• Crisis briefing
  • 3 May 2016

Heatwave in Pakistan

On 3 May 2016 we responded to a funding alert raised due to aheatwave in Pakistan.

Pakistan experienced an intense heatwave in the Sindh province, with Karachi city being particularly affected. Over 10 million people in Karachi and 32.2 million people in Sindh were at risk of heatstroke.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$68.3 million of humanitarian assistance to Pakistan since the start of 2016.

Read our full analysis of the current funding situation.

Accompanying data is available in Excel and Open Document.


The GHA Programme is partnering with the START network to help to inform its funding allocation decisions. The START network is a consortium of British-based humanitarian INGOs, which has recently launched its own fund to help fill funding gaps and enable rapid response to under-reported crises where need is great.

When the START members issue a funding alert, we produce (within 12 hours) a rapid overview of the humanitarian funding picture – recent funding, an overview of appeals and funds, and analysis of donor trends. The analysis is targeted not only at the START network but also to a wider set of stakeholders engaged in these crises – including donors, humanitarian organisations, analysts, advocates and citizens.