Floods in Pakistan

Pakistan was hit by devastating floods
Pakistan was hit by devastating floods

After three months of severe flooding across the country, a UNDP SURGE planning team was deployed to assist the UNDP Pakistan country office to realign its programmes to address emerging and urgent priorities, such as helping affected communities recover from the disaster. To help with the rollout of the new programming, a total of 30 experts were sent to the country to provide support in the areas of programming, coordination and communications.

Early Recovery Programme

UNDP has launched a US$120 million early recovery programme to help communities affected by the recent floods across 39 most affected districts to start to rebuild their lives. The one-year programme, part of a broader UN emergency response plan, aims at restoring livelihoods through job creation, repairing basic community infrastructure, and strengthening local government offices to get public services running again. MORE >

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Farmers back on road to market in Pakistan

28 Jan 2011

Road restored through a cash-for-work project. (Photo: UNDP Pakistan) “No one could reach our villages, we could not travel to visit doctors and most importantly the first post-flood crop of sugarcane, which we have managed to harvest, could not reach the market. But UNDP’s support to rebuilmore

Flood-affected plant seeds for new livelihood in Pakistan

28 Jan 2011

South Punjab farmer surveys seeds sprouting from UNDP package. (Photo: UNDP Pakistan) “My half-acre of paddy field, two hens and goat were washed away in the flooding. This farming package comes as a blessing at this dismal time.” - Imam Bibi, a 60-year-old of Hindu Wan village, Punjab, recmore

Mobile one-stop shops help recover lost IDs in Pakistan

28 Jan 2011

Women line up to receive free legal services including IDs in mobile one-stop shops. (Photo: UNDP Pakistan) “I feel that I lost evidence of my existence as my house collapsed. I had to re-establish my identity.” Gul Pari, a 30-year-old single mother of five in the district of Nowshera, Khybemore

Needs still urgent as flood-hit Pakistan starts to rebuild

28 Jan 2011

Rebuilding basic infrastructure with involvement of communities. (Photo: UNDP Pakistan) New York – While needs are still urgent for millions whose lives and livelihoods were ruined by flooding across Pakistan six months ago, hundreds of thousands are working to transform their futures througmore


One year after floods hit Pakistan, town gets a new face

15 Jul 2011

The population of Khairpur Nathan Shah, a town of some 200,000 in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, has started to recover from large-scale floods one year ago that inundated their streets and sanitation systems with debris and other hazardous waste. Farmers and small business owners were among tmore

Floods in Pakistan - 6 months later
  • Recovery starts
  • Seeds of new life
  • Women get legal identities
  • New shelter
  • Children run along new roads
  • Women livelihoods

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Pakistan after the floods

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