Tajikistan

Key facts:

Hazards covered by anticipation    

Heatwaves | Cold waves

No of people reached by anticipation(activation)    

Heatwave EAP: over 1000 households

Cold wave EAP: over 1000 households

Anticipation partners in country    

Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan | Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre | German Red Cross | Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES) | National Agency for Hydrometeorology of Tajikistan

Inform Risk Index    

Hazard and Exposure: 5.3

Vulnerability: 3.5

Lack of Coping Capacity: 5.0

Total: 4.5 (medium risk)

Rank: 65

Country Profile

Mountainous, landlocked, and low-income, Tajikistan is the country most vulnerable to weather and climate-related hazards in Central Asia. It is the poorest country in the region, with over fifty percent of the total population subsisting on less than USD 3.10 per day. Although only seven percent of the country’s land is arable, over fifty percent of the working population depends on agriculture for their livelihood. As such, their livelihoods are highly vulnerable to hydrometeorological disasters, including flooding, heatwaves, cold waves, drought, mudflows and landslides. These hazards also and threaten the availability of agriculture, hydroelectricity generation, and other essential uses. Although less common than these hydrometeorological hazards, earthquakes have also caused significant damage to infrastructure and loss of life. Annually, Tajikistan loses approximately 20 percent of its GDP to disasters.

Rapid Emergency Assistance and Coordination Team and the National Platform for Disaster Risk Management coordinate closely with the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan (RCST) in developing human-centric risk reduction measures.  Since 2007, the RCST has been partnering with the German Red Cross to reduce the humanitarian impact in the country.  

 

 

 

Projects

Since 2019, the GRC, RCST, CoES and Agency for Hydrometeorology have worked jointly on an FbF project aimed at developing EAPs for Heatwaves and Cold waves.