Floods in Pakistan (2022-08-29)

Collection: CEMS-RM : CEMS Rapid Mapping 


Activation time (UTC): 2022-08-29 10:50:00
Event time (UTC): 2022-08-25 19:00:00
Event type: Flood (Riverine flood)

Activation reason:
Pakistan is experiencing abnormal monsoon rainfall nearly ten times higher than usual, resulting in uncontrollable urban and flash floods, landslides, across the country. Gaining a full picture of the scale of the disaster is difficult as many affected areas remain inaccessible due to inundated and damaged road networks. The floods caused by the monsoon rains since mid-June 2022 has affected Balochistan, Sindh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Punjab, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) provinces of Pakistan. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) as of the 26th August 2022, ca. 4.25 million people are directly affected by the floods as of today. The Ministry of Climate Change asserts that 30 million people are left without shelter. According to official reports, as of August 26, a total of 215,997 people are displaced in Government established relief camps. The initial damages show ca. 670,328 houses are fully or partially damages, the majority in Sindh followed by Balochistan. About 600 out of the total 800 schools affected by the floods are in Balochistan.

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2022): Floods in Pakistan (2022-08-29). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:


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Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping Activation [EMSR629]: Floods in Pakistan (2022-08-29)
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