CWS Situation Report: Northern Pakistan Floods

Report
from Church World Service
Published on 14 Jun 2013

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
DEVELOPMENT AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

SITUATION REPORT:
NORTHERN PAKISTAN FLOODS

JUNE 14, 2013

SITUATION: At least 7 people died and over 50 sustained injuries as a severe storm and rain hit various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in northern Pakistan on Thursday (June 13).

This occurred as flash floods have stranded some 700,000 persons in the region, as the Swat River's raging waters have overflowed. Other floods elsewhere in the region are also restricting mobility and damaging homes and businesses in impoverished areas. Affected areas are still recovering from the 2010 floods.

Further rains and floods are expected in the coming days throughout Pakistan.

CWS RESPONSE: CWS, which responded extensively to the 2010 floods, is monitoring the current situation and is prepared to respond to the current emergency.

HOW TO HELP: Contributions to support CWS emergency response efforts may be sent to your denomination or to Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515.

Church World Service is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global coalition of churches and agencies engaged in development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy.

For further information about disasters to which Church World Service is responding please visit www.cwsglobal.org or call CWS: (800) 297-1516.

CWS Development and Humanitarian Assistance Program/CWS New York office: (212) 870-3151

Program Director: Donna Derr at dderr@churchworldservice.org