Pakistan: Hunza landslides and floods DREF operation n° MDRPK004 - Final report

Situation Report
Originally published


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.


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.