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30 Mar 2017 description

Description of the disaster

Continuous heavy rains and snowfalls broken the record of many years in Balochistan province, and caused widespread flooding across 3 districts of Balochistan from 17th to 22nd January 2017. Government declared the emergency in 3 most affected districts and call for assistance for 60,000 families that were affected by onset of disaster situation in Balochistan. Government has also requested PRCS to support affected population.

21 Feb 2017 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Avalanche kills seven near Lowari Tunnel

  • NDMA prepares framework for vulnerable, low-income communities

  • Wind, rain, heat: Health risks grow with extreme weather

  • Babies starving as food runs low in Pakistan's drought-hit Tharparkar district

  • CM approves shifting of eight ATCs from Clifton to Central jail

  • Sindh govt fails to provide adequate security in Sehwan, says MQM, PMLF

  • Punjab sends summary to federal government for Rangers’ deployment

21 Feb 2017 description
  • Two incidents of avalanche and landslides happened during the night between 17 and 18 February in district Chitral, killing eight people and injuring others.

  • In Rech valley, an avalanche killed one person and injured three others. In a landslide in Lowari tunnel, 14 people of a SAMBU company got trapped. The army, Chitral Scouts and others rescued seven, while seven others lost their lives.

14 Feb 2017 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights

  • Climate change, environmental health risks becoming greater causes of death

  • 6.3 earthquake jolts parts of Balochistan

  • NDMA holds national workshop on disaster risk insurance framework for Pakistan

  • 14 killed, over 100 wounded in Lahore blast

  • 3 FC personnel martyred in explosion in South Waziristan

  • NACTA warned about blast in Lahore

  • FIA to issue red warrant for Altaf through Interpol

  • 37-nation naval exercises begin in Pakistan

12 Feb 2017 description

Description of Disaster

Continuous heavy rains and snow fall has broken the record of many years caused widespread flooding across 3 districts of Balochistan from 17th to 22nd January 2017, Government declared the emergency in 3 most affected districts and demanded assistance for 60,000 people of affected in Balochistan. The Government also made and official request to PRCS for support of 6,000 families on 30 th January 2017.

09 Feb 2017 description

Thousands of families in Afghanistan and Pakistan are struggling to survive after heavy snow blanketed large parts of the country, causing avalanches and damaging or destroying many homes.

According to media reports, nearly 120 people have been killed in Afghanistan, where 22 provinces have been hit hard. In the north eastern province of Nooristan, bordering Pakistan, at least 45 people in one village perished under an avalanche. Many people were reported to have been trapped and froze to death in their homes or their cars.

06 Feb 2017 description

SITUATION

• Severe weather, including heavy rain and snowfalls, has been affecting the central and northeastern provinces of Afghanistan and the northern provinces of Pakistan, causing casualties and damages.

• As of 6 February, national authorities reported at least 85 people dead, of which 70 in Afghanistan and 15 in Pakistan, over 245 houses destroyed in Afghanistan and at least 72 houses damaged throughout the affected areas. Traffic disruptions have also been reported.

06 Feb 2017 description
  1. Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD.

a. Weather Last 24 Hours. Rain-thunderstorm (with snowfall over the hills) occurred at a number places in KP, FATA, Punjab and Kashmir, while at scattered places in Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan.

b. Rainfall Last 24 Hours (mm). Following stations recorded rainfall:-

06 Feb 2017 description
report Voice of America

Last Updated: February 06, 2017 2:39 AM

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Officials in Afghanistan say an avalanche caused by heavy snowfall struck a remote village Sunday in the eastern province of Nuristan, killing at least 53 people, and raising the nationwide death toll in the past three days to nearly 107 in such incidents.

Another avalanche hit a village around the same time in the adjoining northern Chitral region of neighboring Pakistan, killing at least 16 people, local officials confirmed.

05 Feb 2017 description

In northern Afghanistan, over the past two days as many as 19 people were killed by avalanches.

KABUL, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Dozens of people in Afghanistan and Pakistan were killed after heavy snow and avalanches hit over the weekend.

In eastern Afghanistan, at least 50 people died and dozens more were missing on Sunday after an avalanche buried a village in Nuristan, provincial governor Hafiz Abdul Qayum said.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

31 Jan 2017 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

Climate Change Adaptation Project to benefit 185 million population

Pakistan - Severe weather (NDMA, Local Media)(ECHO Daily Flash of 27 January 2017)

Sound Bytes: ‘Climate change is a bigger threat to Pakistan than terrorism’

Fourth generation war and the intelligence arm

Quebec attack, immigration and havoc

Scotland Yard not to reopen MQM’s money laundering case on Pakistan request

Govt to inaugurate 14 passport offices this year: Nisar

230 cases registered under anti-money laundering law

27 Jan 2017 description
  • Severe weather, including heavy rain and snowfalls, has been affecting the central-eastern and south-eastern areas of the country over the past few days, causing floods and damages.
  • Local media, as of 27 January at 7.00 UTC, reported at least seven deaths, of which four in Quetta district, two in Dera Allahyar district, one in Mastung city (Balochistan province). They also reported 3 people injured and several houses damaged in the province of Balochistan.
27 Jan 2017 description

SALEEM SHAHID

QUETTA: At least six people, including four members of a family, have been killed in Quetta and Dera Allahyar as roofs and walls of houses collapsed due to heavy snowfall and rain lashing parts of Balochistan for a couple of days.

Four members of a family were killed in the Nasirabad area of Nawan Killi, a locality on the outskirts of Quet­­ta, where a house collapsed due to continuous rain.

The family was sleeping when roof and walls of their double-storey mud house caved in, causing injuries to seven people, police said.