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31 Jan 2011 description

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Pakistan: After the Deluge
  • Strengthening Emergency Communication in India
  • Responding to Food Crises in Afghanistan
  • Tajikistan: Building Partnerships with Japan
  • North America: Commitment to Disaster Preparedness
  • The Largest “ShakeOut” in US History
  • Golfers Unite to Support FOCUS
  • In Memorial: Azalsho Dushanbiev
  • In the Spotlight: Nusrat Nusab, Deputy Executive Officer, FOCUS Pakist
24 Jan 2011 description

Foreword

Today half of the world's population is under threat from the forces of nature - one fifth of the earth's surface is regularly affected by earthquakes, vol-canic eruptions, floods, drought, landslides and storms. There are indications that such events are increasingly frequent. Moreover, the effects of cli-mate change are becoming evident.

The negative impacts of such natural events affect increasing numbers of people: 6.9 billion people live on our planet today and, according to UN esti-mates, this number will have grown to over 9 billion by 2050.

31 Dec 2010 description

in this issue

P.2 Morocco Red Crescent responds to Flash Floods

P.2 WFP extends Emergency Response to Syria Drought

P.2 Afghanistan: Bleak Outlook for Food Security in 2011

P.3 Numbers that mattered in 2010

09 Nov 2010 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

h The 2010 cereal production declined somewhat from last year's record due to earthquake and floods damages in several areas

h Cereal imports needs remain large despite better crops in recent years

h Recent food prices increases put at risk the improved food security situation in the country

In 2010 cereal production declined slightly from last year's record

In 2010, generally good precipitation and adequate soil moisture conditions favoured crops during the growing season, but floods and damages caused to irrigation infrastructure by …

29 Oct 2010 description

Executive summary

In line with its strategy for 2008-2012, the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan is building its capacities and scaling up its services to assist the most vulnerable people in the country.

28 Sep 2010 description

Prevention, Mitigation, and Preparedness (PMP) is the channel through which FOCUS works to decrease a community's vulnerability to natural disasters such as landslides, floods, mudslides, epidemics, and earthquakes, catastrophic rain or snow, and prepares them to respond rapidly and effectively to natural disasters. In this way, the initiative also seeks to ensure that communities are empowered in the learning process.

31 Aug 2010 description

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Attabad landslide calls for FOCUS to respond
  • Search & Rescue helps to build capacity
  • FOCUS Afghanistan: Responding & Reacting
  • Enhancing Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Improving the Quality of Life in Tajikistan
  • Disaster Awareness & Preparedness
  • In Remembrance
  • Bike4Life Mali: 25 December 2010 -3 January 2011

31 Aug 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010

In brief

Programme outcome: The programmes supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Tajikistan are in line with the Strategy 2020 strategic aims to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disaster and crises; to enable healthy and safe living; to build strong National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Programme summary: The year 2010 started with the emergency operation of the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan in response to the earthquake that hit …

18 Aug 2010 description

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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.

06 Aug 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) capacity to assist National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

Programme(s) summary: At 30 June 2010, IFRC had made 73 allocations from the DREF to support 67 different operations for a total of 11,285,280 Swiss francs bringing assistance to over …

16 Jun 2010 description

At a glance

- Number of suspected polio cases dwindling

- IMF lends $38.2 million to Tajikistan

- Fostering resilience to geological hazards

- Safe water, sanitation for Kulyab flood victims

- Disaster Risk Reduction in Sughd

- Reducing community vulnerability in Khatlon

- In-kind aid for disaster victims from Belarus

02 Jun 2010 description

Period covered by this update: 10 April to 31 May 2010.

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 to cover the revised plan of action, which was a result of the psychological effects of the disaster and its aftershocks, the increase of the number of fully destroyed houses from 98 to 162 (1,134 …

30 Apr 2010 description

The Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS) provides a seasonal snapshot of food security in rural Tajikistan by analyzing data from 665 households and 475 key informants every three months. The FSMS can alert stakeholders to incidents of critical food insecurity. The exact methodology is contained in annexes.

Highlights

21 Apr 2010 description

At a glance

- Floods and mudflows hit 20 districts

- Over one third of rural Tajiks food insecure

- Safe sanitation for 500 families in Khuroson

- Seeds for Vanj earthquake victims

- Single approach to measure food security

08 Apr 2010 description

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.

07 Apr 2010 description

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The International Federation's 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 and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

18 Mar 2010 description

Situation Overview

- The government has developed a master plan for the new settlement for 200 families affected by the earthquake. Plans and designs for houses and social infrastructure are being developed and partial construction has started.

- A vulnerability assessment conducted by REACT among 250 earthquake-affected families found that 71% of them are highly vulnerable and may lack the resources to reconstruct their houses.

- REACT members, involved in relief and recovery, held a "Recovery Planning" meeting on February 18th. The recovery plan shows that support for …

24 Feb 2010 description

At a glance

- Tajikistan threatened by climate change

- 120,000 children educated on disasters

- Japan rebuilds Tojiksoy school in Pyandj

- In-kind aid by Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan

- Vulnerability assessment in Vanj

- Planning recovery in Vanj