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20 Dec 2011 description

Pakistan has endured a series of unprecedented disasters over recent years, from the 2005 earthquake to devastating floods in 2010. Monsoon rains in 2011 caused widespread flooding yet again, affecting more than 5 million people and compounding the struggle faced by people still rebuilding after last year.

Since the Government’s request for humanitarian assistance in September, the UN and partners have delivered food to more than 3 million people, and provided emergency shelter and household goods to more than 450,000 households.

08 Dec 2011 description

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners and issued by OCHA Pakistan. It covers the period from 1 to 8 December 2011. The next report or bulletin will be issued in January 2012.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

01 Dec 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

• In November, WFP and its 22 implementing partners provided food assistance to approximately 2 million people in one district of Balochistan and 12 districts of Sindh; more than 3 million people have received food assistance since the beginning of the emergency.

30 Nov 2011 description

The household and community component of the Multi Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA) was conducted in the last week of October 2011 in 13 districts of Sindh and 5 districts of Balochistan divided into following 5 Strata. Gender perspective is imperative to formulate and operationalize a holistic, inclusive regime of initiatives.

24 Nov 2011 description

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners and issued by OCHA Pakistan. It covers the period from 17 to 23 November 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 1 December.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

18 Nov 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

• According to the recently completed joint UN-Government Multi-Sectoral Needs Assessment (MSNA), more than 5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sindh and Balochistan provinces, while more than 744,000 people are still displaced following the monsoon rains and subsequent floods that occurred in August and September.

17 Nov 2011 description

The stench of stagnant water fills Jhatpat, one of the main towns in Jaffarabad, in the northern Pakistani province of Balochistan.

The congested streets have become unbearable since the September monsoon rains, which have neither drained nor evaporated due to blocked sewage lines and dropping temperatures. Mosquitoes and other insects are spreading malaria, diarrhoea and skin infections.

Read the full article on OCHA's website

04 Nov 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

• The data from the recently completed joint UN-Government Detailed Needs Assessment is being analyzed and Clusters will develop their response plans accordingly allowing members to submit their projects for peer review. The Revised Response Plan is scheduled to be launched the last week of November.

02 Nov 2011 description

In April this year, the Government of Pakistan said it was time for the residents of Jalozai camp to go home.

Jalozai is one of the largest camps for people displaced by conflict in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in north western Pakistan. In late 2008, thousands of families were forced to flee from fighting between the government and militants in the tribal areas, creating one of the fastest displacement crises in history.

28 Oct 2011 description

I. Highlights/key priorities

· Data collected through the joint UN-Government Detailed Needs Assessment is being analysed and will soon be available.

· Since the beginning of the floods, approximately 2.8 million persons have been provided with food (93% of the targeted population), while 700,000 persons received essential medicine. The provision of emergency shelter reached 375,000 persons (76% of the targeted population) and 870,000 persons (35% of the targeted population) received clean water.

20 Oct 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

• The ongoing joint UN-Government Detailed Needs Assessment is expected to be completed shortly.

• 22 % of the assessed funding requirements have been received so far (79 million of 357 million US$ requested in the Rapid Response Plan launched on 18 September 2011). In the absence of additional funding, it is estimated that most stocks will be depleted by the end of October.

15 Oct 2011 description

10 October 2011: The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$17.6 million to provide water, food, shelter and healthcare to thousands of families devastated by floods in Pakistan.

14 Oct 2011 description

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners and issued by OCHA Pakistan.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

• According to NDMA, more than 8.9 million people have been affected by the floods in Sindh and Balochistan.

• 18% of the assessed funding requirements have been received so far (64.5 of 357 million US$ requested in the Rapid Response Plan launched on 18 September 2011). In the absence of additional funding, stocks will be depleted by the end of October.

11 Oct 2011 description

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has published a video on the Real-Time Evaluation of the humanitarian response to the 2010 Pakistan floods carried out by DARA, featuring Riccardo Polastro, Head of Evaluations at DARA. The video underlines the key challenges the humanitarian response faced in Pakistan.

Watch the video

07 Oct 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • More than 9,232 schools have been damaged so far due to the floods in Pakistan. 8,820 are located in Sindh, 297 in Balochistan and 115 in Punjab.

  • 16% of the assessed funding requirements have been received (58 of 357 million USD requested in the Rapid Response Plan launched on Sunday, 18 September 2011)