People decry govt inaction as lake threat rises | Dawn News

HUNZA, Jan 23: It is 23 days since the massive landslide hit Atabad village, blocking the Karakoram Highway (KKH), the only land link between China and Pakistan, bringing to a halt the civic and commercial life in Gojal. With the passage of time, shops, stores, and health units are running out of stocks of food and other daily use items and medicines. An artificial lake … Continue reading People decry govt inaction as lake threat rises | Dawn News

Four villages directly affected by landslide in Hunza

Thursday, January 14, 2010 – According to initial disaster assessment report, four villages — Attabad Payeen, Attabad Bala, Sarat and Ayeenabad — were directly affected by the massive landslide in Hunza where thirteen people, including women and children, have been reported dead, while nine are injured and six are still missing. The initial report has been compiled by Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) which is a … Continue reading Four villages directly affected by landslide in Hunza

Monster slide in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley leaves tens of thousands winter-stranded

(K2Climb.net) As rescuers race to find survivors in Haiti, Simone Moro alerts about a natural disaster that passed largely un-noticed by media last week: a massive landslide swept four villages in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley, dammed up the Hunza river with a severe risk of flooding, cut off parts of KKH and left tens of thousands to survive the winter without supplies. via Everest – Mount … Continue reading Monster slide in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley leaves tens of thousands winter-stranded

Press Release: Focus Humanitarian Assistance Provides Relief for Landslide Victims in Hunza, Pakistan

Attabad Village, Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, 13 January 2010 – Focus Humanitarian Assistance is providing relief to four villages in northern Pakistan that were struck by a devastating landslide on 4 January 2010. According to initial disaster assessment reports, Attabad Payeen, Attabad Bala, Sarat and Ayeenabad were directly affected by the massive landslide in Hunza valley, which killed thirteen people and injured nine others. via akdn.org … Continue reading Press Release: Focus Humanitarian Assistance Provides Relief for Landslide Victims in Hunza, Pakistan

FOCUS playing leading role in relief operations at Attabad Hunza

by Zulfiqar Ali Khan HUNZA, January 12: Pakistan chapter of the The Focus Humanitarian Assistance agency, an affiliate of AKDN, is playing a leading role in the relief operations for the affected people of the devastating landslide in Attaabad Hunza that killed 19 people and displaced over 1500 others. “We have provided relief goods of more than 12.5 million to the affected people”, said Salmanuddin, … Continue reading FOCUS playing leading role in relief operations at Attabad Hunza

The Ismaili: Fatal landslide in Hunza Valley threatens to flood villages

A massive landslide in the Hunza Valley on 4 January damaged and buried the villages of Attabad Payeen, Attabad Bala and Sarat in the northern Pakistan territory of Gilgit-Baltistan, killing at least 19 people and rendering over 250 families homeless. Debris and boulders from the landslide have blocked the Hunza River and the Karakorum Highway, the main transportation route in the area. Rising water levels … Continue reading The Ismaili: Fatal landslide in Hunza Valley threatens to flood villages

President Ismaili National Council Pakistan visits disaster hit areas of Hunza

January 12, 2009 – by Zulfiqar Ali Khan: Iqbal Walji, President Ismaili National Council for Pakistan, Chairperson FOCUS Pakistan Khatija Shahban, Vice Chairman FOCUS Hanif Farista visited disaster hit areas of Hunza. Briefing was given by Dr. Khawaja Khan, President Ismaili Regional Council for Hunza. Further coverage at Pamirtimes.net Donate in Attabad Hunza Relief Fund Landslide victims of Gojal Valley running out of food supplies … Continue reading President Ismaili National Council Pakistan visits disaster hit areas of Hunza

Hunza river water rises 4 metres in 24 hours | Dawn.com

By Zulfiqar Ali Khan Saturday, 09 Jan, 2010 HUNZA, Jan 8: The hope for survival of six persons trapped under the debris of landslide faded as search operation was closed on Friday. Geologists and experts from the Focus Humanitarian and Wapda have visited the affected area to find ways for release of water as the Hunza River has been blocked. Talking to Dawn, an expert … Continue reading Hunza river water rises 4 metres in 24 hours | Dawn.com

Landslide disaster at Attabad – Hunza

By Noor Muhammad ⋅ January 7, 2010 The worst happened on January 4 when the already cracked mountain located above a beautiful, tiny, hamlet called Attabad slid off and buried most of the village, along with the people who had chosen to live in it, its cattle, houses, fields and orchards. The land mass that slid off has completely blocked the Hunza River gorge. More … Continue reading Landslide disaster at Attabad – Hunza