Pakistan Flood Event Recap Report

The 2010 Pakistan floods began in July after
persistent heavy monsoonal rains inundated nearly
every section of the country. As of late August, at least
1,645 people were killed, over 2,479 were injured and
hundreds more were listed as missing after the
catastrophic floods covered an estimated 62,000
square miles (160,000 square kilometers) of land –
nearly one-fifth of the Pakistan‟s entire landmass.
Extensive damage occurred to homes, structures, the
transportation infrastructure, telecommunications and
the agricultural sector. The hardest-hit provinces were
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan.
Pakistan‟s National Disaster Management Authority
(NDMA) estimated that over 17.6 million people were
affected by the floods, which was more than those
impacted by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005
Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake