Pakistan Flooding, the 2011 sequel: 30 dead, 50,000 homeless, 2 million affected

August 21, 2011 PAKISTAN – Heavy monsoon rains and flooding have reportedly affected over 2 million people in Pakistan’s southern Sindh and eastern Punjab provinces. Local meteorological department predicts more rains in the days ahead, posing a threat to more people in the country. The National Disaster Management Authority says over 200,000 people have been affected in flood-hit areas in interior Sindh. Media quoted the authority as saying 100 villages were flooded in Badin district of Sindh after a breach in a major salinity drain. As a result of the flooding, people have in some cases been left marooned and have to be evacuated by Navy boats. Pakistan’s biggest eastern Punjab province was also affected by monsoon rains and flooding, according to officials. Flooding of the Sutlej river has inundated several villages in Kasur District, Punjab Province. Syed Arshad Hussain, the district coordination officer for Kasur, a city on the eastern side of Punjab bordering India, said that relief centers have been set up in eight locations and the authorities are making all other arrangements to help the affected people. He also said an assessment of needs was under way. There is also a flood threat in other areas of Punjab, where several drainage channels have overflowed. Punjab Natural Disaster Management Authority head Khalid Sher said that emergency has been declared in parts of Sialkot District while agricultural land had been flooded in the Daska administrative unit of the district. The Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast monsoon rains 10 percent higher than normal in northern parts of the country including Upper Punjab. Aid agencies said that they are on standby after sustained rains reportedly affected up to 750,000 people in Punjab and Sindh provinces, killing up to 30 and displacing some 50,000 others, according to an informal assessment by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in some areas of the country. According to an official brief on the flood issue in the country released on August 16, more than one million people have been affected by recent flooding in Sindh. Over 123 flood relief camps have so far been set up to deal with the displaced. –English CRI
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4 Responses to Pakistan Flooding, the 2011 sequel: 30 dead, 50,000 homeless, 2 million affected

  1. May God bless and protect Pakistan.
    Pakistan is facing so many problems at the same time, and I truly admire all the young people who strive daily to reform their country and are active in society life. Without those youngsters Pakistan could not have managed last years flood so well.


  2. Louise says:

    May we hold Pakistan in our Hearts as they are ongoingly challenged.


  3. You are mistaken Third Adam. I heard it more then a hundred times.
    After seeing so much human suffering, I don’t care any more about race, country or religion. The only thing I,m interested is the human in front of me.


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