Initial Rapid Assessment Report for Flood in Tehsil Rojhan, District Rajanpur July 31, 2013

Report
from Partner Aid International
Published on 31 Jul 2013

Background:

Rajanpur District is located in southern Punjab. The total population of this district is 1,522,511. It comprises of three tehsils; Jampur, Rajanpur and Rojhan. Rojhan Tehsil is an administrative subdivision (tehsil) of Rajanpur District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is administratively subdivided into 8 Union Councils. It lies at the foot of the Suleiman Range, near the interprovincial borders of Baluchistan, Sindh and Punjab. It is one of the most under-developed and insecure tehsil. People are mostly poor and rely on agricultural activities for their livelihood.

In August 2010 Rajanpur district was immensely affected by floods due to the overflow of River Indus. Subsequently, in 2012 the flood water came from Koh-e-Sultan and Shacher torrent (rivulet) into different union councils of Rajanpur, causing large-scale destruction in Rojhan. Now again the situation is building for the possible flooding in the area. Pakistan metrological department has already predicted heavy rainfall in northern parts of Pakistan. The recent heavy rains are increasing the water level in all five major rivers of Pakistan which meet in Rajanpur District in Indus River.