Pakistan - Floods Update (DG ECHO, provincial authorities, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 07 March 2019)

Heavy rains, snowfall and floods had affected nine districts in Balochistan province, bordering Afghanistan in the south and south east as well as bordering Iran in the east.

Military and civilian authorities responded by evacuating people and providing emergency assistance such as tents and food.

According to provincial authorities, 13 people died as result of the floods.

The area suffered from a long period of drought and the heavy rains, causing the removal of the superficial fertile soil, might further contribute to its impact.