Situation Update - Pakistan Floods 2011

News and Press Release
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Brief description of the NCA Emergency Response (Monsoon 2011):

  • As of 1st January 2012, according to FAO, 86% of the flood water has receded from the flood affected areas with 1,972 km of land still under water. Badin, Sanghar, Umerkot and Mirpurkhas still remain severely affected by the floods with residual floodwater still present

  • All Clusters have presented Early Recovery projects to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Sindh and Balochistan for a possible launch of the Early Recovery Framework by end of January

  • The overall primary needs are safe water and adequate sanitation provision, basic health and nutrition services for pregnant and lactating women and children under 5 years of age and access to education for school-aged children

  • Many humanitarian agencies have been forced to scale down their presence in the flood affected areas due to shortage of funding. Fur-ther support is critically needed to support the families returning to their damaged homes after having spent over three tough months in temporary shelters and makeshift camps (