Continuous heavy rains resulted in mudflows and floods countrywide between 1 and 7 June 2019. In total, 10 mid-scale mudflows and floods have occurred throughout Tajikistan. 1350 households (6,750 people) were heavily affected in Khatlon province (Vose, Farkhor, Temurmalik, Pyanj and Khuroson districts), Sughd province (Devashtich, Isfara, Penjikent and Knibodom districts) and in Direct Ruled Districts (DRD) Rudaky and Fayzobod. At least 4 persons were killed in Khuroson, Penjikent and Pyanj. The mudflows repeatedly hit the same locations (in Farkhor and Vose) on 6 June 2019. Around 650 households were evacuated to neighbouring villages into safe places i.e. schools, mosques and relatives’ houses, and have already returned to their houses. According to the results of the preliminary assessment conducted by the National Emergency Response Commission in the affected areas, as of 7 June 2019, the total number of residential houses with structural damages caused by mudflows and floods stands at 1,350 households in 1,000 houses1, out of which 354 houses are heavily damaged and destroyed, 272 are partially damaged and another 374 houses are mudded. The number of destroyed and heavily damaged houses may increase, once the detailed assessment has been completed. Mudflows and floods Tajikistan – Khatlon province (Vose, Farkhor, Temurmalik, Pyanj and Khuroson districts), Sughd province (Devashtich, Isfara, Penjikent and Knibodom districts) and in Direct Ruled Districts (DRD) Rudaky and Fayzobod.
The overall operational objective is to provide relief assistance to 550 affected households (2,750 people), out of which, 300 households (1,500 people) will be provided with household items, kitchen items and hygiene kits (for 15 days) and 50 affected households (250 people) – whose houses have been totally destroyed, damaged, flooded and lost their home properties and belongings – will be provided with unconditional cash grants. All targeted 2,750 people living in the affected communities will be covered by hygiene promotion activities and distribution of information materials. The operation will be completed within three months.
Number of people to be assisted: 2,750 (550 households