Situation Report #2 on Floods in Kulyab and surrounding districts, Khatlon, Tajikistan

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Situation Overview

As reported in Sitrep #1, flooding on 7 May 2010 affected a number of communities in eastern Khatlon Province. Assessments are on-going and the latest information is summarized below. Although the Charmgaron area of Kulob City appears to be the worst affected (16 confirmed deaths), physical damage to homes and other infrastructure has been reported from a number of other parts of province, including 6 deaths in Shurobod District.

The Government of Tajikistan has activated the State Commission on Emergency Situations and has established an Operations Centre in the Kulob Hukumat building. Local REACT members are actively involved in the work of the Commission. Relief operations and recovery planning are underway. Recovery plans for the Charmgaron area include the relocation of households from areas most at risk of future flooding. A tent camp is being established at the Kulob Stadium to house up to 400 families displaced by the flooding in the city. Tents and non-food items are being provided by Red Crescent, UN and Mission East, with food and other relief coming from public and private sector sources.

National REACT is planning to meet on 12 May, at 14:00 at the UN Conference Hall (39 Aini Street, Dushanbe). REACT Rapid Response Team is planned to be deployed on 12 May for rapid damage and needs assessment.

Photos - Floods in Kulyab and surrounding districts, Khatlon, Tajikistan