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Chitral Floods 2015: Recovery Needs Assessment

Chitral, a land of mountains and glaciers, was hit by worst floods during July – August 2015. These The data and field visit reports that most of the Road, unprecedented floods spread devastation beyond Bridges, Irrigation Water Supply Systems, Power proportions and most of the Chitral and Mastuj Generation Stations, Agriculture, Livestock, Private Subdivisions were destroyed. The major cause of Business and Schools were destroyed. This has not floods was torrential rain and Glacial Lake Outburst only brought in physical damages but also economic Floods (GLOF); there are sub factors such as excessive devastation to already economically compromised deforestation and grazing that contributed heavily to communities. mud slides. Chitral has a strategic geopolitical location as it borders Afghanistan (475 KM).

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