Highlights 2012

  • OCHA ensured coordinated humanitarian action in Pakistan despite the absence of a formal national appeal, through two operational plans; the first in response to the complex emergency and the resulting displacement of 758,000 people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), and the second in response to monsoon flooding in late September 2012 affecting 4.8 million people.
  • OCHA streamlined the humanitarian coordination architecture and, O developed and facilitated the endorsement of Principles of Partnership with the Government of Pakistan (GoP) to ensure effective coordination during natural disasters.
  • Under the HC’s leadership, OCHA facilitated the HCT Inter-agency Preparedness and Response Plan 2012 in advance of the monsoon season in collaboration with humanitarian partners and Government agencies including regular updates of inter-agency preparedness activities and emergency stocks prepositioned in advance of and during the monsoon season. As part of this effort, OCHA facilitated inter-agency capacity building activities for 300 local Government officials in the 29 most vulnerable districts in Sindh and Punjab provinces to enhance their disaster management/response skills.
Homes and communities were engulfed in floodwater in northern Sindh following the 2012 monsoon rains. © OCHA/Stacey Winston