Monsoon Updates 17 September 2014


Extensive destruction and damage to livelihoods has followed late monsoon rains beginning in the first week of September 2014.  Currently, the worst affected areas are in Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan, and Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK). As the water continues to flow south, areas of northern Sindh are also being impacted.As of September 16, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) estimates 317 people have lost their lives, 47,799 houses have been partially or fully destroyed , and 1.7 million acres of crop area have been damaged due to flooding.

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Copyright: MOJAZ Foundation 2014 Floods

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Government authorities in Sindh have activated early warning mechanisms at provincial and district levels, issuing flood advisories and facilitating evacuation of people living along the riverbed.As water continues to flow southward, NDMA has projected that approximately 3 million people are likely to be affected by the floods in the coming days.
On September 12, NDMA requested support from the humanitarian community to roll out the Multi-sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) in five of the worst-affected districts in Punjab: Jhang, Mandi Bahauddin, Multan, Chiniot and Hafizabad. Target districts were prioritized in coordination with the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) of Punjab.
Data collection is ongoing in the districts from September 17 to 20 and will be crucial to provide an initial overview of the scope of damages and needs in days to come.

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