Extenment Of Crisis In Baluchistan

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 Extent of Crisis: Between late July and early August 2010, Baluchistan, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province of northern Pakistan experienced their worst floods in 80 years. Flash floods and continuous heavy rain during the country’s seasonal monsoon have as a result, “affected over 14 million people, killed around 1,550 people, and have injured about 2,000 others.” In addition, “around 6 million people have lost their homes and are in need of shelter.” According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The Pakistan Meteorological Department reports that, “in one week, KPK alone received over 9,000 millimeters of rainfall, over ten times the …show more content…
o Support temporary shelter: Tents and reinforced plastic sheeting can provide short-term support as people recover from the floods. However, they cannot provide long-term support. In addition, it is vital that people are able to receive immediate health service access. Also, shelter can temporarily protect the belongings of people, however, repair efforts must make haste as political tensions can ruin the relief efforts. o Setting up water filtration systems and healthcare: Water filtration is needed as humans can only survive for around “3 hours in a harsh environment without clean drinking water and around 3 days even with shelter provided.” (Binns) In addition, the overall health of the displaced civilians must be taken care of by providing enough health clinics for a temporary housing area in order to support the large displaced population. They must provide basic healthcare, family planning, infant delivery specialists in case of pregnant displaced persons, treatments for malaria, diarrhea, cholera, …show more content…
For example, the United States, was physically hit worse by floods caused by the hurricanes along its southern border, however, it received less of a devastating effect due to its better infrastructure, government aid, prevention measures, better economy, etc. In addition, no mortal can control the weather. Consequently, the recommendations listed above have swift deadlines. The reasoning behind this is because the sooner the building of better housing infrastructure is completed, the sooner the most probable threat for this region can be averted better than it was in previous years. However, these “low-income” housings will have an expensive cost and will require extensive work from employees and volunteers. But, with continuous support, the temporary housing can be completed in time to reduce the costs of other support systems such as health costs that come with large populations and lack of sanitary conditions. Additionally, there are also other short-term plans (not the main point, but are still recommendations worth mentioning) that can be performed in the upcoming months to help reduce the effects of future flooding. An example, to reduce the impact of heavy rainstorms by combatting the lack of natural protection against soil erosion which caused multiple landslides in the

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