Sunday, January 23, 2011

Pakistan Floods 2010

  • Dated: July-August 201
  • Reason: Heavy monsoon rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab, Giligit-Baltistan and Balochistan regions of Pakistan.
  • Land underwater: One-fifth of Pakistan’s total land (maximum)
  • People affected: 20 million
  • Casualties: close to 2,000
  • Ban Ki-moon stated that the flood was the worst disaster he had ever seen. 
  • Structural damages: $4 billion +
  • Total economic impact: $43 billion
  • Since its inception the Federal Flood Commission (FFC) has received Rs 87.8 billion (about 900 million USD). But it proved unproductive during recent floods.
  • Homes destroyed: 1.89 million
  • People displaced: 6 million
  • Loss to power infrastructure: 10,000 transmission lines and transformers, feeders and power houses were damaged.
  • Loss to Infrastructure: 2,433 miles of highway, 3,508 miles of railways, 5,000 schools
  • Length of Indus River: 3,180 km

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