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A 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit the southwestern region of Pakistan on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 at 19:29 HK local time with significant aftershocks followed. The epicenter lies in a thinly populated mountainous area of Balochistan province 66 kilometers northeast from Awaran, with tremors felt in neighboring countries such as Indian and Iran.
Since mid August this year, many South Asian countries including Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan experienced excessive heavy rains which led to landslides, affecting more than 17.8 million people with great loss of lives, property and livelihoods.
Since late July, many South Asian countries including Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan witnessed heavy monsoon rains and strong winds, leading to landslides, severe flooding, and causing huge loss of lives and properties, affecting tens of millions of people.
The worst hit country is Pakistan where torrential rains persist. Flooding in north-west Pakistan has worsened considerably since 30 July. According to government figures, more than 1,600 people have died, 500,000 people made homeless and around 12 million people have been affected.
On 29 October, a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale shook Pakistan' s south-western province of Baluchistan in the early morning. The worst-hit areas were the districts of Ziarat, Pashin and Harnai.
- According to government officials, about 8,000 households were completely damaged, displacing approximately 80,000 people. A total of 166 people died and 320 people have been injured.
- The emergency response operation is almost completed.
The Hong Kong Red Cross sincerely thanks the generous support from the Hong Kong public to our flood relief operation in South Asia in 2007.
Climate change induced the monsoon season started earlier in South Asia in 2007, heavy rainfall caused severe flooding and landslides covered Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and India. It is reported that around 3000 died and more than 10 million families were affected.
The Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) launched a fundraising appeal for South Asia Flood Relief on 13 August 2007.
Since early June, heavy rains and typhoons have caused serious flooding and landslides in South Asia. Among the most severely affected countries are Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and India. By the 14th of December, 73.9 million people were affected, about 156,000 families were displaced and more than 2 million houses were completely destroyed or damaged.
On 8 October 2005, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the region 95 km northeast of Pakistan capital, Islamabad.
The heavy monsoon rain and typhoons since June 2007 have continuously brought severe floods and landslides across the South Asian countries, namely Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and India. As of 18 September 2007, it is reported that the total affected population mounted up to 61.5 million people, 5.67 million people were made homeless, over 4,000 lives were claimed and with 600 people injured.
The Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) launched a fund raising appeal for South Asia Flood Relief on 13 August 2007.
Floods severely struck South Asia where flood affected people are in desperate need of shelter, food, clean water and medicines. In Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and India, the floods has led to 26 million of people affected in which more than 1,900 death and over one million have been displaced.
Climate change induced the monsoon season started earlier in South Asia, continuous heavy rains since June 2007 caused severe flooding, storms and landslides in South Asia countries covered Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. As a result, millions of people have been affected, including loss of life, injuries and damage to farmland and infrastructure.
The Situation and RC/RC Response
In Pakistan, the flood situation was further exacerbated by Cyclone 'Yemyin' in late June 2007.