FLOODS EMERGENCY 2022- A BRIEF ASSESSMENT STUDY OF DAMAGES IN SINDH PROVINCE DUE TO RECENT FLOODS

FLOODS EMERGENCY 2022- A BRIEF ASSESSMENT STUDY OF DAMAGES IN SINDH PROVINCE DUE TO RECENT FLOODS

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The flood assessment monitoring study composed below by APEX’s media monitoring team is explaining the flood situation primarily in Sindh province reported by multiple electronic media channels in Pakistan. 

August 04, 2022
August 28, 2022

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The flood assessment monitoring study composed below by APEX’s media monitoring team is explaining the flood situation primarily in Sindh province reported by multiple electronic media channels in Pakistan. 

The emergency situation caused by the 2022 floods in Pakistan have wreaked havoc in all the major provinces of the country. All governmental and nog governmental agencies are busy in the carrying out relief operations for the flood affectees. APEX Consulting being one of the leading consulting firms in Pakistan’s social and development sector on one hand is collecting floods related information through its Media Monitoring wing and on the other, analyzing the gathered data in to research based ‘Situation Reports. The data coming from media sources at our media monitoring department will help out in executing the floods 2022 assessment studies in Pakistan. APEX’s outreach in the affected areas of floods 2022, along with our previous experience of flood studies (i.e. Rapid Needs Assessment and Detailed Livelihood Assessment and Restoration) enables us to commence required post flood recovery studies within 48 hours’ notice.

Floods 2022: Mapping destruction in Sindh

The recent flooding across the country has made analysts and climate experts even forget the destruction of the 2010 floods. After nearly a decade, Pakistan finds itself in a similar and more challenging situation that has hit its northern and southern parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Southern Punjab, Balochistan, and Sindh. Among other provinces, Sindh has also suffered huge losses including loss of human life, livestock, property, and crops. To understand the ongoing severity of the problem, Apex Consulting is diligently monitoring the flooding situation in Sindh to help the government and other relief organizations to reach the people in desperate need.

Situation in Sindh

After killing more than 12,00 people across the country and destroying more than 2 million acres of farmland, it is still early to gauge the full-scale destructions caused by the floods. However, from the figures coming from the government and different media reports, it is feared that the scale of destruction is so high that it will take years for Pakistan to fully recover from the loss. Noting the severity of the floods, the government of Pakistan has declared 23 districts of Sindh as ‘calamity hit’. These districts include Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Tando Mohammad Khan, Dadu, Sujawal, Tando Allahyar, Jamshoro, Matiari, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Shaheed Benazirabad, Naushahro Feroze, Sanghar, Sukkur, Khairpur, Ghotki, Larkana, Kashmore, Kandhkot, Shikarpur, Qamber Shahdadkot, and Jacobabad. According to reports, Sindh and Balochistan have received more than 5.5 times of rainfall in their 30-year average. In Sindh alone, more than 470 people have been killed and over 896,000 houses have been damaged forcing millions to live in shelter houses, tents, or worse in an open sky. Sindh has also lost more than 18,000 livestock during the floods. The destruction by the flooding is not limited to loss of life alone, it has also severely hit the agricultural land in Pakistan. As per some rough estimates, at least 2.85 million acres of crops/orchards in Sindh have been affected due to floods. Several orchards of mangoes, bananas, and dates have suffered from the infiltration of flood water into the fields. Many fields of vegetables, especially onion, have also been washed away in the recent spell. The results of this unprecedented havoc caused by the flooding will be felt in the food market in the months and years to come.

When it comes to relief services, many welfare organizations, as well as government agencies, are playing their role to rescue and provide essentials to people living in remote areas. However, the accessibility to these areas in Sindh and Balochistan remains a challenge in the absence of infrastructure. The floods have damaged several roads, highways, and railway tracks which has made it difficult for relief services to reach people stuck in remote areas. The media monitoring team at Apex consulting is closely monitoring the flooding situation across the country including Sindh to help relief agencies continue their services. In order to reach out please write us at info@apexconsulting.biz.

Note: The figures stated in the reports are collected from different sources and are subject to change as per the situation.

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