DUSHANBE, August 2, Asia-Plus - “The situation in the quake-rocked areas still remains complex, and minor tremors still can be felt there even today,” First Deputy Emergencies Minister, Abdurrahim Rajabov, told a meeting with representatives from international organizations being members of the Rapid Emergency Assessment and Coordination Team (REACT) on August 2.   

According to him, a sanitary situation in the disaster-affected areas evokes a special concern.   “If adequate measures to improve the sanitary situation there are not taken today, outbreaks of infections diseases may spread soon,” Abdurrahim Rajabov noted.  

Representative from the UNICEF Country Office in Tajikistan noted that they ere ready to send more than 20,000 pills for disinfecting water, soap bars, individual hygienic kits and medicines.  “20 tons of chlorine have already been delivered to the Khatlon province,” representative from the UNICEF Country Office in Tajikistan added.  

“Counterpart Humanitarian Assistance Program, “FOCUS” international humanitarian organization, and Tajikistan ’s National Red Crescent Society (NRCS) have already rushed emergency supplies to the victims of the quakes,” noted Mr. Rajabov, “The aid included first aid medical supplies, fuel, tents and other relief supplies.” 

According to him, representatives from many international organizations are currently in the quake-rocked areas to assess what kind of assistance the disaster-hit population needs.