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Pakistan Flood Situation Report-WHO

Pakistan Flood Situation Report-WHO

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Pakistan Floods Situation Report # 4
Saturday 7 July 2007
Highlights
 
Another weather system is developing in the Bay of Bengal and moving in
 
North West direction from India that would bring in moderate to heavy rains
 
within the next 3-4 days in the upper Punjab and Kashmir region. The overallsituation of dams and reservoirs remains under control.
 
Flood waters are moving southward, lowering the water levels in some areasby resulting in damage to those downstream in districts Dadu and Kambar of 
 
Sindh province.
 
A joint cross-sectoral assessment of the affected areas is being undertaken bythe NDMA with the assistance of UN agencies and NGO partners.Preliminary assessment results are expected to be available by Thursday July12.
 
The Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Cell has created an emailaddress for coordination with health partners:
hepr.pims@hotmail.com
 
SummaryCyclone Yemyin in Baluchistan
 
In District Gwadar the most severely affected areas are Pasni and Ormaratehsils. Pasni is affected throughout while Ormara has six union councils badlyaffected. Many people are still stuck in flood areas.
 
In Chaghai, one of the largest districts in Pakistan, there is still no access to theaffected areas and therefore there is no reliable estimate of the damages andrelief requirements.
 
In district Khuzdar 25 dead bodies have been recovered and 120 persons arestill missing. Rescue operations are being carried out by Frontier Constabularyand local communities.
 
Naushki town was cut off from Quetta for three days as the bridge connectingNaushki with Quetta and other parts of Chaghai district was submerged inflood water. In Naushki, no loss of life or injuries were reported, howeverthere are reports of road and house damage in Asiabwan, Jamaldini, Mengal,Sardar Badini, Qadir Abad, Qazi Abad (Naushki Town) Gharib Abad
 
Pakistan Floods Health Situation Report # 4 2World Health Organization Country Office, Islamabad, Pakistan 7 July 2007
 (Naushki Town) and many villages of Kishingi. Poultry farms and crops havealso been reported as sustaining significant damage.
 
Crops and agricultural land has been heavily damaged in Baluchistan. Sheepand cattle have been lost. Most of the agricultural land and standing cropshave been destroyed in areas of Nagar, Dat, Killi Adul Khaliq, Cheel Garasha,Tabra and Grasha (district Khuzdar).
 
The district administration in Khuzdar has distributed 200 bags of foodscontaining floor (20kg) Ghee, cooking oil, sugar (5kg), lentils (3kg), teapackets and rice (5kg).
 
In district Chaghai
t
he DCO office has distributed 200 packets of food in theaffected people in accessible areas.
Quboo Saeed Khan Highway, district Kambar Sahahdadkot, Sindh
Rain Storm and Floods in Sindh
 
More than 50 cases of Dengue Fever including 2 deaths have been reported inKarachi.
 
HEOC Karachi and WHO are trying to fully establish and strengthen theDisease Early Warning System (DEWS) in Sindh.
 
10 Union Councils, comprising 25% the area of districts Kambar andShahdadkot have been affected by the floods. About 10% of the total districtpopulation is estimated to be affected.
 
Flood water from the northern parts of district Kambar are moving south andaffecting new areas. Areas in the south from taluka Warah of district Kambar
 
Pakistan Floods Health Situation Report # 4 3World Health Organization Country Office, Islamabad, Pakistan 7 July 2007
 to Mehar and Fareedabad in Dadu are likely to be affected by these waterswithin few days. The draining water from the north is also expected to reachthe already filled Manchar Lake in the next few days, which could potentiallyaffect the surrounding communities.
 
U.Cs Dost Ali and U.C. Ghabi Dero in district Kambar are 67 % and 100%submerged. However, all the people have been evacuated.
Monsoon Rains in North-West Frontier Province (NWFP)
 
In Tank flood water has caused damages in several villages of the District,however, no loss of life has been reported. The Tank- Pezu and Tank–D.I.Khan road is closed for traffic.
 
In Haripur District, two women died as their houses collapsed and anotherthree have been injured.
 
The Relief Commissioner, NWFP has provided 100 tents in district Chitralthat are being transported to the Sonoghore area by the District CoordinationOfficer. Food items were distributed among 120 families and another 2448 kgsof food items have been sent to Sonoghore by DCO for distribution amongstthe affected communities.
 
300 packets of dry ration, 2500 kg rice and 120 tents are being transported toDistrict Tank today from the warehouse of Provincial Relief Commissioner,NWFP.
 
In district D. I. Khan, the D.C.O. has purchased and distributed food itemsworth Rs. 550,000/- amongst the flood affected communities. The DCO hasalso distributed 111 tents to the affected communities.
Health impact
Baluchistan
 
In Khuzdar, eleven people have been injured and ten dead. Many houses andboundary walls have collapsed. Some areas are not approachable: Grouk, partof Hazarj Ganji and Dat.
 
 
In Chaghai, one casualty has been officially reported by the District of a 10years old child. Communication is badly affected with road links damagedtelephone lines inoperable in the district.
 
EDO (H) in district Nasirabad reports that most people have moved from theirhouses to Bacha Band (UC Kohna Tamboo and Baba Kot) and Magsi Shaikh.Four health units remain flooded (BHU New Mir Wah, BHU RD 50 MagsiShakh, CD RD 40 Magsi Shakh and CD RD 75 Magsi Shakh) and access tothese health facilities is not possible.

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