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TajikistanTajikistan

General Information

Tajikistan Formal Name: Republic of Tajikistan
Located in the southeast of the Central Asia, Tajikistan borders China, Kyrgyz, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. It is an inland country with the land area of 143,100 square kilometer. 93 percent of the land is mountainous. Continental climate in midlatitude area. Hot summers and mild winters. Semiarid to polar in Pamir Mountains.
The capital is Dushanbe. Population size is 6.8 million, out of which 64.9 percent is the Tajik, 25 percent Uzbek and 3.5 percent Russian.

Overview of Disasters

Tajikistan is prone to earthquake, flood, debris flow (landslide), drought, avalanche, wind damage, epidemics.

Recent Major Disasters

Landslide (March 2000)

On 7 March 2000, a major landslide involving an area of 15 ha occurred in the Bayil zone of the Sabayil district, south of Baku city center. The landslide in the Bayil slope destroyed dozens of shops, apartments and gas stations. After the incident, it was decided to move roughly 300 families from this territory.

Landslide (March 2000)

On 7 March 2000, a major landslide involving an area of 15 ha occurred in the Bayil zone of the Sabayil district, south of Baku city center. The landslide in the Bayil slope destroyed dozens of shops, apartments and gas stations. After the incident, it was decided to move roughly 300 families from this territory.

Landslide (March 2000)

On 7 March 2000, a major landslide involving an area of 15 ha occurred in the Bayil zone of the Sabayil district, south of Baku city center. The landslide in the Bayil slope destroyed dozens of shops, apartments and gas stations. After the incident, it was decided to move roughly 300 families from this territory.

Disaster Management System

Legal System

Government of the Republic of Tajikistan Decree No.400 "On the establishment of the Committee for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense" (17 August 1994), is the first legal provision in the field of protecting the population and territories from natural and manmade emergency situations.

Organization

Organization Chart Click Here State Commission for Emergencies was establishment in 2002. This Commission gained the status of the Republican coordinating agency during various emergencies. The Chairperson of the State Commission for Emergencies is the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and its members are chiefs of the relevant ministries and departments. At the local levels, heads of local authorities (regions, districts, cities and Jamoats) are responsible for the Commission of each level.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense is working closely with the international community, in order to consolidate all the various sectors of disaster management into a Disaster Preparedness plan.

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