Georgia

Georgia: Flash floods DREF Operation n° MDRGE007

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CHF 121,847 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Georgian Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to 380 families (1900 beneficiaries).

Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary:

On 19 th July 2013, heavy rains caused considerable damages in several parts of Georgia. A total of 3,800 families (19,000 people) have been affected in the following regions Samegrelo, Gusia, Ajara, Mtskheta - Mtianeti. The western part of Georgia was the most affected. In Samegrelo region more than 20 villages were severely affected by the floods. Houses, agricultural lands, gardens and yards were flooded. Cattle and poultry were killed. Cracks appeared in walls of the houses and traffic movement was severely affected. Heavy rain also significantly affected eastern part of Georgia, as well: seven villages of Dusheti municipality were isolated from the outside world and more than 20 villages were severely affected. The amount of inflicted damage is being assessed.

Based on the initial needs assessed and on the official request for support for Zugdidi municipality in Samegrelo region and Dusheti municipality in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region GRCS is planning to assist 13 villages (250 families) in Zugdidi Municipality and 7 villages (130 families) in Dusheti Municipality.

The Georgia Red Cross Society is aiming to assist 380 families (1,900 beneficiaries) with food and nonfood items (NFI), i.e. food parcels, mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets, and hygiene kits. This operation is expected to be implemented over three months, and will therefore be completed by 25 October 2013; the Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by 25 January 2014).