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Women carry water canisters, after a flash flood destroyed their homes in Brep, a village in upper Chitral, Pakistan

November 27, 2017
Brep, Upper Chitral, Pakistan
Lush and fertile village named Brep, 140 km northeast of Chitral, Pakistan was hit by Flash Flood on July 27, 2015. The raging, swelling, rushing waters destroyed 112 of the village’s 484 houses. This was caused by Glacier Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) and the entire village was dug under moraine and debris from the flood. The villagers also lost their agricultural land and fresh water pipelines. The villagers now have to drink glacial water collected by village women on daily basis from a glacial water channel.