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11 Aug 1999 description

Program Overview

Canada has a long-standing tradition of providing assistance to the victims of both human-caused and natural disasters. For Canadians, humanitarian assistance is less an act of charity than it is an expression of our collective values, culture and vision of how a community of nations can cooperate during periods of crisis. Canada's humanitarian assistance is seen as an important and visible manifestation of our country's investment in global peace and human security.

05 Aug 1998 description

News Brief

  • On 20 July 1998 four members of UNMOT were brutally murdered near the village of Labijar in the Karateguine Valley. The victims were ambushed in their UN vehicle, pulled out and subsequently shot. Their bodies were thrown into a ravine, as was their vehicle.
04 Aug 1998 description

34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

24 Jul 1998 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 98/0254

25 May 1998 description

Ref. OCHAGVA - 98/0203

1. Heavy rainfall in the night of 17 May 1998 and during the day of 18 May 1998 have once again flooded various areas of the country, including Dushanbe.

29 Apr 1998 description

TASHKENT, April 29 (Reuters) - Up to 50 people have lost their lives in mud torrents and landslides that have caused tens of millions of dollars of damage to the ex-Soviet state of Tajikistan, the government said on Wednesday.

"According to our latest data, up to 50 people died in the calamities," an official from the state emergencies committee told Reuters by telephone from the Tajik capital Dushanbe.

He gave no figures of wounded or homeless but said the ministry estimated the economic damage caused since late last week, when torrential rains hit the country, at 50 …