Emergency Assistance Appeal - Heavy Monsoon Flash Flood 2013

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Heavy monsoon rains have claimed over 80 lives across Pakistan, displaced hundreds, ravaged thousands of acres of standing crops and caused colossal damage to houses and infrastructure since 1 August 20131. In Balochistan, five districts– Jhal Magsi, Sibi, Jaffarabad, Loralai and Naseerabad have been affected, with Jhal Magsi and Loralai being the most severely hit. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Chitral is the worst-hit district, where hundreds of people have been rendered homeless. Flash floods have also damaged houses, irrigation canals and water and electricity supply systems in Bannu, Tank, Peshawar and Lakki Marwat districts. Nowshera has been put on high alert. In Punjab, the southern Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur districts have been badly affected by the monsoon rains and flooding. In Sindh, major flooding occurred in Karachi (Saadi Town and Safoora Ghoth) and caused the displacement of 300 families. 15 villages were inundated at Jang Shahi, District Thatta, due to a cloud burst.

In Sindh, Karachi reportedly received 140mm of rain and is worst affected. Lyari and Malir streams (nullahs) and runoff water from Kirthar Ranges caused extensive flooding and loss of life, property and infrastructure. Local authorities, the military and voluntary organizations are providing assistance in affected areas. Jacobabad, Sukkur, Hyderabad, Benazirabad, Sanghar, Thatta and other parts of rural Sindh have also been affected by the heavy rains.

Same like the other districts the Jacobabad, Shikarpur District has been severely affected. Women, children and aged people need immediate Food support. Many families become vulnerable and lonely, SDP taken step and stand with them, and provides support wherever needs, according to Capacity, but SDP need to scale up in funding to provide food and shelters assistance as their settlements, we are witness how they are surviving after the rains hit.