Pakistan: Balochistan Floods/Snowfall 2017 - DREF Operation n° MDRPK013 - Operations Update n° 1

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.

Keeping in view on the emergency situation, PRCS launched emergency response operation in the affected areas and provided emergency relief from its existing stocks. PRCS completed a detailed assessment through available response teams and assessed over 6,000 households in affected districts.

As per government reports, 13 people died and 650 people suffered injuries. PRCS response teams provided first aid to injured people. PRCS Provincial Branch upgraded the disaster management response level and established disaster control room in PHQ Quetta and coordinated with other stakeholders.