|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]