Avec l'allocation cette semaine de plus de 200.000 dollars pour le Tadjikistan, le Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) des Nations Unies a désormais passé la barre du milliard de dollars distribués depuis sa création en mars 2006.
L'allocation de 202.714 dollars pour la nutrition des femmes et des enfants au Tadjikistan o=F9 l'insécurité alimentaire chronique a été aggravée par une mauvaise récolte et l'augmentation du prix des aliments, a permis au CERF de dépasser le milliard de dollars, indique mardi un communiqué du Bureau de la coordination des …
Families that migrated about five years ago searching for a better life have found nothing but hardship in their new home
By Sayrahmon Nazriev in Bishkent (RCA No. 483, 20-Feb-07)
Firuza seems a place forgotten. The settlement or jamoat - a remnant of the large collective farms of the Soviet era - in the south of the country is worn and tired. Concrete houses, also dating from Soviet years, line the few streets. Some of the buildings are unfinished; others have been ransacked. The walls of the half-built cultural centre at the entrance to the town have long since been removed.
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.
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.
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).
ANKARA, 28 April (IRIN) - Monday marked the opening of "Ferghana 2003", a disaster preparedness exercise based on a devastating earthquake and landslides striking the Ferghana valley region of Uzbekistan. The exercise is part of Uzbekistan's contribution to NATO's Partnership for Peace Programme and the first NATO-led civil emergency exercise to be held in Central Asia.
ISLAMABAD, 17 April (IRIN) - Heavy rains have threatened food security in parts of Tajikistan, as the banks of a river burst in an area near the capital, Dushanbe. The flood comes within days after heavy rains killed a child in the southeast of the country over the weekend.
Experts from Iran and nine neighbouring countries will cooperate in identifying ways to reduce the risks posed by such natural disasters as drought and earthquakes, which can undermine development gains and worsen poverty.
ISLAMABAD, 7 March (IRIN) - A landslide in the southern Khatlon Province last week devastated more than half the houses in a village, forcing people to take shelter in a local school. "It's a very major slide, but fortunately it was quite slow moving, meaning that people managed to escape," Paul Handley, a humanitarian affairs officer with the UN Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, told IRIN from the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, on Friday.
Map shows general location of the town of Ghorvodor,
which was affected by a landslide on 26 Feb 2003
See IFRC Information Bulletin No. 1 for more information
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) allocated: N/A