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November 11, 2010—Three countries highly vulnerable to climate change—Bangladesh, Tajikistan and Niger—will each receive $50 million in grants to pilot climate resilience strategies and integrate climate risk into their economic plans, a multinational committee decided yesterday.
Press Release No. 10/351
September 24, 2010
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Mr. Todd Schneider, visited Dushanbe September 13-24, 2010 to hold discussions for the third review under a three-year, SDR 104.4 million (about US$165 million) Extended Credit Facility arrangement with Tajikistan (see Press Releases No. 09/136 and No. 10/37). The IMF mission reached a staff-level agreement with the Tajik authorities on their 2011 economic program.
24 August 2010 – More than 3,000 people displaced by last year’s severe flooding and mudslides in southern Tajikistan now enjoy the benefits of safe drinking water, thanks to the efforts of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and regional government agencies.
The flooding, which affected two thirds of the country, displaced thousands of people, some of them permanently. Families lost their homes, cattle and belongings in the disaster and were forced to settle in villages lacking water or adequate sanitation facilities.
Now this new infrastructure is bringing safe drinking water directly to every house in one affected village in the Khuroson district of the country, UNICEF reported yesterday.
August 17, 2010—Farmers who once relied on food aid, and were too poor to buy seeds, are once again farming remote parts of Tajikistan.
Ten years ago, the Red River watershed and its people were ravaged by a brutal civil war and the collapse of the Soviet agrarian system.Today trees, bees and livestock are raised again, thanks in part to a project supported by the World Bank that aims to help farmers—working in groups--to produce more and earn more while rehabilitating the ecosystem.
Press Release No:2010/496/ECA
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2010 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the US$ 25.4 million Fourth Programmatic Development Policy Grant for the Republic of Tajikistan to help the government mitigate the impact of the global economic slowdown and to help it continue to implement its medium-term reform program.
“This budget support grant will enable the government to maintain its health, education, and social protection services,” said Motoo Konishi, World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia. “This is essential to limit the adverse affects of the global financial crisis on the poor and vulnerable.”
Press Release No. 10/230
June 7, 2010 - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the first and second reviews under a three-year Extended Credit Facility arrangement with Tajikistan (see Press Releases No. 09/136 and No. 10/37). The completion of the reviews enables the immediate disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 26.12 million (about US$38.2 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to an amount equivalent to SDR 52.22 million (about US$76.3 million).
30 April 2010 – Nearly 1.1 million young children in Tajikistan will start receiving vaccines next week against polio, the sometimes deadly disease which has returned to the Central Asian country where it was thought to have been eradicated 13 years ago, United Nations agencies reported today.
At least 32 wild poliovirus cases in Tajikistan have been confirmed as of yesterday, and 139 other cases in the same outbreak are being investigated, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO). So far 12 people have died since March.
23 April 2010 – United Nations health experts have been sent to Tajikistan following a small polio outbreak and planning is under way to vaccinate over 1 million children under five in the impoverished central Asian country, UN officials said today.
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in cooperation with the Government and its partners, will fly out enough vaccine on Monday to immunize 1.1 million children against the highly infectious – and sometime fatal but now largely eradicated – disease that once spread fear among parents worldwide since it mostly targets children. Global vaccination has now brought polio to the brink of total eradication.