Press Releases

21 Feb 2012
Pakistan: Government of Pakistan and the United Nations launch Early Recovery Framework for 2011 floods

(Islamabad, 21 February 2012): The Government of Pakistan and the United Nations are working together to support the millions of people affected by the devastating 2011 floods in Sindh and Balochistan, and helping them to recover their livelihoods.

The Government and the UN today in Islamabad jointly launched the Floods 2011 Early Recovery Framework requesting US$440 million for the restoration of livelihoods, support...

14 Oct 2011
Pakistan: CERF allocates $17.6 million in Pakistan

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.

The assistance will target the most vulnerable families living in temporary settlements in the eight hardest-hit districts of Sindh, in southern Pakistan. Many of them had not recovered from Pakistan’s record-breaking floods of 2010. The International Organization for...

07 Oct 2011
Pakistan: United Nations Humanitarian Fund gives US$17.6 million (Pkr 1.54 billion) to help people in flooded areas of Pakistan

(Islamabad/ New York, 7 October 2011): The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$17.6 million (PKR 1.54 billion) to provide water, food, shelter and healthcare to thousands of families devastated by floods in Pakistan.

“We are grateful for the immediate funding provided by the CERF, especially with UN relief stocks running low. This gives UN agencies flexible resources to continue to help save lives,” said Timo Pakkala,...

30 Sep 2011
Pakistan: UN warns relief supplies are running out for Pakistan flood affected people

(Islamabad/New York: 30 September 2011): The United Nations is warning that resources are running out amidst growing humanitarian needs in flood ravaged southern Pakistan. The floods washed away entire communities and have left more than five million people struggling to survive without adequate food, water, health care and shelter.

“Urgent relief is critical as families continue to suffer in the aftermath of the floods. Unless we receive new pledges to the Floods...

26 Sep 2011
Pakistan: Emergency Relief Coordinator’s Key Messages on Pakistan, 26 September 2011 - Issue Number 13

I. Key Messages

  1. Widespread flooding in Pakistan has caused a major humanitarian emergency, but the situation has not received sufficient international attention. At least 5.4 million people need help, and the number is growing. In some areas of Sindh, humanitarian needs are approaching the levels of 2010. This crisis requires an urgent response.

  2. The impact of this year’s flooding cannot be seen in isolation. In 2010, 18 million people were...