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Residents wade through a flood hit area following heavy monsoon rains in Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on August 29, 2022.
Residents wade through a flood hit area following heavy monsoon rains in Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on August 29, 2022.
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Key Developments

DART members meet with affected communities, assess priority needs, and coordinate USG relief activities in Sindh's Hyderabad and Sukkur districts.

Floodwaters continue to recede across Pakistan, including at southern Sindh's Kotri Barrage.

USAID partners respond to heightened disease transmission risks through health and water, sanitation and hygiene assistance in affected areas.

NGOs distribute tens of thousands of USAID relief commodities to affected individuals across Balochistan and Sindh.

Background

Since August 2008, conflict between the GoP and militants in FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province has resulted in the internal displacement of millions of Pakistanis. Spontaneous and GoP-assisted returns to areas of origin have occurred each year; however, GoP security operations in FATA, primarily Khyber Agency, displaced nearly 412,000 people in 2012, according to the U.N. While returns continue, the overall security situation in Pakistan remains volatile and unpredictable, with ongoing security incidents, sectarian violence, and military operations contributing to displacement and related humanitarian needs.

Pakistan has experienced significant monsoon flooding for three consecutive years, most acutely affecting areas of Balochistan, Punjab, and Sindh provinces. The historic 2010 floods were particularly destructive, affecting more than 18 million people and resulting in nearly 2,000 deaths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: September 22, 2022

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