Daily Noon Briefing Highlights-Pakistan
TitleDaily Noon Briefing Highlights-Pakistan
Livestock like these are under threat Credit: OCHA/Zinnia Bukhari
Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 27 July 2021
About half a million people in parts of Pakistan’s Balochistan Province are facing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity. Another 100,000 people need immediate life-saving assistance due to severe drought-like conditions. The dry spell and reduced water availability have destroyed crops and threaten livestock survival.
Balochistan is also still reeling from the effects of multiple recent disasters, including a harsh winter, a locust infestation and the COVID-19 pandemic. According to weather forecasts, drought-like conditions will persist through the end of the year. Together with provincial disaster management authorities, the UN and food security sector partners are supporting livelihood projects in some of the affected districts. Assessments are also ongoing. Pakistan’s Humanitarian Response Plan aims to help 4.3 million people out of 11 million people in need. The US$332 million plan is just 18 per cent funded.