By the order of the Russian President, the Russian Emergencies Ministry is sending relief goods to Tajikistan.
An Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Ilyushin Il-76 plane loaded with the most necessary goods took off from the Ramenskoye Airfield to Dushanbe on the morning of 25 February. The cargo includes such goods as foods, tents, clothes, as well as a mobile power generator.
Tajikistan has requested help from the international community due to an emergency situation caused by avalanches in the north and east of the country. The avalanches caused major damage to economical facilities, infrastructure, dozens of settlements got cut off, there are human victims.
The agreement on cooperation in the field of civil defence, prevention and mitigation of emergency situations between the Russian and Tajik Governments has acted since 1997.