Pakistan: floods in Balakot

Thursday, August 12, 2010

  • Floods in Balakot, PakistanFlood damage. August 5, 2010 in Balakot, Pakistan.
  • Floods in Balakot, PakistanFlood damage. August 5, 2010 in Balakot, Pakistan.
  • Floods in Balakot, PakistanMobile medical services. A doctor working for ACT member CWS attends to people who have been affected by the flooding.
  • Floods in Balakot, PakistanFlood damage. August 5, 2010 in Balakot, Pakistan. Houses are left precariously overhanging areas that have been washed away by the monsoon floods.
  • Floods in Balakot, PakistanACT member CWS speaking to people affected by the flooding. Damage to housing is a major problem.
  • Floods in Balakot, PakistanA young boy hurt in the monsoon floods is taken for treatment by medical staff of ACT member CWS.
  • Floods in Balakot, PakistanMobile health clinics are being run by medical staff of ACT member CWS to attend to people affected by the monsoon floods.
  • Floods in Balakot, PakistanDamage to housing is particularly significant in low-lying areas close to rivers, areas that are mainly inhabited by the economically most vulnerable population.

Photographs in this set were taken by Ghulam Rasool for ACT member Church World Service -Pakistan/Afghanistan on August 5, 2010 in Balakot, Pakistan. A majority of affected people have left this community where prefabricated shelters had been their home after the 2005 earthquake.