27 Jul 2011
Pakistan: Statement by the Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs - On the Anniversary of the Pakistan Floods 2010
PAKISTAN FLOODS 2010 – ONE YEAR ON
(New York, 28 July 2011) A year has passed since Pakistan faced the largest natural disaster in its history. Nearly 20 million people were affected as floodwaters swept across the country, covering an area the size of the United Kingdom.
The disaster changed the lives of millions in a matter of days – causing loss of life and destroying homes. For those who survived, everyday life became a challenge...
22 Jul 2011
Pakistan: Remembering the floods ahead of the monsoon
28 July 2011 marks the first anniversary of the 2010 floods in Pakistan - one of the world’s most devastating natural disasters in recent times. Nearly a fifth of the country was flooded, affecting over 20 million people and resulting in some 14 million people in need of humanitarian aid. Livestock was killed, crops were destroyed, and infrastructure and other livelihood assets were damaged on an unprecedented scale.
Immediately after the floods, humanitarian...
07 Jul 2011
Pakistan: Emergency Relief Coordinator’s Key Messages on Pakistan 07 July 2011 - Issue Number 12
I. Key Messages
26 May 2011
Pakistan: CERF allocates close to $5 million for emergency assistance in Pakistan
CERF allocates $5 million for displaced people fleeing the ongoing security operation in northwest area of Pakistan.
At the request of provincial government authorities in early 2011, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in coordination with the authorities and other humanitarian agencies, helped to establish two temporary camps for internally displaced people (IDP) in the northwest part of Pakistan. The IDP families have been displaced by...
27 Jan 2011
Pakistan: Humanitarian Community in Pakistan is Faced with New Challenges - Six Months into the Floods
(Islamabad/Geneva/New York: 27 January 2011) This week marks six months since the floods triggered an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Pakistan, and the humanitarian community operating in the country is still faced with new challenges. After having assisted millions of flood-affected people with emergency aid since August last year, the relief has now also to include early recovery support, and funding for these activities is urgently needed. Out of the more than 450...