Inicio  > Crisis > Pakistan floods 2011

FAO in emergencies app

Download now!

Connect with us

Pakistan floods 2011

Pakistan floods 2011

A year after the devastating monsoon floods of 2010, Pakistan has been hit once again with heavy rains and severe flooding. Over 5.2 million people have been affected, mostly in Sindh and Balochistan provinces. Heavy rains persisted well into mid-September and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

The latest floods arrived as millions of Pakistanis were rebuilding their livelihoods following last year’s monsoon floods, which were the worst in Pakistan’s history, having affected over 20 million people and damaged/destroyed 1.7 million homes.

Focus on Agriculture

Approximately 70 percent of the people in the affected areas relied on agriculture as a source of food and income. The floods destroyed nearly 925 000 hectares of crops. Millions of Pakistanis lost their productive assets and livelihoods, especially farmers who have lost their current and future sources of food and income. For many communities, the crisis has compounded losses from 2010 floods, which receded too late in many areas of Sindh to allow for planting of the rabi (spring) wheat crop. Damage to irrigation was also a major concern as around 80 percent of wheat planted in Sindh was irrigated.

In addition to the approximately 116 000 dead livestock, around 5 million surviving animals have been directly affected. Surviving livestock were at heightened risk of disease and worm infestation, and without feed as a result of flooded pastures and destroyed feed stocks.

This was the second consecutive year in which floods disrupted or destroyed significant amounts of the kharif harvest and preparations for the rabi crops. FAO and its partners in the Food Security Cluster worked to build off of 2010 response and prevent further livestock losses and missed planting opportunities.

The Pakistan Floods Rapid Response Plan 2011 was launched on 18 September to support Government-led response efforts. FAO co-leaded the Food Security Cluster, along with the World Food Programme, and sought USD 18.9 million to provide immediate agricultural support. Around 3 million flood-affected and food-insecure people urgently required agricultural support to resume farming activities.

Related Topics

 - Cox’s Bazar is a vulnerable district in southeastern Bangladesh where the level of food insecurity is alarming. The district is home to 2.65 million Bangladeshis, and it hosts the largest ...READ MORE
 -  In the past Drought in the Horn of Africa El Niño 2015-16 Since June 2019, Ethiopia has been responding to a desert locust invasion in six regions – Afar, Amhara, Dire Dawa, Oromia, ...READ MORE
 - La Unión Europea (UE) ha aportado nuevos fondos -por un total de 40,8 millones de dólares EEUU- para impulsar la labor de las Naciones Unidas de ...read more
25/03/2019
 - Casi 7 millones de personas en Sudán del Sur podrían enfrentarse a la inseguridad alimentaria aguda en el punto álgido de la próxima temporada de carestía ...read more
22/02/2019
 - Las fuertes lluvias y los ciclones han provocado un aumento reciente en las poblaciones de langosta del desierto, con la aparición de un brote en Sudán ...read more
15/02/2019
 - Salvar vidas a través de medios de vida más fuertes y más resilientes en 2019.
11/02/2019
 - A medida que el hambre en el mundo sigue aumentando debido a la proliferación de conflictos y el impacto del cambio climático, la FAO está buscando ...read more
11/02/2019
 - Mientras se mantiene una frágil paz en Yemen y persisten graves problemas de inseguridad alimentaria, la Unión Europea (UE) y la FAO anunciaron que la UE ...read more
04/02/2019
 - Japón ha contribuido con más de 8 millones de dólares EEUU (891 millones de yenes) para apoyar la labor de la FAO para mejorar la seguridad ...read more
31/01/2019
 - La situación en los ocho lugares del mundo con el mayor número de personas que necesitan ayuda alimentaria de emergencia muestra que el vínculo entre los ...read more
28/01/2019
 - Hasta 20 millones de personas padecen inseguridad alimentaria en Yemen, la peor crisis humanitaria del mundo. 15,9 millones de personas pasan hambre, según el último informe de la Clasificación Integrada ...read more
08/12/2018
 - Una nueva respuesta a la sequía prestará apoyo a 1,4 millones de personas afectadas -entre las más vulnerables en Afganistán-, durante la próxima temporada de invierno ...read more
27/11/2018