CHF 122,954 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Georgia Red Cross Society (GRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 400 households (1,800 people).
Summary: The Central and Eastern part of Georgia were severely affected by rains on May 12th and 13th 2012. Multiple landslides followed the heavy rains and at least 5 people were killed in the capital of Georgia Tbilisi. Over 3,200 families have been affected and out of them 1,400 have had property badly damaged. Roads were washed away and draining channels were blocked. Mudslide and water has flooded houses, agricultural lands, roads, bridges, drainage channels, water system and disrupted communication network. The affected areas have been disconnected from the water and gas system. The water has swept away the roads connecting the area leaving many houses isolated. The houses, agricultural lands have been flooded and cattle and poultry were killed.
In response to the disaster, upon a detailed needs assessment of the affected population Georgia Red Cross Society (GRCS) assisted the most vulnerable 400 families (1,800 people), whose houses were severely damaged, with non-food items, i.e. mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets and hygiene kits.
Japanese Red Cross has contributed CHF 24,170 to the DREF in replenishment of the allocation made for this operation, covering 20% of the total amount of the operation`s costs.
The major donors and partners of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) include the Australian, American and Belgian Governments, the Austrian Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross and the Canadian Government, the Danish Red Cross and the Danish Government, the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), the Irish and the Italian Governments, the Japanese Red Cross Society, the Luxembourg Government, the Monaco Red Cross and the Monaco Government, the Netherlands Red Cross and the Netherlands Government, the Norwegian Red Cross and the Norwegian Government, the Spanish Government, the Swedish Red Cross and the Swedish Government, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Medtronic and Z Zurich Foundations, and other corporate and private donors. Details of all donors can be found at http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/Active/MAA00010_2012.pdf