REACT - Overview of disasters in Tajikistan March - May 2010



The heavy rains from 25 March to 5 May, 2010 have resulted in flooding, mudflows and landslides in 21 districts across Tajikistan.

According to Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES) at least 5,288 people have been affected together with over 1,000 houses, seven schools, 300 head of cattle and over 2,000 hectares of cultivated land and gardens. The kitchens and hygiene facilities of houses were either destroyed or damaged by the disasters. Over 50 kilometers of structures intended to protect housing from mud flows have been destroyed. The greatest overall damage is reported to have occurred in Vose and Muminabad districts.

Damage and needs assessments were conducted for specific disasters by local and national CoES staff together with regional and national REACT members. The publically available reports can be found at http://groups.google.com/group/react_dushanbe. Local governments are submitting information on destroyed and severely damaged houses to authorities in Dushanbe to secure funds and materials for recovery activities. Specific details on the impacts and responses to the recent disasters are provided below by month of occurrence.