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1 Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Georgia: Floods DREF Operation MDRGE009 Date of issue: October 204 DREF allocated: CHF 55,037 Glide n FL GEO Expected timeframe: 3 months Number of people affected: 2,000 Number of people to be assisted: 2,400 Host National Society(ies) presence (n of volunteers, staff, branches involved in this operation): Georgia Red Cross Society with 26 staff and 20 volunteers in 4 branches. Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners actively involved in the operation (if available and relevant): - A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster On 2-24 September heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in the Batumi, Kobuleti (Adjara Region) and Ozurgeti, Lanchkhuti, Chokhatauri (Guria Region) municipalities of Georgia. Houses, yards and agricultural lands have been seriously flooded. Stormy winds have also hit the above mentioned municipalities. 20 persons have been evacuated from Kobuleti Municipality who returned to their houses after the houses were checked by the fire brigades and rescue services. The flood damaged the water reservoir in Ozurgeti Municipality, which is serving 75% of the population in Ozurgeti. The main building of reservoir was damaged and local authorities were unable to reach there so as to assess the size of damage, as the roads are destroyed. The disaster damaged the electricity lines in four villages of Shemokmedi, Tskhemliskhidi, Likhauri, and Chianeti, leaving,200 families without electricity. The raised water level in the river carried away Red Cross Volunteers are supporting affected person, Village Nigvziani Photo by: Nata Jordania many electric transmitting cables and poles, which needed several days to be repaired. Local authorities and relevant structures are working on reconstruction of the roads, as well as other infrastructure. Five families in the village Nigvziani (Lanchkhuti Municipality) were isolated from the outside world. There were also electricity lines damaged, and 57 families were left without electricity for a few days. In the village of Supsa, houses were damaged from the heavy and prolonged rains; one family was left homeless who was supported by Local Authorities with temporary house.

2 In the village Shemokmedi, traffic was restricted because of flooding. 50 metres of the Ozurgeti - Shemokmedi connecting highway was destroyed by the river Bjuji. Several houses were flooded there, and 0 families have been evacuated who were supported by the Local Authorities and relevant structures Summary of the current response Overview of Host National Society The Georgia Red Cross Society`s (GRCS) Disaster Management (DM) Department has already sent 6 DM staff and 67 GRCS volunteers in the affected areas (Batumi, Kobuleti, Ozurgeti, Lanchkhuti and Chokhatauri (Guria Region) Municipalities to conduct a rapid assessment of the situation. They are supporting the affected population by carrying out psychosocial support, providing First Aid as well as assisting fire and rescue brigades in the evacuation of the population from the flooded houses.. The teams were also coordinating with the local authorities in the affected regions and are ready to further support affected population and relevant structures if needed. At the same time volunteers in the field are assessing the situation and sending updates to the HQ. The next steps for the National Society, following the Red Cross Volunteers are supporting an affected person, Guria Region Photo by: Nata Zhordania approval of this Emergency Plan of Action, will include a detailed assessment to identify and select the most vulnerable families, with the aim to procure and distribute relief supplies to the most affected people. Coordination and partnership The Georgia Red Cross Society is coordinating its assistance with the national and local authorities. The National Society seeks to fulfil its auxiliary role to the Government of Georgia and its role as the sole Georgian humanitarian organization being included in the National Disaster Response Plan of Georgia. Close coordination and information sharing is maintained with the State Emergency Department of Georgia under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia in Tbilisi, and the Red Cross Branches in the affected areas. By the order of the Prime Minister, the Emergency Management Department (EMD) established a Task Force to tackle with the effects of the disaster. The Task Force consists of different Ministry representatives and the Red Cross Society Representative in Batumi. In the affected area, the Georgia Red Cross Society is taking the lead in the response to the flooding and landslides, coordinating its work with the country representations of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross and NGOs working in the Red Cross Volunteers are supporting a family in Surmanidze s Family, Batumi Photo by: Otar Davitadze Disaster Management field. The GRCS is providing regular updates on the situation and activities planned to avoid any duplication of activities.

3 Overview of non-rcrc actors in country The Georgia Red Cross Society`s Disaster Management Department is constantly sharing information with the non-state actors in Georgia working in the Disaster Management field on the ongoing response activities conducted from the Government and Red Cross side. At the same time non-state actors are sharing information on their capacities to be involved in the response activities. The National Society is also in contact with the European Commission`s (EC) Tbilisi Office, and information is being shared in order to avoid duplication and ensure that the most vulnerable people are reached. Response of the non-state actors will be coordinated. Needs analysis, beneficiary selection, risk assessment and scenario planning Georgia is prone to many natural disasters. Last year GRCS experienced four DREF operations mainly for floods, heavy winds and landslides. For better preparedness and response GRCS prepared Red Cross volunteers in Disaster prone areas in conducting needs assessment, PSS, First Aid, etc. Close cooperation has been established with relevant structures and services. Based on the information received from local authorities, and from the GRCS assessment teams, the needs of people affected by the flood and landslide are: Basic non-food items including blankets, mattresses, kitchen sets; Hygiene kits for families; Food items. Beneficiaries were identified by the assessment conducted by GRCS branch level volunteers, and at the same time information of the beneficiaries was provided by the local authorities in the affected regions. (600 families make up approximately 2,400 people as there are four people in one family on average). The beneficiaries are selected according to the following criteria: Elderly people living alone; People living with disabilities; Families with small children; Female-headed households; Evacuated people Table Beneficiaries to be assisted per municipalities and villages # Target Location Number of Families Adjara Region. Batumi (city) Kobuleti Municipality 3. Kobuleti (town) 9 4. Chaisubani 3 5. Chakvi 5 6. Khala 5 7. Chakvistavi 3 8. Sachino 3 9. Achkva 3 0. Tsikhisdziri 3. Chakhati 3 2. Kobuleti 5 3. Kokhi 3

4 B. Operational strategy and plan Overall objective Immediate relief assistance will be provided by Georgia Red Cross Society to the selected 600 households (2,400 people) through the distribution of food and non-food items for three months. Proposed strategy GRCS is planning the following activities within the EPoA operation: 4. Khutsubani 3 5. Sameba 6 6. Gvara 3 7. Leghva 5 8. Kakuti 7 9. Kvirike Achkvistavi 7 2. Dagva Bobokvati Guria Region 24. Chokhatauri Municipality 25. Chokatauri (town) DablaTsikhe (village) Vanzomleti (village) Khidistavi (village) Chaisubani (village) Nabeghlavi (village) 5 3. Kokhnari (village) Guturi (village) Ozurgeti Municipality 34. Ozurgeti (town) Shemokmedi (village) Dvabzu (Village Lanchkhuti Municipality 38. Lanchkhuti (town) Chochkhati (village) Supsa (village) Nigoiti (village) Lesa (village) 5 Total 600 Detailed needs assessment and finalization of the beneficiary list agreed with local authorities; Distribution of household items (mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets) to the selected 600 families (2,400 people); Improvement of the hygiene situation of 600 families by distributing hygiene kits; Food parcels will be distributed to the affected people..

5 Table 2 Content of kitchen sets Items Frying pan Cooking pot Knife Spoon Plate Cup Quantity piece per set piece per set 6 pieces per set 6 pieces per set 6 pieces per set 6 pieces per set Table 3 Content of hygiene kits Items Shampoo Tooth paste Tooth brush Toilet paper Soap Bath towel Washing powder Dishwashing liquid Shaving foam Razor for shaving Quantity unit per kit mg unit per kit 2 units per kit 2 units per kit 3 units per kit 2 units per kit 3 packs per kit mg pack per kit - 500ml unit per kit piece per kit Table 4 Content of food parcels Content of food parcel Flour Oil Salt Sugar Rice Tea Pasta Buckwheat Cereals Quantity 2 kg per parcel bottle (920 mg) per parcel kg per parcel 2 kg per parcel.5 kg per parcel package per parcel 3 packages (0.25 kg) per parcel package per parcel package per parcel Operational support services Human resources 26 staff and 20 volunteers of the Georgia Red Cross Society, who will be covered by global volunteer insurance for the duration of the operation, are needed to be involved so as to complete the operational plan. Technical support is provided to the GRCS by the IFRC Europe Zone Disaster Management Team. Logistics and supply chain The Georgian Red Cross has a logistic department and procurement guidelines in place which are in agreement Red Cross Volunteers are supporting affected person in Batumi Photo by: Otar Davitadze

6 with the IFRC`s procurement standards and the locally pertaining legal requirements. Additionally, the whole humanitarian operation led by GRCS will adhere to the SPHERE humanitarian standards. Communications The visibility of GRCS activities and strengthening of the National Society s image will be ensured through the following activities: Maximize the visibility of National Society through relief distributions, visits to the affected people, monitoring and evaluation by volunteers of Red Cross branches Procure and utilize Red Cross T-shirts, caps, Red Cross ID cards for volunteers and staff of the GRCS. Planning, monitoring, evaluation, & reporting (PMER) GRCS and the IFRC Country Office will jointly implement the monitoring of the action. Brief reports will be sent to IFRC Europe Zone Office by GRCS on a weekly basis. After the completion of the operation, a lessons learned workshop will be conducted for the staff as well as NS volunteers. The final report (narrative and financial) will be prepared by GRCS and submitted to IFRC Zone Office for validation and posting. This operation is expected to be implemented over three months, and will therefore be completed by 3 December 204; a final report will be made available three months after the end of the operation, by 3 March 205. Contact information For further information specifically related to this operation please contact: Georgia Red Cross Society, Medea Margania - Avaliani, Secretary General phone: ; Kakhaber Mamuladze, Head of Disaster Management Department phone: ; IFRC Country Representation: Ekaterine Kristesashvili, Head of IFRC Representation in Georgia phone: ; IFRC Europe Zone Office: Mette Petersen, Head of Country Cluster phone: ; Alberto Monguzzi, Disaster Management Coordinator; phone: ; IFRC Geneva: Christine South, Operations Support phone: ,

7 C. DETAILED OPERATIONAL PLAN Quality programming / Areas common to all sectors Outcome : Rapid and detailed needs assessment is conducted and analysis is used to design and implement the operation. Output. The initial needs assessment is updated following consultations with beneficiaries Activities planned Week Conduct initial assessments in the affected areas Conduct detailed assessment in the affected areas Develop a Plan of Action Activate volunteers for the implementation of the plan Deploy staff experts for the implementation of the plan Conduct regular monitoring for the implementation Conduct an evaluation of the implemented activities Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion Outcome : The risk of water and sanitation related diseases has been reduced through provision of appropriate sanitation and hygiene items for affected population. Output. Hygiene items distribution among 600 families (2,400 people) Activities planned Week Detailed assessment to identify areas for intervention Distribution of hygiene parcels Food security, nutrition and livelihoods Outcome : Emergency nutritious needs of the most affected population by the floods are secured. Output. Emergency food parcels are distributed for 2,400 people affected by the emergency Activities planned Week Detailed assessment to identify areas for intervention Distribution of food parcels

8 Shelter and settlements (and household items) Outcome : Humanitarian assistance is provided to 2,400 people (600 families) to improve their living conditions. Output. Emergency non-food items (blankets, mattresses, kitchen sets) are distributed to support the affected population. Activities planned Week Identification of households to receive assistance Develop an implementation plan Contracting local suppliers Distribution of non-food items

9 DREF Request Georgia Floods MDRGE009 29/09/204 Budget Group Budget CHF 500 Shelter - Relief 50 Shelter - Transitional 502 Construction - Housing 503 Construction - Facilities 505 Construction - Materials 50 Clothing & Textiles 49, Food 26, Seeds & Plants 530 Water, Sanitation & Hygiene 25, Medical & First Aid 550 Teaching Materials 560 Utensils & Tools 22, Other Supplies & Services 578 Cash Disbursements Total RELIEF ITEMS, CONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLIES 23, Land & Buildings 58 Vehicles 582 Computer & Telecom Equipment 584 Office/Household Furniture & Equipment 587 Medical Equipment 589 Other Machinery & Equipment Total LAND, VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT Storage, Warehousing Distribution & Monitoring 2, Transport & Vehicle Costs 3, Logistics Services Total LOGISTICS, TRANSPORT AND STORAGE 6, International Staff 66 National Staff 662 National Society Staff 3, Volunteers 2,525 Total PERSONNEL 6, Consultants 750 Professional Fees Total CONSULTANTS & PROFESSIONAL FEES Workshops & Training,000 Total WORKSHOP & TRAINING, Travel 2, Information & Public Relations, Office Costs, Communications Financial Charges Other General Expenses 2, Shared Office and Services Costs Total GENERAL EXPENDITURES 7, Partner National Societies Other Partners (NGOs, UN, other) Total TRANSFER TO PARTNERS Total OPERATI0ONAL BUDGET 0 45, Programme and Services Support Recovery 9,462 Total INDIRECT COSTS 9,462 TOTAL BUDGET 55,037

10 MDRGE009 FL GEO October 204 Georgia: Floods RIONI TSIVI RIONI "H ABASHA ABASHA "H KUTAISI KVIRILA TSKHEINISTSKALI RIONI RIONI POTI NOGELA SAMTREDIA SAKRAULA Lanchkhuti LANCHKHUTI PICHORI VANI SULORI KORISTSKALI KVINISTSKALI BAGDADI Ozurgeti SUPSA OZURGETI BAKHVISTSKALI NATANEBI CHOKHATAURI KOLASHA SASHKALA KHEVISTSKALI GUBAZEULI KUMURI TSABLARASTSKALI BARAMIDZETSKALI Georgia Chokhatauri Lakes KOBULETI ACHKVISTSKALI BZHUJA Reservoirs Wetlands Kobuleti CKAKVISTSKALI kintrishi CHVANISTSKALI KVABLIANI GAGVI Affected municipalities BATUMI BATUMI "H CHOROKHI KOROLISTSKALI KEDA ACHARISTSKALI SHUAKHEVI SKHALTA CHIRUKHISTSKALI KHULO DZINDZISTSKALI ADIGENI KHELVACHAURI km!i GRMANISTSKALI The maps used do not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of the International Federation of the Red C ross and Red Crescent Societies or National Societies concerning the legal status of a territory or of its authorities. Data sources: ESRI, DEVINFO, International Federation, MDRGE009.mxd - Map created by DCM/GVA Turkey

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