Intense storms and a major cyclone at the end of June and early July 2007 caused severe flooding in Pakistan, displacing over 300,000 people and affecting more than 2.5 million. Balochistan and Sindh provinces in southern Pakistan are worst affected, with 280 confirmed deaths and a further 188 missing persons. The flooding has already spread to 18 districts in Balochistan and a further five in Sindh, and the monsoon season is expected to continue for the next two to three months.
In August Pakistan suffered a series of overlapping crises that have led to substantial internal displacement and left hundreds of thousands in need of humanitarian assistance. These events have come at a time when Pakistan is reeling from the effects of the global food crisis, and have served to exacerbate an already precarious situation.
Duration: August 2010 to August 2011 Main areas affected
20 million people in the six provinces of:
Gilgit Baltistan: 100,000
Key milestones Official end of monsoon season rabi (spring harvest) and kharif (fall harvest)
Planting for rabi: Sept-Oct
Start of winter Target beneficiaries
WASH: 14 million
Health: 11 million
Affected population: 14 million people Affected areas
Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Sindh Key sectors for response
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Shelter/Non-Food Items Total funding requested: $460 million