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IFNet Newsletter Vol. 48
August  01, 2007 / IFNet secretariat

FLASH NEWS

Follow-Up : Pakistan Floods / Cyclone

1. SITUATION
Conditions remain very difficult. Intense storms and a major cyclone caused severe flooding across Pakistan, displacing over 300,000 people and affecting more than 2.5 million. The annual monsoon began early on 23 June, causing flooding across large areas of the south, mainly in Balochistan and Sindh provinces. The situation worsened when Cyclone Yemyin made landfall on 26 June, wreaking further havoc in Balochistan. The rains have continued during July and the flooding has now spread to 18 districts in Balochistan and a further five in Sindh. Flash floods also struck North West Frontier Province at the end of June, followed by heavy rains that triggered landslides.
The flooding has already spread to 18 districts in Balochistan and a further five in Sindh, and the monsoon season is expected to continue for the next two to three months.
Aid coordination has conducted by Government of Pakistan and UN agencies. The detailed situation will be clearer as assessment is progressed, and damages are expected to increase. Also there are concerns Emerge infectious disease.


2. NUMBER OF VICTIMS (as of July 18, 2007)

Balochistan

Sindh

Total

Death

176

120

296

Missing

195

29

224

Homeless

150,000

227,394

377,394

Affected

2,000,000

500,000

2.5 million




3. RELIEF
The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund has already provided $4.4 million for immediate activities in key sectors including Shelter and non-food items, Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Food Security and Logistics. On 18 July, The UN launched a flash appeal requests for US$38 million to address the urgent humanitarian needs over the next three months.


4.LOCATION
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/fullMaps_Sa.nsf/luFullMap/934ECC1FAC
195443C125731C0028D761/$File/ifrc_FL_pak070717.pdf?OpenElement

(Reliefweb 17 Jul, 2007)


Please check GFAS page:
http://gfas.internationalfloodnetwork.org/gfas-web


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