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LHO Rapid Assessment Report on District Chitral Floods, July 2015

The torrential rains started on 16th July have triggered floods and glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) events throughout the District of Chitral. The flood started at the midnight on the 15th and 16th of July 2015 in different villages of Sub Divisions i) Chitral and ii) Mastuj of District Chitral. The flood is continuously flowing till date and ratio of damages and losses are expected to rise higher with the each day passing under flood conditions and rain forecast till 30th July 2015. The recent disaster in Chitral has caused severe damages to the road and bridges infrastructure. It has cut off the affected areas from humanitarian access to attain real time need assessment and front foot mapping of the affected particularly those more exposed to vulnerability and damages of the flood. The situation is also hampering the process of assistance to the affected and might be a potential limitation in future humanitarian initiatives and responses. Lawari Humanitarian Organization (LHO) being a native organization belonging to Dir Upper deployed its regional team of volunteers to Chitral on 17th of July 2015. The objective of LHO team was to extend emergency support to flood affected of Chitral for their evacuation from flood areas to safe places in surrounds. LHO conducted the need assessment in consultation with WFP provincial Office while implying UN-WFP VAM criteria and tools. The main purpose of this preliminary assessment was to get a better understanding/analysis of the vulnerability caused to populations in different Sub Divisions, Tehsils, UCs and Villages of District Chitral.
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Assessment Date(s): 
17 Jul 2015
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Lawari Humanitarian Organization
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