Pakistan

Pakistan's Space Agency conducts training on rescue operations

SUPARCO, the National Space Agency of Pakistan, host of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Pakistan, conducted a hands-on training on the COSPAS-SARSAT programme to enhance the capabilities of search and rescue operators in

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Mon, 03/09/2012 - 09:23
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Pakistan expands glacier monitoring network

Pakistan is expanding its glacier monitoring network into the higher Himalayas to better assess climate change impacts in the upper Indus basin and related flood hazards. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, helped the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) establish on 10 June the country’s highest automatic weather monitoring station, costing US$ 20,000, at

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Wed, 17/08/2011 - 14:50

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Remote sensing based tech being introduced to forecast floods

An advanced level remote sensing based climate and flood warning technology is being introduced to upgrade flood management of Pakistan. The project will help build the capacity of Pakistan Meteorological Department and other agencies responsible for flood forecasting, early warning and management at the national, provincial and district levels, a senior official said here on Friday.

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Fri, 12/08/2011 - 16:51

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Conference on data sharing: Muslim states asked to harness their potential

Islamic countries must come together and devise a mechanism to share satellite data amongst each other for better disaster management and faster development.

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Thu, 14/07/2011 - 14:37

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New UNESCO project aims to improve early warning for floods in Pakistan

As part of its efforts to help Pakistan tackle natural disasters, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and partners have launched a project to upgrade the

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Thu, 14/07/2011 - 12:39

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Pakistan flood disaster 'predictable'

Last year's disastrous floods in Pakistan could have been minimized if European weather monitors had shared their data and it had been properly processed, U.S. researchers said Monday.

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Wed, 02/02/2011 - 16:47

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UN-SPIDER SpaceAid: Available Space-based Information for: Flood in Pakistan

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Status Update: 27/08/2010

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Flood in Pakistan

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At least 43 killed as a result of monsoon rains and flooding across the country.

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Flood in Pakistan

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FL-2010-000141-PAK

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Pakistan

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22/07/2010
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Tropical Cyclone in Pakistan

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GDACS issued red alert as Tropical Cyclone PHET-10 of Saffir-Simpson Category 4 affected 295 thousand people with winds above 39mph (63 km/h) and 16.4 million people with hurricane wind strengths (74mph or 119 km/h). In addition, 164 thousand people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.

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Tropical Cyclone in Pakistan

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TC-2010-000108-PAK

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02/06/2010
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Floods in Pakistan

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On 4 January 2010, a massive landslide triggered nearly 1.5 KM wide blockage (referred to as the ‘Dam’) across Hunza River and Karakoram Highway (KKH) at Ataabad, 15 KMs east of Karimabad ( Hunza-Nagar district). Loss of life in Attabad was prevented through timely evacuations. However, humanitarian consequences of the disaster are:-
· 20 died in an adjoining village of Sarat and 7 were injured;

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11/05/2010
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