Caritas Albania team of emergency, after the first intervention with food and clothes assistance is working in different directions in order to support communities affected from this situation.
On 4th of January 2010, the Emergency team of Caritas Albania has organized a meeting led from the National Director. This meeting was focused in the creation of rapid strategy of intervention. The team has decided:
Caritas Albania has been very carefully during the intervention. CA was based in a step by step intervention. So first ,CA made the assessment of situation decided which were the priorities and intervened with the first Rapid phase).
Caritas Albania team of emergency has decided some priorities of working:
Continuous monitoring of the situation in the affected areas.
The flooding area is enlarged now, because two other communes are affected (commune of Berdica and Bushat).
Water level in Berdica Arch (entrance of affected area) is 70 cm and in Berdica village reaches 2 m.
Military structures are placed in commune of Dajç, Ana Malit, Bërdicë, Guri Zi, Velipojë and quarters of Shkodra. They have evacuated habitants during the day and night. So on 9th of January the number of the evacuated persons was 3752. The military structures have evacuated even domestic animals of communities, because the inhabitants were anxious about them.
On 8th of January with the Decision of Prime Minister of Albania it was interdicted the passing in most affected areas, from Berdica Arch to Shkodra City. Transport has been diverted to Deja orientation for entering in Shkodra.
Military structures have placed barriers and they are protecting the villages from the thieves, that is one of the reasons why the habitants have refused to displace from the villages.
Ministry of Defence is highly involved in this situation and they are engaged with 337 soldiers, 41 juggernauts, 13 discharging cars, 11 powerboat and 16 river boat for the evacuation of habitants.
About 6000 habitants of Shkodra risk staying without electric power because the water level in electric station of Dajc is only 15 cm from the closed quote.
The situation in Hydro centrals continues to be critical; level of water is near to limited quotes, so that authorities are obligated to discharge. This is the reason that the flooding continues even when it is not raining. Weather forecast has informed intensive raining in the next days so that all authorities central and local, NGO-s involved are in Emergency.
Updated by official information and from the field assessment for damages.
| Land flooding
|Houses under the water
facing this situation.
– Diocesan Caritas of SAPA.
– Parish of Dajc, Obot and Bushat.
Caritas Albania in 8 January has sent 2 tracks with food items and no food items for the diocese of SAPA. One camion was distribute to the families under the water that are not evacuated yet and the second track has been in stock in diocesan Caritas of SAPA as victual for the families that will be evacuated and sheltered from Caritas.
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