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23 Dec 2002 description

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.

19 Dec 2002 description

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.

19 Nov 2002 description

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.

30 Jul 2002 description


Launched on 21 August 2001 for CHF 6,795,218 for 9 months. Programme has been extended for 4 months, and will now end on 30 September, 2002.
Disaster relief Emergency Fund (DREF) allocated: CHF 150,000

Beneficiaries: 130,000

Period covered: 25 April 2002 to 15 June 2002; last Ops Update (no. 03 issued 25 April, 2002; Next Ops Update (no. 6) expected : September 2002

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 130.4%

Related Appeals: 01.52/2002, Central Asia 2002 Annual Appeal

Outstanding needs: None

20 Jun 2002 description


Appeal Target: CHF 8,903,148 (USD 5.6m I EUR 6.1m)
Period covered: 1 January - 15 May 2002
"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 24.5%

Related Appeals: Europe Central Asia programmes (01.52/2002)

Outstanding needs: CHF 7,417,559 (USD 4.6m I EUR5.1 m)

Update: The Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan (RCST), with Federation assistance, continues to support vulnerable people. The national society is steadily building its capacity to work with those in need. Further donor support is required to maintain this progress.

Operational Developments

24 May 2002 description

AFGHANISTAN: Huge teacher training programme launched

21 May 2002 description

ISLAMABAD, 21 May (IRIN) - Tajikistan will suffer from an acute food shortage of about 300,000 mt this year despite good rains, United Nations officials warned on Tuesday.

13 May 2002 description

ISLAMABAD, 13 May (IRIN) - Thousands of hectares of farmland in northern and southern regions of Tajikistan would be destroyed this year by locusts unless funding to tackle the problem was made available soon, an official from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) told IRIN on Monday.

03 May 2002 description

TAJIKISTAN: EC announces US $9 million for drought victims

02 May 2002 description


This Final Report is intended for reporting on emergency appeals
Launched on: 19 September 2000 for 8 months for CHF 22.6 million.
Appeal extended for 4 months, ending 30 September 2001.
Beneficiaries: 250,000
Operations Update No. 8 (Final Report);
Period covered: 19 September 2000 - 30 September 2001; last Opserations Update (no. 7) issued 16 July 2001

"At a glance"

Appeal coverage: 43.5%

11 Apr 2002 description

World Bank President James Wolfensohn, who is in the middle of an eight-day working trip around Central Asia, was received by Tajik President Imomali Rakhmonov in Dushanbe on 10 April, Asia-Plus reported. Wolfensohn identified poverty reduction and further implementation of market reforms as key areas where the World Bank should be cooperating with Tajikistan. Furthermore, the two sides talked about the bank's possible involvement in finishing construction of the Rogun and Sangtu da hydroelectric power stations.

08 Jan 2002 description


Launched on 21 August 2001 for CHF 6,795,218 for 9 months.
DREF Allocated: CHF 150, 000
Beneficiaries: 130,000
Period covered: 11 October - 20 December 2001; last Ops Update issued: No. 01 issued 24 October, 2001; Next Ops Update No. 3 expected February 2002
"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 23.4%
Related Appeals: 01.63/2001- Tajikistan 2001 Annual Appeal
Outstanding needs: CHF 5,207,822

04 Jan 2002 description
report Xinhua

MOSCOW, Jan 4, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Tajikistan received humanitarian aid worth 74 million U.S. dollars from some 40 countries during January-November last year, Tass cited the Tajik Statistics Committee as saying Friday.

The committee officials said that the volume of goods, received by the republic in the period, totaled nearly 200,000 tons.

Suffering two-year heavy drought, the country got a lot of humanitarian food aid, mainly flour and wheat weighing 161,400 tons.

04 Jan 2002 description

This New Year's in Tajikistan was harsher than ever, the celebrations far from joyful - without a big festive spread to put on the table; with electricity cut in many villages because of old and malfunctioning equipment; now with as many as a million people worrying about where their next meal is coming from and many subsisting on just bread and tea.