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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28 Jul 2011

Islamabad: The scope and scale of flooding across Pakistan in July and August last year was unfathomable, affecting the lives of over 18 million people, washing away communities and livelihoods, and forcing millions to flee their homes. A humanitarian operation was launched for the estimated 14 milmore

Pakistan flood victims lay foundations for new homes

28 Jan 2011

Niat Zareen moved into her new house last month, more optimistic about the days to come. (Photo: UNDP) “I lost everything, my house, my land and my cattle. This house is a blessing. It has brought new light and hope to our lives.” Bibi Roshan, 54 and mother of six children, in the province omore

Saudi Arabia provides US$5 million for displaced in Pakistan

03 May 2011

Riyadh – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has provided US$5,397,300 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for efforts in Pakistan to assist those uprooted in recent years. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed yesterday between the Saudi Fund for Development and UNDP will channel funds more

Survivors of Pakistan's flood lay foundations for new homes and lives

14 Dec 2010

Struggling to help her husband with a long-term respiratory illness when their wooden house was swept away by catastrophic flooding in the north of Pakistan, Gul Numa, over 80 years old, survived the initial weeks of August in a makeshift camp. Numa and her husband, Sayed Qalandar Shah, 90, were ammore


UNDP continues support as new floods uproot Pakistan's south

19 Sep 2011

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced plans to step up efforts for those among 5.4 million people in Pakistan being hit by large scale floods for a second consecutive year. Heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan’s southern provinces of Sindh and Balochistan have so far destroyed onmore

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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