Pakistan Floods/Recovery-More to Do
Social Responsibility Movies, Web Series
The Natural disasters of the passing year have challenged the United Nations as never before with millions of people devastated by hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and disease. The floods of Pakistan which started in July swept through hundreds of cities, towns, and villages from the Himalayas to the Arbian Sea threatening some 18 million people, one-tenth of Pakistan's population. 1,700 lives were claimed and at least 1.7 million homes were damaged or destoyed.
The UN reports that millions of Pakistanis are still in need of relief assistance. There are currently 20 UN agencies working in the country to restore basic livelihoods and infrastructure.
The year ahead marks the start of planning for the next UN programme cycle, scheduled to begin in 2013. The world body is expected to work closely with the government and with other development partners to move beyond the tragedy and assure future development goals.
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
As 2010 comes to a close, the United Nations (UN) humanitarian agencies look back at one of the most challenging years for the people of Pakistan. With millions of people affected by devastating floods, the country faced its biggest ever humanitarian crisis this year.
The floods, which started in July, have affected 78 districts out of a total of 141 districts in Pakistan and more than 18 million people, one-tenth of Pakistan’s population, in villages from the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea. More than 1,700 people have lost their lives, and at least 1.7 million homes have been damaged or destroyed.
The UN reports that millions of Pakistanis still require relief assistance and full recovery of livelihoods and infrastructure. There are currently about 20 UN agencies working in the country and they remain committed to continue its humanitarian efforts, recovery and development programmes in line with national priorities.
The year ahead marks the start of planning for the next UN programme cycle, scheduled to begin in 2013. The organization is expected to work closely with the government and with Pakistan’s other development partners to ensure that its activities fully support the country’s development goals in areas where there is a comparative advantage.
Year of Production: 2011
Length: 2:30 mins.
- Tom Osborne UNTV
- Muhamed Sacirbey