Category Archives: Floods

Exclusive: Reflections on the 2010 Pakistan Flood

Heavy Rains and Dry Lands Don’t Mix:Reflections on the 2010 Pakistan Flood By Michon Scott Design by Robert Simmon Each summer, monsoon rains sweep across southwestern Asia, soaking India and Bangladesh. In nearby Pakistan, the rains are usually less intense, … Continue reading

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NASA Earth Observatory: Flood Extent in Pakistan – Update

Monsoon rains are a regular occurrence in parts of Pakistan, but the monsoon rains that arrived in the summer of 2010 were anything but normal. La Niña conditions increased atmospheric moisture, and an unusual pattern in the jet stream trapped … Continue reading

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NASA Observatory: Flood Waters Linger in Pakistan – After 11 Months

Flood waters lingered in Pakistan in late February 2011, roughly seven months after devastating monsoon rains first struck the country. Although significantly lower than in October 2010, and even December 2010, water levels were noticeably higher in February 2011 than … Continue reading

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Of flood rains and resilience: The struggle to survive in the wake of the Pakistan flood disaster

It was an early August morning, and the sun gleamed over the beautiful village of Khurzgh, in Northern Pakistan. As a helicopter prepared to land, the villagers — including young children and women dressed in colourful clothes — ran towards … Continue reading

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Aga Khan University, Pakistan: Focus on IDP women and children

AKU has established camps in Khairpur, Karachi, Matiari, Naushero Feroze, Osta Mohammad and Sukkur. Karachi, Pakistan; September 17, 2010: Health services for women and children displaced by the floods should be first priority as they are most vulnerable to infections … Continue reading

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Public Awareness Video Presentation: Pakistan Flood Disaster 2010

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NASA Earth Observatory: Pakistan’s Flood Update – Near Kashmor, Pakistan

Latest Satellite Images: Flooding near Kashmor, Pakistan By mid-August, the extreme monsoon floods that had overwhelmed northwestern Pakistan had traveled downstream into southern Pakistan. The top image, acquired by the Landsat 5 satellite on August 12, 2010, shows flooding near … Continue reading

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Aga Khan Univesity, Pakistan sends doctors, nurses to flood-hit areas

KARACHI: Several teams of doctors and nurses from Aga Khan University (AKU) have been sent to flood-affected areas across the country. Two teams of volunteers are already in the field. One of them is running an AKU camp and providing … Continue reading

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Smos Satellite Tracks Pakistan Floods

Europe’s “water satellite” has provided a different perspective on the floods in Pakistan. The Smos spacecraft senses the wetness of soils, and its unique instrument has detailed how the earth became saturated in the monsoon rains. The floods, which began … Continue reading

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President phones Prince Karim, Khan pledges full support for flood-victims

President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday called Prince Karim Agha Khan and apprised him of the colossal losses caused by unprecedented floods in Pakistan.The President told Prince Karim Agha Khan that the torrential rains and gushing floods have killed over … Continue reading

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AKU responds to devastating floods in Pakistan

Focusing on its strengths in medical care and community health, AKU is dispatching several volunteer teams of doctors and nurses to flood-affected areas across Pakistan, to help address the health care issues being faced by people displaced by the disaster. … Continue reading

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