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07 Apr 2003 description

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.

23 Jan 2003 description

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%

20 Jan 2003 description

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.

17 Jan 2003 description


ANKARA, 17 January (IRIN)
JANUARY

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

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.

10 Sep 2002 description

News Release No. 148/02

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (10 September 2002) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of US$5.3 million equivalent to Tajikistan to undertake emergency slope stabilization measures and restore reliable water flows in the Vakhsh River to prevent further disruption to power generation and irrigation in the region.

The Vakhsh River was blocked by a landslide following an earthquake in early March 2002. Since then, the landslide has been moving at speed varying between a few millimeters to one centimeter a day.

04 Sep 2002 description

The Swiss government has granted a SFr. 50 million credit to be used by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC, in a broad-based action programme aimed at assisting flood-stricken regions in Europe and Asia.

The recent floods have cost many lives and devastated infrastructure and housing in Europe and Asia. In response, on 22 August the Swiss government approved a supplementary credit of SFr. 50 million on behalf of the flood victims.

30 Aug 2002 description

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

27 Aug 2002 description

ISLAMABAD, 27 August (IRIN) - Aid workers in Tajikistan have welcomed a Saudi-funded project to reconstruct a stretch of road damaged by landslides and mudslides over the years. The road is a vital link between the remote eastern Badakhshon Province and central areas and is critical for food aid deliveries to Afghanistan from Central Asia.

27 Aug 2002 description

This Bulletin is being issued based on the needs described below reflecting the information available at this time. Based on further updates and details from assessment reports, or should the situation deteriorate, the Federation may consider a request for further support.

26 Aug 2002 description

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson

(Paris, August 26, 2002) - The Foreign Ministry is to provide emergency aid in response to requests from the Tajik government.

16 Aug 2002 description

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

16 Aug 2002 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On August 16 (Fri), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance in kind (360 water tanks, 8 rolls of plastic sheeting, 400 towels and 12 electricity generators) equivalent to approximately four million yen to the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, which has sustained damage from a large mudslide.

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10 Aug 2002 description

AFGHANISTAN: WFP fear food shortage in November