Flood in Pakistan


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

Source: glidenumber

Monsoon rains continued in most parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, while rain was forecasted for Sindh sometime late on Thursday.At least 12 people were killed in Lahore and other parts of northern Punjab and more than 16 were injured. In Lahore, 10 people reportedly lost their lives in rain-related incidents. A child was electrocuted in Lahore’s Chongi Amar Sadhu area, while a man died after the roof of his house collapsed in Manawan, reports quoted police sources as saying.
Another man was electrocuted while 16 people were injured in two separate rain-related incidents in the city.
Several localities came under knee-deep rain water in different parts of Lahore and people had difficult performing doing daily chores.
Rain-related incidents also led to casualties in Gujranwala, Sargodha, Mandi Bahauddin, Daska, Faisalabad, Murree, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu and Sialkot.

Source: hamariweb

Latest Update: Flood in Pakistan

Latest Government estimates put the number of people affected by the floods at almost 14.5 million (National and Provincial Disaster Management Authorities, 13 August). Assessments to establish the degree to which affected populations are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance continue. The official death toll has risen to 1,384, with 1,680 people reported as injured. Over 722,000 houses have been either damaged or destroyed.

The situation in Sindh Province in the South has deteriorated, with both the first and second waves of floods along the Indus River now moving through parts of the province. Latest Government estimates indicate that 1.5 million people have been affected. This number is expected to rise further. Large parts of Upper Sindh are underwater. The Pakistan Meteorological Department has warned of xceptionally high flood levels on the Indus at Guddu and Sukkur, threatening renewed inundation in Khairpur, Jacobabad, Ghotki, Sukker, Larkana, Nawabshah, Hyderabad and Naushahro Feroze districts, all of which have been badly affected by the first wave of flooding. 300,000 civilians were evacuated from Jacobabad on 13 August in anticipation of the arrival of the second flood wave. Meanwhile the first wave continues to cause flooding further downstream in Hyderabad and Thatta districts. Hundreds of thousands of people are believed to be on the move in Sindh alone. Staff in the field report that districts in the North of the Province that have been hosting affectees, do not have more capacity to absorb additional people.

For the latest updates, assessments and emergency response please go to: UNOCHA


SpaceAid - Available Space-based Information for:
Floods in Pakistan (May 10 - ongoing) 


Status Update: 04/06/2010



Focal Point: Mr. Shirish Ravan
Email: un-spiderspaceaid [at] unoosa.org (@unoosa.org)


Contact Points in Pakistan

Christian Cricboom
Information Management Officer
United Nations Office for the Coordination of the Humanitarian Aid (UNOCHA)
UN House #12, Street #17, F-7/2, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
tel: +92-51-835-5624
cell: +92-302-851-3207
Email: cricboom [at] un.org


Coordinates of affected areas (AOI)

Geographical Coordinates for Charter activation request

Upper Right :
Lat:    36°28'54.73"N
Long: 74°55'14.06"E

Lower Left :
Lat: 35°21'55.28"N
Long: 74° 4'56.19"E

International Charter Space and Major Disasters

International Charter:
Activation requested on 12/05/2010
Activation Request accepted: 12/5/2010
Link: http://www.disasterscharter.org

Project Manager:
François Boubila
EO Science and Applications Department D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei, Casella Postale 64
00044 Frascati (RM) ITALY
Tél: +39 06941 80615


Activated in March 2010
Contact: SAFER Focal Point
email: safer-focalpoint [at] infoterra.fr
Project Report: www.emergencyresponse.eu/site/docs_wsw/RUB_30/20100512_ProjectReport_HunzaDam_I1.pdf
KMZ file attached below


Reference Map

attached below

Space-based resources:


Satellite TaskingNo




Center Lat/Long












SPOT-5 17/5/2010  Scheduled CNES


RADARSAT 15/5/2010  Acquired



ENVISAT-ASAR  19/5/2010  ScheduledESA 


Quickbird 16/5/2010


WorldView-01 17/5/2010
7WorldView-02 14/5/2010
   21/2/2010 ArchiveAcquiredBrowse Image
8ASTER ongoing monitoring    

Other Space based Information:

NASA Earth Observatory

Situation Reports:

Check the attached word document


Other Links:

Hunza Landslide Relief Support.  A site created by the Google Map Maker community (local mappers in Pakistan)
Link: www.local.com.pk/hunza