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Tajikistan: Floods Emergency Plan of Action Final Report DREF Operation: MDRTJ026

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A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains and strong winds on 26 June 2017 lasting for an hour (approx. 16:30–17:30) 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 Committee of Emergency Situations (CoES) and Civil Defence of Tajikistan), the RCST and REACT1 partners (national and international organisations), about 140 households (700 people) had been affected. Six houses were fully destroyed, and ten were heavily damaged; 124 houses were filled by mud. The affected population lost their livelihoods, livestock and home properties and critical social infrastructure. Inhabitants of the destroyed houses were evacuated and were hosted by relatives and neighbours. The families whose houses had been partly damaged returned after a week following the disaster to renovate their houses. The families whose houses had been completely destroyed returned after the construction of new houses by the government and local authorities was completed in mid-October 2017.

The mudflow 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 was limited. The mud also destroyed crops on 40 hectares of agricultural lands and kitchen gardens, and partially damaged the secondary school of the village. T