Research Spotlight

Population Estimates and Vulnerabilities of People Affected by Floods in Pakistan

Devastating flooding in Pakistan has affected more than one-third of the country and displaced 32 million people. Shelterless children, pregnant women, and the elderly bear the brunt of the disaster.

The unprecedented monsoon season began in July and caused widespread flooding across Pakistan. 

Population Council researchers in Pakistan are rapidly responding with data analysis to help optimize response, relief, and rehabilitation.

Our 2022 Pakistan Floods special series highlights visualizations from this research. We will continue to update the series with new research as the situation evolves.

Data for the analyses come from the sixth Population and Housing Census of Pakistan, Sindh Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey, and spatial data from UNOSAT including NASA-based satellite imagery.

  1. Sindh: Flood Maps with Disaggregated Population Data Analysis
  2. Balochistan: Flood Maps with Disaggregated Population Data Analysis
  3. Punjab: Flood Maps with Disaggregated Population Data Analysis
  4. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Flood Maps with Disaggregated Population Data Analysis

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For more information about this research, please contact Muhammad Khalil, Senior Program Manager (ICT), mkhalil@popcouncil.org