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Pakistan: Landslides - Information Bulletin n° 1

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This bulletin is being issued for information only. The Hunza Valley (in Gilgit Baltistan) received heavy land sliding on 4 January 2010, killing 19 people. One village was destroyed by the immediate effects of the landslides; nevertheless, the river and the main highway been blocked, making many more communities potentially vulnerable in the coming days.

The Pakistan Red Crescent Society's Gilgit Baltistan branch started relief operations right after the landslides. An assessment team (along with an International Federation representative) from the national headquarters in Islamabad has also been sent to the affected area to assess further needs. To date the national society has provided food and non-food items to 332 affected households.

At the moment, the existing resources of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) are adequate, but with the evolving situation, additional external funds might be sought.