Over the coming days, the extent of damages is expected to surface through media and government reports. The latest number of deaths confirmed by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is 29 as of August 30, but this number is expected to rise.
CWS-P/A is closely monitoring the situation and is in contact with local partners. It is actively involved in coordination and meetings through the cluster system, the ACT Pakistan Forum, and the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF). It is prepared to respond if the need arises, and if funding permits, and has a detailed contingency plan in effect for the 2012 monsoon season. A limited quantity of prepositioned relief items including shelter kits, hygiene kits, and medicines are available in its warehouses while the procurement department is immediately prepared to procure food and non-food items. CWS-P/A also has mobile health units, a mobile laboratory, and an ambulance which can be mobilized quickly.