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28 Jul 2015 description
map UNOSAT

Precipitation Accumulation Analysis with GPM Derived Data (IMERG Real Time) Acquired 19 July 2015 0 h to 27 July 2015 5 h UTC

27 Jul 2015 description

Heavy monsoon rains, the rapid melting of snow and outbursts from glacial lakes have led to flash floods and the flooding of the Indus River in various locations across Pakistan. The floods have affected 23 Districts across Pakistan with 55 reported fatalities and 14 people injured. Chitral District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and six Districts of Punjab province have been hit the hardest, with a high risk of floods in Sindh province in coming days. The Pakistan Army and Government authorities are providing immediate response.

27 Jul 2015 description

QUETTA: Two policemen and a woman were killed when unknown gunmen attacked a senior police officer's convoy in Quetta's Sariab road area on Monday.

One attacker was also killed in retaliatory fire, while two female pedestrians received bullet wounds in the crossfire, said Quetta Police Chief Abdul Razzaq Cheema.

One of the injured women later succumbed to her injuries on her way to hospital.

Zahoor Afridi, the Superintendent of Sariab police narrowly escaped the attempt on his life in Sariab's Killi Geo area.

27 Jul 2015 description
report DanChurchAid

Monsoon rains started in late July but have already created chaos in different parts of Pakistan. DCA has pledged half a million DKK

Monsoon rains and flood continues to create havoc in different parts of the flood-affected areas leaving thousands of families affected, large number of houses destroyed, thousands of acres of ready to harvest crops and fruits orchards have been damaged, link roads and bridges destroyed.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department has issued high alert in the wake of expected widespread heavy rain and flood.

27 Jul 2015 description

This map shows the comparison between the inundation extent as on 26-July-2015 with the pre-monsoon river extent. The area in focus is Indus River upstream of Sukkur Barrage in particular Qadirpur Gas Fields/adjoining areas in Ghotki & Kashmore District, where Medium flood levels prevail.

The pre-monsoon river extent is extracted using Landsat-8 15 meters resolution cloud free composite data (01-May-2015 to 30-Jun-2015). The inundation as on 26-July-2015 is extracted using Sentinel-1 SAR data. The map is generated at SACRED-SUPARCO on 26-July-2015

27 Jul 2015 description

This map shows the comparison between the inundation extent as on 26-July-2015 with the pre-monsoon river extent. The area in focus is Indus River upstream of Sukkur Barrage in particular Ghouspur, Tori Bund/adjoining areas of Kashmore & Ghotki District.

The pre-monsoon river extent is extracted using Landsat-8 15 meters resolution cloud free composite data (01-May-2015 to 30-Jun-2015). The inundation as on 26-July-2015 is extracted using Sentinel-1 SAR data. The map is generated at SACRED-SUPARCO on 26-July-2015

27 Jul 2015 description

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has expressed deep sorrow and grief over casualties and devastation caused by torrential rains and flash-floods in Chitral and announced a donation of Rs50 million for relief and rescue works being carried out in the district.

In a statement, the CM expressed sympathy with the families affected by the flooding and held out the assurance that People’s Party stood with them in this hour of difficulty.

27 Jul 2015 description

Pakistan - Floods (ECHO, Provincial Disaster Management Authorities, Media)

  • Torrential rains and floods in the Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have left 36 dead. Up to 350 villages have been damaged in the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and 422 in Punjab affecting an overall population of 250 000 due to floods.

  • Heavy rain in Sindh has resulted in over 800 villages being inundated affecting over 144 000 people and destroying thousands of acres of sugarcane and other crops. Over 7 000 people have evacuated to flood relief camps.

27 Jul 2015 description

Returns to Khyber and North Waziristan Agencies (NWA) have resumed after they were temporarily halted over the Eid holidays. As of 23 July 2015, 47,160 families have returned to Khyber, South Waziristan Agency (SWA), and NWA. This includes 1,551 unregistered families to SWA, and 486 unregistered families to NWA. The return process for people of the Bar Qambar Khel tribe from Bara started on 23 July with a focus on off-camp IDPs.

27 Jul 2015 description

Summary

Persons with disabilities often experience discrimination and exclusion, despite the adoption of an increasingly rights-based approach to humanitarian assistance. The past three decades have witnessed a growing awareness of disability issues and the emergence and spread of disabled people’s organisations.

The growing awareness must be accompanied by practical measures to identify and reduce the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in an emergency situation.

27 Jul 2015 description

ISLAMABAD: As many as 12 high-risk polio districts have been identified across the country to put them under special focus during the low-transmission season starting from September.

Special meetings of the national and international health experts, provincial authorities and the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) will be held from Monday (today) to remove the deficiencies before the start of the season.

27 Jul 2015 description

PESHAWAR/CHITRAL: Fifteen people were killed, hundreds of houses inundated or washed away and standing crops in large areas were destroyed on Sunday as flash floods caused by widespread monsoon rain wreaked havoc across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The flash floods which started two days before Eidul Fitr devastated another four villages in upper Chitral, leaving four people dead and inundating more than 300 homes and washing away vast tracts of agricultural land.

27 Jul 2015 description

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has issued necessary directives for immediate measures for the removal of all encroachments from stormwater drains in order to cope with the situation anticipated to arise out of the torrential rains in the city from Monday to Thursday, as forecast by the Met Office, which has also warned of flash floods.