Heavy monsoon rains continue to devastate Pakistan. Swollen rivers have toppled bridges, decimated crops, and forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. The United Nations has appealed for $460 million US to support humanitarian aid efforts. Here is a by-the-numbers look at the effects of the flooding and the bid to bring relief.
Flooding loss and damages
14.5 million: People affected by the flooding, according to the National and Provincial Disaster Management Authorities.
3.5 million: Children at high risk of deadly waterborne disease.
1,384: People who have died as a result of the flooding.
1,680: People who have been injured.
722,000: Homes destroyed or damaged.
3.2 million hectares: Crops — including maize, cotton, rice, sugar cane, fruit orchards and vegetables — that have been lost or damaged.
200,000: Number of livestock lost.
160,000 square kilometres: Area of land in Pakistan affected by the flooding, according to the United Nations, which also notes that this area is the equivalent of Austria, Belgium and Switzerland combined.
9,000 millimetres: Amount of rain that fell in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province over the course of one week in late July, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department. The UN notes this is ten times the amount of rain the region typically receives in one year.
$460 million US: Amount the United Nations is seeking for initial relief efforts.
$125 million: Committed amounts pledged thus far. The breakdown includes the following:
- $75,621,599 pledged by the United States.
- $40,235,085 pledged by the United Kingdom.
- $26,595,962 drawn from the UN's central emergency response fund.
- $14,440,000 pledged by Japan.
- $10,738,152 pledged by Denmark.
- $10,510,184 pledged by private individuals and organizations
- $1,937,984 pledged by Canada. Another $30,038,760 has been earmarked by Canada as an uncommitted pledge, which means it is not yet a contractual obligation.
$105 million: Needed for tents or plastic sheeting and basic household goods for two million people, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Six million: Number of people who will need food assistance at a cost of $150.5 million, according to OCHA.
$5.7 million: Amount needed to ensure livestock survival (OCHA).
$110.5 million: Amount needed to provide clean water to six million people (OCHA).
- 71,000 tents.
- 59,500 units of plastic sheeting.
- 145,600 blankets.
- 33,300 kitchen sets.
- 43,000 jerry cans.
- 38,000 buckets.
- 179 emergency health kits.
- 152 cholera kits.
- 700 vials of anti-snake venom.
- 1.8 million water purification tablets.
- 4,350 metric tons of food delivered to 370,000 people.
- 1 million: People who have been provided with clean water.