The 2010 floods began in July 2010 after heavy monsoon rains affected the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, lower Punjab as well as parts of Balochistan. An estimated more than 3,000 people have died so far with close to a million homes badly damaged or destroyed. The United Nations estimates over 20 million people are suffering and homeless including 8 million of children with over 160,000 square kilometers affected as a result of the flooding, exceeding the combined total of the affected of 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. However, the death toll in each of those three disasters was much higher than the number of people killed so far in the floods. Around a fifth of Pakistan’s total land area was impacted by the flooding. So far as many as 5000,000 or more people have been displaced from their homes.
Emergency Relief Activities
PEI’s Initiative in Pipeline:
- Medical services and Nutrition coverage in 16 union councils of 6 districts
- Rehabilitation of Basic health units (Damage assessments under process)
- Shipments covering NFI & medical equipments already arrived and distribution under plan worth 265 million.
- Total Planned NFI Shipments to Pakistan due in 2010 Pak Rs. 1.35 Billion rupees.