Pakistan: Monsoon Update, Issue 09 - 14 September 2012



• Heavy monsoon rains fell from 7 to 11 September and caused widespread losses to life, livelihoods and infrastructure across southern Punjab, northern Sindh and northeastern Balochistan.

• The worst-affected districts include Dera Ghazi (DG) Khan and Rajanpur in Punjab; Jacobabad, Kashmore, Qambar Shahdadkot, Ghotki and Dadu in Sindh; and Jaffarabad, Naseerabad and Jhal Magsi in Balochistan.

• The NDMA’s situation report of 14 September indicates 217 deaths, 654 injured, 222,547 people affected, 15,004 houses damaged or destroyed, and extensive losses sustained by crops, irrigation and road infrastructure.

• Affected district authorities, supported by PDMAs and the NDMA, are responding to the humanitarian needs. The military and paramilitary are conducting rescue, evacuation and life-saving activities and helping to restore damaged infrastructure.

• Relief camps are being established by the local authorities to provide humanitarian assistance.

• NDMA has agreed for UN Agencies and partners to distribute available stocks in WASH, Food, Shelter and Health in the worst affected areas including DG Khan, Rajanpur, Jacobabd, Kashmore, Jaffarabad and Naseerabad. The Humanitarian community is supporting local authorities to conduct a Multi-sector Initial Rapid Assessment.


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