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Commission funds disaster preparedness actions in Central Asia worth EUR 2.5 million

The European Commission has approved a second Action Plan to help vulnerable populations in Central Asia prepare for and respond to natural disasters. The EUR 2.5 million will finance small-scale infrastructure projects to protect vulnerable groups from likely natural disasters, and will support activities that strengthen the capacity of local communities to predict, respond to and cope with disasters. Particular focus will be on disaster prone Tajikistan. Funds will be allocated via the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) under the responsibility
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Tajikistan: Interview with the Deputy Minister of Emergencies

Report
IRIN
DUSHANBE, 7 July (IRIN) - With a landscape dominated by mountains, Tajikistan is prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods and landslides. Such disasters regularly create emergencies in the former Soviet Central Asian republic. As the country's Deputy Minister of Emergencies and Civil Defence, Abdurahim Radjabov faces daunting challenges with little resources in hand.
In an Interview with IRIN, Radjabov maintained that the rising water levels in Sarez lake could threaten millions in Tajikistan, as well as in neighbouring Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
IRIN:

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Tajikistan Appeal No. 01.86/2003 Programme Update No. 1

Appeal Target: CHF 6,705,034 (USD 4.96 million / EUR 4.3 million)
Period covered: January -- May 2003
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal coverage: 27% (As of report

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Assistance to Tajikistan OCHA Situation Update No. 36

GENERAL
Emergencies:

Stormy winds and torrential rains affected a number of districts of Sughd Oblast, 200Kms North of the Tajik capital Dushanbe on Friday, 6 June 2003. The First Deputy Minister of Emergencies notified OCHA early on the 7th of June, which activated REACT (Rapid Emergency Assessment and Coordination Team) mechanisms for assessment and response. The final figures for Penjikent and surrounding area show that there were 3 fatalities and 357 families (total population 2,047) experienced partial or total damage to their homes. 156 houses were completely destroyed and

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Tajikistan: Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 3

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0094
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Tajikistan - Floods
12 June, 2003

This situation report is based on information provided by the OCHA Office in Tajikistan as well as media sources.

Situation

1. A detailed assessment was conducted in Sughd Oblast by IFRC/NRCST (National Red Crescent Society in Tajikistan), WFP and OCHA in cooperation with the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) following devastating torrential rains and floods.

2. Cleanup efforts are evident all around Penjekent town which suffered the most from the floods. The community,

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Tajikistan: Flood in Penjikent Information Bulletin No. 1

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) allocated: N/A
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

This document is being issued based on the needs described below. The Federation is not seeking any funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.

The Situation

Heavy winds and rain in early June 2003

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Tajikistan: Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 2


Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0092
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Tajikistan - Floods
10 June, 2003

This situation report is based on information provided by the OCHA Office in Tajikistan as well as media sources.

Situation

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Uzbekistan closes another border crossing to Tajikistan

Uzbekistan has closed its border crossing to the Pendjikent region of Tajikistan in an attempt to prevent the possible spread of SARS, strana.ru reported on 7 June. Earlier, Uzbekistan closed the main border crossing between Tashkent and Khujand, describing the action as a measure against SARS. The report notes that no cases of SARS have been registered in Tajikistan, but the closing of the crossing point could prove dangerous if Tajik citizens choose to cross Uzbek minefields in order to enter Uzbekistan illegally. It could also complicate the delivery of
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U.S. to provide emergency aid to Tajikistan

Following talks in Dushanbe on 9 June with Tajikistan's President Imomali Rakhmonov, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Lynn Pascoe told journalists that Washington will provide Tajikistan with an additional $10 million in aid to offset the financial losses caused by recent natural catastrophes, Russian news agencies reported (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 9 June 2003). Pascoe described Tajikistan as a partner and friend of the United States, but at the same time warned that Washington expects the 22 June referendum on broad constitutional amendments to be
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Tajikistan: Aid efforts under way after torrential rains kill three

Report
IRIN
ISLAMABAD, 9 June (IRIN) - Aid efforts were continuing on Monday after torrential rains swept through the Penjikent District of Tajikistan's northern Sughd province, killing at least three and leaving three missing over the weekend.
"The situation is being assessed and at this stage the immediate needs of the affected population are being addressed," Marzia Nazarova, a senior coordination assistant with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Tajikistan, told IRIN from the Tajik capital, Dushanbe.

Valentin Gatzinski, the head of OCHA

IRIN:

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Three dead in Tajikistan hurricanes

LONDON - At least three people were killed and tens of thousands left homeless in northern Tajikistan after hurricanes and heavy rainfall swept the region late last week, Russia's Itar Tass news agency reported on the weekend.

First Deputy Emergencies Minister Abdurahim Rajabov told Itar-Tass that about 700 houses, hundreds of administrative, cultural and social facilities and dozens of bridges were damaged in the agricultural region of the Central Asian country.

The government has declared the area a natural disaster zone, the report, picked up by the BBC's Monitoring service, said.

Reuters - AlertNet:



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Tajikistan: Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 1

OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Tajikistan -Floods
8 June 2003
Overall Situation

1. Stormy winds and torrential rains have affected a number of districts of Sughd Oblast, 200 km north of the Tajik capital Dushanbe on Friday, 6 June 2003. The First Deputy Minister of Emergencies (MES) notified OCHA about that early on 7 June. OCHA activated REACT (Rapid Emergency Assessment and Coordination Team) mechanisms for assessment and response. Penjikent town and surrounding districts suffered the most extensive damage.

2. According to the latest information

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Tajikistan: Annual Appeal No. 01.86/2003 Annual Report

In Brief
Appeal No.: 01.86/2003

Target: CHF 6,705,034 (USD 4.96 million/ EUR 4.3 million)

Coverage: 57.7%

Appeal 2004: Tajikistan No. 01.83/2004 http://www.ifrc.org/cgi/pdf_appeals.pl?annual04/018304.pdf

This document reports on and analyses achievements within the International Federation's 2003 annual appeal for Tajikistan. The activities supported by this appeal fell within the