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Pakistan Floods - Historical Natural Disaster Events (as of 21 Jul 2011)

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Pakistan Floods - Historical Natural Disaster Events (as of 09 Aug 2010)

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A cycle of loss and destruction is testing Pakistan's resilience

August 6, 2010

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan * Of the current situation in Pakistan, Pakistan-based staff members of Church World Service offer the following reflection:

In the five years since the 2005 earthquake devastated parts of Pakistan, not one year has gone by in which the people of Pakistan have not suffered from disaster. The years 2006 and 2007 brought floods; although not even close to the destruction brought by this year*s floods, people still lost their lives, homes, crops and livestock.

In 2008, a powerful earthquake rendered

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Afghanistan + 5 others
South Asia: Appeal No. MAA52001 Final Report 2006-2007


This report covers the period 01/01/06 to 31/12/07 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary:

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Bangladesh + 4 others
Understanding the 2007 floods in South Asia

KEY IDEA

Floods, A Social and Technical Problem?

This issue of southasiadisasters.net aims to provide an overview of the current flood situation in South Asia and the situation at the beginning of the monsoon season. It also sheds light on technical aspects of monsoons in South Asia and related problems of flooding. The second and third issues will go into the activities of international organisations, local governments and communities in dealing with floods, and more.

Asia is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world. Prevalent poverty and vulnerability in Asia combine

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Angola + 31 others
Crop prospects and food situation - No. 1, Feb 2007

HIGHLIGHTS

Favourable prospects for 2007 world cereal crops, mainly following expansion of plantings in Europe and North America, coupled with generally satisfactory weather conditions.

FAO's latest estimates put global cereal output in 2006 at just under 2 billion tonnes, 2.7 percent lower than in the previous year but still above average. In percentage terms production of wheat declined the most, then coarse grains, while the reduction for rice is seen to be marginal.

The bulk of the decline in the 2006 world cereal output was among the major producing and exporting countries.

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Niger + 8 others
Caritas aprueba en octubre 466,000 Euros para proyectos de ayuda en Africa y Asia

Report
Caritas
Cáritas. Madrid, 6 de noviembre de 2006.- A lo largo del pasado mes de octubre, el Equipo Directivo de Cáritas Española ha aprobado diversas partidas económicas por valor total de 466.811 euros para financiar diversos proyectos de ayuda en Africa y Asia.

Níger es el país africano que recibirá la partida más importante, por valor de 160.492 euros, para financiar un proyecto de recuperación agrícola en el valle de Assa, en el departamento de Agadés, y que tendrá una duración prevista de dos años.

El centro de salud abierto a principios

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Sri Lanka + 3 others
Caritas responds to monsoon-induced flooding throughout South Asia

Report
Caritas
Vatican City, 31 October 2006

Sri Lanka

Heavy monsoon rains provoked flooding and triggered landslides in southern, western, and central Sri Lankathis past weekend, killing at least 19 people and leaving tens of thousands of families homeless. The latest reports put the number of displaced at around 330,000. The districts of Katunayake and Gampaha were the hardest hit, while serious flooding was also reported in several low-lying areas in the districts of Colombo, Kandy, Kurunegala, Kalutara, Matara, Badulla, Ratnapura, Galle, and Puttalam.

The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka was

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ACT Dateline Pakistan04/06: Approaching winter is 'ticking time bomb' for Pakistan quake survivors

By Paul Jeffrey, ACT International

Mansehra, Pakistan, October 4, 2006 - As winter approaches the north of Pakistan once again, many of those left homeless by last October's crippling earthquake are growing increasingly frustrated and newly afraid. Some even consider leaving their mountain villages once again to seek safety in the country's burgeoning cities.

"I want to start my life here again, but there is no work. Soon the snow will begin and our tents are too thin to withstand the winter. How are we supposed to live here? The army doesn't

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Afghanistan + 20 others
Asia: Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Programs Fact Sheet #1 (FY 2006)

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Background

People of the Asia-Pacific region are severely affected by natural hazards such as earthquakes, typhoons, floods, landslides, volcanoes, droughts, tsunamis, and wildfires. Asia's vulnerability is compounded by socio-economic conditions that steadily increase the impact of disasters. Demographic changes, urbanization, and environmental degradation

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Pakistan: Floods play havoc in Nangarhar

Report
Frontier Post
JALALABAD (PAN): Heavy rains, flood and hailstorms overnight caused huge financial losses to three southwestern districts of the eastern Nangarhar provinces. Local residents said flood had damaged Momandri, Ghanikhel and Dorbaba. Per Bakhsh Gardiwal, member for Wolesi Jirga (lower house), told Pajhwok Afghan News that the region was inundated by overnight downpour and hailstorms. He said 110 homes and several animals were swept away in the flood. Gardiwal demanded of government and welfare NGOs to deliver emergency aid in the area. Col Ghafur, spokesman
Frontier Post:

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India + 1 other
Thousands of children affected by severe flooding in South Asia need urgent

Save the Children is responding to the urgent needs of thousands of children in India and Pakistan after six weeks of torrential rain has left families homeless, in need of food and at risk of water-borne diseases.

Pakistan

In Pakistan, around 50,000 families have been affected by flooding in the Sindh region of the country. Around 200 people have died and over 10,000 people have been hospitalised -- as in any emergency it is children and women who make up the majority of these figures.

Hundreds of villages have been submerged

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Thousands of residents evacuated amid heavy rains in south Pakistan

Islamabad_(dpa) _ Soldiers evacuated some 4,000 people marooned in Hyderabad city and surrounding areas after torrential rains flooded southern Pakistan, media reports said Saturday.

The country's Met office said about 450 millimetre rain had fallen in 36 hours since early Friday, three times the normal rainfall for the monsoon season in the area.

The rains again damaged the Ranpathani railway bridge south of Hyderabad which was rebuilt after last month's rains and which is the main rail link between Karachi, Pakistan's commercial hub and main port, and the rest of the country.

Deutsche Presse Agentur:

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Indonesia + 17 others
OCHA - Geneva Natural Disaster Highlights No. 5

ASIA

INDONESIA -CENTRAL JAVA AND YOGYAKARTA - EARTHQUAKE AND MT MERAPI VOLCANO

On 27 May, an earthquake measuring 5.9 on Richter scale struck Yogyakarta Province. The epicentre was approximately 37.2 km south of Yogyakarta at a depth of 33 kilometres. The most affected districts were Bantul and Kulonprogo south of Yogyakarta. The death toll stands at 5,778. The number of injuries stands at 37,912. 205,888 homes have been completely destroyed. 406,166 additional houses have suffered earthquake damage.

Immediately after the earthquake, OCHA

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ACT Rapid Response Payment No. 14 for flood emergency assistance in Mirpurkhas, Sindh, Pakistan

Funds Sent To: CWS Pakistan/Afghanistan
Amount Sent: US$ 46,748

Date: 24 August, 2006

Details of Payment

Emergency: Flood Emergency Assistance in Mirpurkhas, Sindh, Pakistan

Date of Emergency: End of July - August 2006

Implementing Partner: Church World Service-Pakistan/Afghanistan (CWS-P/A)

Details of the emergency: From the last week of July 2006, almost all areas of Pakistan's southern province, Sindh, have been receiving heavy rain showers. The continuous rain has severely disrupted the life in the coastal belt of Sindh including Karachi,

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Pakistan: Floods due to heavy monsoon rains have taken their toll on many districts in NWFP

INTRODUCTION: Floods have been recognized as a major natural calamity and the country has a long history of flooding from the Indus river and its tributaries. Floods in Pakistan are mainly caused by heavy concentrated rainfall in the catchments during the summer monsoon season (July to September) which is augmented by snowmelt flows. Rainfall during the period occurs due to the monsoonal systems (Lows or depressions) coming either from the Arabian Sea or from the Bay of Bengal.
Flash floods triggered by torrential
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Pakistani flood toll at least 15, more rain feared

KARACHI, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Pakistan's biggest city declared a public holiday on Friday as it cleaned up from heavy flooding that killed at least 15 people and more rain was expected, officials said.

Banks and the stock market in Karachi would remain open despite the holiday declared by the provincial government.

Most of the 15 people killed in the floods on Thursday were electrocuted while some were killed in traffic accidents during heavy downpours, an emergency service official said.

"I can confirm 15 casualties in

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Pakistan: Flooding forces quake victims to relocate again

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IRIN
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MUZAFFARABAD, 18 August (IRIN) - Hundreds of Pakistani families who had returned to their homes following last year's massive earthquake have been forced to relocate again by flooding.
This year's monsoon season has brought severe flooding to quake-affected northern Pakistan, killing at least 200 people since the rains started in mid-July.

Water levels have been up to three times higher than last year in some places, according to reports. Houses, roads,

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