As part of the EUAV initiative, ACTED is deploying skilled EU citizens as volunteers to support ongoing missions. Eleonore and Niamh are two such volunteers who have recently begun working in Tajikistan.
In 2017, the ICRC continued to support families of missing persons to cope with psychological and social difficulties by helping to address their needs of legal and administrative nature and health care.
A two-week training course on first aid and evacuation of wounded started on 5 March 2018 in Dushanbe. The course is organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe as part of its programme on the disposal of explosive ordnance.
Songdo, Republic of Korea – The Green Climate Fund (GCF) (http://www.greenclimate.fund/home) has approved a new climate change adaptation project for Tajikistan, which was developed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with the government. The initiative is designed to help mountain communities to cope with the impact of climate change on their incomes and food security.
DUSHANBE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has completed a week of training for the Information Management and Analytical Centre (IMAC) staff of Tajikistan’s Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defence.
The first half of the course covered key features of Esri ArcGIS, a leading mapping and spatial analytics software: this included working with maps, performing basic analysis, and developing data and maps for reports. The second half focused on remote sensing analysis during the first 72 hours of an emergency response.
Agriculture plays a vital role in economic growth and poverty reduction in Tajikistan, employing more than half the population and accounting for about a quarter of the country’s GDP. Income from agricultural production is the largest source of income for the poorest rural households.
Agricultural productivity and competitiveness are far below potential, however, despite the reforms over the past decade. Labor income from agriculture remains low, and the country continues to face food insecurity: nearly 70% of domestic food demand is met through imports every year.
Dushanbe, Tajikistan, February 8, 2018 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) works with local partners to bring a new, shorter treatment regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), recommended by the World Health Organization, to all TB patients in Tajikistan. During a small ceremony, USAID Tajikistan Country Office Director Kate Crawford and National TB Program Director Asliddin Rajabov (TBC) congratulated the first ten people who have successfully completed this new regimen.
For over a decade, the European Union has funded disaster risk reduction initiatives across Central Asia, which is one of the most disaster prone regions in the world, vulnerable to earthquakes, floods, yearly landslides, mudflows, and droughts. In central Tajikistan’s Rasht Valley the NGOs Mercy Corps and Welthungerhilfe have been providing awareness training on the risks the communities face, and how they can minimise these risks. The villagers are now applying this newly gained knowledge in their day to day life.
Tajikistan owns 3.8 million hectares of pasture lands, 80% of which in the Zarafshan region (Sughd region), one of the main areas of intervention for ACTED in Tajikistan.
KHATLON PROVINCE, TAJIKISTAN – Staff from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Deputy Country Director Mariko Kawabata in a visit to Balkhi district in Khatlon to review the progress of the recently launched project for the prevention and treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Tajikistan. The group visited a project-supported rural health center and spoke with healthcare professionals and patients receiving support.
Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 16, 2018 – The Government of Tajikistan and the World Bank today signed a US$16.5 million grant agreement for the Zarafshon Irrigation Rehabilitation and Management Improvement Project aimed to rehabilitate and improve irrigation management in Tajikistan. The project, financed by the Trust Fund of the European Union (EU) will allow farmers in the Zarafshon river basin of northern Tajikistan to increase their crops and improve their livelihoods.
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DUSHANBE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working closely with the Government of Tajikistan so it is better prepared for disasters and the impact of a changing climate.
“WFP always stands ready to support Tajikistan and other partners to make them best prepared and equipped for emergencies,” said WFP Country Director Paolo Mattei. “Enhancing the government’s response and risk reduction capacities goes hand in hand with assisting the most vulnerable and food insecure people in Tajikistan.”
The ICRC in Tajikistan and the Committee for Religious Affairs jointly organized a two-day workshop on the role of religious leaders in emergencies on from 11 to 12 October 2017.
Due to its geographical location, Tajikistan is highly prone to natural disasters, with over 100 incidents occurring every year. The workshop was organized to raise awareness of disaster preparedness for the potential community participants in relief efforts, and to consider them in the analysis, preparedness and response.
On 29 November 2017, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan handed over 13 vehicles to Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES) under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan to increase capacities of Search and Rescue (SAR) Teams on immediate emergency response and evacuation.
This vehicle handover was held within the framework of “Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction and Response Capacities” project supported by the Government of Japan.
One of the key areas of intervention of ACTED in Tajikistan is integrated natural resources management with a focus on climate change adaptation. Thanks to its long-term presence in the Zarafshan region, ACTED could react quickly to flooding and landslide risks last summer and implemented a START-funded anticipation project, which preserved communities from disasters.
DUSHANBE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has joined forces with microfinance provider IMON International (MDO IMON) and the local cooperating partners to launch its first cash assistance project in Tajikistan.
The project is designed to benefit 500 vulnerable families in Shahritus and Balkhi districts in the south of the country. The aim is to build the resilience of communities exposed to frequent natural shocks while providing better assistance to vulnerable and food-insecure families.
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One of the key areas of intervention of ACTED in Tajikistan is integrated natural resources management with a focus on climate change adaption. Thanks to its long-term presence in the Zarafshan region, ACTED could react quickly to flooding and landslide risks last summer and implemented a START-funded anticipation project, which preserved communities from disasters. Find out more about our community-based anticipation strategies.
Tajikistan vulnerable to climate change