Pakistan floods 2010-2011


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

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While noting steps already taken to tackle mega-disasters, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need to reshape response strategies and place a much higher premium on disaster risk reduction...
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According to a report recently published by Oxfam, 'two to five million people are likely to be affected by floods during this year’s monsoon season, according to the UN and Pakistani authorities' reports Ayesha Sadaf Khan for Newsline, who calls for long-term investment in disaster risk reduction, strengthened governance, and hazard mapping, among other efforts...
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As Pakistan faces another monsoon season and the likelihood of more disasters, the country is not prepared, asserts this paper. Many factors which have hampered the relief and reconstruction effort are still present, such as an

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DFID has built in disaster risk reduction to all its programmes, such as disease early warning systems to avoid mass outbreaks, highlights the International News' report on the UK's investment in Pakistan recovery just one year after the devastating floods...
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'Two plans for floods have been worked out, including a plan for the worst scenario under which a maximum of six million people could be affected and a likely scenario under which 2.2 million people could be probable victims,' Ahmed Kamal, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), told IRIN...
The New Humanitarian
'Major efforts are needed immediately to reduce the vulnerability of these families and implement urgent recovery and flood preparedness work on river banks, irrigation channels and other infrastructure,' UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos has warned....
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