Georgia: Severe Local Storm - Mar 2013
On 24 Mar 2013, strong wind and storms affected the eastern and western parts of Georgia. 350 houses were damaged and the roofs of about 20 schools were broken or ripped off. Tens of thousands of households were left without electricity in various parts of the country. (IFRC, 29 Mar 2013)
CHF 94,093 was allocated on 28 March 2013 from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Georgian Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to 250 families (1,125 beneficiaries).
Two crises in enclaves in Kyrgyzstan highlight longstanding problems.
Farmers in Armenia and Tajikistan bear the brunt of natural disasters, and disaster risk reduction efforts demonstrate success in areas where they were implemented.
Revised appeal for assistance to earthquake-affected people in Tajikistan remains only 37 per cent funded.
Donors give US$4.4 million in multilateral aid to the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Countries in the Caucasus give $155,000 in aid also through multilateral channels.
IFRC allocates DREF funding to respond to small-scale emergencies in Kazakhstan and Georgia.
Tajikistan Consolidated winter assistance plan for earthquake-affected populations 2012 seriously underfunded.
On March 24th 2013, strong wind and storms affected the Eastern and Western parts of Georgia.
Since 25 March 2013, the UN Refugee Agency is providing its big tents and plastic sheeting to families affected by the heavy rains in Gori and Kopitnari. Following a request from the Ministry of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia (MRA) and the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, the Representation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Georgia is helping victims of heavy rains and storm in Gori.
Strong winds over the weekend damaged roofs of hundreds of buildings and left tens of thousands of households without electricity in various parts of the country.
In Adjara region on the Black Sea coast high waves flooded parts of Batumi’s seaside boulevard; a fisherman is believed to have drowned after reportedly a large wave dragged him into the sea.
Strong wind either ripped off or otherwise damaged roofs of 150 houses and of several schools in the Adjara region, according to the authorities.