Tajikistan: Drought - Jun 2001
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- World Bank: Boosting Financial Resilience to Natural Disasters in Central Asia. 31 Jul 2018
- FAO: FAO: Long term plans for drought mitigation and management in the Near East region. 9 Mar 2002
- OCHA: DRAFT Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations: Report of the Secretary-General. 14 May 2002
- WMO: WMO statement on the status of the global climate in 2001. 18 Dec 2001
- FAO: FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 4, 2001. 31 Oct 2001
Cities across Central Asia experienced catastrophic seismic shocks throughout the 20th century. For example, Tashkent – the most populated city in Central Asia today – was razed to the ground by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in 1966, with over 300,000 people reportedly losing their homes. Turkmenistan’s capital city of Ashgabat was severely impacted by a 7.3 quake in 1948, with thousands of deaths reported.
The European Commission has adopted four decisions totalling €22.5 million for humanitarian programmes in Tajikistan (€8 million), Central Africa and the Horn of Africa (ECHO Flight: €9 million) and Sri Lanka (€5.5 million). These funds are managed by the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) under the responsibility of Commissioner Poul Nielson.
Amount of decision: 8,000,000 euro
This Final Report is intended for reporting on emergency appeals
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.
This Final Report is intended for reporting
on emergency appeals
This Programme Update is intended for
reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal Target CHF 8,903,148 (USD 5.6 m / EUR 6.1 m)
Period covered: 15 May - 30 November 2002
"At a Glance"
Appeal coverage: 67.4%
ANKARA, 20 January (IRIN) - Many of the key issues that impinged on national development in the five Central Asian republics in 2002 were regional in dimension. Humanitarian professionals in the area continued to call for Central Asia-wide collaboration in tackling them. The key areas for regional action in Central Asia are: water, trade, transport, communications, trans-boundary environment issues and drug trafficking, experts say.
ANKARA, 17 January (IRIN)
TAJIKISTAN 8/1 - Refugees
A spokesman for the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tajikistan dismisses a report saying that thousands of Afghan refugees on the country's border with Afghanistan have gone home. "We visited the area last week and know that the population has remained consistent," Aurvasi Patel, a protection officer for UNHCR in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, told IRIN.
TAJIKISTAN: 10/1 - Emergency relief
In Dushanbe on 20 December, Deputy Agriculture Minister Siroge Murudov told journalists the country faces possible famine this winter despite an improved grain harvest over last year, AFP reported. Tajikistan produced 700,000 tons of grain in 2002, 50 percent more than 2001 when the country was struck by drought. But it will require 1 million more tons to stave off starvation this winter, according to Murudov.
ISLAMABAD, 19 December (IRIN) - Under a wide range of bilateral and multilateral regional projects for humanitarian assistance, developmental aid and trade cooperation, the European Union (EU) has stepped up its assistance to Tajikistan following the second joint committee meeting in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe last week.
CROP AND FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION
Texts Indicate Strategy of Encouraging Transition from Relief to Development, Self-Help in Humanitarian Assistance Programmes
Fifty-seventh General Assembly
58th and 59th Meetings (AM & PM)
The General Assembly this afternoon adopted without a vote five resolutions relating to continued economic, humanitarian and other assistance to Kazakhstan, Angola, Tajikistan, Mozambique and Timor-Leste. The action came after a day-long debate, during two meetings.
DUSHANBE, 19 November (IRIN) - As Tajikistan's Minister of Emergency Situations and Civil Defence, Mirzo Ziyoev remains alert to the challenges of earthquakes, recurrent floods and landslides - the most common emergencies in the mountainous Central Asian republic.