Tajikistan: Strong Earthquake (MDRTJ014) DREF Final report | ReliefWeb

Posted: January 26, 2013 in Environment, Geography

Summary: CHF 138,467 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan in delivering immediate assistance to some 558 households (3,348 beneficiaries), and to replenish already distributed items.

A 5.7 Richter scale earthquake hit Rasht valley in the east of Tajikistan early morning at 4:30 AM on 13 May 2012. According to the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defence of Tajikistan (CoES), the earthquake killed two, and affected 1,591 residents of 30 villages in Nurobod, Rasht and Tavildara districts.

According to the final report of disaster assessment 103 houses and 3 schools were destroyed or severely damaged (became unsafe for residence) and 117 houses, 7 schools, 3 hospitals and medical points were partially damaged, thus making the total number of the affected households reach 220. Some 196 worst affected households were covered by the non-food humanitarian aid of the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan (RCST). Psychosocial support was provided to the total of 362 households (2,172 people), covering not only those whose houses were destroyed, but also those, who suffered from the earthquake and the aftershocks’ psychological effects even without having lost their property. Due to this scale of psychological support provided, this operation is so far the biggest ever operation of this kind implemented in the country. The RCST was the only organization, which provided this type of support to the affected population during this operation.

via Tajikistan: Strong Earthquake (MDRTJ014) DREF Final report | ReliefWeb.


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