Tajikistan: Floods - May 2009
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Most read reports
- UN GA: Central Emergency Response Fund - Report of the Secretary-General (A/64/327). 24 Aug 2009
- OCHA: Central Asia and South Caucasus regions: Emergencies for which Governments requested international assistance (2007 - 2012). 7 Nov 2012
- IFRC: Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Appeal No MAA00010 Programme Update No. 01. 27 Aug 2009
- ReliefWeb: Tajikistan: Floods (as of 8 May 2009) - Location Map. 12 May 2009
- UNICEF: UNICEF brings safe drinking water to displaced families in Tajikistan. 23 Aug 2010
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On 30th March 2011, Mr. Takuya TAMAI, Third Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Tajikistan will attend two handover ceremonies in Kurgantube city and Panj district for two grass-root projects. Mr. Sharifkhon SAMIEV, Chairperson of Kurgantube city and Mr. Umar YOROV, Director of Kurgantube Social Rehabilitation Center of the Tajikistan Blind Society, will attend the handover ceremony at Kurgantube Social Rehabilitation Center. Mr.
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 23 August 2010 - UNICEF said today that more than 3,000 people displaced by flooding in southern Tajikistan now benefit from safe drinking water provided by UNICEF and regional government agencies in Khuroson district.
In May 2009, severe flooding and mudslides in two thirds of the country temporarily - and in some cases permanently - displaced thousands of people.
Heavy rains from March to May 2009 resulted in flooding and mudslides affecting approximately 15,000 individuals residing in Pyanj and Qumsangir districts, Khatlon Province, south Tajikistan.
Following the devastating mudflows of last 2009 spring, the villages of Tojiskoy and Zarbord's population in Pyanj and Qumsangir districts have found themselves homeless and lost theirs houses. They were relocated to newly constructed housing settlements. 36 households, 211 people, benefited from the action financed by OFDA and implemented by ACTED and its partner Habitat for Humanity.
Period covered by this Final Report: 22 May 2009 to 15 June 2010.
Appeal target (current): CHF 892,624 (USD 805,407 or EUR 650,259)
Final Appeal coverage: 91 per cent on 15 June 2010
Appeal history: This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 22 May 2009 for CHF 892,624 (USD 806,936 orEUR 589,938) for 6 months to assist some 4,320 beneficiaries or 726 families. h Due to the late and low appeal coverage significant needs remained unmet.
During disasters, affected populations often face challenges that material assistance alone cannot adaquately address. For example, conflicts or natural disasters often separate families, disrupting normal care-giving for children, the elderly, and disabled persons. Displacement, loss of family members, or disruption of livelihoods may increase vulnerability to violence, exploitation, and abuse for men, women, and children. Conflict exposes some people to harmful threats from attacks or landmines.
Dushanbe, Tajikistan 1-2 June, 2010 - In 2002, the village of Dasht, located in the Pamirs of Tajikistan was completely destroyed by a glacial lake outburst flood, leaving dozens of residents of the village dead and hundreds homeless. In response to this disaster, joint European-Tajik scientific studies were conducted in 2005 and 2010.
Programme purpose: The programmes supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are aligned with the Global Agenda goals to reduce the number of deaths, injuries, and impact from disasters; to reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies; to increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability; and to reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion and promote respect for diversity and human …
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
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.
Distribution of basic items as wintergrips Tajikistan
The dire economic situation in Tajikistan impedes the population's resilience to a number of natural shocks. The country is indeed regularly beset by floods and mudslides. The harsh Tajik winter prompted ACTED to step up its aid deliveries for flood-affected populations.
From April to May 2009, heavy rains caused major flooding and mudflows in numerous parts of Tajikistan, resulting in many deaths and numerous internal displacements of populations.
Describing the lack of water and sanitation for billions of people around the world as a humanitarian tragedy and an affront to human dignity, a former President of the General Assembly urged donor countries this afternoon to scale up investment in both.
"It's in fact a human right to have water," Jan Eliasson, President of the Assembly's sixtieth session, said at a Headquarters press conference to celebrate World Water Day.
At a glance
- Likelihood of spring hazards deemed high
- Food security improved in Zeravshan $1.5 million for better health in crisis
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Period covered by this Preliminary Final Report: 22 May 2009 to 16 February 2010.
Appeal target (current): CHF 892,624 (USD 806,936 or EUR 589,938)
Appeal coverage: 91 per cent on 16 February 2010
- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 22 May 2009 for CHF 892,624 (USD 806,936 or EUR 589,938) for 6 months to assist some 4,320 beneficiaries or 726 families.
- Due to the late and low appeal coverage significant needs remained unmet.
The people of Tajikistan, a small, mountainous country in Central Asia, are experiencing the impacts of climate change. More frequent droughts and heightened extreme weather conditions are hitting poor communities, eroding their resilience. The country's glaciers are melting, bringing the danger, in the future, of greater water shortages and even disputes in the wider region.
New Oxfam report says retreating glaciers and more extreme weather like droughts and floods could dangerously erode food security, livelihoods and even regional stability by 2050
The people of Tajikistan, many already feeling the strains of climate change, will be increasingly afflicted by deepening symptoms over the next 40 years unless immediate action is taken to mitigate the effects, according to a new report released today by Oxfam.
The report, Reaching Tipping Point?
At a glance
- Earthquake leaves 980 homeless in Vanj
- Children in tent schools since 3 years in Qumsangir
- Stability enhancement for 50 communities
- Winter clothes for disaster victims
- IFRC appeal extended until March 2010
This United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) covers the period 2010-2015, and has been designed to support Tajikistan's goals for its National Development Strategy (NDS) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Developed through an extensive consultative process involving all stakeholders, it is also part of the donors' Joint Country Partnership Strategy (JCPS), which came about as a result of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.