UN Support for Flood Relief in Pakistan
Catastrophic floods in 2022 devastated lives and livelihoods across Pakistan, leaving millions in need of urgent help – and exacerbating the multi-faceted crises already affecting the country, such as economic challenges, rising costs, and disproportionate social structures. The UN has been on the frontlines of the government-led flood response – rallying humanitarian and development partners, providing expert advice and technical support, advocating with donors, and keeping the world’s focus firmly on the crisis by engaging with the media, in Pakistan and abroad, to make sure that no one is left behind. However, months after the floods ravaged Pakistan, vast swathes of cropland and scores of villages remain submerged. Millions of people are in need of shelter, food, clean water and sanitation facilities. While the Government is mobilizing domestic resources to reach those in need, it requires urgent support to provide lifesaving assistance, restore livelihoods and rebuild.