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Afghanistan + 9 others
ACTED Newsletter #71 / May 2011

Content

Humanitarian emergency in Cote d’Ivoire

On the road to autonomy (Chad)

Sound assessment for quality response and prevention (Afghanistan)

The green fields of Swat (Pakistan)

Supporting flood victims in Sindh (Pakistan)

The fountain of success (Tajikistan)

Road sustainability through training (CAR)

A light at the end of the tunnel for families (Haiti)

Staying alert to stay alive (Indonesia)

Convergences 2015 - 3,000 participants for increased impact in poverty reduction

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Tajikistan: Japan supports Grass-Root Projects in Khatlon Region

Dushanbe, TAJIKISTAN

On 30th March 2011, Mr. Takuya TAMAI, Third Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Tajikistan will attend two handover ceremonies in Kurgantube city and Panj district for two grass-root projects. Mr. Sharifkhon SAMIEV, Chairperson of Kurgantube city and Mr. Umar YOROV, Director of Kurgantube Social Rehabilitation Center of the Tajikistan Blind Society, will attend the handover ceremony at Kurgantube Social Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Abdujon TAVAKALOV, Acting Chairperson of Panj district will attend the handover ceremony at the secondary school

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UNICEF brings safe drinking water to displaced families in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 23 August 2010 - UNICEF said today that more than 3,000 people displaced by flooding in southern Tajikistan now benefit from safe drinking water provided by UNICEF and regional government agencies in Khuroson district.

In May 2009, severe flooding and mudslides in two thirds of the country temporarily - and in some cases permanently - displaced thousands of people. The families benefitting from the new water supply system lost their homes, cattle and belongings in the disaster.

The new infrastructure brings safe drinking

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Tajikistan: Addressing the reconstruction needs in flood-affected villages

Heavy rains from March to May 2009 resulted in flooding and mudslides affecting approximately 15,000 individuals residing in Pyanj and Qumsangir districts, Khatlon Province, south Tajikistan.

Following the devastating mudflows of last 2009 spring, the villages of Tojiskoy and Zarbord's population in Pyanj and Qumsangir districts have found themselves homeless and lost theirs houses. They were relocated to newly constructed housing settlements. 36 households, 211 people, benefited from the action financed by OFDA and

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Tajikistan: Mudslides and Floods Emergency appeal n° MDRTJ005 Final Report

Period covered by this Final Report: 22 May 2009 to 15 June 2010.

Appeal target (current): CHF 892,624 (USD 805,407 or EUR 650,259)

Final Appeal coverage: 91 per cent on 15 June 2010

Appeal history: This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 22 May 2009 for CHF 892,624 (USD 806,936 orEUR 589,938) for 6 months to assist some 4,320 beneficiaries or 726 families. h Due to the late and low appeal coverage significant needs remained unmet. With more funds received later in 2009 the operation was extended for another four months and was completed by 22 March 2010.

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Côte d'Ivoire + 10 others
USAID/OFDA PROTECTION SECTOR UPDATE - JUNE 2010

SECTOR OVERVIEW

During disasters, affected populations often face challenges that material assistance alone cannot adaquately address. For example, conflicts or natural disasters often separate families, disrupting normal care-giving for children, the elderly, and disabled persons. Displacement, loss of family members, or disruption of livelihoods may increase vulnerability to violence, exploitation, and abuse for men, women, and children. Conflict exposes some people to harmful threats from attacks or landmines. Disaster-affected populations confront protection challenges

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Climate Resilience Workshop in Tajikistan

Dushanbe, Tajikistan 1-2 June, 2010 - In 2002, the village of Dasht, located in the Pamirs of Tajikistan was completely destroyed by a glacial lake outburst flood, leaving dozens of residents of the village dead and hundreds homeless. In response to this disaster, joint European-Tajik scientific studies were conducted in 2005 and 2010. These studies have identified tens of thousands of people living throughout the isolated mountainous regions of Tajikistan that are exposed to similar climate-related hazards.

In order to reduce the risk of such communities

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Tajikistan + 2 others
Programme Update Europe Zone 2009-2010 (MAA65001)

Appeal No. MAA65001

This report covers the period 01/01/2009 to 31/12/2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The Europe zone office is guided in its work with Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies by the Global Agenda goals to mitigate the impact of disasters, including population movement and socio-economic crises; to improve the health status of vulnerable groups; to strengthen the capacity of the Red Cross Red Crescent to respond effectively to the needs of the most vulnerable people; and to promote respect for diversity and human dignity, and reduce intolerance, discrimination

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Tajikistan Appeal No. MAATJ002 Annual Report

In brief

Programme purpose: The programmes supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are aligned with the Global Agenda goals to reduce the number of deaths, injuries, and impact from disasters; to reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies; to increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability; and to reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion and promote respect for diversity and human dignity.

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Iraq + 6 others
Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia Humanitarian Assistance in Review, 2000 - 2009

BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Natural disasters such as drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Since 2000, USAID/OFDA and USAID's Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) have provided humanitarian assistance in response to complex emergencies

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Tajikistan: National Disaster Risk Management Strategy for 2010-2015

On 30 March, 2010 the National Disaster Risk Management Strategy for 2010-2015 was endorsed by the Government of Tajikistan.

Tajikistan is exposed to variety of risks, and experiences the impacts of frequent natural disasters. During the period of 11 years between 1997 and 2009, floods, earthquakes, landslides, mudflows, avalanches, epidemics and other disasters have led to 993 deaths and an economic damage 1,15 billion somonies. These natural disasters have negative impacts on the development of the county. This situation requires a different

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Tajikistan: ACTED helps vulnerable populations to overcome the winter season

Distribution of basic items as wintergrips Tajikistan

The dire economic situation in Tajikistan impedes the population's resilience to a number of natural shocks. The country is indeed regularly beset by floods and mudslides. The harsh Tajik winter prompted ACTED to step up its aid deliveries for flood-affected populations.

From April to May 2009, heavy rains caused major flooding and mudflows in numerous parts of Tajikistan, resulting in many deaths and numerous internal displacements of populations. In addition,

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Tajikistan + 1 other
Press Conference by General Assembly President on World Water Day

Describing the lack of water and sanitation for billions of people around the world as a humanitarian tragedy and an affront to human dignity, a former President of the General Assembly urged donor countries this afternoon to scale up investment in both.

"It's in fact a human right to have water," Jan Eliasson, President of the Assembly's sixtieth session, said at a Headquarters press conference to celebrate World Water Day. "Water is the key to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and it's

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Tajikistan : REACT News Bulletin no.15, 24 February - 10 March 2010

At a glance

- Likelihood of spring hazards deemed high

- Food security improved in Zeravshan $1.5 million for better health in crisis

- Strengthening Search & Rescue in Tajikistan

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Tajikistan: Mudslides and floods Emergency appeal n° MDRTJ005 Preliminary final report

Period covered by this Preliminary Final Report: 22 May 2009 to 16 February 2010.

Appeal target (current): CHF 892,624 (USD 806,936 or EUR 589,938)

Appeal coverage: 91 per cent on 16 February 2010

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 22 May 2009 for CHF 892,624 (USD 806,936 or EUR 589,938) for 6 months to assist some 4,320 beneficiaries or 726 families.

- Due to the late and low appeal coverage significant needs remained unmet. With more funds received later in 2009 the operation has been extended for another four months and will therefore

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER SHORTAGES CLOSING IN ON TAJIKISTAN AND CENTRAL ASIA, WARNS OXFAM

Report
Oxfam
New Oxfam report says retreating glaciers and more extreme weather like droughts and floods could dangerously erode food security, livelihoods and even regional stability by 2050

The people of Tajikistan, many already feeling the strains of climate change, will be increasingly afflicted by deepening symptoms over the next 40 years unless immediate action is taken to mitigate the effects, according to a new report released today by Oxfam.

The report, Reaching

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ReachingTipping Point? Climate Change and Poverty in Tajikistan

Report
Oxfam
Summary

The people of Tajikistan, a small, mountainous country in Central Asia, are experiencing the impacts of climate change. More frequent droughts and heightened extreme weather conditions are hitting poor communities, eroding their resilience. The country's glaciers are melting, bringing the danger, in the future, of greater water shortages and even disputes in the wider region. Last summer's unusually good rains and consequent harvest brought some relief to rural communities across Tajikistan but the long-term trends are clear - and ominous.

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Tajikistan: REACT News Bulletin No.11 16 December 2009 - 13 January 2010

At a glance

- Earthquake leaves 980 homeless in Vanj

- Children in tent schools since 3 years in Qumsangir

- Stability enhancement for 50 communities

- Winter clothes for disaster victims

- IFRC appeal extended until March 2010

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Brazil gives first ever donation to WFP in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE - The Government of Brazil has given the World Food Programme (WFP) in Tajikistan its first ever donation of US$ 50,000 designated for assistance to the victims of flooding, a WFP spokesperson said today.

The announcement of the donation coincided with the arrival of the new Brazilian Ambassador for Tajikistan, Alfredo Leoni, who came here to present his letters of credential to the Government of Tajikistan. Ambassador Leoni is based in Islamabad with responsibility for Tajikistan.

"We are honoured that Brazil has