Pakistan Resources

Disaster Risk Reduction in Pakistan: The Contribution of DEC Member Agencies, 2010-2012

The combined total of individuals affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Pakistan earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The floods submerged 17 million acres (69,000 km2) of Pakistan\’\’s most fertile crop land, killed 200,000 heads of livestock and washed away massive amounts of grain. At the worst point, approximately 20% of Pakistan\’\’s total area was underwater. The country suffered extensive damage to crops and physical infrastructure. The total economic impact of the floods is estimated to be around $10 billion.

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