This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2010
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.
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 (GBAO) 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.
In response to the Polio outbreak announced by the Government of Tajikistan on 22 April 2010, the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan with the support from the Federation secretariat, under DREF operations, mobilized 420 volunteers to support the government in the national vaccination campaign and to raise public awareness through community health promotion, information and media campaigns in 20 districts (three regions) of Tajikistan where cases of polio has been detected.
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.
In total, 120 volunteers from twelve communities were trained on sanitary and hygiene promotion and started sharing their knowledge and skills with their respective communities. As a positive result of earlier water supply projects and participatory hygiene and sanitation transformation (PHAST) trainings the local population from 7 communities engaged in the construction of spring water supply systems by their own means, but with the technical support from the Tajikistan Red Crescent. In general, some 16,400 metres of water pipes have been laid from the spring up to the villages and 15,090 people from three regions (7 communities) got access to safe drinking water.
As a result of the Water and Sanitation programme activities, the school attendance rate in the targeted areas increased by 35 per cent, as children do not need to draw water any more by animaldrawn transport.
The accounting 1C “Enterprise” software was installed in Sughd regional branch. By the end of the year, three more branches were connected to the main financial server in the headquarters as pilot branches.
The 1C “HR” application software was procured at the headquarters level. This database facilitates the human resources management. By June the relevant data had been entered and the human resources department started updating the system – i.e. introducing additional fields for data – in accordance with the international standards.
In the framework of Migration programme during the reporting period, five information and education centres for migrants provided consultancy on legal issues including human trafficking risks, basic computer literacy, Russian language courses as well as HIV, STIs and TB prevention and rendering of basic first aid for 9,376 migrants (regular and irregular).