Presentation of Preliminary Results of Murgab Earthquake In Depth Assessment

Jul 1, 2016

1 July 2016

Dushanbe, Tajikistan

 A workshop on In Depth Assessment of post disaster damage and needs was held in the Dushanbe Plaza on 28 June 2016 with support of United Nations Development Programme in Tajikistan. The workshop was followed by the presentation on the result of Murgab Earthquake In Depth Assessment conducted by REACT (Rapid Emergency Assessment and Coordination Team) partners in GBAO during April and May, 2016.

 Workshop was attended by responsible representatives from the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defence as well as REACT partners: CARITAS, Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan, Save the Children, UN WFP, UNDP, UNICEF, and the Asian Development Bank.

 The main purpose of the workshop was to build REACT and Government capacities to conduct an In Depth Assessments of damage and recovery needs following a disaster.

 During the workshop participants discussed the concept of in depth assessment and its challenges, and reviewed the experience from the Murgab Earthquake In Depth Assessment.

 Following the workshop Mr. Charles Kelly, UNDP DRMP Recovery Advisor, presented preliminary key results of Murgab Earthquake In Depth Assessment, which included a high need for food aid reported by the 629 covered households, as well as reported need for construction materials, funds and additional food aid. Most of the households covered by the assessment are being raised expectations to have major repairs completed by the on-set of winter. The assessment was conducted jointly by Focus Humanitarian Assistance, Tajik Red Crescent Society and UNDP with assistance from UNICEF and UN WFP. A final report on Murgab Earthquake In Depth Assessment is being finalized and will be shared with the Government and REACT partners in the mid of July 2016.


The In Depth Post Disaster Needs Assessment represents a harmonized and coordinated approach by providing comprehensive and government-led assessment of the post disaster damages, losses, impacts and recovery needs, and paving the way for a consolidated recovery framework.  

Contact information

Ms. Khursheda Aknazarova, UNDP DRMP Assistant,

Tel: +992(44)6005912;

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