Pakistan experienced unprecedented heavy monsoon rains from mid-July till August 2022, which caused widespread flooding affecting 116 districts, across all provinces. A national emergency was announced by the Government of Pakistan on August 26, 2022, with 90 districts across Pakistan declared as ‘Calamity Hit’. Floods have submerged many villages and caused significant damage to the infrastructure-partially or fully destroying houses, schools, and hospitals and severely impacting livelihoods in the country where half the population depends on agriculture and livestock. According to the UN, 33 million people have been severely affected, out of which 16 million are estimated to be children, thus requiring immediate humanitarian assistance.
Save the Children is currently delivering an extensive response in Sindh, KP, and Balochistan to address the immediate survival needs in worst-hit districts, and is now progressing towards recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction to minimize the adverse effects of flooding on education, health, nutrition, WASH, food security, and livelihoods of children, women, and their families.
As of March 15, 2023, Save the Children has reached more than 321,478 people, including more than 158,308 children through life-saving activities under flood response 2022.
A weekly summary of Save the Children Floods Response in Pakistan that includes a sector-wise summary of community needs of the affected population and the number of people reached through various initiatives in health, food assistance, CP, MHPSS, shelter, and NFIs, education and WASH.