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Analysis: How effective is Pakistan's disaster authority?

3 Apr 2014, IRIN

What the government wanted was an National Disaster Management Authority that stands ready to pre-empt and respond to natural disasters as they occur. Did it get it? Opinions vary, reports IRIN. 'These bodies lack coordination, expertise and suffer from poor governance,' one analyst told IRIN. Others point to 'under-resourced' local officials. 'We have learnt a lot since we first began work', says the NDMA...


National Platform

Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 2010 18,102,327
Flood 2005 7,000,450
Flood 1992 6,655,450
Flood 1992 6,184,418
Earthquake* 2005 5,128,309
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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