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PRIME MINISTER’S SECRETARIAT NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY ISLAMABAD
On 30 July 2011, a Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) occurred at Talis, Sub division Mashabrum, District Ghanche, Gilgit-Baltistan. As a result, 120 houses were damaged besides causing damage to cropped area. However, no casualty has been reported so far. The district administration is ascertaining the exact detail of damages / losses.
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Pakistan flood crisis, one year on Children and families continue to cope – and rebuild their lives – a year after devastating monsoon floods struck Pakistan. This is one in a series of stories on their situation, one year on.
By A. Sami Malik
HAJI GHAZI, Pakistan, 29 July 2011 – In Haji Ghazi, a small town and Union Council in southern Punjab Province, dozens of women – some pregnant, others holding their newborn children – fill a room in the town’s Basic Health Unit, or BHU. A doctor carefully examines and provides medical advice to each of them.
A year after the flooding began, the situation in Pakistan remains extremely distressing for tens of thousands of people acutely affected by this unprecedented disaster. The Pakistani population continues to experience the extreme effects of the flooding, including acute shortages, poor access to medical care and an economy in need of repair.
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UNFPA works to fill the gaps in reproductive health care
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — One year after Pakistan's worst flooding in decades, UNFPA continues to deliver comprehensive reproductive health care as part of one of its largest-ever humanitarian response efforts.
AT A GLANCE
WFP through SSTD distributed food among 1900 families
UNICEF IP (SSD) functionalized 360 latrines, and installed 190 water tanks.
UNICEF IP (Pak Enterprises) supplying water with a total of 10 tankers and their daily sup-port reached to about 2 Lac 78 Thousand liters
FDMA/UNHCR will dispatch 2,500 gas cylinders kits for camp IDPs within 3 days.
By Zeeshan Haider and Rebecca Conway
NOWSHERA/MEHMOOD KOT, Pakistan, July 31 (Reuters) - A year after deadly floods swept through the Pakistani town of Nowshera resident Imtiaz Ali is seething with anger as he struggles to rebuild his life with almost no help from the government.
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From the Newspaper
PESHAWAR, July 31: The World Health Organisation has issued guidelines to health department to prevent spread of diarrhoea among people in the seven affected districts of the province.
“The cases of diarrhoea are being reported from some districts but situation is under control. The people in the affected areas should be educated to use boiled water to stay safe from acute watery diarrhoea,” said officials of World Health Organisation. Treatment and awareness should go hand in hand to avoid any emergency situation, they added.
THE 2010 MONSOON BEGINS
Late July 2010 marked a particularly tragic period in Pakistan’s history. In the north, three days of unstoppable rain caused the Indus River to swell, creating a massive body of water that moved from the Himalayas, southwards to the Arabian Sea. The effects on the country’s already impoverished population and infrastructure were immediate and catastrophic. As the disaster unfolded it was to become more destructive than the Haiti earthquake and the Japan tsunami combined.
ISLAMABAD: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today opened a photography exhibition and screened a short documentary at Nomad Gallery to mark the one year anniversary of devastating 2010 floods which affected more than 20 million people in Pakistan.
The photo exhibition, which will continue until August 4, highlights eye-catching pictures taken by professional photographers of miseries endured by flood survivors, their resilience and the organization’s response to their urgent needs.
30 Jul 2011 04:44
QUETTA, Pakistan, July 30 (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire on a vehicle in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province on Saturday, killing 11 Shi'ite Muslims and wounding three in a suspected sectarian attack, police said.
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29 Jul 2011 15:03 Source: Reuters // Reuters
July 29 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Pakistan at 1500 GMT on Friday:
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QUETTA - Seven people were killed and one wounded when two unknown gunmen opened fire at a transport company's office in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, police said.
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When massive floods engulfed many regions of Pakistan in summer 2010, existing water and electrical systems were brought down. With funding from Catholics in the United States, Caritas partners, and other donors, Catholic Relief Services has built or repaired water systems that serve thousands of people. CRS is also creating a small, water-fed power plant to bring electricity to remote areas.
Engineer Abdul Rashid, Senior Technical Advisor for CRS Pakistan, spoke about the project while in Besham, a city in mountainous northern Pakistan.
July 29 2011
A year on from the worst flooding in Pakistan’s history, millions of people continue to need support to rebuild their lives. Homes, livelihoods and infrastructure were destroyed, killing over 2000 people and affecting 20 million people.
Following emergency relief distribution in the immediate aftermath of the flooding, Muslim Aid began to implement a Flood Recovery Programme, including model village reconstruction projects currently underway in Charsadda, Mianwalli, Jampur, Thatta and Dadu districts, in the KPK, Punjab and Sindh provinces of Pakistan.
Pakistan flood survivors struggle to restore their lives amid new disaster fear and humanitarian funds shortage
GENEVA/ISLAMABAD/NEW YORK, 29 July 2011 – A year after devastating monsoon floods hit Pakistan, many of the more than 18 million affected people – almost half of them children –are struggling to rebuild their shattered lives against a background of dwindling humanitarian funding and fear of new monsoon floods.
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Greetings from Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD)!
In late July 2010, the unexpected heavy monsoon rains flooded one-third of Pakistan, and affected the lives of 21 million people. By the UN reports, these floods were said to be worse than the Asian tsunami, the Pakistan earthquake, and the Haiti earthquake combined.