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Georgia: Flash Floods DREF operation n° MDRGE008

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CHF 63,240 has been allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Georgia Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to 200 families (1,000 people) Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: On 17-18 August 2013 heavy rain caused the danger of the landslide in the villages of Guria region (Konchkati, Tkhinvali, Shrosha, Natanebi, Zemo and Kvemo Aketi, Ureki Tsvermagala territory). The water channels were damaged and Ureki district was flooded. Ureki population is asking for help. The water flooded the first floors and basements of the houses. Agricultural lands were also flooded, cattle and poultry were killed. Around 30 families in the village Chanchati, Lanchkhuti municipality are isolated from the outside world. Georgia Red Cross Society volunteers are supporting rescuers of the affected region, as well as are conducting needs assessment.

Based on the initial needs assessed and on the official request for support for Guria region, Georgia Red Cross Society GRCS is planning to assist 200 families (1,000 beneficiaries) with food and non-food items (NFI) i.e. mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets, and hygiene kits.

This operation is expected to be implemented over three months, and will therefore be completed by 22 November 2013; the Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by 22 February 2014).