Tajikistan: Emergency Situation Report 1 Feb 2006
Today, 1 February, the RCST informed that avalanches caused the following additional damages in GBAO:
Khorog city: 36 affected people and 5 houses partly destroyed;
Roshtkala: 72 affected people and 1 house totally destroyed, 3 houses partly damaged;
Darvoz: 112 affected people and 21 houses partly destroyed;
Rushan: 132 affected people and 31 houses partly damaged;
RCST GBAO staff and volunteers are continuing situation assessment in all affected areas. FOCUS and MoES are sending their teams to these areas today in order to get more information on the situation.
As per the Governor's request yesterday, 31 January 2006, FOCUS provided the Hukumat of GBAO with the following:
- 5 Tons of diesel fuel
- 300 L of petrol (directly to MoES)
- 72 blankets
- 72 sets of winter clothes
- 12 winter tents
- 12 furnaces
The Deputy Governor and in-charge of Emergency Situations in GBAO confirmed that now there is enough fuel in Khorog to finish clearing the roads. The only places that are currently low on fuel are Darwaz and Murghab. Thus, the only immediate needs as requested of FOCUS are food items for the road services, currently mobilized in clearing works:
- 4 Tons of flour
- 200 Liters of cooking oil
Other information by FOCUS:
100 cars that were traveling from Dushanbe to Khorog have been stuck at various points along the way. Currently, they are in the centre of Darwaz. At the moment, they are all self-sufficient in terms of food and housing needs, but FOCUS continues to monitor their situation.
Please see more information on the situation of the roads in GBAO in the attached report by FOCUS.
Jirgital District, Rasht Valley
Today, 1 February MoES confirmed that 15 people died as a result of an avalanche which happened yesterday, 31 January in Jirgital village of the District. MoES is still searching for 6 more people. There is no electricity all over the District. According to Merlin in Garm, Merlin and MoES assessment teams are still trying to reach Jirgital, but as the roads are blocked they are currently stuck in Sayron location of Tajikabad.
Baljuvon District, Khatlon Oblast
The Kulyab REACT assessment team comprising from representatives of Mission East, WFP, UNDP, RCST, Zonal MoES in Kulyab and Oxfam GB visited Baljuvon District yesterday, 31 January. Due to poor weather conditions and impassable roads the team was not able to reach Sarikhosor Jamoat, which was reported by the local Hukumat to be the most affected by the recent earthquakes. The Deputy Head of the District Hukumat and Head of Sarikhosor Jamoat reported to the team that there are no any totally destroyed houses in Sarikhosor, but people still are in need of assistance. According to the Baljuvon Hukumat the following Jamoats were affected by the recent earthquakes: Sarikhosor, Baljuvon, Satalmush and Tojikiston, roads to which are all currently blocked.
Once the roads are accessible, RCST is planning to undertake a thorough assessment in all the affected Jamoats.
Assistance already provided:
CADA donated clothing for adults and children for 381 households in Baljuvon District. If the trucks do not manage to reach the Jamoats which were reported affected, they will handle the clothing to the local Hukumat for distribution. CADA is further planning to assist all 481 affected households with clothing.
Merlin donated medical items to the Hospital of Sarikhosor. Also, it provided the affected families with 132 warm blankets, 100 child jackets and 40 child warm hats.
The local NGO "Anis" allocated 14 boxes of clothing for children and women, which were delivered to Baljuvon District Center by UN and Oxfam vehicles.
Compiled by UNDRMP, 1 February 2006, 5.00 pm