Issued September 5, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Last week (September 05, 2010) ends amid disturbing media reports about people starting reconstruction on their own with no assistance from government departments and aid agencies, in this regard; people initiated the process on self-help basis. As the water is receding from flood affected districts in upper areas of Indus, an increased number of animal deaths are also reported. News is also emerging about selling of relief goods in open market in Peshawar City. Major highlights of the last 48 hours are:
- International Monetary Fund (IMF) would provide USD 450 million in immediate emergency financing to Pakistan
- According to National Bank of Pakistan Rs. 2.2 billion ($0.025 billion) have been donated so far in the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund 2010.
- Rs. 5000 ($58.8) is the sum approved by the cabinet for each flood survivor before Eid as Eidi and the money will be given to people who are registered with the government.
- The United Nations says that three million people affected by floods in Pakistan have yet to receive the food aid they desperately need.
- On the special directives of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, 3,500 tons of wheat was transported to Gilgit-Baltistan.
- Rs. 10 billion ($0.117 billion) allocated by President Zardari and Prime Minister to provide immediate relief for victims under the government’s flood policy.
- Ministry of Women’s Development has contributed $210 million in Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for the relief and rehabilitation of flood-affected across the country.
- Rs.0.5 million ($5,882) will be given to families of flood victims by the Punjab government. The injured will be given Rs. 75,000 ($882) each.
- Rs. 12 million ($0.141 million) were donated by federal minister for Ports and Shipping to the City District Government Karachi for 63,000 people displaced by floods in 47 camps.
- Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khwaja Muhammad Sharif has formed a three member judicial commission to investigate breaching of dykes in southern Punjab.
- According to UN, 72,000 children, at-least, face severe malnutrition and many others are threatened by cholera, diarrhea, typhoid, hepatitis and malaria.
- According to UNHCR, dismal conditions in flood-hit areas in Balochistan could force thousands of Pakistanis and Afghan refuges to cross the border into Iran.
- 60 diarrheal treatment centers are operating in 46 most flood affected districts.
- 1.4 million people have been treated in the flood-hit areas of the country for diarrhea, bronchitis, malaria and skin diseases.
- 8.6 million children have been affected by the floods in Pakistan. Most of these children are now at serious risk of disease due to usage and consumption of contaminated water and living in unsanitary conditions
- 2 million cotton bales are destroyed in the floods resulting in the drop of cotton supply by 23 percent.
- More than 140,000 animals perished in Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa and the livestock losses reach Rs.5 billion ($0.058 billion) in the province.
- Flood left orchards fruitless in Swat. Rs. 396 million ($4.65 million) is the total worth of fruit loss in Swat.
- 8.9 million acres of productive farm land have been destroyed by the floods.
- The Sindh Cabinet has decided to report a loss worth Rs. 446 billion ($5.24 billion) to the Council of Common Interests that will meet on September 06, 2010.
- In the last 48 hours Khairpur Nathan Shah is inundated and breach in MNV Drain submerged Indus Highway.
- 450 villages have been submerged in the latest onslaught of mighty Indus, in Dadu District.
- Johi residents are told to leave within 24 hours by the relevant authorities. Some of the statistics about devastation in Sindh are:
|People in Camps||1.3 million|
- 65 is the number of deaths in relief camps being run in Sindh. The death toll is expected to be higher, since many deaths, outside the government-run camps go unreported
- Government of Sindh has declared 17 districts of the province as calamity-hit due to losses and devastation wreaked by the floods
|District Name||Completely||Partially||Total UCs Affected|
|Ghottki||22 Dehs*||21 Dehs||12|
|Sukkur||45 Dehs||6 Dehs||11|
|Khairpur||34 Dehs||13 Dehs||12|
|Nowshehro Feroz||44 Dehs||12 Dehs||9|
|Shaheed Benazirabad||14 Dehs||28 Dehs||9|
|Jacobabad||201 Dehs||2 Dehs||21|
|Kashmore||85 Dehs||53 Dehs||16|
|Larkana||35 Dehs||17 Dehs||7|
|Shikarpur||103 Dehs||18 Dehs||26|
|Qambar||106 Dehs||1 Dehs||11|
|Dadu||25 Dehs||14 Dehs||11|
|Jamshoro||41 Dehs||11 Dehs||10|
|Matiari||14 Dehs||17 Dehs||6|
|Tando Mohammad Khan||10 Dehs||0 Dehs||2|
|Hyderabad||4 Dehs||2 Dehs||7|
|Thatta||94 Dehs||17 Dehs||21|
|Badin||27 Dehs||0 Dehs||2|
*Dehs is the lowest administrative unit for revenue collection
- As a result of the closure of Zamzama Gas Field due to floods, the supply to Karachi Electric Supply Corporation has dropped and KESC has decided to increase the load-shedding up-to 5 hours a day.
- 2,000 is the number of IDPs who have arrived in Karachi in the past two days