Georgia: Severe local storm (MDRGE006) DREF Operation Final Report

CHF 94,093 was allocated on 28 March 2013 from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Georgian Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to 250 families (1,125 beneficiaries).

Summary: On March 24th 2013, strong wind and storms affected the eastern and western parts of Georgia. According to the needs assessment conducted by the Georgia Red Cross staff and volunteers, almost 350 houses were damaged (roofs ripped off, windows broken, household items damaged). River bank dikes were destroyed, while trees, electricity poles, and advertisement billboards were fallen down. Several persons were traumatized by the damages with one fatality caused by the storm.

Georgia Red Cross Society assisted 250 families consisting of 1,125 people with non-food items (mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags, kitchen sets, and hygiene kits) to address their most urgent needs. Tarpaulins were distributed from the National Society’s own stock, therefore these items were replenished through the DREF operation as planned initially.

The allocated CHF 94,093 was duly spent in accordance with the endorsed budget. There is a final balance of CHF 799 which will be returned to the DREF funds.