300,000 Affected by Pakistan Floods

Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) say that more than 300,000 people have been affected by floods in the country since they began late July. At least 108 people have been killed as a result of the flooding and a further 104 people have been injured.

The recent spate of floods in Pakistan began with unusually heavy monsoon rains in late July. Around 20th July the Punjab region was badly hit. At the end of July and start of August, Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Kashmir, tribal region and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa had all suffered from severe flooding, although the floods subsided fairly quickly in almost all regions. See our ealier reports of floods in Pakistan during August here, and the later August floods here.

Over 40 relief camps have been set up to help those displaced or made homeless by the floods. Over 2000 houses have been destroyed in the floods so far. Approximately 145,000 acres of seasonal crop land has been affected

Heavy monsoon rains continued in Pakistan through August. On 12th August, Islamabad saw nearly 20cm of rain in 24 hours. On 14th August Lahore and Sialkot both had 15cm of rain in 24 hours. Further heavy rainfall was expected in Punjab and Kashmir around 17th August.

Below is a video report by AFP: