Tajikistan: Compiled Situation Report 3 Feb 2006
Tajikabad: 17 totally destroyed houses and 25 partially damaged houses;
Tavildara: 2 partially damaged houses;
Rasht: 2 partially damaged houses;
No information on needs have been received from these areas.
Today, MoES reported that a convoy with assistance from the Government of Tajikistan lead by the Minister of MoES departed from Dushanbe to Jirgital. WFP also sent a truck, along with the MoES convoy, with 10 MT of various food commodities to be kept in Garm for emergencies in Rasht Valley. As the road conditions have improved, the convoy is expected to reach Jirgital tomorrow morning, 4 February..
Assistance to Vanj District of GBAO, allocated by the Government will dispatch Dushanbe tomorrow. It includes the following:
- 1 MT of wheat flour
- 300 kg of oil
- 100 kg of sugar
- 30 pcs of blankets
- 30 pcs of clothing
- 30 pairs of shoes
Following the request from the Hukumat of GBAO, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation is planning to provide food items and medical supplies through FOCUS for the affected regions of GBAO.
CADA assisted a total of 481 families who were reported affected in Baljuvon District of Khatlon Oblast with clothing.
Jirgital District, Rasht Valley
The joint assessment conducted in Jirgital by MoES and Merlin teams during 31 January - 2 February revealed the following damages:
- 10 households completely destroyed.
- 25 households partially damaged.
- 36 people (not 38 as reported previously) were caught in the avalanche and of these 36 people: there were 18 fatalities, 7 hospitalized with different degrees of injuries and the remaining 11 people were deemed uninjured and dismissed from the hospital following a routine doctor's examination.
Village of Qushai:
- 3 households have been completely destroyed and 25 people remain homeless;
Village of Achiq-alma:
- 1 household has been totally destroyed and 7 people remain homeless
General situation in Jirgital district
- Limited snowfall
- No electricity
- No Radio Codan communication
- Post-office is functioning for 30 minutes every 4 hours
- Many people continue to go to CDH to get first aid reluctant to stay to the hospital due to its poor conditions and facilities i.e. no electricity, no heating, etc.
- Two tractors have started to clean the road in either direction from Sayron to Jirgital; only 5 km remain for the tractors to meet but this part of road is the most difficult. It is expected that the roads will be open shortly today.
The following needs were identified during the joint MoES/Merlin assessment in Jirgital:
- Warm clothes
- Generator for Codan Radio of MoES
- Any antibiotics are required except Procaine penicillin.
- Diazepam 5mg/ml - 30 vials
- Promedol or tramadol - 50 vials
- Glucose 5%, 500ml -- 30 flacons
- Ringer lactate sol, 500ml -- 30 flacons
- Bandages -- 150 unit
- Compressed sterile gauze -- 200 unit
- Compressed non sterile gauze -- 500 unit
- Chlore powder -- 5kg
- Sphygmomanometer -- 2
- Stethoscope -- 2
- Thermometer -- 6
Assistance provided for Jirgital since 2 February 2006:
Today MoES convoy dispatched Dushanbe, with the following assistance for Jirgital:
- 1 MT of wheat flour
- 500 kg of oil
- 200 kg of sugar
- 50 pcs of blankets
- 50 pcs of clothing
- 50 pairs of shoes
Currently there were 105 persons identified as those needing assistance in Jirgital District, but this number is likely to increase.
Based on the assessment, WFP will cover the food needs as soon as the trucks reach Jirgital. During the emergency REACT Rasht Valley meeting conducted today, 3 February in Garm, it was decided that meanwhile Mercy Corps and Merlin will deliver food items from Mercy Corps warehouse in Garm for people needing food assistance in Jirgital.
Compiled by UNDRMP, 3 February 2006