In 2011/2012, Kyrgyzstan experienced a harsh winter with unusually low temperatures, heavy snowfall and high precipitation, which exceeded the annual average by 2-2.5 times. Melting snow and heavy rains caused mudflows and flash floods across the country. Food stocks, home properties, livelihoods and infrastructure were heavily damaged.
A series of mudflows occurred on the territory of Naryn, Osh, Jalalabad and Batken regions including remote districts throughout April. The most destructive flash floods hit Osh, Batken and Jalalbad between 23-29 Apr 2012, affecting more than 9,400 people. (IFRC, 04 May 2012)