Gilgit, May 21: Around 20,000 people have been sifted ffrom their houses to IDP camps in Hunza – Nagar and Gilgit districts, as part of the preparatory measures undertaken to safeguard human lives in the wake of a highly potential flooding that might be caused by outburst of overtoping of the lake formed on River Hunza.
Pakistan Army, Government of GB, FOCUS Pakitan – an AKDN affiliate, Pakistan Red Crescent Society and other NGOs are taking part in the evacuation and relief activities.
Majority of the IDPs have been shifted to relief camps while many are living with families and relatives at safer locations.
This is the biggest humanitarian crisis in the history of Gilgit – Baltistan.
The flooding, if it takes place, is likely to destroy thousands of Kanals of land, thousands of houses, markets, hundreds of miles of the Kakoram Highway, and hundreds of thousands of trees in the downstream areas.