Daily Assessment Updates on Torrential Rain and Flood Situation in Pakistan
August 23, 2010
Over the course of July and early August 2010, Pakistan experienced the worst monsoon-related floods in living memory. Heavy rainfall, flash floods and riverine floods have devastated large parts of Pakistan since the arrival of seasonal monsoon rains on 22 July, 2010. Latest estimates indicate that around 20 million people have been affected by the floods. Assessments are ongoing to ascertain the scale of damages in the affected areas. The official death toll has risen to 1,343, with 1,588 people now reported as injured. The latest NDMA report indicates that over 722,000 houses have been either damaged or destroyed. But the figures may rise further as information from different parts is yet to come.
Details damage assessment is going on across Sindh and Southern Punjab by UN-OCHA and SPO is also part of joint assessment in Sindh. Data currently available indicates that Shikarpur, Kashmore, Jacobabad, Khairpur, Dadu and Naushahro Feroze have been the hardest hit districts in Sindh. Similarly, districts Layyah, D.G. Khan, Muzzafargarh and Rajanpur are hardest hit districts in southern Punjab.
The flood wave continues to make its way through the southern province of Sindh, where millions have been affected from the combined impact of torrential rains and unprecedented water levels in the rivers.
Through rapid assessments, humanitarian agencies are identifying desperate needs of affected communities and so far identified desperate needs include: food, clean drinking water and purification materials, emergency health services, tents and shelter kits, cooking sets, mosquito nets, and other non-food items (NFI).
In order to facilitate coordinated humanitarian response in the affected areas and enable humanitarian organizations to have substantial planning for their humanitarian activities, SPO, with the support of its partner organizations, initiated rapid assessments in the affected areas and share it with relevant stakeholders in the form of daily update. Date-wise situational update and rapid assessments of damages caused by torrential rains and floods are available on SPO website and can be accessed on URL https://www.spopk.org.
Daily update for 23rd August 2010, providing details of SPO’s response to the emergency situation and relief activities being carried out for mitigation of the miseries of affected communities across the country, is provided below:
SPO intervention in Flood affected areas till August 23, 2010
Keeping in view the essential needs of displaced communities, SPO teams besides coordination of humanitarian efforts at Provincial levels in Baluchistan -Quetta, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Peshawar and AJK – Muzafarabad, have initiated various humanitarian interventions. Hither to following activities have been carried out and reported:
Relief Camp at Boys Degree College Qasimabad
SPO Hyderabad has established a relief camp at Boys Degree College, Qasimabad. The camp is accommodating 441 individuals from the flood affected districts of upper Sindh. SPO Hyderabad, with the support of partner organizations and individual philanthropists, is providing 3 times food, NFI and medical services at this camp since camps establishment on 17th August 2010. .
SPO Hyderabad team members; Ms. Shazia Junejo; Program Specialist and Mr. Shafique Ahmed Kandhro; Program Officers are managing the affairs of Relief Camp. They are also leading resource mobilization drive to meet the needs of camp residence.
The camp was visited by GEO news channel team and they prepared documentary on this camp which was aired on 21 August, 2010. Numbers of meetings are conducted with other civil society organizations and district government for resource and service mobilization. Planning is in process to conduct classes for children at camp along with the awareness sessions for women specifically on health and hygiene. In order provide recreational activities for youth, sports activities for the children will also be started within a couple of day.
Following is the consolidated status of the mobilized resources;
Name of Donor
Pak Social Welfare Org (SPO Partner Organization)
40 packets of food Items. 1 packet per
100 kg rice
200 suits of women and children
JUI (SPO partner political party in steering committee)
5 degs of cooked food
400 packets of raw food. 1 pack per family
225 suits for women and children
600 bottles of mineral water
200 packets of 1 kg milk
One full day camp installed there.
Javed Jabbar ( SPO BoD member)
Shazia’s (SPO Hyderabad) family
40 suits for women and children
Afsana (SPO Hyderabad)
20 suits for women and children
Hamdam Social Welfare Organization (SPO Partner organization)
1 day Medical camp
KTN News channel
100 food packets (1 packet per family)
Indus Rural Development Organization (SPO Partner Organization)
20 packets food (1 pack per family)
100 packets of milk (1/4 kg packets)
Jamali Welfare Association (SPO Partner Organization)
10 volunteers of Active Citizens’ Program of British Council
Volunteer services in camp management and registration
SPO Multan has collected information related damage assessment from the office District Disaster Management Rajanpur, and same is shared herewith for the use of humanitarian organization planning their humanitarian response in the area.
Updated as on 19 August, 2010 at 10:00 am
19,14, 834 acres
(as per census of 1998)
(as per census of 31-12-2009)
Loss of Lives
Total Villages affected
Total Area affected (acres)
Total Crops Area affected (acres)
Cattle Head Lost
No. of Relief Camps established
Fodder for animals
Livestock Treated (Large & Small animals) since 1.6.10