This Operation has been modified and extended in time until June, 2013 as per Budget revision 3 (see below). An increase in ODOC and DSC, and extension in time of 23 months.
An increase in ODOC and DSC, and extension in time of 23 months (until June, 2013) in order to carry out the activities under the “Purpose of Revision Below”The heaviest Monsoon rains in Pakistan’s recent history, beginning on July 28, 2010, have led to widespread flooding causing loss of life, extensive destruction of homes and livelihoods and significant displacement of population. The flooding reportedly affected 13.8 million people, of which around 6 million are in need of immediate assistance. This is likely to change as needs assessment results become available.
The Government of Pakistan is leading rescue and relief efforts and the Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has requested assistance from the humanitarian community. An Emergency Response Plan for Pakistan has been launched, with requirements of US$459 million. The main obstacle remains access to affected populations due to severe disruption of logistics and communication infrastructure.
Through this Special Operation WFP will, in its capacity as Cluster lead for Logistics and Emergency Telecommunications (ETC) and on behalf of the humanitarian community, support the efforts of the Pakistani authorities. The operation provides for the assets, equipment, staff, systems and facilities necessary to ensure:
A coordinated and effective logistics and telecommunications response.
The provision of necessary logistics, aviation and ETC common services to fill identified gaps, to facilitate the timely delivery of live-saving assistance and support to those in need.
WFP Aviation in coordination with the Government of Pakistan will facilitate the transportation of relief workers and mobile medical teams, needs assessments and the delivery of urgent relief supplies to isolated populations in areas inaccessible by road. This will be undertaken in close coordination with the Pakistan Authorities, in particular through the National Disaster Management Authority and its respective interlocutors at the Provincial Level.
This Special Operation will have a duration of 3 months and a total estimated cost of US$13,454,607.
Pakistan continues to be subject to considerable socio-political, economic and environmental volatility, and in 2010 experienced its worst natural disaster in living memory to be followed yet again by torrential rain flooding in 2011....