Flash floods DREF operation n° MDRGE004


CHF 122,954 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 400 households (1,800 people).
Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.


The central and eastern parts of Georgia were severely affected by rains on 12th and 13th May 2012. Multiple landslides followed the heavy rains, and at least 5 people were killed in the capital city of Tbilisi.
Over 3,200 families have been affected and out of them 1,400 have had their property badly damaged. Roads were washed away and draining canals got blocked. For the coming days, further rains are predicted. Mudslide and water flooded houses, agricultural lands, roads, bridges, drainage channels, water pipes and disrupted communication network. The affected areas have been disconnected from the water and gas system. The water has swept away the roads connecting the area leaving many houses cut off from the rest of the country. Houses and farmlands have been flooded, and cattle and poultry killed.
The Georgia Red Cross Society is aiming to assist the most vulnerable 400 families (1,800 people), who had their houses heavily flooded and their household items damaged. Relief items will include mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets and hygiene kits.
This operation is expected to be implemented over 3 months, and will therefore be completed by 15th August 2012; a Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by 15th November 2012).