KARACHI: A latest study says climate change induced disasters and left negative impacts on psychology and behaviour of people, in particular women, who bore the major brunt of various disasters that struck Sindh in recent years.
“There is evidence that shows interlinkages between climate change, health and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR),” says the study titled ‘Understanding climate change, impact on women’s reproductive health: Post-disaster interventions in Sindh’.
UPDATES MICAD'S AID FIGURES ABU DHABI, 4th December 2015 (WAM) --- The Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (Micad) said the UAE has provided AED173 billion in foreign aid to 178 countries and geographical areas between 1971-2014.
By: A. Sami Malik
Muslim Bagh, Balochistan - 23 November 2015: Scarcity of water, especially safe drinking water, has been one of the major issues in the mountainous and rugged but otherwise beautiful Balochistan, the largest province of Pakistan. Considered to be the least served in terms of public services – health, nutrition, hygiene, education, water and sanitation – Balochistan has low population density and communities live far apart some of which are hard to access due to the difficult terrain.
Immediate Push on Climate-Smart Development Can Keep More than 100 Million People Out of Poverty
Africa and South Asia most threatened regions
WASHINGTON, November 8, 2015 – Climate change is already preventing people from escaping poverty, and without rapid, inclusive and climate-smart development, together with emissions-reductions efforts that protect the poor, there could be more than 100 million additional people in poverty by 2030, according to a new World Bank Group report released before the international climate conference in Paris.