According to Pakistan’s the National Disaster Management Authority, the two powerful earthquakes that struck in Balochistan in September have affected 185,000 people in the districts of Awaran and Kech (figures as of October 5). This remote and impoverished area had been classified as facing Crisis (IPC phase 3) food insecurity conditions. Floods in August affected some 1.5 million, living mostly in the provinces of Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan.
In spite of a fairly good wheat harvest in April-May, the national average prices of wheat and wheat flour in September 2013 were 22% higher than a year before. Wage to wheat terms of trade in had deteriorated by 8% over the same period.