Emergency Relief | 2022
What damage have the floods in Pakistan caused?
Pakistan has been devastated by unprecedented monsoon rains that began in June 2022. One-third of the country is inundated, and 33 million people (roughly 14% of Pakistan’s population) have been affected. Over 1,700 people have died due to the floods and countless others displaced, according to Pakistan’s Natural Disaster Management Authority. In addition to widespread property damage, Pakistan’s agriculture industry, a mainstay of its economy, has been severely impacted and many fields have been drowned.
As the floods’ toll on lives and livelihoods in Pakistan continues to be assessed, Pakistani authorities estimate that rebuilding alone will cost more than $16 billion (USD).