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Tajikistan flood relief

Tajikistan, July 2015 – In July 2015 villages across Tajikistan experienced severe flooding and mud flows as the result of an outburst of glacial lakes up in the mountains. These disastrous events destroyed homes, knocked down power lines, and disrupted transportation and communication between villages. Focus Humanitarian Assistance Tajikistan, in collaboration with its partners and the […]

Earthquake relief in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan

Afghanistan/Tajikistan/Pakistan, October 2015 – Following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Central Asia in October 2015, Focus Humanitarian Assistance – in collaboration with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and other partner agencies – provided relief efforts in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan to support affected communities. Immediately following the […]

Agreement for a new phase of “creating opportunities in a safe environment”

Tajikistan, July 2016 – Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), an affiliate of the Aga Khan Development Network, and the Swiss Cooperation Office in Tajikistan have signed an agreement to implement Phase II of a 36-month project that will directly and indirectly enhance community disaster preparedness levels of approximately 50,000 people in Tajikistan. The project, “Creating Opportunities in […]

Avalanche safety and rescue teams deployed in Gbao

The Challenge Tajikistan, February 2019 – Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), a region highly vulnerable to natural hazards, has a long history of being negatively impacted by the effects of disasters. Avalanche is among many other hazards that causes catastrophic accidents often leading to fatal consequences and leaving large segment of the population without shelter and […]

How AKAH Tajikistan is increasing emergency response readiness

TAJIKISTAN (April 2020) – The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) recently conducted refresher trainings for members of the Rasht Valley’s Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).[1] The workshops, which were designed to enhance emergency preparedness across six districts in Tajikistan, equipped CERT volunteers in first aid, light search and rescue and evacuation techniques, all of which enable […]

AKAH organizes training for female rescuers in Dushanbe

Tajikistan, March 2019 – The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) helped support the efforts to launch a week-long training for female rescuers from Afghanistan and Tajikistan in March 2019.1  The training was held at the Republican Training Center of the Emergencies Committee which was led by professional instructors from the United Kingdom.  This is the […]

Focus USA supports covid-19 prepardness & prevention activities in Tajikistan

The Challenge As the global coronavirus crisis continues to evolve, FOCUS USA is committed to providing ongoing support for the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat team in Tajikistan and beyond. The Innovation The procured stock of essential supplies included 1,500 disposable gowns, 2,500 pairs of disposable shoe covers, 2,000 disposable caps, 2,500 surgical masks, 100 […]

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