Climate change threatens disaster in Gilgit-Baltistan
Floods, GLOFs (glacial lake outburst flood), rock sliding, avalanches, land slips, earthquakes… that’s the list of natural disasters threatening Ghizer district in Pakistan’s Himalayan region of Gilgit-Baltistan as the effects of climate change slowly take root.
All three geographic zones of the district, located in the western edge of Gilgit-Baltistan, are prone to hydro-meteorological hazards during spring, summer and winter, says a report jointly prepared by the Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The report, the first such on the district comprising the Phander, Yasin, Gupis, and Ishkomen valleys, was prepared after meticulous field exercises and the collection of secondary data.
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