Expanding anticipatory action to new hazards: mudflows in Central Asia

Currently, most anticipatory action plans address hydrometeorological hazards for which forecasting methodologies are well established. There are, however, efforts under way to implement anticipatory action ahead of other types of hazard. In 2022, the Red Crescent Societies of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan began exploring how anticipatory action could mitigate the impacts of mudflows. Drawing on interviews with 15 stakeholders from the two National Societies, national hydrometeorological services and other international organizations, this briefing outlines how they laid the groundwork for anticipating mudflows, and describes some of the early challenges identified.

Publish Date

February 10, 2023

Resource Type

PDF, 596.63 KB


Arielle Tozier de la Poterie




Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan


Central Asia

Content Type

Briefing Sheet / Fact Sheet


Emerging Topics, Forecast, Scaling up

Organization type

Red Cross Red Crescent Movement


Cold Wave, Heat Wave, Landslide, Mudslide, Other