In June of 2010, torrential rains across Ukraine and northern Moldova increased the water level of the Prut and Nistru rivers. The Prut River flooding caused the greatest damage, affecting the western districts of the country. By its magnitude and coverage, this has turned to be the worst flooding in decades. The damage affected nearly 13,000 people, destroying critical infrastructure, washing away crops and livestock, damaging homes, and causing displacement.
This assessment report provides a clear analysis of the extent of the damage and losses caused by the floods, the hardship suffered by the people, as well as the impacts on the economy and the environment. Furthermore, it identifies financing needs required to formulate early recovery actions, implement medium-term recovery and reconstruction plans, and develop a long-term risk management and reduction strategy.