The monsoon season continues to affect several provinces of Pakistan, causing floods, landlsides, and severe weather-related incidents, with humanitarian impact.
According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), as of 18 July, up to 238 fatalities have been reported across seven provinces, most of them in Balochistan (75 fatalities), Punjab (55), and Sindh (48), and 187 individuals have been injured. Almost 3,400 houses have been damaged, as well as 22 bridges and 11,5 km of roads.
The provincial disaster management authority in Balochistan has declared state of emergency in the wake of flash floods and heavy rains in Quetta and Pishin districts.
According to initial assessments at least 150,000 people require humanitarian assistance, 30,000 people have been severely affected in Balochistan, and 400 families have been displaced as per initial field reports.
Disaster Management Authorities at national and provincial levels are conducting rescue and relief activities. Besides, humanitarian actors including International Rescue Committee, Charitas, Islamic Relief are providing food and non-food items in the affected districts in Balochistan, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.
On 19-20 July, isolated rain with thundershower and strong winds are expected in lower Sindh, central-southern Balochistan, north-eastern Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir. Hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country.