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Pakistan: Flood: 2005/07/02 Country Information on DRR

Period 2005/07/02
Country or District Pakistan
Event Type Flood
Outline Authorities in Pakistan central city of Lahore were struggling Saturday with the aftermath of the first heavy monsoon rains, which submerged vast areas and killed at least eight people.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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OCHA Situation Report No. 5 2005/07/26
The water levels in the main rivers in Punjab have started receding after causing damages in the districts of Layyah, Bhakkar, Muzaffargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur. The main thrust of the flood, having passed through Punjab has now entered Sindh at Guddu and Sukkur. The water level at Sukkur Barrage is reported to be on rise. However, according to the officials concerned, there is no threat of flood in the catchment areas of Guddu and Sukkur barrages.

IRIN News 2005/07/22
A second massive surge of water into the River Indus over recent days has caused extensive damage to houses and fields while passing through the southern belt of Pakistan's Punjab province. At least 29 people have died, while over 452,000 were reported affected in more than 1,050 villages and small settlements across 14 flood-hit districts of Punjab since rivers started swelling in early July, according to a statement by the central Emergency Relief Cell (ERC) in the capital, Islamabad.

IRIN News 2005/07/20
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is preparing to distribute some 7,850 food packs amongst the flood affected people in the northern parts of the country, where heavy flooding over past four weeks have displaced some 10,000 persons while an estimated 45,000 left in immediate need of food support.

IRIN News 2005/07/18
More than 30 people have been killed, while over 460,000 people in low-lying areas of Pakistan have been affected by three weeks of flooding, according to the central Flood Relief Cell (FRC) in the capital, Islamabad.

OCHA Situation Report No. 4 2005/07/18
Sindh: According to the Emergency Relief Cell, the recent floods have affected a total of 4791 persons, 74 villages of 4 districts of Sindh province. NWFP: Some more areas have been inundated and a few wooden bridges washed away due to the sudden rise of water in the River Chitral, which has also damaged a number of houses completely and a few partially in the village of Mastuj. Punjab: According to the official statement, the recent floods have affected 12 districts of Punjab province. During the flood period, 17 persons lost their lives; 963 villages and 405,142 persons were affected; 20,306 houses damaged; 239 cattle lost; and 309,217 acres of crops were also destroyed.

OCHA Situation Report No. 3 2005/07/13
Although the floodwater has been receding in Northern Areas, NWFP and upper Punjab, water levels in Kabul and Swat rivers have started rising again on July 11. In Southern Punjab, River Chenab is flooding and has inundated low-lying areas and villages. In Sindh province, the Indus River is also flooding with a rising tendency.

OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2005/07/08
In NWFP, the worst affected districts are Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera where 79 villages have been seriously affected. Two persons were killed and the total number of displaced and in need of food aid in three districts is estimated to be 40,000 persons including 12,070 Afghan Refugees. A total of 1,805 houses have been damaged, out of which 468 have been destroyed. Standing crops on almost 26,943 acres have been destroyed. The floods have also damaged water infrastructure and drinking water sources in the most affected areas.

IRIN News 2005/07/11
At least 17 people have been killed and an estimated 400,000 affected following a week of flooding along the Indus and Chenab rivers in Punjab, Pakistan's largest province, according to the provincial relief department.

IRIN News 2005/07/07
Flood-affected populations along 60 to 70 km of the Kabul River in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) remain in dire need of daily rations and shelter, according to humanitarian workers in the Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera districts of the province. There's also a high risk of disease outbreak in the absence of proper medical facilities as stomach and skin related diseases are on increase in flood-hit areas.

IRIN News 2005/07/05
At least five people have been killed and nearly 10,000 people have been displaced after two weeks of heavy flooding in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP), the provincial relief department said on Monday.

Pakistan Times 2005/07/04
With consistent heavy rains in diverse areas of Pakistan, rivers swelled at multiple sites, inundating a large terrain, mostly the rural one - uprooting people in almost five digits on Monday.

BBC News 2005/07/05
Water in two major rivers in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province has started to recede after a fortnight of flooding, officials in the area say. They say water levels in the swollen Kabul and Swat rivers are down by 30%. But the situation in southern Dera Ismail Khan district remains grave.

OCHA Situation Report 2005/07/01
In parts of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP), extensive flooding occurred due to hot temperatures, with unusually high volumes of snowmelt in the Hindu Kush Mountains overflowing the rivers. The United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office in Islamabad has reported that the water level was rising and the flood situation was likely to worsen. There is extensive damage to property and standing crops, but no life has been lost so far.

Khaleejtimes 2005/07/02
Eight killed as heavy monsoon rains wreak havoc in central Pakistan