Pakistan floods 2010-2011


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


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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'Does it have to take a hat-trick of floods for the citizens and government to realise that lightning can and does strike at the same place more than twice in Pakistan?' asks the Business Recorder, recalling the recurrence of last year's floods. 'While the realisation may be hitting in, theres still a lot that needs to be done...'
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A report on SEEDS Asia's ‘Reaching the Unreachable: Disaster Risk Reduction Education Project', that teaches life saving techniques to people living in cyclone, earthquake and flood affected areas - and transfers local knowledge. Local participants of the workshop learned about safe building structures and climate change...
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