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27 May 1999 description

The following emergency relief to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (provision of supplies) has been approved:

1. Emergency Situation

On May 20, Cyclone 2A hit the coastal areas of the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Gale-force winds (maximum velocity of 76.3M/sec) and high tides caused widespread damage. Reports indicate that 225 people died, over 1,500 are missing, and over 15,000 people are affected with approximately 50,000 homes and 60,000 hectares of agricultural land damaged.

27 May 1999 description

More than 200 people are dead after a cyclone hit the south-eastern coast of Pakistan on 20 May, with winds of up to 270 kms per hour. People drowned or were crushed to death as their houses collapsed in the strong winds and tidal waves. It is estimated some 500,000 people have been affected by the cyclone, but these figures are still unconfirmed due to the inaccessibility of the affected region. Much of the area is still cut off and travel is difficult. Roads have been washed away and telephone poles and electricity lines destroyed.

26 May 1999 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
Church World Service is the Humanitarian Agency of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
35 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs
EMERGENCY ACCOUNT #976912

(In support of ACT Appeal #ASPK91, Sindh Cyclone Relief)
ACT Appeal Target: $83,950

26 May 1999 description

The search continues in Pakistan for more than one-thousand people still missing after last week's devestating cyclone in the south of the country.

Jonathan Harley reports:

The cyclone wiped out a wide stretch of pakistan's coastal belt in southern sindh province with reports of the death toll ranging from 231 up to 400. Navy and army troops are leading the rescue effort, digging through mud-covered debris. Around 550 people marooned by floods have been air-lifted by helicopter or rescued by navy boats.

25 May 1999 description

This preliminary appeal seeks CHF 1,540,000 in cash, kind and services to assist 25,000 beneficiaries for 3 months

25 May 1999 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 99/0061
Pakistan - Cyclone
OCHA-Geneva Situation Report No. 1

24 May 1999 description

A unique communication system using loudspeakers in mosques across the Sindh province in South Pakistan probably gave enough early warning for thousands of villagers to seek protection against a severe tropical cyclone. The cyclone ravaged the province from Thursday, 20 May 1999 before abating four days later. Despite the early warning, cyclone 02a destroyed about 200 villages in its path killing 400 people. Over 1,200 people are missing. The cyclone also destroyed standing crops, fishing boats and basic infra-structure.

17 May 1999 description

Remarks by Mrs Sadako Ogata, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia "Addressing Humanitarian Crises Through Global Solidarity: Is It Possible? Is It Effective?" Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 17 May 1999

29 Jan 1999 description

PAKISTAN: FLOODS
appeal no. 8/98 - situation report no. 2 (final Report)
period covered: March - December 1998

31 Dec 1998 description

A Release of Information Centre for NWFP IDPs

Indicator - Statistics

Total Area 1,967 Sq. Km.

Total Population 880,666

Average Growth Rate 1.82 percent

Population Density 447.7 persons/ Sq.

25 May 1998 description

Pakistan 2/98
Pakistan Floods ASPK81

27 Mar 1998 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs
CWS/ACT APPEAL: PAKISTAN FLOODS (#976309)

23 Mar 1998 description


PAKISTAN FLOODS ASPK81
Appeal Target : US$ 86,080

Geneva, March 23, 1998

Dear Colleagues,

Torrential rains and flash floods wreaked havoc in Pakistan’s largest but least populated province of Balochistan, earlier this month.

20 Mar 1998 description

Last week, the International Federation appealed for 775,000 Swiss francs for flood relief operations in the Pakistani province of Baluchistan. The funds will be used to assist 40,000 of the most vulnerable survivors of recent flash floods that swept away more than 100 villages and to stockpile relief materials in the region. Some 300 fatalities from the floods have been confirmed but another 1,500 people are missing and feared dead.

06 Mar 1998 description

At least 150 bodies have been recovered and over one-thousand people are still missing three days after flash floods struck a remote region of southwest Pakistan.

Government officials say helicopters were evacuating stranded people to makeshift tent shelters and dropping food for others trapped by the floods.

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, is visiting the region where the floods, triggered by unusually heavy spring rains, are receding.