FLOODS IN PAKISTAN. SCALE CURRENT SITUATION RELIEF OPERATIONS REQUIREMENTS SLIDE SHOW. SEQUENCE OF THE PRESENTATION. GENERAL. Unprecedented floods, affecting the entire length of Pakistan with maximum damage in provinces of KPK, Punjab and Sind
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The United Nations has rated the floods in Pakistan as the greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history with more people affected than the South-East Asian Tsunami and the recent earthquakes in Kashmir and Haiti combined.
(Mr. Maurizio Giuliano, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)
*figures based on initial assessments
THE HEAVIEST FLOODING MOVED SOUTHWARD ALONG THE INDUS RIVER FROM SEVERELY-AFFECTED NORTHERN REGIONS TOWARD WESTERN PUNJAB AND THE SOUTHERN PROVINCE OF SINDH
Over 3.2 million hectares of standing crops, representing 16% of the cultivatable area, have so far been damaged or lost across Baluchistan, KPK, Punjab & Sindh including maize, cotton, rice, sugar cane, fruit orchards and vegetables.
Over 200,000 livestock have been lost, in addition to 100% poultry losses in some districts and thousands of poultry farms destroyed in whole areas.
Extensive damage of the agriculture infrastructure specially irrigation, heavy loss of agricultural tools & machinery.
Huge loss of home stored seeds of different crops.
THE IMMENSE DAMAGE TO THE EXISTING HEALTH FACILITIES HAS COMPLICATED THE SITUATION.
THREATS OF OUTBREAK OF WATERBORNE AND RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS DISEASES.
UP TO 3.5 MILLION CHILDREN ARE AT RISK OF CONTRACTING WATER-BORNE DISEASES,
SKIN RASHES, FEVER, STOMACH ACHES AND DIARRHEA ARE NOW COMMON HEALTH PROBLEMS.
SCORES OF PREGNANT WOMEN SUFFERING FROM MALNUTRITION AND LACK OF MEDICAL FACILITIES.
THE SITUATION CALLS FOR AN URGENT AND MISSIONARY RESPONSE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT FOR THE AFFECTEES.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Pakistan, to see for himself the human suffering and damage caused by the current floods — a disaster which is still unfolding.
It is a heart-wrenching day, and I will never forget the destruction and suffering I have witnessed.
I have visited the scenes of many natural disasters around the world, but nothing like this. The scale is so large: so many people, in so many places, in so much need.
I am here to send a message to the world: these unprecedented floods demand unprecedented assistance.
I pledge my commitment and the support of the United Nations through this difficult period and on every step of the long road ahead.
DRIED MILK FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
HIGH NUTRITION BISCUITS
FOOD PACKETS CONSISTING OF TEA, SUGAR, MILK POWDER, VEGETABLE OIL, PULSES AND SPICES
THE UN & ITS PARTNERS WILL NEED NEARLY 460MILLION US DOLLARS TO MEET THE URGENT HUMANITARIAN NEEDS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN FLOOD-DEVASTATED PAKISTAN
Govt + UNOCHA
Govt / UNDP
WB and ADB
1st December onwards
R & R
COPE WITH THE SITUATION BY UNPRECEDENTED FLOODS IN PAKISTAN
Pakistan has been hit by the worst flood of it history. While still struggling to cope with the negative impact of the situation on our western borders and the Internally Displaced Persons crisis, we have yet been hit by another natural disaster. The loss of human life and infrastructure is colossal. Real assessment of the damages can only be done once the water recedes. As I speak, the flood is still engulfing new areas and adding to the scale of devastation.
At this time of crisis I would like to appeal to the international community to support Pakistan to help alleviate the sufferings of the flood affected people.
Let me at the same time appreciate the quick response by some members of the international community, who have immediately rushed relief goods and provided other support. I would take this opportunity to appeal to the overseas Pakistanis to extend support to the people of their homeland in coping with their losses and sufferings.
I also urge the corporate sector of Pakistan to come forward and shoulder their social responsibility and generously support the victims of the disastrous flood.”