Heavy rains have resulted in urban and flash floods, landslides, and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) across Pakistan, particularly affecting Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Sindh Provinces. As of 27th August, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reported that the floods have resulted in 1.033 deaths (including 348 children and 207 women). More than 267,000 houses have been partially or completely damaged, around 800 schools (600 in Balochistan alone), were damaged and 120 bridges and 2,516 km of road sections have been affected.
Over 220,000 homes have been destroyed. A staggering 33 million people had been badly affected by the flooding according to local government, while the Pakistan’s disaster agency has said nearly 220,000 homes were destroyed and half a million more badly damaged.
Prior to the most recent monsoon rains, authorities had confirmed that 977km of road infrastructure and 61 bridges have been destroyed, the situation has worsened with the most recent monsoon rains, which poses an even more severe threat to the lives of millions of people.
Without access to urgent medical aid, food, clean water, and adequate shelter, those who have fled to higher ground will be at even more risk.