Tajikistan: Floods in Khuroson District - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Operation n° MDRTJ018

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster On 16 April 2014, due to heavy rains and hailstorm, a mudflow hit Kizil-kala village of Mehnatobod administrative centre of Khuroson district, Khatlon province.

According to the initial rapid assessment conducted jointly by the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense and the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan, 256 families (1,536 people) were affected by the flood. Two young boys, aged 5 and 2, were killed by the mudflow. The mudflow also damaged the local infrastructure and affected the livelihoods of the population.

The medical point and the local school are not damaged, but the access to them is hampered due to the debris. Some three kilometers of roads, and 260 hectares of lands are also affected. Some 60 heads of livestock are also lost. Storage buildings, stocks for cooking/heating (e.g. firewood), cooking utensils and bedding/clothes of most affected households were damaged or lost. The neighbouring villages are trying to help by bringing some food for the affected population.

A detailed damage and needs assessment process is on-going at the moment.