Pakistan Floods 2011 Early Recovery Framework

Pakistan Floods 2011 Early Recovery Framework


Six months after the second consecutive year of devastating monsoon floods in Pakistan, the Government, in partnership with the international community, is transitioning response activities from the humanitarian to early recovery phase.

The 2011 monsoon floods began in early August. In many areas of Sindh and Balochistan provinces, flood waters persisted for several months. A multi-sector needs assessment conducted in October estimated that 5.2 million people were in need of assistance.

The 2011 Pakistan Floods Rapid Response Plan was launched on 18 September 2011 with a total funding requirement of almost USD 357 million for humanitarian activities over six months. To date, over USD 170 million has been pledged, representing almost 48 percent of needs. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has received USD 13.3 million out of USD 18.9 million requested, (over 70 percent funded).

The Pakistan Floods 2011 Early Recovery Framework, launched on 21 February 2012, seeks an additional USD 440 million for a continuation of the response until September 2012.

FAO will serve as the co-lead agency of the Food Security Cluster along with the World Food Programme (WFP). The Cluster objectives are to: (i) contribute to the rehabilitation of disrupted livelihoods of the most food-insecure groups; and (ii) ensure effective coordination of needs analysis and response planning and dissemination of timely information.

FAO response

FAO’s component of the Pakistan Floods 2011 Early Recovery Framework amounts to USD 28.2 million and seeks to assist 1.1 million flood-affected farmers, fishers and herders who lack the agricultural support required to fully restart food production and income generation. FAO’s emergency response activities aim to:

  • support resumption of critical agricultural production through the distribution seeds and fertilizers; 
  • support livestock recovery through the provision of animals, feed and animal health services;
  • restore fisheries production through the provision of gear and nets, improvement of boats, rehabilitation of fish habitats and training in sustainable fishing practices; and
  • provide coordination and leadership in needs analysis, response analysis and planning and the dissemination of timely information to support food security interventions.