1. Background / Situation
Heavy rainfall and hailstorms caused several floods and flash floods in spring 2014, affecting many villages and provinces in different districts of Tajikistan. As a result, several people lost their homes and had to be temporarily sheltered. The mudflow also damaged the local infrastructure and affected the livelihoods of the population.
A total of CHF 252,357 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) through three consecutive DREF operations in the period from 18 April through 16 May 2014 to support the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan in delivering immediate assistance to 8,617 beneficiaries in total. The overall objective of these operations was the addressing of the immediate needs of the population affected by the floods all over the country, through provision of relief items and providing Water and Sanitation services. The date of completion of the last DREF operation was 15 August 2014.
In order to provide assurance that the funds claimed for the implementation of these operations have been used in accordance with the initial plan of action and in compliance with DREF procedures, as well as to assess the results of response to the disasters that the National Society has carried out, the IFRC Secretariat Europe Zone Office Disaster Management and Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting team agreed with the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan and the IFRC Country Representation in Tajikistan on an evaluation mission to take place.
The practice of conducting an evaluation mission, especially in the case of a country receiving numerous DREF allocations over a relatively short period promotes greater transparency on the use of the funds and enhances our accountability to the beneficiaries and donors.