[QODLink]
Central & South Asia
Pakistan floods in numbers
Latest UN figures on floods show that millions are still waiting for emergency aid.
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2010 04:31 GMT
Pakistan's floods have affected more than 17 million people, with more than eight million in urgent need of aid [AFP]

As towns and villages in southern Pakistan are evacuated, waters are receding in some areas in the north and in Punjab in the east of the country.

But the question of aid looms large in a country where millions are still waiting for emergency aid.

The latest figures gathered by the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Pakistan show that:

160,000 km2 - is affected by the floods, an area greater than the size of the England

17,2 million - people are affected by the flooding nationwide

1,2 million - homes are destroyed or damaged

800,000 - people are still cut off by the floods

10,916 - schools have been damaged

6,097 - schools are being used as shelter for displaced families

1,600 – people are confirmed to have died in the floods

2,366 – people are confirmed injured

141 - is Pakistan's ranking out of 182 countries on the Human Development Index

The world's foremost group of Islamic states has pledged nearly $1bn to help flood-relief efforts. This comes on top of the $1bn already promised by foreign donors.

$15 billion - is the cost of reconstructing Pakistan, according to a Pakistani diplomat

$460 million - was appealed for by the UN for the Pakistan Initial Floods Emergency Response Plan

64% - of the Pakistan Initial Floods Emergency Response Plan is now funded

$90 million - is the shortage faced by the World Food Programme in funding

Top ten donors to Pakistan:

1. United States - $156m 2. Saudi Arabia - $74m  3. United Kingdom - $65m 4. Private individuals and organisations - $57m  5. European Commission - $56m  6. Australia - $32m 7. Central Emergency Response Fund - $30m  8. Canada - $29m  9. China - $18m 10. Sweden - $17m

[Compiled by OCHA on the basis of information provided by donors and appealing organizations]

Source:
Al Jazeera and agencies
Topics in this article
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.