Accueil  > 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

 - Since March 2011, violence in Syria has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and injured countless civilians. Well over half of the population has fled their homes, including 6.1 million people ...READ MORE
 -  In the past Earthquake in 2015 Agriculture plays an important role in Nepal’s economy, but the country’s small-scale producers face many challenges. Access to quality inputs, decent roads, irrigation and markets is ...READ MORE
 - Alors que les conflits et l'instabilité perdurent, la situation de la sécurité alimentaire au Nigéria et dans le bassin du Lac Tchad est en nette détérioration, ...read more
24/02/2017
 - La dernière analyse sur la sécurité alimentaire au Soudan du Sud a entraîné une déclaration sur la famine qui prévaut dans les comtés de Leer et ...read more
21/02/2017
 - Dans le bassin du lac Tchad - Cameroun, Tchad, Niger et Nigéria - l'insurrection de Boko Haram a entraîné des déplacements de population sans précédent.
21/02/2017
 - La situation de famine a officiellement été déclarée par le gouvernement du Soudan du Sud dans certaines régions du pays. Selon les Nations Unies, dans les zones les plus ...read more
20/02/2017
 - Selon trois agences onusiennes, en raison des conflits et de l'effondrement de l'économie, près de 100 000 personnes sont confrontées à une situation de famine dans ...read more
20/02/2017
 - Le Programme triennal de réponse d’urgence à l’invasion acridienne à Madagascar, préparé conjointement par la FAO et le MPAE de Madagascar, a pour objectif général de contribuer à ...read more
17/02/2017
 - Points essentiels: La situation alimentaire reste globalement bonne à la faveur des nouvelles récoltes. La campagne de cultures de contre saison se poursuit dans la région. Le Niger ...read more
10/02/2017
 - Selon une évaluation réalisée par les trois organisations des Nations Unies, le nombre de personnes en situation d'insécurité alimentaire au Yémen a augmenté de 3 millions ...read more
10/02/2017
 - Il est treize heures dans le village de Monguél, au sud de la Mauritanie, lorsque Nejiha, rentre du marché. Sa fille aînée s’affaire sous la khaïma ...read more
10/02/2017
 - Au Mali, l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) met actuellement en oeuvre l’approche « Caisses de résilience » avec une forte composante nutritionnelle, au bénéfice ...read more
03/02/2017