Tajikistan

Tajikistan Humanitarian Situation Report #3, 8 September 2015

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  • High temperatures in August, that had triggered prediction of the risk of continued melting of glaciers by the Country Early Warning System, did not lead to any further mudslides.

  • Nevertheless, as per the report received from the partner (Mercy Corps) - the heavy rains that took place at the end of August caused some flooding in Rasht and Nurobod districts that affected mainly roads, agricultural assets and drinking/irrigation water systems.

  • Although the situation caused by the mudslides is going back to normal, humanitarian interventions are still required in the area of WASH, Education and Child Protection.

  • Upon the declaration of a State of Emergency by the Government of Tajikistan followed by a request for support in July 2015, UNICEF has been working with the Government and partners to deliver emergency supplies to meet the needs of the affected population.

  • 76 children are currently benefitting from UNICEF supported Child Friendly Spaces in two communities affected by July mudflows. It is expected that the number of children in CFSs will go up to 100 in the near future.

  • Two new partnerships with INGOs, Mercy Corps and Focus, active in the affected areas, were developed to address WASH needs jointly.

  • The UNICEF team, including field monitor based in GBAO, continue to monitor the situation and the effectiveness of the response through regular field visits.

  • A WASH specialist, who joined the UNICEF country team for 3 months to support the response, has already conducted two field visits, one to GBAO and the other to Rasht. Based on the findings of the assessment, new supply and support needs in WASH have been identified and the progress have been reported using the HPM Analysis: