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Affected countries: Pakistan
Continuous heavy rains and record-breaking snow fall have caused widespread flooding across three districts in Balochistan, from 17 to 22 January 2017. The government declared an emergency in the most impacted districts and demanded assistance for roughly 60,000 affected people in the province. On…
Affected countries: Pakistan
Heavy rainfall and deadly windstorms hit Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore and other parts of the country on 1 June, claiming at least 15 lives and injuring 173 people. (Alhasan Systems, 6 Jun 2016) Heavy rain also affected the city of Quetta (Balochistan province) on 27 June, causing…
Affected countries: Pakistan
During the pre-monsoon season, heavy rain affected several areas of the country, especially the northern areas, over a period of several days. National authorities reported at least 62 people dead, 97 injured and 171 houses damaged in the provinces of Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, FATA…
Affected countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan
Around 13:40 local time (UTC +4:30) on 26 October 2015, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Badakhshan Province in the north-east region of Afghanistan. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake’s epicentre was 82 km southeast of Feyzabad in the Hindu Kush mountain range and 213 km in…
Affected countries: Pakistan
Unseasonably early rainfall has been affecting parts of Pakistan since late February 2015. On 26 Apr, a severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a "mini-cyclone", killed 45 people. (DAWN, 28 Apr 2015) Heavy rainfall starting on 3 Jun resulted in flash floods in Khuzdar District,…
Affected countries: Pakistan
In the first week of September 2014, heavy monsoon rains and floods in the catchment areas of India's eastern rivers of Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, and Jhelum, resulted in flash floods in Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K). The floods killed 367 people and affected more…
Affected countries: Pakistan
According to authorities in Tharparkar district, Sindh province, 99 children and 67 adults (43 men and 24 women) have reportedly died in Tharparkar since the beginning of 2014 due to a combination of chronic malnutrition, a lack of access to effective health facilities, lower than average rainfall…
Affected countries: Pakistan
Data for polio cases in Pakistan showed an increase by 57 per cent from 58 cases in 2012 to 91 in 2013. (OCHA, 15 Jan 2014) WHO declared Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar as the world's "largest reservoir" of polio and called for urgent action to boost vaccination. (DAWN,…
Affected countries: Pakistan
More than 7,000 people tested positive for dengue fever in Swat District of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province since September 2013 and as of 15 Oct at least 26 people had died from the disease. (OCHA, 15 Oct 2013). By 20 Oct, the number of cases stood at 8,546 and 33 deaths had been…
Affected countries: Pakistan
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Balochistan province in southwest Pakistan on 24 Sep 2013, causing at least 348 deaths and affecting over 300,000 people. Awaran and Kech districts were hit the hardest, with 21,000 houses reportedly damaged and the communication system disrupted in the remote and…
Affected countries: Pakistan
Heavy monsoon rains in August 2013 triggered flash floods and caused widespread losses and damage across Pakistan. Nearly 1.5 million people, almost 80,000 houses, and 1.5 million acres of crops were affected. 234 people were killed. More than 4,100 people were housed in 408 relief camps. As of…
Affected countries: Iran (Islamic Republic of), Pakistan
An earthquake registering 7.8 on the Richter scale occurred in Sistan and Baluchestan Province in south-eastern in Iran, 78 km from the border with Pakistan, on 16 Apr 2013. According to the latest media reports, 34 people were killed and some 80 people were injured in Pakistan. (OCHA, 16 Apr 2013)…
Affected countries: Pakistan
Heavy to intense monsoon rains caused widespread loss of life, livelihoods and infrastructure across southern Punjab, northern Sindh and northeastern Balochistan from early August 2012 onward. (OCHA, 14 Sep 2012) As of 8 Oct, 5 million people, 14,270 villages and 1.1 million acres of crops were…
Affected countries: Pakistan
Low measles vaccination coverage continues to threaten the lives of thousands of children in Pakistan, especially in Punjab and Sindh provinces, where 54 per cent of 8,844 children assessed between January 2012 and mid-May 2013 were not vaccinated against the disease. Only 8 per cent of the…
Affected countries: Pakistan
On 30 July 2011, floods and mudslides have affected the Ghanche District in Gilgit-Balistan, causing damage to hundreds of houses and to crop areas (Government and Red Crescent, 11 Aug 2011). Heavy monsoon rains over the course of August 2011 have caused widespread damage, primarily in the…
Affected countries: Pakistan
Key Content Recovering with resilience: Pakistan floods one year on DEC Real-Time Evaluation Report, Jun 2011 Inter-Agency Real Time Evaluation, Apr 2011 Appeals & Funding Pakistan Floods Relief and Early Recovery Response Plan (Rev Nov 2010) Financial Tracking Service Useful Links…
Affected countries: India, Oman, Pakistan
Tropical Cyclone Phet in the Arabian Sea struck the Oman coast on 4 June 2010. The cyclone hit the areas of Thatta and Bhanbor (Sindh) in Pakistan on 6 June. The strong wind and rain killed at least 10 people, and more than 7,000 people were evacuated from different areas of the Badin district…
Affected countries: Pakistan
An avalanche hit villages in Qandia valley - including the Bagroo Dara, Seri and Gatloo areas - in the Kohistan District of the North-West Frontier Province on 16 February 2010. According to local resident accounts, more than 120 deaths were reported, while 220 houses comprising of approximately…