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Winter Emergency: Sitrep No. 5 (24 January 2020)


  • There has been no further increase in reported deaths or house damages while a slight increase in injuries due to the recent avalanche and snow/rain spell in four affected provinces of Pakistan. So far, the highest number of deaths were reported in P.A.K. (79) and Balochistan (21), followed by Khyber Pakthunkhwa (5) and Gilgit Baltistan (2). According to data compiled from authorities, around 1 million people have been affected while the total number of people in the affected districts stands at 2.5 million.
  • More than 1,000 houses were damaged in Balochistan, mainly due to land sliding and heavy snow in 11 notified districts of Balochistan. Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has identified four (4) additional districts as affected. The total tehsils affected are 37 in 15 districts.
  • A rapid needs assessment is being carried out starting 29-30 January in Balochistan by humanitarian partners, UN agencies with the support of PDMA.
  • Access to remote areas / villages is still limited as link roads are being cleared in the affected provinces. Food and NFIs are being distributed by the district/provincial authorities in the affected areas.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
31 Jan 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
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