Summary: CHF 59,406 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 15 June 2011 to support the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan in delivering assistance to some 213 families (1,278 beneficiaries), and to replenish their disaster preparedness stocks.
During 11-12 June 2011, heavy rains hit Sughd province, and the subsequent flooding affected 7 villages in three district communities, namely Saro, Bobodarkhon, Shaydan, Rovakon in Asht district, Yori village in Panjakent district and Basmanda, Rosrovut villages in Ghonchi district.
According to the detailed assessment, 355 households (2,130 people) were affected in total, out of which 99 houses were partially damaged and 35 houses totally destroyed. Moreover, the roads, the water supply and irrigation system, the electricity lines, the farmlands and the gardens were badly damaged and much livestock lost in Asht, Ghonchi and Panjakent districts of Sughd province.
The Red Crescent Society`s Khujand province branch National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) and Local Disaster Committees (LDCs) carried out a needs assessment of the affected population. Based on the results, 87 most affected and vulnerable households were provided with basic non-food items, and 213 households were covered by hygiene promotion activities. In total, the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan assisted 87 most affected households (522 people) through distribution of basic non-food items including tents, tarpaulins, quilts, bed‐linen, mattresses, pillows, jerry cans, buckets, cooking sets and hygiene kits to help them cope with the consequences of floods. Red Crescent volunteers were also mobilized to disseminate hygiene related messages to 213 households (1,278 people) in the flood affected areas.
DG ECHO and the Netherlands Red Cross contributed CHF 30,277 and CHF 30,186, respectively, to the DREF in replenishment of the allocation made for this operation.