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.
Sathar, Zeba, Muhammad Khalil, Sabahat Hussain, Maqsood Sadiq, and Kiren Khan. 2018. "Climate change, resilience, and population dynamics in Pakistan: A case study of the 2010 floods in Mianwali District." Islamabad: Population Council.
Climate Change Vulnerability and Resilience in Pakistan; Population, Environmental Risks, and the Climate Crisis (PERCC); Evaluating the Complex Relationships Between Social and Natural Systems