Pakistan

UNICEF Pakistan Update 2011 Floods: Needs and Response in Sindh and Balochistan

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

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 at end January.

Sindh:

  • 4.8 million affected, of which 2.4 million are children and 1.2 million women.
  • 797,000 houses were reportedly damaged during the floods, of which 41% were completely destroyed.
  • 84% of the affected population are food-insecure.
  • 46% of the health facilities were damaged by the floods.
  • Open defecation increased by 11-17%, increasing exposure to disease.
  • 70% of children lost all their learning materials in the floods.
  • 60% of the schools have been damaged or 9,327 schools

Balochistan:

  • In Balochistan 0.3 million people are affected.
  • 531 schools were damaged during the monsoon rains.