Thursday, September 16, 2010

Updated: Pakistan Flood Updating

New Update on September 18 2010 UN Seeking help for "largest disaster appeal ever"

Updated by BBC/UN September 14-15 2010

SINDH AREA ALONE(As of 14 Sept. 2010)

At a glance:

* An estimated 7 million people are affected.
* 7,277 villages are affected.
* 1,098,720 houses are damaged.
* 199 deaths and 1,072 injuries are reported.

Breakdown of population affected by floods:

Khairpur: 345,900
Thatta: 878,000
Jamshoro: 250,000
Dadu: 980,000
Ghotki: 132,000
Sukkur: 247,913
Nawabshah: 78,000
Qambar Shahdad kot: 980,500
Kashmore: 615000
Naushahro Feroze: 148,000
Jaccobabad: 892,500
Shikarpur: 778,000
Larkana: 490,000
Matiari: 45,600
Tando Muhammad Khan: 36,578

Map and statistics are from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Hyderabad: 90,500

Punjab (As of 15 Sept. 2010)

Breakdown of population affected by floods:

Bhakkar: 27,866
D. G. Khan: 513,390
Khushab: 359,167
Layyah: 405,258
Mianwali: 705,580
Multan: 154,092
Muzaffargarh: 1,044,759
Rahim Yar Khan: 232,648
Rajanpur: 1,506,361
Jhang: 337,914

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (As of 15 Sept. 2010)

At a glance:

* An estimated 3.8 million persons affected.
* Over 200,000 homes destroyed or damaged; an estimated 786 schools used as shelters.

Breakdown of population affected by floods:

Bannu: 62,255
Buner: 6,416
Charsadda: 574,550
Chitral: 79,044
D. I. Khan: 450,981
Hangu: 52,390
Haripur: 64,738
Karak: 58,211
Kohat: 44,247
Kohistan: 530,666
Lakki Marwat: 32,105
Lower Dir: 206,498
Malakand: 51,527
Mansehra: 26, 138
Mardan: 22,848
Nowshera: 71,221
Peshawar: 270,935
Shangla: 95,599
Swabi: 17,587
Swat: 725,319
Tank: 170,160
Upper Dir: 240,570


* United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Iowa Student leads others in raising funds to help flood affectees
See story and source of photo

MORE related GO here with RECENT Flood DIARY here and OCHA report here

PLZ be sure to come back to this site for WAYS to HELP internationally via the above effort as well as others who are aiding most directly the Pakistanis especially affected by the flooding (and remember, of course these floods affect everyone in Pakistan and are much worse than Haiti, Tsunami and more recent disasters put together. Some estimate that from 1/3 to 1/2 of all Pakistanis are in some ways homeless...) The Edhi Foundation is certainly the group that comes up most often as far as working via highly known and respected outreach as well as through people who know Pakistan well.

Be sure to read the excellent Comment below...and placed as post just under this same 'flood updating' on


Connie L. Nash said...

Plz correct and add any links, facts to help keep me updated on getting out the flood information.

Khurram Ali Shafique said...

Thank you very much for posting all this. There are three things that I have been wanting to say to all friends, known and unknown, in the United States.

Firstly, if you donate any money for flood relief in Pakistan, please donate them through trusted organizations (Edhi Foundation is all-time good, and there are many others which can be found on the Internet).

Governments in every country have their own pros and cons (pun intended), but if help from America actually reaches the masses in Pakistan, it will go a long way in rediscovering that amazing bonding that existed between the two nations since the very beginning, and which has been sadly forgotten by both (maybe due to bad historians).

This was the second thing, and the last but not the least is that money is not the only help that can come to Pakistan from America. There are other things that can also be done:

(a) There is a large Pakistani community residing outside Pakistan and the priority for many of us here is to mobilize that community first. If you could help mobilize the Pakistanis living in America for the cause of flood relief, even that would be GREAT.

(b) Please take out some time learning about the real masses of Pakistan. They may turn out to be telling a very different story than what you know.

(c) Funny it may seem but history of the last seventy years seems to be suggesting that Pakistan and America are destined or doomed to be allies ("the most allied-allies" we were once called). Distasteful for many in America as well as in Pakistan, destiny itself seems to be throwing it upon both of us like "an option you can't refuse". Let's take ourselves more seriously by finding out WHY we have been bonded together alliances wanted or unwanted, one way or another, willingly or nillingly, for so long.

Regards, best wishes and thanks from Pakistan.