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Pakistan: Floods - Jul 2022

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Ongoing
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Pakistan
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Flood
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Heavy rainfall has been affecting southern and north-western Pakistan over the past few days, causing floods, and flash floods that resulted in casualties and damage. According to media reports, in Balochistan Province (southern Pakistan) at least 25 people have died, 35 others have been injured, while a number of houses and road sections have been flooded. One of the most affected Districts was Quetta where national authorities are providing emergency assistance. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (north-western Pakistan), three people have died, four others have been injured and eight houses have been damaged, after heavy rain and floods across four Districts. Furthermore, one Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) event has been reported across the Province where at least one person died. For the next 24 hours, more rain with strong winds and thundershowers is expected in Balochistan, Sindh, Kashmir, Islamabad, Upper and Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit-Baltistan. Extreme levels of flood danger were reported in several parts of the country. (ECHO, 6 Jul 2022)

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), as of 5 July, a total of 77 people have died across seven Provinces, most of them in Balochistan (39 fatalities) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (17), three others are still missing, and 85 have been injured. Almost 600 houses have been damaged, five bridges and roads affected. National authorities are providing help to the most affected people. (ECHO, 7 Jul 2022)

The monsoon season continues to affect several provinces of Pakistan, causing floods, flash floods and severe weather-related events, and resulting in an increased humanitarian impact. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), as of 11 July, up to 147 fatalities have been reported across seven provinces, most of them in Balochistan (63 fatalities), Sindh (26), and Punjab (23), and 160 individuals have been injured. More than 1 000 houses have been damaged or destroyed, five bridges and road sections affected. National authorities are providing help to the most affected people. (ECHO, 11 Jul 2022)

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. (ECHO, 19 Jul 2022)

Pakistan has received 60% of total normal monsoon rainfall in just three weeks since the start of the monsoon season. Heavy rains have resulted in urban and flash floods, landslides, and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) across Pakistan, particularly affecting Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Sindh Provinces. As of 25 July, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reported that the floods have resulted in 312 deaths (including 121 children and 56 women) and some 300 people have been injured since 1 July. More than 10,000 households have been affected, of which 60% are in Balochistan. More than 5,000 houses have been partially damaged and another 3,200 houses have been fully damaged. In addition, around 800 schools (600 in Balochistan alone), 50 bridges and 616 km of road sections have been affected. [...] According to initial assessments in Balochistan, at least 150,000 people require humanitarian assistance and while 30,000 people have been severely affected, and 400 families have been displaced. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority had declared 18 out of a total of 26 districts in Balochistan as calamity-hit areas. (OCHA, 25 Jul 2022)

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), as of 28 July, 357 people died across seven provinces, most of them in Balochistan (106 fatalities), more than 400 sustained injuries, and approximately 23,800 houses have been damaged. Warnings for floods and flash floods have been issued for urban areas in northern Pakistan, including the cities of Islamabad and Peshawar. (ECHO, 29 Jul 2022)

The monsoon season continues to affect several provinces of Pakistan, causing floods, landslides, and severe weather-related incidents, resulting in an increasing scale of humanitarian impact. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), as of 1 August, 478 people have died across seven provinces, most of them in Balochistan (136 fatalities). 536 others have been injured, and more than 36,400 houses were damaged, while more than 24,000 livestock have been lost and more than 950 km of roads damaged. (ECHO, 2 Aug 2022)

In view of persisting calamities caused by floods and heavy rainfall across Pakistan, on 5th August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially requested humanitarian assistance from the UN and international community. According to initial estimates 7 million people across Pakistan have been affected by floods. From a total of 35 districts, 24 districts are declared as calamity hit in the province of which 9 districts are severely affected: Lasbela, Jhal Magsi, Killa Saifullah, Pishin, Noshki, Kachhi, Khuzdar, Kalat and Chaman. The PDMA Balochistan has set up five (5) camps accommodating on average 300-500 families per camp (1,800 – 3,000 individuals/camp). (ECHO, 7 Aug 2022)

As of 4 August, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reported that floods in Pakistan had resulted in 530 deaths (including 199 children and 108 women) and 604 people had been injured since 14 June 2022. Total number of people affected has reached 1 million. More than 42,000 houses have been either fully or partially damaged, while 56,097 hectares of crop area are damaged and over 10,000 people are displaced. (OCHA, 8 Aug 2022)

Resurgence of strong monsoon currents and increased thunderstorms are forecast across Pakistan until 19 August, mostly affecting areas in the south. The severe adverse weather has resulted in the deaths of at least 580 people, including 224 children and 114 women. Nearly 23,000 people have reportedly been displaced from their homes and some 107,000 livestock have perished. The recent Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) analysis of acute food insecurity projects over 955,000 people being food insecure in the flood-affected areas of Balochistan between July and November 2022 (IPC Phase 3 and Phase 4). (OCHA, 12 Aug 2022)

Parts of Pakistan continue to be affected by monsoon rain, which has caused floods, landslides, flash floods, and severe weather-related incidents. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), on 16 August, 635 people died across seven provinces, most of them in Balochistan (196 fatalities). More than 1,010 individuals have been injured, while damage has been reported to at least 72,500 houses. In addition, 110,440 livestock has been lost and more than 2,800 km of roads and 130 bridges have been damaged. (ECHO, 17 Aug 2022)

Over the last 24 hours, 49 deaths were reported, the majority in Sindh, taking the death toll to 777 since mid-June, and 59,665 houses were damaged, taking the total damaged houses to 176,436, mostly in Sindh and Balochistan. According to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), as of 21 August, around 1,868,098 people were rescued, and 317,896 individuals are living in relief camps across the country. In Sindh, as of 20 August, 1,356,863 people are affected, with 309,944 households affected and around 495,381 are displaced due to floods in the province. (ECHO, 22 Aug 2022)

Heavy monsoon rainfall and floods have affected some 2.3 million people in Pakistan since mid-June, destroying at least 95,350 houses and damaging some 224,100 more. Sindh and Balochistan are the two most affected provinces in terms of human and infrastructural impact. Over 504,000 livestock have been killed, nearly all of them in Balochistan Province, while damages to nearly 3,000 km of roads and 129 bridges have impeded access across flood-affected areas. At the request of the Balochistan Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), a multisectoral rapid needs assessment was undertaken in 10 districts of Balochistan to identify priority needs and gaps across sectors. Humanitarian partners are supporting the Government-led response in affected areas, redirecting existing resources to meet the most urgent needs while working to further scale up the response. (OCHA, 23 Aug 2022)

Pakistan continues to be affected by monsoon rainfall, leading to an increased humanitarian impact. On 23-24 August, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reported 73 fatalities (of which 31 in Singh Province), due to floods, landslides, flash floods, and severe weather-related incidents. Since the beginning of the monsoon season (mid-June), more than 900 people have died, and around 1,290 individuals sustained injuries. More than 3 Million persons have been affected by monsoon rains, of which 184,000 have been displaced to relief camps across Pakistan. Damage has been reported to more than 495,200 houses. In addition, 702,100 livestock has been lost and more than 3,000 km of roads and 130 bridges have been damaged. (ECHO, 25 Aug 2022)

The humanitarian situation in Pakistan has deteriorated further over the past two weeks as heavy rains continue to cause flooding, and landslides resulting in displacement and damage across the country. Sixty-six districts have been officially declared to be ‘calamity hit’ by the Government of Pakistan – 31 in Balochistan, 23 in Sindh, nine in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and three in Punjab. 116 districts have been affected, including 66 districts officially declared ‘calamity hit’. At least 937 people were killed and 1,343 people injured since 14 June. Over 218,000 houses have been destroyed and a further 452,000 damaged since 14 June, according to the NDMA. (OCHA, 26 Aug 2022)

The monsoon rainfall continues to affect most of the country causing floods, flash floods, and landslides that resulted in an increasing number of casualties and damage. Over the past 24 hours, a total of 28 people have died (most of them in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), and 48 others have been injured. Since the beginning of the monsoon season 1,061 people of died (including almost 360 children), 1,575 have been injured and more than 33 million people have been affected across Gilgit-Balochistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh. National authorities and humanitarian partners are providing help across the most affected areas. (ECHO, 29 Aug 2022)

In the past 24 hours, 75 people have died (most of them in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) in floods and severe weather-related accidents. According to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), as of 29 August, more than 33 million people have been affected and more than 1 million houses damaged or destroyed. The death toll reached 1,136 people throughout the country. (ECHO, 30 Aug 2022)

The number of damaged and destroyed houses in Pakistan has tripled since the last Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot, with around 950,000 houses impacted as of 27 August. At the province level, since last week the number of damaged/destroyed houses more than tripled in Sindh (to over 807,000 houses) and more than doubled in Balochistan (to nearly 61,500 houses) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (to over 33,200 houses). In Punjab, more than 46,300 houses have been damaged/destroyed, some 18,500 more than a week earlier. A Floods Response Plan has been developed to complement the wider government response and aims to aid some 5.2 million flood-affected people for the next six months. (OCHA, 31 Aug 2022)

Eight more districts have been declared ‘calamity hit’ by the Government of Pakistan, bringing the total to 80 districts. Over 1.1 million houses have now been damaged or destroyed. Some 1,600 km of roads damaged or destroyed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa within the last week. The severe weather has continued to take a direct toll on human lives, with more than 1,200 people reported to have died, including 244 women, 526 men and 416 children. (OCHA, 2 Sep 2022)

Over the past 24 hours, 24 people have died and 115 have been injured following monsoon rains that continues to affect most of Pakistan. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), as of 4 September, more than 1,300 people have died and more than 12,700 have been injured. In addition, almost 632,000 people have been evacuated and more than 33 million affected, most of them in Sindh and Balochistan Province. (ECHO, 5 Sep 2022)

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reports almost 1,400 fatalities and more than 12,700 injuries as of 8 September. In addition, more than 660,000 people are in relief camps, although the displaced population numbers are much higher, and more than 33 million are affected (most of them in Sindh and Balochistan Province). (ECHO, 9 Sep 2022)

Over the past week, around 1,000 km of roads, 23 bridges, and more than 55,300 houses in Pakistan were reported to have been damaged or destroyed. In total, nearly 1.2 million houses have been damaged and some 569,000 houses destroyed, as have nearly 6,700 km of roads and 269 bridges. [...] The number of districts officially notified as being ‘calamity hit’ has risen to 81, with most in Balochistan (32), Sindh (23) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (17). Nearly 800,000 refugees live in calamity-notified districts. Schooling has reportedly been interrupted for more than 3.5 million children nationwide, with some 22,000 schools reportedly damaged and over 5,500 schools being used to host people who have been displaced. (OCHA, 12 Sep 2022)

Over the past 24 hours, 54 people have died (most of them in Sindh Province), and six people have been injured following monsoon rains that continue to affect most of Pakistan. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), more than 1,480 people died, and almost 12,800 have been injured. More than 540,000 people are in relief camps and over 33 million have been affected (most of them in Sindh and Balochistan Province). (ECHO, 14 Sep 2022)

To date, more than 1.14 million houses have been damaged and over 765,000 houses have been destroyed across the country, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), while over 1,500 deaths and more than 12,800 injuries were recorded since mid-June, including 552 children killed and over 4,000 children injured. More than 5,500 undamaged schools are reportedly being used to shelter people who have been displaced. Another 22,000 schools have reportedly been damaged – over 17,400 in Sindh, over 2,300 in Balochistan, over 1,400 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and some 1,250 in Punjab. Preliminary estimates based on currently available data indicate that some 7.6 million people may be displaced due to the heavy rains and floods, including some 575,000 people living in relief camps. (OCHA, 16 Sep 2022)

Nearly 2 million houses have been impacted by the devasted floods as of 19 September, with 788,000 houses partially destroyed and 7.8 million fully destroyed. In addition, some 12,700 km of roads were damaged, and more than 370 bridges were partially damaged or destroyed. In total, 1,559 people have died, and 12,850 have suffered injuries due to the devastating floods. Preliminary estimates based on currently available data indicate that around 7.6 million people may be temporarily displaced. An estimated 973,632 livestock have died as a result of weeks of flooding. The Government has declared 81 districts across Balochistan (32), Sindh (23) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (17), GB (6), and Punjab (3) as calamity hit. Government-led assessments supported by the UN and NGOs are being conducted in the affected provinces and regions with results expected in the coming weeks. UN agencies together with humanitarian partners are supporting the Government and have scaled up assistance in the areas of food, medicines, health, water, sanitation, and essential supplies and non-food items. (OCHA, 20 Sep 2022)

The number of damaged and destroyed houses in Pakistan now exceeds 2 million, with over 1.2 million houses damaged and over 805,000 houses destroyed as of 23 September. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has recorded over 1,600 deaths and more than 12,850 injuries since mid-June, including 579 children killed and over 4,000 children injured. Some 7.9 million people are reportedly displaced due to the heavy rains and floods, including some 598,000 people who are living in relief camps, according to reports by the respective Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) of the affected provinces. [...] Pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children under age five represent the most vulnerable at-risk groups, with estimates indicating that at least 83,000 flood-affected women are pregnant and due to give birth in the coming months. Assessments indicate that some 1,460 health facilities and their contents are damaged. (OCHA, 23 Sep 2022)

Prevalence of water-borne and vector-borne diseases is a growing concern especially in Sindh and Balochistan, where many districts remain inundated. 8.62 million people in 28 assessed districts estimated to be in crisis and emergency phases of food security between September and November 2022, according to preliminary findings from Balochistan, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – including some 5.74 million people in flood-affected districts covered by the assessment. (OCHA, 30 Sep 2022)