Pakistan's Flood Crisis
Pakistan is presently facing a dire humanitarian crisis. Floods and rainfall across the country have devastated communities across all four provinces and Gilgit-Baltistan, resulting in a national level emergency and one of the worst natural disasters to have ravaged the country in recent memory.
The scale of the devastation is sobering; more than 100 districts have been affected, with over 60 of those declared ‘calamity hit’. Around 33 million people, approximately 15 per cent of the population, have been affected. More than 1,300 people have lost their lives.
WWF’s conservation efforts have also been impacted. In Sindh, 23 villages where WWF is actively involved have been impacted; affecting over 17,000 individuals. In Balochistan, the worst affected region of the country, WWF is active in four districts, working directly with thousands of cotton farmers across 75,000 acres. Current estimates indicate that a quarter of this area has been damaged and between 30 and 40 per cent of the population has been affected, with irreparable damage to infrastructure.
So far, over 130 project staff have reported damages, where many have lost their homes and are in need of shelter, food and medical aid.
Currently, WWF-Pakistan is focusing on providing emergency relief and supplies to help affected communities. However, the long term recovery of Pakistan’s people and environment will be a prolonged challenge, requiring considerable and sustained resources.
WWF-Pakistan is committed to building vital climate resilience for people and nature and putting the country on the path towards climate resilience, where it is more able to prepare for, and respond to, climate-related risks.
In these testing times, we would like to thank the public, partner organizations, and the international community for reaching out and offering support.
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