Pakistan: Monsoon Floods Situation Report # 17, 25 August 2010


This report was issued by UNOCHA Pakistan. It covers the period from 23 to 25 August. The next report will be issued on or around 27 August.


- Significantly scaled up assistance in Sindh and Punjab continues to be required; WASH, health, shelter and food interventions remain the key priorities.

- New areas in Sindh have been inundated in recent days as floodwaters move through the south of the province.

- With a growing risk of outbreaks of waterborne disease, close coordination between health and WASH clusters is of increasing importance.

- The logistics cluster continues to scale up its capacity to support in-country movement of relief items; reaching populations cut off by floodwaters, landslides and damaged infrastructure is an overarching challenge and additional airlift capacity is required.

- The Pakistan Initial Floods Emergency Response Plan (PIFERP) is now 60% covered. A revised version of the plan, taking into account the large increase in numbers in need of assistance, is due to be launched during the third week of September.


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