Contribution to UNICEF (under the revised UN Pakistan Floods Emergency Response Plan)
Over the course of the 2010 monsoon season, Pakistan experienced the worst floods in its history. Heavy rainfall, flash floods and riverine floods combined to create a moving body of water equal in dimension to the land mass of the United Kingdom. The floods have affected 84 districts out of a total of 121 districts in Pakistan, and more than 20 million people - one-tenth of Pakistan's population - devastating villages from the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea. More than 1,700 men, women and children have lost their lives, and at least 1.8 million homes have been damaged or destroyed.
The overarching goal of the UN's Revised Floods Emergency Response Plan (total funding requested: 2 billion USD) is to prevent excess morbidity and mortality and to enable flood-affected communities to return to their normal lives.
This funding agreement provides a contribution to UNICEF's activities under this Revised Emergency Response Plan.
UNICEF is leading the WASH-Cluster, Nutrition cluster and together with Save the Children the Education Cluster and is also providing support to the population in other sectors such as health and protection.
UNICEF appeals for a total of 252,287,772 million USD under this Emergency Response Plan.
UNICEF humanitarian activites under the Emergency Response plan contribute to achieving the UN's strategic
objectives in the response to the Pakistan Floods Emergency, which are:
1. Ensure adequate public health of the flood-affected population through combining Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH),health and nutrition.
2. Provide food assistance and other social protection measures to offer a basic safety net.
3. Support durable solutions through the provision of shelter assistance (material and cash as appropriate).
4. Restore on and off-farm livelihoods, with a focus on agriculture livestock & restoration of productive assets.
5. Restore basic community services.