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Pakistan Floods: latest situation


Situation overview

Flood-affected persons

20.2 million

Houses damaged/destroyed

1.9 million

Agricultural land damaged

2.2 million hectare

Source: NDMA 14 Oct. 2010


Return of the affectees to their land

The victims of the disastrous flood have started moving back to their lands. According to the report published by OCHA affectees of people of all the provinces has started the return movement.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwah & FATA

Access to most parts of the flood affected northern districts has improved. However, mass transportation of relief items to some areas (upper Swat and Kohistan) is not possible due to poor road conditions. The intercluster winter contingency plan for KPK province is being developed, under the leadership of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, with support from OCHA. An interagency security and rapid needs assessment mission in South Waziristan was undertaken in order to ascertain the feasibility of returns of conflict-affected displaced persons from these areas, currently hosted in D.I. Khan and Tank districts. In addition, a survey on return intentions of conflict-affected displaced people from South Waziristan will be launched this week.

Sindh

Of all the areas affected by the flood, Sindh was the worst hit. Over 75 percent of the overall affected population is in Sindh and Punjab Provinces. In northern Sindh, returns have started mainly in three districts (Kashmore, Jacobabad and Shikarpur). In southern Sindh, return movements are taking place within Thatta district. Overall return movements in Sindh include an estimated 386,547 flood affected people out of a reported 1.4 million who were living in camps and informal settlements. Whilst returns are taking place in parts of southern Sindh, in some areas, such as Dadu district, people remain trapped by stagnant flood waters, and require urgent support. There are also reports of people returning home and facing secondary displacement as a result of lack of contaminated water sources and lack of access to basic services.

Punjab

Punjab has also faced the severe damages due to flood. Layyah, Muzaffargarh, Mianwali, Bhakkar, D.G Khan, Rajanpur and Rahim yar Khan are the worst affected districts of Punjab. Majority of the people belong to these areas have returned to their places. However, some remain displaced and are unable to return due to loss of agricultural lands and livelihoods in their area of origins.

Baluchistan

There are reports of return in the Baluchistan Province but over 380,000 people are still displaced according to the estimates of the authorities. As in other provinces affected by the flooding, secondary displacements are being reported in some areas. In Naseerbad district, people returning do not have accommodation as their houses are damaged and are therefore seeking support in camps.

Source:http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/EGUA-8A8QS7/$File/full_report.pdf

ADB-WB Assess Pakistan Flood Damage at $9.7 Billion

Relief web

The floods that swept across Pakistan since July caused an estimated $9.7 billion in damage to infrastructure, farms, homes, as well as other direct and indirect losses, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank (WB) said today.

The estimate was presented in the Damage and Needs Assessment (DNA), a survey conducted nationwide by ADB and the World Bank to assess the extent of the flood damage. The concluded survey was earlier submitted to the Government of Pakistan and today made public at the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) meeting in Brussels, Belgium.

According to Rune Stroem, ADB Country Director for Pakistan “$9.7 billion is almost double the amount of damage caused by the 2005 Pakistan earthquake”

Pakistan: Flood Extend (16 Sept 2010) and Flood Losses (13 Oct 2010)

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Situation overview

Flood-affected persons 20.2 million
Houses damaged/destroyed 1.9 million
Agricultural land damaged 2.2 million hectares

Source: NDMA 14 Oct. 2010

Pakistan: Flood Extend (16 Sept 2010) and Flood Losses (13 Oct 2010)

Flood-affected persons

20.2 million

Houses damaged/destroyed

1.9 million

Agricultural land damaged

2.2 million hectares

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