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.