2013 Monsoon floods hit Pakistan. 2400 homes destroyed

August 19, 2013 / OnetoAnother / Flood Reconstruction

Large parts of Pakistan have again been affected by the flash floods caused by heavy rainfall in the past 2 weeks. OnetoAnother's team has been monitoring the situation after the Muzaffargarh district, where OnetoAnother has been working for the past 3 years, was put on flood alert by government officials . In Muzaffargarh, the people of 116 villages have already been warned to shift to safer places with their belongings.  Muzaffargarh district is where OnetoAnother has built over 180 homes since 2010 when the worst floods in the history of Pakistan occurred. At the moment there is still high water levels in the Chenab river as the water has level risen to 418,500 cusecs.
Image courtesy of Act Alliance and Church World Service-Pakistan/Afghanistan (CWS-P/A
Data collected from Tribune.com.pk
Areas that have been particularly affected include Sialkot, Chiniot, Jhang, Narowal, Sargodha and Rajanpur. According to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) over 770 villages have been affected with 2482 houses partially damaged and 2374 houses completely destroyed. Many farmers have been badly hit as the floods have destroyed crop fields. OnetoAnother continues to monitor the situation closely.

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