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Pakistan Floods 2010 - Executive Brief 9 March 2011

Pakistan Floods 2010 - Executive Brief 9 March 2011
Mar 2011

The 2010 monsoon floods affected the lives of over 18 million people and took an enormous toll on the rural poor. Around 80 percent of people in the affected areas depend on agriculture to provide for their families. A large majority lost their immediate and future sources of food and income, such as standing crops, seed stocks, livestock, fishery assets, farming equipment and tools. Thanks to the generosity of the above donors, FAO has been working to restore the food production of around 900 000 families. Special focus is being dedicated to vulnerable groups and female-headed households, which are receiving tailored inputs and training through implementing partners specialized in delivering support to women in Pakistan.

FAO’s assistance to flood-affected families in KPK, Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh includes approximately:

  • 632 868 households (5 062 944 people): receiving wheat, oat, vegetable, rice, sunflower and canola seeds and fertilizers for the winter and spring planting seasons.
  • 1 010 cash-for-work schemes to repair and de-silt small-scale irrigation infrastructure.
  • 289 617 households (2 316 936 people): receiving animal feed, fodder seed and veterinary supplies to safeguard livestock survival.