The Joint Research Centre is supporting EU and International relief and needs assessment efforts for the Pakistan Floods


The severe Monsoon floods that have affected Pakistan has killed more than 1,600 people, affected about 20 million people (12% of total Pakistani population) and caused extensive damage to agricultural lands and infrastructure including houses.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is providing geospatial information support to ECHO offices, especially the  Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) , in order to provide them with insight on the most affected districts and the extent of affected societal functions (e.g. population, infrastructure and agricultural land). The support is based on openly available data provided by the Pakistani authorities as well as in-house flood extent analysis and analyses provided by JRC partners such as UNITAR/UNOSAT and others such as ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development) based on medium resolution satellite data. The information map products are also helping  to support ECHO/MIC briefings prior to deploying their teams in the ground.