A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Heavy rainfall caused flooding and flash floods on 10 and 11 May 2014 in two provinces and two Direct Ruled District districts in Tajikistan. According to figures provided by the Committee of Emergency Situation and Civil Defense and the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan, at least 1,072 families (5,360 people) have been severely affected by the floods1 , and around 425 people, who lost their homes have been temporarily sheltered in kindergartens, mosques, at their relatives and in neighbouring villages. The affected areas stretch from Khatlon province to Rudaki and Vahdat districts in the south of the country, and in the northern region in Gonchi district of Sughd province. Also, nine bridges were destroyed; infrastructure and water pipes were heavily damaged. The road from Khatlon province to Badakhshan was cut off after some parts of the road had been washed away, resulting in the disrupting of the connection between two provinces.
Initial joint assessments have been undertaken by the Committee of the Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES), the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan and the Rapid Emergency Assessment and Coordination Team (REACT) consisting of international humanitarian responders in the country. The results of rapid assessment on damage and people affected are reflected in Table 1 below.
Storage buildings, stocks for cooking/heating (e.g. firewood), cooking utensils and bedding/clothes of the most affected households were damaged or lost. Currently, the affected villages are being provided with food and other means of living by the population of the neighbouring villages and relatives. The kitchen gardens of most affected households are damaged. Crop fields are also damaged (covered with mud).