Pakistan: Hunza landslides and floods (MDRPK004) - DREF Operations Update no. 1

Situation Report
Originally published


Period covered by this update: 6 June to 11 June 2010


=B7 On 5 June 2010, 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. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: Massive landslides hit Hunza (Gilgit Baltistan) on 4 January 2010, causing two villages to slide into the Hunza river. This resulted in the blockage of the river and the Karakorum highway, damming up the area. 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 the latest updates made available during the general coordination meeting organized by UNOCHA, as of 10 June, more than 27,600 people have been internally displaced and they are living in more than 24 different camps as well as with host families.