A RAM team was established, composed of specialists in different aspects of wetland wise use and conservation, the management and restoration of wetlands, and the use of floodplain wetlands for mitigating the impacts from severe floods. The strategy that was put forward by the team, gave following recommendations:
Six months ago, the worst floods in Pakistan's history struck that country, affecting nearly 20 million people. This is one in a series of stories on the lasting impact of the crisis. The magnitude of the tragedy has been difficult to fully comprehend.
Millions remain without food or shelter, and the situation could get from bad to worse now that winter has set in.
UNICEF correspondent Priyanka Pruthi reports on the desperate situation still facing children and women in Pakistan, six months after floods inundated one-fifth of its land mass.
For a country already reeling from the aftermath of a major earthquake inprevious floods in and the displacement of up to 2 million people by conflict in the north-westthe flood crisis has been overwhelming.
Aid for the most vulnerable At their height, the floods submerged one-fifth of Pakistan, an area the size of the United Kingdom, and destroyed everything in their path.
The catastrophe stretched over a period of seven straight weeks, beginning with heavy flooding in Khyber Pakhtunkwa, in the north-western Pakistan. The floods moved from the north to south, devastating the provinces of Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab. From the outset, aid agencies and the Pakistani military struggled to evacuate flood victims.
Those who escaped the destruction found shelter in thousands of government relief camps and public buildings such as schools.
UNICEF mounted one of the largest emergency responses in its history and worked to reach the most vulnerable — women and children — with basic necessities like water, sanitation facilities and critical medical supplies.
UNICEF-supported health centres and mobile health teams have also provided life-saving vaccinations, check-ups and essential medicines to avert maternal and child deaths. Malnutrition crisis However, large numbers of people in the flood-affected provinces still desperately need assistance — including hundreds of thousands of Pakistani children who are now battling malnutrition.
Nutrition survey results show an alarmingly high Child malnutrition has been a cause of concern in Pakistan for years, but the recent floods have exacerbated the situation. Difficult start to rebuilding After spending months in relief camps — small oases of safety in a land overwhelmed by disaster — millions of people from flooded communities have returned home to rebuild their lives.
Others are still waiting for the water to recede. With the arrival of a bitter winter temperatures, the need for shelter, safe drinking water, food and health care has become more acute. Six months on, more thanflood victims are looking at an uncertain future in relief camps, while others struggle to start afresh, still waiting for assistance on the long road to recovery.Aug 01, · Pakistanis on Saturday crossed a main highway damaged by a flood in Charsadda, in northwestern Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan.
. In Pakistan, floods feed the irrigation system and supply water to head-works round the year. This is the constructive aspect of floods.
But more than often, floods cause devastation on a large scale. The floods, which began in the northern part of Pakistan in late July and gradually spread south along the Indus river basin in August, have been unusual in their severity, causing widespread displacement and destruction of resources.
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and donate generously | PowerPoint PPT presentation | free to view. Aug 17, · KARACHI, Pakistan — Even as the government and international relief workers struggle to get food and clean water to millions of flood-stricken .