Tajikistan

REACT - Floods/mudflow countrywide, Tajikistan Situation Report No. 4 (as of 3 June 2016)

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Highlights

  • One person, injured as a result of floods/mudflow in Rudaki District, died in local hospital, bringing the total number of killed by the 9-13 May disasters to six in all affected districts.

  • The Government, with support of REACT partners, has addressed most critical needs of the affected population in two severely affected districts.

  • The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) and the Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) in Tajikistan have pledged more than US$ 110,000 altogether to support humanitarian relief.

  • The majority of affected families have cleaned debris from their houses with support from the soldiers, paving the way for a full-scale recovery intervention.

  • The Government started providing construction materials to families whose houses have been either damaged or destroyed.

Situation Overview

A person injured by the floods on 12 May in Rudaki District has died following 15 days in a local hospital. As of 3 June, the total number of killed by the emergency stands at six people (Aini, Panjakent, Rasht and Rudaki). Continuous rains have caused some additional local mudflows in several districts of Rasht Valley.

However, as of 3 June, these additional events did not result in humanitarian needs or significant damage to livelihoods or infrastructure. The Government and the REACT partners have addressed the most critical needs (Food, NFI, WASH) of the affected populations through a coordinated response.

In addition, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) and the Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) in Tajikistan pledged to support the in-country partners to scale-up relief assistance in a cumulative amount of more than US$ 110,000.

According to Committee of Emergency Situations, the Government of Tajikistan commenced supporting the affected families whose houses have been either fully or partially damaged in Rudaki District by providing construction materials, such as wood and cement. In addition, the Government of Tajikistan has provided one-time cash assistance in the amount of 6,000 Somoni (approximately 769 USD) to families whose houses have been destroyed and 3,000 Somoni (approximately 385 USD) to those whose houses have been partially damaged in Rudaki District. As of 3 June, REACT had not received information on the Government’s recovery plans, which could help identify gaps, which REACT partners and in particular, the recovery sector, could potentially address.