Azerbaijani Ombudsman appeals to state agencies in connection with flood-affected people’s complaints
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.15 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
Azerbaijani Ombudsman appealed to the government agencies in connection with complaints of citizens affected by the natural disaster, the Ombudsman Office told Trend on Friday.
Recently, a group of villagers of the Novruzlu and Dallar villages of the Saatli region and the Ulajali village of the Sabirabad region affected by floods were received by the Ombudsman and they made complaints on behalf of the people of these villages, the report said.
According to the complainants, the relevant commission has not yet conducted an inspection of their houses, which are in disrepair, their houses have not been repaired yet, some families ave not been paid compensation for material damage yet. It was also noted that some residents don't want to move from their villages to new settlements. Residents appealed to the Ombudsman to help resolve these issues.
In this regard, the Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova sent a letter to the Azerbaijani Prime Minister, Emergency Situations Minister, Chairman of JSC "Irrigation and Water Management" with a request to verify these facts, take appropriate measures to resolve these issues and report the results of these measures.
Last year, floods occurred in 40 districts of Azerbaijan due to rise in Kur River and rainfalls. As a result of the disaster, about 20,000 houses were flooded, more than 300 destroyed, 2,000 became unsafe, 50,000 hectares of cultivated land left under water.