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Uzbekistan    Uzbekistan   

Uzbekistan is a Central Asian nation and former Soviet republic. It's known for its mosques, mausoleums and other sites linked to the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Samarkand, a major city on the route, contains a landmark of Islamic architecture: the Registan, a plaza bordered by 3 ornate, mosaic-covered religious schools dating to the 15th and 17th centuries. ― Google

Capital: Tashkent

President: Shavkat Mirziyoyev

Population: 34.23 million (2020) World Bank

Currency: Uzbekistani soʻm

Official language: Uzbek

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At least 4 people have died as a result of floods and mudslides in Uzbekistan after a month’s worth of rain fell in less than 2 hours. The country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) said the floods are some of the worst seen in 80 years.

Uzbekistan’s Hydrometeorological Service said areas of Samarkand and Jizzakh regions recorded more rain in 2 hours on 20 April than is normally seen for the whole of an average April. More rain is expected over the coming days.

In the Jizzakh region, the rain triggered floods and mudflows which damaged crops, homes, schools and other buildings in Bakhmal, Farish, Gallaaral and Sharof Rashidov districts. MES said 4 people died Farish district as a result. At least 260 farms and buildings suffered damage, and around 100 people were displaced. MES carried out several flood rescues in Farish and 6 people were hospitalized after suffering injuries.

MES received more than 280 calls for assistance in Samarkand region, where roads were flooded and buildings damaged, in particular in areas of Samarkand city. Flooding also affected parts of Navoi (also Navoiy) and Qashqadaryo (also Kashkadarya) regions.

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Humanitarian Impact
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      Affected Persons
53
        Families
  100
        Displaced Persons
    260
          Damaged Homes
  4
        Deaths

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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