Tajikistan: Floods - May 2009
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- OCHA: Central Asia and South Caucasus regions: Emergencies for which Governments requested international assistance (2007 - 2012). 7 Nov 2012
- UN GA: Central Emergency Response Fund - Report of the Secretary-General (A/64/327). 24 Aug 2009
- WHO: World: Financing of WHO's Emergency Activities (as of 04 Dec 2009). 4 Dec 2009
- UNCT Tajikistan: Tajikistan: Japan supports Grass-Root Projects in Khatlon Region. 30 Mar 2011
- IFRC: European Zone: Plan 2010-2011 (MAA65001). 3 Nov 2009
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union ,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid, and in particular Article 2(f) and Article 15(3) thereof; Whereas:
(1) Central Asia regularly experiences a wide range of natural disasters and in particular landslides, mudslides, floods and earthquakes and the effect of climate change on its environment;
At a glance
- H1N1 update
- Search and Rescue equipment for CoES
- 25 villages of Zeravshan reduce disaster risk
- Donation of medicines worth $6.6 million
- $ 13.5 million for fast.-track education
- Rapid Response Team re-launched
Both H1N1 and seasonal flu have been identified in Tajikistan in recent weeks.
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(Dushanbe, 2 December 2009): After floods and mudflows destroyed hundreds of houses in Tajikistan in April and May of this year, over 1,000 victims are still left without adequate shelter in Khuroson, a district in the south of the country, with temperatures dropping below zero. Some of these destitute people are living in tents by day, and seeking cover from the cold in schools or with host families by night. Others are staying with resettled neighbors or relatives.
The spring disasters permanently displaced over 3,000 people who can not return to their destroyed houses.
At a glance
- Preparing for H1N1 in Tajikistan
- Over $400,000 for housing in Khuroson
- Cash, food and in-kind aid for 716 families
- Donations by Slovakia and Sri Lanka
- Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia
Preparing for H1N1 in Tajikistan
The Tajik Ministry of Health has confirmed 8 cases of H1N1 influenza so far; it is estimated that many more cases go unreported.
At a glance
- 162 disasters in 2009
- 360 volunteers trained on human rights in disaster situations
- More Afghan refugees flee to Tajikistan
- Over 2.2 million children vaccinated
- Conference on Disaster Risk Management in Central Asia, 7-8 October
162 disasters in 2009
The Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES) reports that Tajikistan was hit by 162 disasters during the first nine months of 2009. Forty-four people perished and the damage incurred is estimated at $ 22 million. Close to 40,000 ha of cultivated land was affected.
With not enough money to rebuild homes, disaster victims face a winter under canvas.
By Sayrahmon Nazriev in Khuroson distrct, southern Tajikistan
Saidbek Nazarov sighed sadly as he pointing at the tent he occupies with his wife and five children.
Two United Nations agencies are backing a two-week nationwide campaign by health authorities in Tajikistan to immunize an estimated 2.5 million children in the mountainous, landlocked Central Asian country against measles and rubella.
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are helping health officials conduct the campaign, which targets all children between the ages of one and 14 and is scheduled to conclude this week.
Vaccinations are being carried out at health centres in both cities and rural areas, while mobile teams are also visiting schools …
At a glance
- Health centers in need of rehabilitation
- Humanitarian reporter visits disaster zones
- 2.5 million children being immunized against measles and rubella
- 12 schools seismically retrofitted in GBAO
- Preventing floods in Pyandj
- $ 100,000 for housing in Khuroson
Health centers in need of rehabilitation
The spring mudflows in Khuroson district south of Dushanbe inflicted serious damage to Uyali hospital, the district health center servicing 23,000 people.
At a glance
- 460 million plunge in Tajikistan's income
- Early freeze hits potatoes in Rasht valley
- 11,000 people sensitized on diarrhea prevention in Sughd and Rasht valley
- 3,000 children at risk in school
- 390,000 people still severely food insecure
$ 460 million plunge in Tajikistan's income
According to media reports, Ghulomjon Bobozoda, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, said that Tajikistan's income had dropped by $ 460 million over the first eight months of this year compared to last year, due to a drop in the …
At a glance
- Conference on Sarez lake risks and economic prospects, 2 - 4 September
- First ever diving course for CoES staff completed
- Kulyab REACT uniting emergency actors
- Just over $ 1 million for REACT Early Recovery Appeal
Sarez Lake: risks and economic prospects
An international technical conference about Sarez Lake was held from 2 to 4 September in Nurek, the location of the highest artificial dam in the world, 100 km away from Dushanbe. Meeting participants discussed the current situation, safety concerns, and prospects of rational use of …
This report covers the period 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2009.
Programme purpose: The programmes supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Tajikistan 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 …