CHF 187,128 (USD 162,160 or EUR 132,492) has been allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to 14,700 beneficiaries. Un-earmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged. Massive landslides hit Hunza (Gilgit Baltistan) on 4 January 2010, sliding two villages into the Hunza river. This resulted in the blockage of the river and the Karakorum highway, thereby creating an artificial dam. The situation deteriorated during the second half of May as the monsoon season started and temperatures increased, which resulted in further rise of the water level in the dam.
According to UN OCHA reports distributed during this period, this resulted in over 27,600 people being internally displaced and living in 24 different camps as well as with host families.