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  • School rehabilitated by FOCUS and built using a special seismic structure - Sadnay, GBAO, Tajikistan.
    AKDN / Jean-Luc Ray
  • Villagers conduct Hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessments in Gorno-Badakhshan.
    AKDN / FOCUS Tajikistan
  • In Tajikistan, FOCUS geologists identify and map local natural hazards.
    FOCUS
  • A terrace hill slope and protective wall constructed by FOCUS as part of a mitigation project sheltered households that were directly in the path of an avalanche, allowing them to escape unscathed. The overall project cost was only USD $10k but protected assets worth over USD $370k.
    FOCUS
  • FOCUS conducts research to understand the historical profile of villages before engaging communities in disaster risk management initiatives.
    AKDN
Habitat
In Tajikistan, Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), a part of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, engages with communities living in precarious mountain environments to increase their resilience to natural disasters and complex emergencies and to support them in utilizing an enabling habitat to enhance their health, education and economic development.  The FOCUS approach is to predict where possible potential emergencies that may impact homes and livelihoods, identify structural and non structural interventions that can prevent or mitigate the impact of those hazards and to build the capacities of communities and local and national Governments to reduce their vulnerability to risk and to increase their capacities to help their neighbours.  To enable this FOCUS implements a wide range of disaster prevention and response initiatives in local communities, including disaster preparedness trainings, vulnerability assessments, risk mitigation activities and disaster relief efforts.