Tajikistan: Floods and mudflows DREF no. MDRTJ002 Final Report


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In Brief

Period covered by this Final Report: 19 April to 19 May, 2007.

History of this Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)-funded operation:

- CHF 85,115 (USD 69,996 or EUR 52,540) allocated from the Federations DREF on 19 April, 2007 to respond to the needs of this operation and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks distributed to the affected population.

- This operation was expected to be implemented in one month, and completed by 19 May, 2007. In line with Federation reporting standards, the DREF Bulletin Final Report (narrative and financial)

was due 90 days after the end of the operation (by 19 August, 2007).

The International Federation undertakes activities that are aligned with its Global Agenda, which sets out four broad goals to meet the Federation's mission to "improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity".

Global Agenda Goals:

- Reduce the numbers of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters.

- Reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies.

- Increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability.

- Reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion and promote respect for diversity and human dignity.

Background and summary

As a result of heavy rainfall, which hit the eastern part of Tajikistan from 16 to 18 April 2007, a total of five districts were affected. The flooding caused severe damage to public and private buildings as well as bridges, roads, dikes and dams, disrupted water supply systems and activated landslides. In a number of places, the public infrastructure was destroyed or seriously damaged. Infrastructure in the regions was already poor, and many residential buildings have been severely damaged also. In addition, arable land and crops were destroyed, basements and gardens flooded and most of the cattle drowned. The most seriously affected regions were Rudaky, Tursunzade, Varzob and Vahdat districts (RRS) and Panjakent district of Sughd oblast. The population from a number of affected villages had to be relocated due to fears for their safety. Most families whose houses were damaged or destroyed had found temporary shelter with relatives, friends or neighbours. The situation assessments conducted by the international agencies and a national emergency commission indicated that in total one person died and 17,184 people from 46 villages were directly affected by these floods. In addition, 2,089 houses were damaged (out of which more than 209 were completely destroyed), 1,880 houses partly damaged and many people lost their food stock and home properties.

For further information specifically related to this operation please contact:

In Tajikistan: Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan; email: rcstj01@mail.ru; phone: 992372 24 03 74; fax: 992372 24 53 78

In Tajikistan: Elias Ghanem, Head of Delegation, Tajikistan Delegation; email: elias.ghanem@ifrc.org; phone: + 992372 244296 or 245981; fax:+992372 248520

In Geneva: Sylvie Chevalley, Federation Regional Officer, Central Asia Department, Geneva; phone: 41.22.730.42.76; fax: 41.22.733.03.95; email: sylvie.chevalley@ifrc.org

All International Federation assistance seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) in Disaster Relief and is committed to the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response (Sphere) in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable.

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