2010 Vs 2022: Which Flood Wreaked More Havoc in Pakistan? [Numbers]

The monetary damages incurred by Pakistan due to the recent floods are nearly twice as high as those incurred in the 2010 floods. Official estimates put the losses due to recent floods at over $18 billion, compared to damages of $10 billion in 2010, according to a report.

The 2010 floods began in late July, resulting from heavy monsoon rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and parts of Balochistan. Total loss of lives stood at 1,985 with Sindh the worst hit, followed by Punjab.

Comparison of Damages 2010 Flood 2022 Floods
1. Area Hit 20 percent 33 percent
2. People Affected 20 million 33 million
3. Deaths 1,985 1400 (till now)
4. Houses Lost/Damaged 1.1 million 1.7 million
5. Crops Damaged 4.9 million acres 8.3 million acres
6. Livestock Lost 1.2 million 0.75 million
7. Monetary Damages $10 billion Over $18 billion (till now)

In 2010, more than 1.1 million houses were completely destroyed or made unlivable and over 4.9 million acres of standing crops were damaged or lost. As a result of recent floods, 6,675 kilometers of roads, 269 bridges, and over 1.7 million houses have been partially or fully damaged.