UNICEF Pakistan Children in Pakistan, Every Child's Right - Responding to the Floods in Pakistan - Progress Report July - November 2010
UNICEF Pakistan Progress Report 2010 [pdf]
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UNICEF funding needs amount to US $ 141 million to address the immediate needs of children and women affected by floods
On 5 August 2010, based on initial estimates of 3.2 million flood affected people, UNICEF launched an initial Immediate Needs Document (IND) with total funding requirements of US $ 47,344,820. As information on the magnitude and scale of the disaster has become clearer, with over 17 million persons currently affected, these funding requirements have been revised significantly.
UNICEF urgently requires US $ 141,000,000 to respond to the immediate needs of women and children affected by this emergency and impending threat of floods in the southern parts of the country. UNICEF is part of the inter-agency Pakistan Initial Floods Emergency Response Plan (PIFERP) issued 10 August 2010. The revised IND builds on the PIFERP and will be integrated into the full-scale revision of the PIFERP, expected mid-September, encompassing a six-month planning and budgeting horizon as well as early recovery interventions. Pakistan Immediate Needs Document 26 August 2010 [pdf]
Pakistan is facing the worst floods in its history due to the heaviest monsoon rains seen the country for more than 80 years. An estimated 3.2 million people have been affected across the country including an estimated 1.4 million children.
At least 35 districts in north-west Pakistan have been severely affected by the floods, affecting the lives of an estimated 1.5 million people, while nine other districts have been moderately affected. Some 1,500 people are reported dead, with this number likely to rise as the waters recede. This new disaster comes in the wake of the IDP emergency caused earlier this year; nearly 1.3 million persons were already displaced because of the conflict, while 1.9 million had returned to their native areas.
Pakistan Immediate Needs Document 5 August 2010 [pdf]
Due to a rising artificial lake caused by January landslides on the Hunza River in Gilgit-Baltistan, close to 30,000 persons have been relocated by the Government of Pakistan in order to avert the humanitarian consequences of a major flash flood downstream in the case of breach of the Atta Abad dam. UNICEF, along with its partners, is currently supporting the Government of Pakistan with the immediate provision of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion services as well as emergency medical and nutritional supplies for the affected persons. UNICEF is further supporting a measles campaign targeting 15,000 children under five and structuring educational and recreational activities in over 30 camps. Timely funding is needed to continue to meet the immediate needs of children and women affected by the emergency.
Pakistan Immediate Needs Document 4 June 2010 [pdf]
Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP): Flash Appeal 2005 for
Based on reports from the nine cluster groups, the total amount of money needed in this initial appeal is US$ 311,876,000 for actions up to six months. The projects outlined in this initial flash appeal focus on life-saving issues. The projects are to be adjusted and expanded to include more focus on recovery in the near future as soon as more precise information is available.
Click here to see the Original Flash Appeal of 11 Oct 2005
Since the appeal was issued on Tuesday 11 October field assessments have been analysed, operations commenced, and the scope and size of this disaster has became clearer: It has quickly become evident that this disaster is much larger than first assumed, hence the requirement to update this Flash Appeal. Pakistan and the global community are facing a challenge of colossal proportions. In close coordination with the Government of Pakistan, and based on reports and assessments from the cluster groups and other partners, the Flash Appeal now requires US$ 549,585,941, for six months. 67% of the increase in requirements originally cited in the Flash Appeal issued on 11 October 2005 is due to the extraordinary logistical challenges imposed by the terrain.