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23 Dec 2010 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

Population movements in Sindh continue to pose challenges as displaced persons move into newly established camps and towards areas of origin. Schools and other public buildings which had been hosting IDPs are now reported to have been vacated in all districts other than Qamber-Shahdadkot, in northern Sindh, where a remaining 1,800 people are due to be relocated this week.

16 Dec 2010 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

Flood-displaced persons in Sindh continue to move towards their areas of origin as waters recede and access improves. A profiling exercise in the province indicates that of 4,800 camps identified in October, just 325 are still open, accommodating roughly 130,000 people. However, the apparent reduction in the number of camps is misleading, as these figures do not include newly established camps or secondary displacement sites that have sprung up in return areas.

09 Dec 2010 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos completed a three-day mission to Pakistan on 5 December. The visit provided an opportunity to gain a first-hand impression of progress made in the 10 weeks since her previous visit, and to emphasize the continued commitment of the humanitarian community to the people of Pakistan.

Ms Amos's key message was that while a lot has been achieved, much more remains to be done.

05 Dec 2010 description

(Islamabad / New York / Geneva: 05 December 2010): On the final day of her four-day mission to Pakistan, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, visited the conflict affected population in the northern area of Kyber Pakhthunkwa (KPK) province.

During her visit to KPK, Ms. Amos visited Jalozai Camp, where nearly 97,000 men, women and children are living in tents and receiving clean drinking water, food, education, and other basic services.

03 Dec 2010 description

(Islamabad / New York / Geneva: 03 December 2010): On the second day of her four-day visit to Pakistan, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos travelled to the flood-ravaged area of Sindh province. She met flood displaced people and reviewed the ongoing relief and recovery efforts.

"Everything I saw and heard today confirmed that this disaster is far from over," said Ms. Amos.

02 Dec 2010 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos is due to visit Pakistan later this week to see first-hand the progress that has been made in the 12 weeks since her last visit.

An inter-agency camp profiling exercise is ongoing in Sindh, with final results expected by the end of this week. Initial data points towards a major reduction in the number of people in camps and spontaneous settlements, though residual displacement is significant. Many of those who have returned to their areas of origin find themselves once again without safe water, shelter and food supplies.

02 Dec 2010 description

(Islamabad/New York/Geneva: 2 December 2010): Ms. Valerie Amos, United Nations Under- Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), arrives today on her second visit to flood-hit Pakistan for a three-day mission, four months after one of the worst floods in history struck.

"Humanitarian work is about reaching people affected by crises, providing emergency assistance, and supporting them through the most difficult time," said Ms. Amos.

25 Nov 2010 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

In flood-affected areas outside Sindh and parts of Balochistan priorities continue to shift towards early recovery interventions. Nonetheless, a huge number of flood-affected Pakistanis still depend on assistance from the humanitarian community to meet their basic needs.

The situation in Sindh remains of greatest concern.

11 Nov 2010 description

Highlights

- Over 150,000 floods displaced families still require urgent emergency assistance in Sindh

- It is of particular urgency that with winter approaching, shelter distribution across Sindh province, along with the distribution of blankets, NFIs and hygiene kits be carried out as a priority

- Funding for the revised Floods Relief and Early Recovery Response Plan has increased to 45 per cent

09 Nov 2010 description
  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Over the course of the 2010 monsoon season, Pakistan experienced the worst floods in its history.