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Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country, with a population exceeding 225.2 million, and has the world's second-largest Muslim population. Pakistan is the 33rd-largest country by area, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. Wikipedia

Prime minister: Imran Khan Trending

Capital: Islamabad

Currency: Pakistani rupee

President: Arif Alvi

Population: 220.9 million (2020) World Bank

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Above normal Monsoon rains have significantly affected the south and north-western provinces of Pakistan causing floods and flash floods affecting thousands of vulnerable communities. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reports an overall increase of 180% from the expected level of 63 mm with Balochistan receiving the highest rainfall (163mm or 450% deviation) during the period 1 - 31 July. PMD has alerted strong weather conditions currently present over the Bay of Bengal to enter Pakistan on 6th August and will remain active until 13th of August.

In view of persisting calamities caused by floods and heavy rainfall across Pakistan, on 5th August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially requested humanitarian assistance from the UN and international community. According to initial estimates 7 million people across Pakistan have been affected by floods.

The Balochistan Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), is currently undertaking a rapid multi-sectoral assessment with the technical support of the UN and humanitarian partners. From a total of 35 districts, 24 districts are declared as calamity hit in the province of which 9 districts are severely affected: Lasbela, Jhal Magsi, Killa Saifullah, Pishin, Noshki, Kachhi, Khuzdar, Kalat and Chaman. The total population in the affected districts is estimated at 3.1 million, of which, 50% are estimated to require humanitarian assistance.

The PDMA Balochistan has set up five (5) camps accommodating on average 300-500 families per camp (1,800 – 3,000 individuals/camp). The Government of Pakistan and humanitarian partners are responding to the immediate needs however persisting severe weather conditions are stretching the capacities and limited resources available among the stakeholders. The crisis comes amidst a serious economic crisis in the country as well as an upward

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Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
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Humanitarian Impact
  7,000,000
      Affected Persons
    72500
          Damaged Homes
  653
        Deaths

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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