PAKISTAN BEFORE THE FLOODS

  • Pakistan is 125th of 169 countries in the Human Development Index
  • 22% of people live in extreme poverty: they survive on less than $1.25 (US) per day
  • 23% of people are undernourished
  • 25th highest infant mortality rate in the world

THE IMPACT OF THE FLOODS

  • Unprecedented monsoon rains caused flooding of the Indus river, starting in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, spreading South through Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh.
  • At its worst the flood waters covered roughly one-fifth of Pakistan’s land area
  • 18 million people were affected
  • 1,985 people killed
  • 12 million people’s homes were damaged or destroyed
  • 2.2 million hectares of crops were destroyed
  • 10,000 schools damaged or destroyed
  • 450,000 livestock lost

RELIEF AND RECONSTRUCTION HEADLINE ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 1.8 million people  reached by DEC  funded aid
  • 1 million people  given food
  • 510,000+ provided with clean water
  • 290,000+ people provided with emergency shelter
  • 200,000 people given mosquito nets to prevent malaria
  • 994 babies delivered
  • 26,000+ people benefitting from help to restart farming