Children play with building blocks in a UNICEF supported Child Protection Centre established in the flood affected Dera Ismael Khan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. UNICEF is providing the flood affected population of this area with clean drinking water, sanitation, child protection and health services.
As a gap filling measure, UNICEF Education is constructing Transitional School Structures (TSS) in place of partially or totally damaged schools in the flood affected areas. The purpose is to ensure continuation of educational services during the flood recovery period while awaiting reconstruction by other partners.
Plans are underway to launch Phase Four of the Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation (PATS) programme within a month. This phase will target an additional 3 million people in the flood affected areas of Pakistan.
In the last three weeks, ten new polio cases were confirmed in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh. This brings the total number of polio cases reported in 2011 to 26.
The National Disaster Management Authority reports that a total of 91,773 flood IDPs are currently housed in 103 camps in Balochistan and Sindh. An estimated 97 per cent of flood IDPs have returned to their areas of origin.