Pakistan Media Factsheet - 31 March 2011

Situation Report
Originally published


• An area of 50,000 km2 ravaged by floods; over 2.2 million hectares of crops lost • At least 1.7 million homes destroyed or damaged; so far, approximately 1.1 million households have received emergency shelter • The United Nations and its partners require $1.96 billion; the committed funds currently cover 66.7%, excluding pledges

Affected populations and damage

• The floods caused widespread damage with roads being submerged, bridges being swept away, and 10,000 schools being damaged or destroyed. Around 507,000 students have received educational support through school rehabilitation and temporary learning centers

• At least 2.2 million hectares of standing crops have been destroyed and around 450,000 livestock were lost. Over 900,000 households have received agricultural assistance and more than 652,000 families have been provided with seeds. These families are expected to produce approximately 570,000 metric tons of wheat during the spring harvest.

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