Tajikistan: Floods Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation: MDRTJ026

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains and strong winds on 26 June 2017 lasting for an hour (between approx. 16:30-17:30) have resulted in a mudflow in Amondara village, Panjakent district (Sughd Province) of Tajikistan. According to the results of the rapid assessment, conducted on 27 June by the Governmental Emergency Response Commission (which includes the Comity of Emergency Situation (CoES) and Civil Defence of Tajikistan), the RCST and REACT partners (national and international organizations), about 140 households (700 people) have been affected. Six houses have been totally destroyed, and ten houses heavily damaged. A total of 124 houses have been filled by mud. The affected population has lost their livelihoods, livestock and home properties and critical social infrastructure. Inhabitants of the destroyed houses have been evacuated and are currently being hosted by relatives and neighbours.
The mudflow has damaged 3.5 km of irrigation water supply channels and 1.5 km of drinking water system.
Therefore, access to clean drinking water and irrigation water in the village is currently limited. The mud has also destroyed crops on 40 ha of agricultural lands and kitchen gardens and partially damaged the secondary school of the village. The full results of the rapid assessment can be seen in the below table.