In a unique example of south-south collaboration, the People’s Republic of China and UNDP signed a USD $4 million agreement to provide early recovery assistance over a four month period in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochitan regions of Pakistan. These areas have been severely affected by natural and human-made crises and are in urgent need of support.
The cooperation has two focus areas:
- post-disaster recovery from the 2010s flood in Balochistan;
- assistance to the temporary dislocated populations in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
Year after year, Pakistan suffers from floods caused by heavy monsoon rains. The 2010-2012 floods, one of the worst in history, directly affected approximately 20 million people, resulting in 2,000 deaths. In particular, Balochistan, Northwest Pakistan, has struggled to recover from this catastrophe and many affected families have been unable to rebuild their lives.