Pakistan: Floods Emergency appeal operations update no. 2 (MDRPK011)

Situation Report
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Timeframe covered by this update: 1 September to 15 January 2016

Glide n° FL-2015-000090-PAK
Date of issue: 17 February 2016 Date of disaster: July 2015
Operation start date: 12 August 2015
Operation end date: (revised) 30 April 2016
Appeal budget: CHF 550,477 – the current funding gap is CHF 282,894 (or 51%)
Amount advanced from DREF: CHF 223,756
Number of people affected: 1,572,191
Number of people to be assisted: 38,570 people (5,510 families)

In mid-July 2015 in Pakistan, monsoon rains together with glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF) affected the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh and Azad Jammu and Kashmir State (AJK).

Figures from the Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) report dated 14 September 2015 indicated that 1,572,191 people were affected by the 2015 floods in more than 4,111 villages, with 238 reported deaths and 232 persons injured. More than one million people were evacuated with 835 relief camps established. The flooding caused damage to houses, crops and infrastructure, with KP and Punjab amongst the provinces worst hit.

In the months since the onset of the disaster, the situation stabilized. Flood waters receded, damage to critical infrastructure was addressed enabling access to villages previously cut off, and temporarily displaced families returned to their homes.

With a focus on KP, Punjab and Sindh from mid-July, Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) conducted assessments, distributed food and non-food items, and provided health and care services to flood affected families through mobile health units. The box and table below summarize the PRC achievements within this reporting period.

A timeframe extension of one month is requested to cover all aspects of the procurement process related to 2,900 household water filters. After initial discussions with the supplier, the PRC modified the specifications of the item, resulting in the need for extra time for production and delivery to meet the latest requirements. The Appeal will end by 30 April 2016, with the final report available 90 days after.