Document Type

Brief

Publication Date

2018

Abstract

In 2010, Pakistan experienced massive flooding that went on uninterrupted for more than eight weeks, and seriously affected more than 20 million people. This study explores the effects of the floods on one of the most adversely affected districts, Mianwali, in Punjab province. The study focuses on four areas pertaining to resilience: movements and migration processes; shifts in poverty levels and living conditions; changes in livelihood activities; and health-seeking behavior, particularly fertility-related processes. This study highlights the need to include demographic and health information in the analysis of natural disasters. The report marks the beginning of a research agenda that can capitalize on data from the Population Census, the Agriculture Census, and other sources to build a national overview of how climate change is affecting people, livelihoods, and health, in Pakistan.

DOI

10.31899/pgy7.1013

Language

English

Project

Climate Change Vulnerability and Resilience

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