FALSE: Floods Experienced in Pakistan in 2022 Did Not Displace 50 Million People

A tweet, archived here, claims that the floods experienced in Pakistan in 2022 allegedly displaced 50  million people. This claim was also shared here and here.


Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) began recording incidents of floods in the country in June 2022, up until November 18, 2022 before the earthquake crisis which the authority then began recording and reporting on in March 2023.

The floods brought about a humanitarian crisis, killing 1,739 people while injuring 12,867 since June 2022 according to the NDMA.


According to Pakistan’s NDMA last report on the floods, 33 million people were affected by the floods. See screengrab from the report below;

This is also reported by the -World Food Programme here, where the WFP states that the floods impacted a “record 33 million people across Pakistan.” As well as a World Bank report published here and the UN here.


Claims that 50 million people were displaced by the floods in Pakistan are FALSE.

This fact-check was produced by Africa Uncensored with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck, the International Fact-Checking Network, and the African Fact-Checking Alliance network.

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