AZERBAIJAN: FLOODS, DREF operation n° MDRAZ002
Summary: On 4 May 2010 heavy rains caused flooding in 40 districts surrounding the Kur (Kura), Azerbaijan's main river. Three people lost their lives and the total number of affected people in seven regions is around 70,000. Only in Sabirabad district and its 11 villages more than 24,000 people have been affected. Some 20,000 houses have been flooded, 300 of them ruined, and more than 2,000 houses are under threat to be destroyed. Around 50,000 hectares of cultivated land and pasture are under water. The Azerbaijan Red Crescent aims to provide food and non-food items to 2,195 persons (400 families) evacuated from Sabirabad villages and temporary placed in schools, administrative buildings and camps of Shirvan town to help them cope with the consequences of the disaster.
This operation is expected to be implemented over four months, and will therefore be completed by 17 September 2010; a Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by 17 December 2010).