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16 Feb 2018 description

Dushanbe, 15 February 2018

The First Meeting on Cooperation for Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency Situations between Republic of Tajikistan and Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was held today on 15 February 2018, with participation of the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES) under the Government of Tajikistan and the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), 17 diplomatic missions and international organizations.

15 Oct 2016 description
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(Dushanbe, 13 October 2016) – hundreds of urgent e-mails and rushed meetings later, humanitarian partners in Dushanbe lay down their numerous gadgets and conclude a two-day simulation exercise that tested their preparedness for emergencies.

06 Aug 2016 description
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 05 August, 2016. The Government of the Russian Federation will be making a US$1.5 million contribution towards the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan to support the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan to strengthen emergency preparedness and response capacities in the country.

21 Jun 2016 description

REACT Tajikistan with support from the Disaster Risk Management Program, UNDP Tajikistan

1. Purpose

This Murgab Earthquake Recovery Framework provides a guide for recovery from the 2015 Murgab earthquake affecting eastern Tajikistan. The Framework incorporates global good practices and is for use by the humanitarian community together with the Government of Tajikistan.

06 Jun 2016 description


  • One person, injured as a result of floods/mudflow in Rudaki District, died in local hospital, bringing the total number of killed by the 9-13 May disasters to six in all affected districts.

  • The Government, with support of REACT partners, has addressed most critical needs of the affected population in two severely affected districts.

06 Jun 2016 description

A list of Murgab Earthquake related assistance provided through REACT can be found at the end of the Bulletin.   


26 May 2016 description


  • Heavy rains have caused additional mudflows on 20 May in Nurobod District, affecting more than 55 households.

  • Government assessment results for Rudaki District indicate the disaster destroyed or damaged at least 119 houses. As of 23 May, total number of houses destroyed of damaged for Panjekent and Rudaki districts stands at 140.

  • Total number of people affected, as well as houses destroyed/damaged has been reduced as Government finalized damage and needs assessment processes.

16 May 2016 description


  • At least four people have been killed as a result of floods or mudflow in Panjekent and Aini districts.

  • An estimated 17,800 people have been directly affected by floods or mudflows in several districts.

  • The floods/mudflow have damaged more than 2,000 households, around 800 ha of arable land, livestock and other social infrastructure.

  • Assessment led by the State Commission for Emergencies is on-going in all disaster-affected areas.

13 May 2016 description

Key Highlights

  • The 9 May 2016 mudflows that killed at least four people in Sughd Province continued throughout 11-12 May and affected an additional eight districts countrywide.

  • The most affected districts as a result of mudflows over the period of 9-12 May remain Panjekent (Sughd Province) and Rudaki (Direct Ruled Districts).

  • Initial estimates indicate at least 1,200 households are affected in Rudaki District alone, in addition to the 147 households already affected in Panjekent by the 9 May mudflow.

11 May 2016 description

Key Highlights

  • Mudflows as a result of heavy rains and strong winds on 9 May 2016 affected at least 11 districts of Sughd Province.

  • Mudflows killed at least three people, while damaging more than 147 houses and a number of critical social infrastructure, livelihoods and livestock.

  • At least eight kilometers of Zebon river in Panjakent district were filled with debris, requiring immediate cleaning to avoid escalation of humanitarian situation should the rains intensify.

15 Jan 2016 description

The Murghab Earthquake occurred on 7 December 2015 at 12:50 local time with an intensity of 7.2 Magnitude on the Richter scale. The epicenter was 95 km west of Murgab and an estimated 10 km north of Lake Sarez in the Gorno-Badkhashan Autonomous Oblast, Tajikistan.

23 Dec 2015 description


  • According to initial results of the inter-agency needs assessment, immediate needs of many affected population have been primarily met.

  • As severe weather is forecasted to continue in Gorno-Badakhshan until early April, sustained relief assistance including winterization of temporary shelters are priority.

  • Government, non-governmental and international organizations, including UN have scaled up response.

17 Dec 2015 description
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  • The actual number of damaged and destroyed houses appears to be lower than initially estimated and currently stands at 799.

  • The Agency on State Material Reserves has been appointed by the Government to receive and distribute international assistance.

  • Many UN and non-UN agencies have pre-positioned food and non-food items in GBAO for immediate release.

14 Dec 2015 description


  • The number of damaged and destroyed houses continues to rise and stands at more than 1,327 as of 11 December.

  • Life-saving assistance has been provided by national and international partners to some affected communities in Gorno-Badakhshan. It does not cover all the needs.

  • Government and humanitarian partners agreed on priority sectors for joint response.