USAID: Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #11, Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

– The Government of Pakistan (GoP) Ministry of Water and Power reports that all rivers in eastern Pakistan are flowing normally, and water levels are decreasing at all barrages in Pakistan, including the southernmost Kotri Barrage in Sindh Province. On August 31, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reported that floodwaters had begun receding in parts of southern Punjab Province, allowing families to return home. NDMA noted that returnees in Punjab were rebuilding mud homes, and markets had reopened.

– Parts of Sindh Province continue to experience flooding, particularly in Dadu, Qambar Shahdadkot, and Thatta districts. Relief agencies are establishing an additional humanitarian coordination unit in Hyderabad to respond to the declining situation in southern Sindh, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Five USAID/OFDA-funded international and U.N. organizations are currently working in Sindh, and six USAID/OFDA NGO grantees have expanded relief activities further south into affected areas of Sindh.

– To date, the U.S. has provided other civilian and military in-kind assistance in the form of halal meals, pre-fabricated steel bridges and other infrastructure support, as well as air support to and within Pakistan to transport goods and rescue people, valued at approximately $20 million.


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