Tajikistan

Tajikistan: Earthquake DREF operation n° MDRTJ007

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The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of national societies to respond to disasters.

CHF 95,705 (USD 92,202 or EUR 64,333) has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 640 beneficiaries and to replenish emergency stocks. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: An earthquake of medium strength jolted the Vanj district in Gorno Badakhshan on 2 January, at 7:15 am. The most severely hit villages in the district were Uskrogh, Punichuguni, Paishanbeobod and the administrative centre of Vanj district. Around 1,019 houses (6,145 people) have been affected. Some 98 households (640 people) are destroyed to the extent of being unsuitable for living while 921 houses (5,526 people) are partially affected and are in need of repair.

To address the situation, the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan with support from the International Federation will assist 98 households or 640 people with family winterized tents, construction tool kits, tarpaulins, bed-linen sets, mattresses, pillows, cooking sets, shovels, hoes, water cans and hygiene kits.

This operation is expected to be implemented over four months, and will therefore be completed by 5 May, 2010; a Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by 5 August, 2010).