REACT Rapid Response Team MIRA Assessment Report: Floods in Rudaki, as of 14 May 2016

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On 12 May 2016, at around 02.00, heavy rains have resulted in flooding and mudflow in Zaynabobod Jamoat of Rudaki District, mainly affecting Komsomol, Adolat and Faizoba villages. On its way downstream, the floods/mudflow have also affected large parts of Mirzo Tursunzoda Jamoat of the same District, mainly affecting Korgar, Elok, Istiklol, Kosibon, Hojiyon and Rumi villages. The floods/mudflow have damaged houses, roads, affected social and educational infrastructure. It also damaged more than 100 ha of arable lands with crops and killed number of livestock.

Immediately on the onset of the emergency, local government, communities and representatives of Committee of Emergency Situations (CoES) have evacuated children, elderly and women to safer areas. As of 13 May 2016, two people were injured and no human losses were reported. The Government have immediately established emergency response coordination centers in both Jamoats to coordinate damage and needs assessment and humanitarian response. The Government also formed a State Commission for Emergencies to lead the damage assessment and identify most urgent and critical relief and recovery needs.

At the request of CoES, REACT partners held a coordination meeting on 12 May to agree on deployment of a specialized REACT’s Rapid Response Team (RRT), to complement Government’s assessment process. The Team deployed to the two most affected jamoats of Rudaki District on 13 May 2016 (please see list of RRT members as an annex).

According to initial estimates, at least 17,000 people of the two jamoats have been affected by the floods/mudflow. The estimates also indicate urgent needs in Food Security, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Non-food items sectors/clusters, as well as psychological support to the affected population. At the time of the assessment, confirmed information on total number of affected, houses destroyed or damaged, distribution of affected population by age and gender was not possible to obtain as the Government - led assessment is ongoing. Details on the needs per identified sectors can be obtain on “Humanitarian Needs” section of the report.