Pakistan floods 2010-2011


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

The crisis in Pakistan is far from over and could get worse, international aid agency Oxfam warns, six months after the nation’s devastating floods. 'If the country invests in disaster risk reduction then the devastation wrought by this disaster could be consigned to history' say's Neva Khan, head of Oxfam in Pakistan...
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This report briefly evaluates the humanitarian response so far, the continuing crisis, and the challenges that lie ahead. It urges for a momentum to be carried forward to reduce vulnerability and poverty through the provision

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'The massive flooding in Pakistan is a wake-up call that starkly highlights the real threats we face from climate-related disasters' said Michel Gabaudan, president of Refugees International. 'It is in our best interest to plan now for the massive human displacement they cause and protect those most at risk'...
Refugees International

This report explores what climate-induced displacement looks like and outlines steps to ensure that U.S. and international agencies address the threat that climate change poses to economic, political and human security. It calls for the international

Refugees International
During her visit to Pakistan this week, the UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of UNESCAP will be convening a High Level Meeting in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan and the UN Country Team to support the country's disaster risk reduction strategies and recovery and reconstruction plans, particularly regarding flood...
'It's important to keep in mind that disasters cannot be prevented but better preparedness can help reduce the damage and mitigate the worst impact,' Pakistan's Ambassador to Thailand, Sohail Mahmood said on the International Day for Disaster Reduction...
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