Fact Sheet 5: Pakistan Floods

Fact Sheet 5: Pakistan Floods

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Issued: August 2, 2010, 3:00 p.m.

With tides of wild floods finally terminating into the Arabian Sea, by passing through the southern district of Thatta, the aftermath of the unprecedented disaster starts unfolding in various parts of the country. There are reports of indignant IDPs protesting over half cooked relief measures and increased number of deaths by gastro, in media. WHO has expressed fear of malaria outbreak in the flood affected areas and economic gurus are predicting a price hike of 32 percent, enough to kneel down the already crumbling economy. Major highlights of last 96 hours are:

  • India offers $20 million in new flood aid to Pakistan.
  • 63 bilateral and multilateral donors have so far pledged $991.8 million and released $150.2 million (15.1 percent), so far.
  • 69 percent of total commitments will come through UN and other international NGOs.
  • The pledges in cash amount to $607.2 million (60.3 percent), of total commitments.

 

Country Name Total Commitment in USD Released in percentage Not Released in Percentage
Saudi Arabia 203 million 22.3 77.7
United States 200 million 0 100
Great Britain 115 million 1.96 97.4
European Union 89 million 22.5 77.5
Total 607 million    

 

 

 

  • The donors would give $281.2 million through government channels.
  • Rs. 450 million ($5.29 million) is the amount of money donated by Pakistan Television for the rehabilitation of the flood affected.
  • Due to floods the projected economic growth of the country is brought down to 2.5 percent from 4.5 percent for the fiscal year 2010-11.
  • Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani puts economic loss at $43 billion and President Asif Ali Zardai, said that rehabilitation of flood victims will take 2-3 years.
  • According to NDMA, 400 children are missing from the flood affected areas. 52 of the flood affected population is women.
  • According to WWF, hundreds of wild animals of endangered species are also washed away by floods.
  • 48 people died and 1.5 million effected in Muzaffargarh.
  • According to WHO, 2 million people can be affected by malaria if preventive measures are not taken in time.
  • The number of flood victims in 41 relief camps of Karachi is 55,880.
  • 6,115 schools in Punjab are affected and 418 are badly damaged. 67,300 primary school-going flood hit children will miss the school year, across the country.
  • Flood waters from Shahdadkot submerged 80 villages of District Meher in Sindh Province
  • According to NDMA, 400 children are missing from the flood affected areas. 52 of the flood affected population is women.
  • Losses to the agriculture sector has increased from previously reported Rs. 244.6 billion ($ 2.87 billion) to Rs. 267 billion ($3.141 billion).
  • Road network suffered Rs. 9 billion loss ($0.1 billion), across the country and in Khyber Pakthunkhwa, the National Highway Authority would require Rs.3.22 billion ($0.037 billion) for rehabilitation.
  • In Sindh, 1,800 kilometers of provincial highways, along with 4,500 district roads have been submerged.
  • 103 villages of Jati and Chuhar Jamali in Shah Bander have been washed away by the Indus flood currents from Molchand Surjani (MS) embankment.
  • According to ICRC, floods have dislodged and carried landmines, putting population at risk. Since the start of the flood, 5 cases of injuries from landmines have been reported.
  • 80 workers of 23 German based relief agencies are engaged in relief activities in flood hit areas.
  • 10,000 people have so far been rescued by USA.
  • To date, PIA airlifted 443,592 kilograms of relief goods.