Georgia: Flash Floods DREF operation n° MDRGE005

CHF 178,771 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Georgia Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 770 households (3,500 people). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: The southern and eastern parts of Georgia (Gurjaani, Lagodekhi and Telavi municipalities of Kakheti Region, Akhaltsikhe, Adigeni, Aspindza and Vale municipalities of the Samtskhe-Javakheti Region and Bulachauri village of the Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region) were severely hit by rains, hail and storm on 19th July 2012. Over 1,200 families have been severely affected, roads were blocked, and further rains are predicted. Water has flooded houses, farmlands, orchards, and vineyards. Roads and communication lines have been disrupted. The affected areas have been disconnected from the electricity network. Great numbers of cattle and poultry were killed. The walls of several houses collapsed, 770 houses became unroofed according governmental estimation and eighteen people have been injured. The Georgia Red Cross Society is aiming to assist 770 families comprising of 3,500 people with non-food items (NFI), i.e. mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets, hygiene kits and tarpaulins.

This operation is expected to be implemented over 3 months, and will therefore be completed by 23rd October 2012; a Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by 23rd January 2013).