The Humanitarian Response to the Pakistan Floods: Government Response to the Committee's Seventh Report of Session 2010–12

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Date published
12 Jul 2011
Research, reports and studies
Floods & landslides, Food aid, Livelihoods, Response and recovery, Shelter and housing, Water, sanitation and hygiene

Over the course of the 2010 monsoon season, Pakistan experienced the worst floods in its history. The UK was at the forefront of the international community’s response to the disaster and the first major country to come to Pakistan’s support in significant scale. Through the Department for International Development (DFID), the total humanitarian and early recovery response of £134 million is the largest ever mounted by the UK Government. Emergency relief priorities included shelter, food, health and water and sanitation. DFID is also supporting Pakistan to recover quickly from the floods in the key areas of agriculture/livelihoods and education.