Tajikistan: Appeal No. MAATJ002, Mid-Year Report

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This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010

In brief

Programme outcome: The programmes supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Tajikistan are in line with the Strategy 2020 strategic aims to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disaster and crises; to enable healthy and safe living; to build strong National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Programme summary: The year 2010 started with the emergency operation of the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan in response to the earthquake that hit Vanj district of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast on 2 January. Other disaster operations took place following the flooding in April that affected 18 villages throughout the country and floods and mudslides affecting 10 districts in the south of Tajikistan in May. The National Society assisted the most affected households through the distribution of basic non-food items to help them cope with the consequences of the disasters.

The International Disaster Response Laws (IDRL) guidelines were translated into Tajik and Russian languages, printed and distributed to the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan branches and relevant ministries. In order to improve the knowledge and for further promotion the Federation and Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan representatives participated in the International Disaster Response Laws workshop conducted in Vienna.

The multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) component had been included in the Vahdat project. The IFRC has started the extension of the TB project to Hissor district. Ten participatory hygiene and sanitation transformation (PHAST) trainings were held in Sughd province, Direct Rule Districts (DRDs), and Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast. Some 100 volunteers were trained in sanitary and hygiene promotion issues. During trainings in Sughd province, two primary organizations were established, and 32 people became members. The NDRT members evacuating affected people in Kulob city. Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan Kulob branch monitoring activity revealed that the construction of drinking water supply systems were properly completed and handed over to the communities.

The accounting 1C "Enterprise" software was installed in the Sughd regional branch. By the end of the year, three more branches will be connected to the main financial server in the headquarters as pilot branches. This work will enable more organized financial system and speed up the process of submitting financial reports.

Financial situation: The total 2010 appeal budget is CHF 1,579,779 of which CHF 702,223 (44 per cent) covered during the reporting period (including opening balance). Overall expenditure during the reporting period was 57 per cent of the funding.