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  • 04 May 2011
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides US$ 5.39 million to support Internally Displaced Persons in Pakistan

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has provided US$ 5,397,300 to the United Nations Development Programme to support the agency relief efforts for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Pakistan.

  • 13 Apr 2011
    Government and humanitarian community unveil early recovery plan

    As Pakistan’s response to the floods of July 2010 moves from relief to early recovery, the focus of assistance will be towards rebuilding livelihoods, rehabilitating basic and critical physical infrastructure, restoring health, education and water and sanitation services while targeting the most vulnerable and marginalized across the flood-affected districts. Approximately 20 million people and an area of 100,000 sq km was adversely affected with 1.6 million houses damaged/destroyed in last year’s floods.

  • 05 Apr 2011
    European Union contributes 15 million Euros for recovery efforts in Pakistan

    The European Union (EU) has contributed 15 million Euro (US$ 21.2 million approx.) to support the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) early recovery work in Pakistan following the floods that devastated large parts of the country. UNDP’s Early Recovery Programme aims at restoring livelihoods through job creation, repairing basic community infrastructure and strengthening local government offices to get public services running again.

  • 06 Jan 2011
    UNDP helps Pakistan's flood affected plant seeds for new livelihoods

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is distributing packages of seeds and fertilizer to about 10,000 Pakistani farmers whose lands and equipment were destroyed by floods that swept across the country in 2010.