Sindh Provincial Branch: Monsoon 2011 Update - 8th September, 2011
Heavy rain falls in Sindh have been occurring since 9th August, 2011. In response to the effects of flooding caused by these rains the PRCS has been providing relief assistance to the affectees since 14th August, 2011.
The recent spell of heavy rainfall that occurred during 29th August and 3rd September 2011 has resulted into flooding in some low-lying districts in Sindh Province. District Badin, Mirpurkhas, Dadu, Khairpur and Nawabshah are amongst the severely hit districts resulting in death of over 80 people and millions have been displaced. Various breaches in canals and drains connected with Left Bank Outfall Drain (LBOD) have left number of villages inundated. A large number of people, including women & children have been affected and huge losses to the crops, livestock, infrastructure, houses have been reported. It is estimated that at least 52 people were killed and dozens of others injured in three days of incessant rains in Sindh and parts of Balochistan and Punjab.
The rains have also brought huge damage to properties, besides causing extensive destruction of standing crops. Interior Sindh is the most affected region where several villages were inundated and cut off from other areas. The relentless spell wiped out a big number of villages after breaches in canals and saline drains left them at the mercy of the rampaging waters. (Source Relief web - 03/09/2011
Media reports indicate that District Nawabshah (Benazirabad) has been declared as calamity hit due to widespread rains. There are reports of heavy losses occurring across Dadu, Kamber Shahdadkot, Naushero Feroze, Tando Alahyar, Mirpurkhas,Badin, Hyderabad and Tharparkar districts. Worst affected districts (taking into account earlier rains 12th to 15th August) are Badin, Mirpurkhas, Tando Muhammad Khan and Nawabshah (Benazirabad). Media Reports indicate 10-15 deaths occurring during the current spell, widespread damage to crops, Kacha houses, communication and agricultural infrastructure. (Source UNOCHA Update 02-09-2011)
Devastating rain started from 30th August, 2011 continues in District Khairpur Mir’s. All eight Taulkas are seriously under the impact of enormous rain which are Kharipur, Kingri, Gambat, Sobho Dero, Kot Diji, Nara, Thari, Mirwah and Fiaz Ghani. Taulka’s Nara and Kot Diji are the most affected. No agency is able to complete survey of losses and damages due to continuous rain and stagnant water all over the district. The road and communication system is reported totally damaged or inundated. The rain water is coming from Northern and Western mountains which had damaged two Taulkas badly. (Source PRCS DM Cell, Khairpur)