Extreme, sudden-onset weather events - primarily floods and storms - displaced more than 38 million people worldwide in 20101. The devastating floods in Pakistan, caused by unusually heavy monsoon rains in July and August, accounted for 11 million. The rains brought flooding to as much as a fifth of Pakistan’s national territory, which affected more than 10 per cent of the country's population of 181 million.
01 June 2011 | Briefing Paper
The population of north-west Pakistan has suffered conflict-induced displacement for the past seven years, with the phenomenon reaching its peak in 2009 when there were more than three million internally displaced people (IDPs) in the region.
31 May 2011 | Overview