Highlights 2011

  • OCHA supported the Government in coordinating the humanitarian response to the 2010 floods through its field offices in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh until March 2011.
  • In response to the 2011 floods in August and September, OCHA facilitated a coordinated response in Sindh and Balochistan. The response was carried out in accordance with the first inter-agency contingency plan exercise for Pakistan developed earlier in the year.
  • OCHA formulated SOPs on IDPs, focusing on a principled and coordinated approach to humanitarian assistance. This includes humanitarian actors’ access to affected people, and effective monitoring and evaluation. At the end of 2011, an estimated 104,000 families were displaced in KP from FATA.
  • With support from UN Women, Gender Markers and other initiatives were included in humanitarian responses to address specific needs.


Children play with sports equipment provided by Save the Children’s Playbus, one of the hundreds of mobile child-friendly spaces set up across flood-affected southern Pakistan. © Save the Children