Contibution to UNHCR Revised Appeal Pakistan (Flood) 2010
In the summer of 2010, Pakistan experienced the worst flash flooding in decades. According to Government figures, torrential rains have claimed the lives of some 1,600 people and affected more than 20 million people.
In response to this humanitarian crisis, UNHCR has launched a Revised Appeal for Emergency Assistance to Flood-Affected Populations in Pakistan in August 2010, to which this grant contributes.
UNHCR's interventions target the most vulnerable flood-affected populations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Balochistan provinces and cover both Pakistani nationals and Afghan refugees. Overall, UNHCR aims to reach a total of 2,1 million people (or 358.000 affected families), with emergency interventions focusing on, but not limited to, the following areas.
- Improvement of shelter and infrastructure;
- Provision of essential domestic and hygienic items;
- Services for groups with specific needs
- Protection, advocating for the rights of all affected persons.