UN Calls for $5.3M in Flood Relief for
The United Nations today called on the international community to support the Tajik Government’s appeal today for $5.3 million to provide relief and recovery aid to thousands of victims of deadly floods in the south of the impoverished Central Asian country.
“The people hit
by the flash floods in
Forty people were killed, 33 remain missing, at least 85 were severely injured, and some 4,500 were displaced when their houses were destroyed by the floods in the Kulyab region on 7 May. Another 16,000 people in rural areas lost their livelihoods when their livestock were killed, crops destroyed and pastures buried under mud and rocks.
humanitarian partners in
includes 26 projects proposed by UN agencies and non-governmental organizations
(NGOs) to provide food and basic social services to the Kulyab
tent camp residents, restore animal stocks and crop land in the surrounding
districts, and provide disaster victims with basic household items. It also
aims to restore drinking water and safe sanitation in the town of
Immediately after the floods the Government and aid agencies delivered lifesaving aid to the 4,500 displaced, who are currently staying in tent camps, including tents, food, safe water and emergency health care, but camp residents need further life-sustaining support for up to six months.