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In 2005, Pakistan experienced a sudden rise to record high temperatures during a short spell of time, touching 52o Celsius (125.6o Fahrenheit) in some parts. Earlier this year, the areas had received record snowfalls on the northern mountain peaks, recharging the glaciers.
The sudden rise in temperature resulted in an exaggerated snow melts in the Nstan. This resulted in very high level of flash floods in all rivers of the North West Frontier orthern Areas of PakiProvince (NWFP) and the Federally Administered Northern Areas (FANA).
The rivers Kabul, Swat and Indus, along with received this untimely flood of that high level, the area normally receiving flood during July-August, after the summer monsoon. The cumulative effect of these swollen rivers and flood was ultimately passed on to the southern part. This resulted in massive devastation and large scale displacements of local populations.

BRC carried out an assessment of affected regions in Federally Administered Northern Areas, and in districts of Multan and Layyah. BRC’s initial assessment reports indicated that hundreds of animals of livestock were at risk of perishing due to starvation and epidemics of diseases in the remote flood affected areas of Pakistan.

BRC’s team coordinated with local authorities and general public and delivered antibiotics, pain killers and food supplements to cattle, sheep and goat flocks through treatment camps, set and visited by local and experienced veterinarians. Hundreds of Livestock heads, stranded at different areas of Charsadda, Nowshehra, Peshawar (NWFP), Layyah and Multan (Punjab), were also provided with emergency veterinary treatment and fodder. UN estimated that about 400,000 people and a much higher number of the livestock heads were affected by these floods.

Northern Areas

The centre constituted five teams, which established 12 relief camps in different parts of the flood effected districts of Gilgit, Naltan happer, Danyon, Baseen, Ushkan Das, Raheem Abad, Gulmit (Wazeerabad), Shakhindas, Barsat, Khizar, Astore. The teams could treat and cure 9,098 livestock heads, falling in following categories.

Type of animal
Number
Calves
267
Cows
886
Dog
1
Donkey
59
Goat
5746
Horse
53
Ox
5
Sheep
2037
Yak
44
Total
9098

Northern Western Frontier Province

A total of 11 camps were established in the province, covering the districts of Takhtabad,Qila Ghani Khan, Baila Naguman, Sawabi (Allah Deer Baila), Charsadda (Surdaryab, Hassan Khail, Ghurnabak, Tordhub, Gulabad) and Nowshehra (Kukey Kaka, Daghoon). Our teams succeeded in treating 7644 and provided fodder for 4115 animals of different categories.
Type of animal
Number
Buffalo
1790
Calves
456
Camel
61
Poultary
186
cows
2837
Donkey
243
Goat
1552
Horse
73
Ox
33
Sheep, Lamb
413
Total
7644

 Fodder distributed to animals:

Area Camp # 1 Camp # 2 Camp # 3 Camp # 4
No of animals provided With fodder 1042 1198 795 1080
Total     4115

 Punjab

A total of 11 camps were organized in Layyah, Muzaffargarh, and D.G.Khan, district of the Punjab. During the relief operation, treatment was provided to 3081 and fodder for 1248 animals at different relief camps in the Punjab.

A summary of animals treated:

Animal
Number
Sheep
775
Goat
1149
Cow
610
Buffalo
216
Camel
24
Donkey
49
Horse
29
Calves
217
Ox
42
Total
7644

Summary of fodder provide to different animals in Punjab:

Area

Disst: layya

Kunal nasheb

Chowk azam

Basti ghato

Chak 161

Gujrat (town )

DG. Khan

 Total

No of animals
Provided with Fodder

80

110

55

136

150

67

180

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Area

Nota

KotChatta

Haji Ghazi  Sharki

Bait Rawanjan

 _

 _

 _

 _

No of animals provided with fodder

93

59

108

210

_

 _

 _

1248

 
 

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