The Federation’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org In Brief Appeal No. 01.83/2004; Programme Update No. 2; Period covered: June – November, 2004; Appeal coverage: 80.3 %
Appeal Target: CHF 4,627,098 (USD 4,082,855 or EUR 2,997,795)
Related Emergency or Annual Appeals:
Tajikistan Annual Appeal 2004 (For details, please see the website at http://www.ifrc.org/cgi/pdf_appeals.pl?annual04/018304.pdf)
Tajikistan Annual Appeal 2004 Programme Update no.1 (For details, please see the website at http://www.ifrc.org/cgi/pdf_appeals.pl?annual04/01830401.pdf)
Operational developments In 2004, the RCST/Federation launched an appeal for CHF 4,627,098 and the appeal was covered by 80,3%. The received funds were used for the implementation of three main programmes: Health and Care (including water and sanitation), Disaster Management (including relief) and Organizational Development. Thanks to the support from the donors – European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO), the Norwegian Government, the Finnish Government, the Norwegian Red Cross, the Finnish Red Cross, the Swedish Government, the Netherlands Red Cross, the Swedish Red Cross and the Canadian Government – the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan (RCST) was able to achieve the planned objectives.
The health and care programme was covered by 99.5%. The funds allowed the national society (NS) to conduct the activities on Tuberculosis (TB), HIV/AIDS, stigma and discrimination, Community Based First Aid (CBFA), provision of medicines and medical supplies to primary healt h care institutions all over thecountry, training of health staff in Khatlon and Rayons of Republican Subordination (RRS), rehabilitation of boreholes, and on construction of spring catchments and individual latrines in rural areas.
According to the RCST, more then 14 disasters such as floods, land slides and hurricanes occurred in Tajikistan from June to November 2004. One of the most catastrophic disasters happened on 12-16 July 2004, as a result of the torrential rainfalls. It caused damages to water supply systems in all four districts ofDushanbe city and negatively affected livelihoods of the population. Almost 60% of the city population remained without access to drinking water, resulting in a serious threat of water-borne diseases. The RCST responded to the disaster through the distribution of purification tablets and conducting informationcampaigns to avoid the spread of water-borne diseases.
The disaster management programme was covered by 128%, due to the integration of the new DIPECHO (disaster preparedness ECHO) project into the Federation appeal. By the end of the reporting period, 107,8% of funds were used for RCST capacity building, for reduction of threats and affects of landslides and floods, and for assistance to vulnerable people through the distribution of supplementary food. All planned activities were implemented in line with the scheduled timeframe.
Regarding the organisational development programme, a total of CHF 375,525 was earmarked. By the end of the reporting period, 81% of funds were used to support activities on Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA), fundraising, volunteers’ management, branch development, visibility and promotion of fundamental principles and humanitarian values.
Due to late delivery of funds, some activities under the water and sanitation and organizational developmentprogrammes were not implemented within the scheduled timeframe and will be continued through thecoming year.
On the whole up to date, 79,7% of received funds were spent. The remaining amount will be partially used in December 2004 and partially carried forward to the next year. During the reporting period, about 479,673 people benefited from the activities conducted by the RCST/Federation under the Annual Appeal 2004.