Flooding and Pakistan
causes, impact and risk assessment
In July and August 2010, Pakistan was hit by an extreme rainfall event, leading to a devastating flood. The impact of this flood is huge, about 1800 people were killed and about 21 million people have been affected by the disaster. In total 160,000 square kilometers of Pakistan's most fertile crop land is inundated by the floods, 200,000 herd of livestock are killed and massive amounts of grain are washed away. As we speak, flood waters are still spreading, inundating large areas of agriculture land and demolishing buildings on its way downstream.