Flood in Pakistan

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Type of Event Flood
Location of Event Pakistan
Date of Charter Activation 18 September 2012
Charter Requestor UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNDP
Project Management INPE

Description of the Event

Torrential rain, which began on 5 September, has caused flash floods in Pakistan leaving an estimated one million people homeless. Over 100 people have been reported killed in the floods, and many homes and properties have been inundated.

Agriculture has also suffered due to the flood waters, washing away crops and livestock.

Relief efforts are under-way, but local efforts are hard-pressed to cope with the scale of the floods.

Among the districts affected are: Dera Ghazi Khan, Ghotki, Jaffarabad, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Muzzaffagarh, Nasirabad, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Shikarpur.

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UNITAR/UNOSAT flood analysis report (PDF 5MB)

UNITAR/UNOSAT situation update report (PDF 2MB) - 02/10/2012

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Situation update: Satellite assessment of floods over the city of Jacobabad, Sindh Province, Pakistan

Source: GeoEye-1

Acquired: 28/09/2012

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Overview of flood waters in flood affected districts, Sindh province, Pakistan

Source: RADARSAT-2 (HH)

Acquired: 26/09/2012

Copyright RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2010) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Overview of flood waters in Shikarpur, Sukkur and Khairpur Districts, Sindh Province, Pakistan

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: Pre-crisis: 27/03/2010
Post-crisis: 19/09/2012

Copyright German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2012, Astrium Services/Infoterra GmbH 2012
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Overview of flood waters in Kashmore and Ghotki Districts, Sindh Province, Pakistan

Source: SPOT

Acquired: 20/09/2012

Copyright Astrium Services, Spot Image
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Situation overview: Floods over Jacobabad and Dera Allah Yar Cities, Sindh and Balochistan Provinces

Source: SPOT
TerraSAR-X

Acquired: SPOT: 20/09/2012
TerraSAR-X: 27/03/2010

Copyright Astrium Services, Spot Image
German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2012, Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH 2012 TerraSAR-X images were used
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Situation overview: Floods over Jacobabad and Dera Allah Yar Cities, Sindh and Balochistan Provinces

Source: SPOT
TerraSAR-X

Acquired: SPOT: 20/09/2012
TerraSAR-X: 27/03/2010

Copyright Astrium Services, Spot Image
German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2012, Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH 2012 TerraSAR-X images were used
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT