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Japan invests more than US$ 10 million to support disaster resilience in Tajikistan

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Japan invests more than US$ 10 million to support disaster resilience in Tajikistan

Search and rescue teams in Tajikistan are about to get a boost thanks to a 10 million contribution from Japan (Photo: UNDP Tajikistan)

Search and rescue teams in Tajikistan are about to get a boost thanks to a 10 million contribution from Japan (Photo: UNDP Tajikistan)

DRR, early warning systems and response capabilities to get a boost in country where 3,000 disaster events led to loss of half a billion US dollars in 20 years.  The Government of Japan has committed USD 10.6 million (JPY 11 billion) to strengthen disaster risk reduction and response capacities in Tajikistan for the benefit of more than 8 million people.  The 4-year project, to be implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), will include a nation-wide risk assessment, improvement of early warning, bolster preparedness and response capabilities, and support search and rescue teams…

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