Washington DC, 7 September 2022 (TDI): The US Agency for International Development (USAID) released Pakistan Floods Fact Sheet on 5 September 2022. The floods in Pakistan have been devastating and they have inflicted heavy damage on people.

Fact Sheet

The fact sheet on floods in Pakistan contains an overview of the situation. The factsheet includes the statistical data provided by the Government of Pakistan (GOP) and the United Nations.

According to the information provided by the GOP an estimated 33 million people are affected by the floods. Moreover, 1325 people have lost their lives due to the recent flooding.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan has estimated that around 1.7 million houses are damaged or destroyed due to floods in Pakistan.

The United Nations reported in August 2022 that more than 6.4 million people in Pakistan require humanitarian assistance.

Response by USAID

To manage the flood relief operations of the US government in Pakistan, USAID has established a Response Management Team and sent a Disaster Assistance Response Team. Moreover, USAID has announced $30.1 million for the flood relief aid of Pakistan.

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Due to flood-related damage to health facilities & water and sanitation systems, the risk of disease outbreaks in Pakistan is high.

Lack of access to healthcare and water, sanitation, and hygiene services raises the chances of disease spread in the community of impacted people.

USAID is providing support to the international humanitarian organization “Concern” to boost hygiene & clean water access is countering this threat.

USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) has provided $4 million to the organization for urgent water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance.

According to the Fact Sheet, the floods have damaged approximately 13.8 million acres of agricultural land in Pakistan. Considering the increased risk of food shortage in the country, USAID has provided $15.5 million to the World Food Programme (WFP).

USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance has provided this fund to WFP for emergency food supplies, nutritional assistance, and the restoration of the agricultural infrastructure to rebuild the destroyed livelihoods of the people.