Tajikistan: Earthquake DREF operation n° MDRTJ007 FINAL REPORT
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.
Summary: CHF 95,705 was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 6 January, 2010 to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 640 beneficiaries, and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.
An additional DREF contribution of CHF 36,317 was allocated on 15 January according to the revised plan of action. The additional allocation aimed to address the psychological effects of the earthquake and its aftershocks, and the increase of the number of fully destroyed houses from 98 to 162 as well as the total number of affected households to 958. Up to 140 households (980 people) were reached through the operation by the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan.
On 2 January an earthquake hit 23 villages in Yazgulyam and Vanj jamoats1 of Vanj district and affected totally 958 households. Aftershocks resulted in an increase of the number of fully destroyed houses from 98 to 162 affecting 1,134 residents. The total number of affected households was 958 with 6,706 residents.
The Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan reached 98 of the 140 affected households by providing non-food items. Winterized tents were distributed to the 50 most affected households (261 people) in Vanj district centre and Gishkhun village and construction materials were procured and sent to Vanj district for further distribution to 10 households (79 people). A psychosocial support workshop was conducted for Red Crescent staff and volunteers with the aim of establishing a team that could provide assistance to the affected families. In total, 140 most affected and vulnerable households (980 people) received psychosocial support by the members of the psychosocial support team.
The Netherlands Red Cross contributed CHF 44,630 and the Canadian government CHF 25,268 to the DREF in replenishment of the allocation made for this operation. The Turkish Red Crescent contributed around CHF 6,930 directly to the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan. Details of all donors can be found on http://www.ifrc.org/what/disasters/responding/drs/tools/dref/donors.asp