Pakistan floods 2022

A laborer carries a sack of onions above floodwaters in Lahore, Pakistan
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From mid-June to August 2022, record-breaking rainfall fell over Pakistan culminating in intense flooding in late August that affected at least 33 million people. The floods submerged a third of the country causing widespread damage to its economy and food production sector.

Pakistan Floods 2022 PDNA Cover
This PDNA assesses the impact of the 2022 floods in 94 calamity-hit districts across Pakistan. It serves as the foundation for future analysis, including a resilient recovery and reconstruction strategy and a coordinated effort for building back better.
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A group of civilians are moved to safety by boat amid deep floods in Badin, Pakistan
The UN estimates that the floods which besieged Pakistan in the summer of 2022 have affected 33 million people, with over 2 million homes destroyed and over 8 million people displaced in a region which already struggles with high rates of malnutrition.
Conversation Media Group, the
The author summarizes the lessons learned from the social protection and wider disaster response in the 2010 floods in Pakistan and discuss how they can benefit ongoing efforts to recover from the floods in the country in 2022, and other settings.
World Bank, the
As Pakistan deals with the aftermath of devastating floods and links with global warming become clearer, a demand for climate reparations from the world’s top emitting countries is gaining momentum ahead of next month’s COP 27 climate summit in Egypt.
The Energy Mix
This article discusses the tragedy unfolding in Pakistan in the wake of unprecedented flooding late last month, that is not only a humanitarian catastrophe but also poses significant security threats.
The Centre for Climate and Security
The destruction caused by these so-called “natural disasters” is often accepted as largely unavoidable and unpredictable. Climate change is also blamed for the alleged increased frequency of disasters.
Conversation Media Group, the
Forests cover just 4.8% of Pakistan, and fire is the biggest driver of forest loss in the country: Global Forest Watch estimates that between 2001 and 2021, Pakistan lost 5,460 hectares of tree cover due to fires and 4,290 hectares from all other drivers.
The Third Pole
Three people carrying bags of onions through flood water.
From mid-June until the end of August 2022, large parts of Pakistan experienced record-breaking monsoonal rainfall, leading to large parts of the country being flooded.
World Weather Attribution
Houses were destroyed by the floods in Pakistan 2022.
In August, the world looked on aghast as torrential rains and flash flooding submerged vast areas of Pakistan, affecting 33 million people, killing more than 1,300 and destroying or badly damaging 1.6m homes.
Carbon Brief
The devastating floods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Region have shown the urgency of actions needed to protect vulnerable communities from the impact of climate change.
Asian Development Bank