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Pakistan: Thousands displaced in Pakistan as monsoon floods strike again

Publisher Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC/IDMC)
Publication Date 4 October 2012
Cite as Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC/IDMC), Pakistan: Thousands displaced in Pakistan as monsoon floods strike again , 4 October 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/506eaf092.html [accessed 28 November 2014]
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Over 402,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed, with approximately 4.8 people million people estimated to have been affected by severe monsoon flooding in Pakistan this month. Provincial authorities have declared a flood emergency in key affected districts which include parts of south Punjab, north Sindh and north-east Balochistan provinces.

In recent years, Pakistan has faced repeated displacement crises due to natural disasters , with some 11 million people displaced by flooding in 2010 and extensive displacement caused by flooding during the 2011 monsoon. While government officials have emphasised that the current flooding is not on the same scale as previous years, many of those affected, particularly in Balochistan and Sindh, were still struggling to recover from the floods of 2010-2011.

Initial assessments by local NGOs in affected areas indicate that food, shelter, drinking water and health services are among the priority needs. According to international aid agencies, Pakistan's 2012 Early Recovery Framework , which aims to raise $440 million towards rebuilding after the floods in 2010 and 2011, is only 11% funded.

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