Pakistan floods 2010-2011


In July 2010, heavy monsoon rains affected millions of people by submerging approximately one-fifth of Pakistan's land area.

After Pakistan experienced severe flooding in 2010, the Asian Development Bank's Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project helped fund the reconstruction of roads, flood embankments, canals, and drains. Affected areas have been restored and, building on reconstruction lessons, the ADB and the government have created The National Disaster Risk Management Fund.
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Indus River and Manchhar Lake, Pakistan, September 5, 2010 photo by NASA, CC BY 2.0,
Noreen Haider attempts to dispel misconceptions and explain why riverine floods have become a disaster. 'Development on and along the rivers has to be done with extreme caution', she writes, recalling the 2010 Pakistan Indus River flood. 'In order to mitigate the risk, the government must make sure that prior to the floods, the dams and barrages are fully functional and repaired, the staff of the barrages and dams must be fully alert, equipped and vigilant...
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Speaking on the issue, Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General, WWF-Pakistan called for a collective action to mitigate environmental hazards with thorough planning which includes strict policymaking to avoid any sort of development which may threaten the balance of nature...
World Wide Fund For Nature - Pakistan

This document reports on a expert team mission to the wetlands along the Indus River floodplains, which was intended to: (i) devise a workable and cost effective strategy for wise-use of the floods; (ii) make recommendations for alteration in the

International Union for the Conservation of Nature Ramsar Convention on Wetlands World Wide Fund For Nature - Pakistan

This document is the 2012 edition of WMO's internationally recognized series gathering together the key climate events of the year. It considers the natural variability caused by the El Niño/La Niña cycle, volcanic eruptions and other phenomena causing

World Meteorological Organization

This report examines four topics: (i) disasters in 2012, with a focus on recurring disasters; (ii) the role of regional organizations in disaster risk management; (iii) wildfires; and (iv) the important role of women in disaster risk management. It

Brookings Institution, the

This book highlights the experience of those who survived the flood and the community activists who led the response on the ground. As far as possible the book draws upon the words of these survivors and activists, one year on from the 2010 floods. Those

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'While we commemorate the second anniversary of the devastating floods, we pledge and renew our commitment to step up our efforts for the rehabilitation of flood affectees with special reference to women and children.' said Jamal Ahmad, Country Director of Action Aid...
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'After November 2011, we assigned the provinces to make preparedness plans for floods. A `bottom up’ approach was adopted this time - from districts to provinces to federal government,' Ahmed Kamal, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Authority District, told IRIN. Contingency plans include `hazard and vulnerability reports’, which highlight the gaps in terms of the provision of food and non-food items. The plans were then discussed at provincial level...
The New Humanitarian reports that the National Disaster Management Authority has called for investments in disaster preparedness, as the monsoon season is approaching in the area. Preparations for early warnings and evacuation plans are also called for. Following the 2010 floods that had devastating effects on the country, waterways and dykes have been partially repaired...
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