UNDP launches Flood Recovery Programme to support the people of Pakistan

December 16, 2022

A family in Dadu, Sindh is rebuilding their flood impacted home. UNDP is supporting flood affected communities across Pakistan.

Credits: Shuja Hakim, UNDP Pakistan

Islamabad, 16 December 2022 — The United Nations Development Programme, in cooperation with Economic Affairs Division, Ministry of Economic Affairs (EAD), Government of Pakistan launched its Flood Recovery Programme to support communities affected by the 2022 floods.

The programme integrates the needs identified in the Government-led Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and aligns with the national Resilient Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Framework (4RF). 

“Due to the floods, economic activity has been disrupted and livelihoods severely impacted. People need to get back on their feet. Our programme aims to support Pakistan for a climate resilient and inclusive recovery,” mentioned UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Knut Ostby, at the launch of the Programme.

“It’s amazing how efficiently and quickly UNDP has been working since the onset of the floods in Pakistan,” highlighted Ms. Anita Turab, Joint Secretary, Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Ministry of Economic Affairs. “The scale and magnitude of this disaster event goes beyond the existing national capacities, therefore Government and people of Pakistan need the support of the international community and our development partners. As UNDP launches the Recovery Programme based on the PDNA and 4RF, it is linked with urgent needs, like housing, community infrastructure, and livelihoods recovery.”

UNDP’s Flood Recovery Programme is based on four major components: Housing and Community Infrastructure; Livelihoods Recovery; Restoring Government Services; and Disaster Resilience and Environmental Protection—implemented in close coordination with the Government of Pakistan, relevant UN Agencies, civil society, development partners and NGOs working in the affected areas.

This Programme will focus on rebuilding homes and community infrastructure, creating livelihood and job opportunities, supporting the restoration of government services, and building resilient communities.

Along with its implementing partners, Islamic Relief and Taraqee Foundation, UNDP has already started the recovery efforts in Sindh and Balochistan—two of the most flood-impacted provinces.

At the launch, representatives of both organizations spoke about the ongoing early recovery work supported by UNDP in both Balochistan and Sindh. The ongoing work includes cash grants for vulnerable, women-headed households, and cash-for-work to rebuild damaged community infrastructure. 

Visit this link for further details on UNDP’s Flood Recovery Programme. 


For additional information, please contact:

Ayesha Babar at ayesha.babar@undp.org or +92 (51) 835 5650


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