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Pakistan: Humanitarian Dashboard - Drought 2019 (1 January - 30 June 2019)

Pakistan is experiencing an increase in the frequency and severity of drought due to a rise in temperatures, the adverse effects of El Nino and decrease in the amount of
rainfall during monsoon season. In 2018, Pakistan received 24.4 per cent less rainfall during the monsoon season, while Sindh was 69.5 per cent below average, and
Balochistan 45 per cent below.

Sindh faces moderate to severe drought conditions in 8 districts while Balochistan faces the same in 18 districts. Assessments are showing that some 3 million people
are affected in Sindh and 1.8 million affected in Balochistan.

Despite government relief operations, a significant number of drought-affected communities remained unattended and are resorting to coping approaches that have
severely compromised the wellbeing of children and women.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
05 Aug 2019
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Dashboard
Information Management
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Pakistan: Drought - 2018-2019