As half a million face hunger, aid to Tajikistan underfunded – UN

More than half a million Tajiks could soon face food shortages as a severe winter turns to flooding and an appeal for $25 million remains only one-quarter funded, a United Nations spokesperson said today.

UN agency seeks $8 million to feed Tajiks hit by record low temperatures

The harshest winter Tajikistan has seen in decades has prompted a food and energy crisis leaving some 200,000 in need of emergency aid, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today as it appealed for $8.3 million to help those affected.

UN appeals for $25 million to aid Tajiks facing harshest winter in decades

The United Nations, together with the Government of Tajikistan, today appealed for $25 million to help humanitarian agencies provide adequate food, water, heat and health care during the most severe winter the country has seen in nearly three decades.

As temperatures dip to record lows in Tajikistan, UN rushes in aid

With temperatures in Tajikistan dipping to their lowest levels in a quarter of a century, the United Nations is rushing emergency supplies to over 1,000 desperate refugees there.