Pakistan: Flash Floods Flash Update No.3 (As of 30 April 2024) – OCHA

This is the final report produced by OCHA Pakistan, covering the period from 22 April to 29 April 2024.
• UN Satellite imagery shows 9,000 km² of land appeared to be affected by flood water between 20-24 April 2024.
• At least 1.5 million people were potentially exposed or living close to flooded areas in Pakistan.
• 124 people died (42 males, 31 females, 51 children), 153 people were injured (64 males, 27 females, 62 children) and over 6,000 houses were damaged across Pakistan by unexpected heavy rainfall since 12 April 2024.
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province was affected the most with 82 fatalities (24 males, 20 females, 38 children), 118 sustaining injuries (47 males, 22 females, 49 children), over 3,700 houses damaged, and over 500 livestock perished.
Since the start of heavy rainfall from 12 April in various parts of Pakistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and Balochistan have been most affected. The first wave (April 12 – 24) has resulted in severe losses: 107 deaths, 130 injuries, 464 schools damaged, over 5,000 houses affected, and more than 500 livestock perished nationwide.
The second spell of heavy rains between 28-29 April disproportionately affected Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province causing 17 fatalities (9 males, 3 females, 5 children), 23 injuries (9 males, 3 females, 11 children), 139 damaged houses, 4 damaged schools and over 100 livestock perished in multiple districts of KP.
Heavy rainfall in Balochistan province caused 21 fatalities (8 males, 6 females, and 7 children) and 25 injuries (10 males, 4 females, and 11 children), damaging over 2,200 houses. The rainfall also destroyed 4 bridges, 18 roads, 66 acres of crop areas, and over 140 livestock, according to PDMA Balochistan.
For now, PDMA Punjab reported no additional damages from the rainfall, which had in the last two weeks resulted in 21 deaths (10 males, 5 females, 6 children) and 5 injuries (1 male, 2 females, 2 children).
Besides the aforementioned damages, the flash floods also caused extensive damage to vast area of crops, particularly the wheat crop, which was ready for harvest. This has resulted in significant economic losses for local farmers and communities, compounding the losses from the rain-related incidents.


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