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Turkmenistan Humanitarian Background

Disasters, Conflicts and Migration

Natural Disasters

Yes / No

Comments / Details

Drought

No-

Earthquakes

YesYear: 2000, Killed People: 11

Epidemics

No-

Extreme Temperatures

No-

Flooding

YesYear: 1993, Affected People: 420

Insect Infestation

No-

Mudslides

No-

Volcanic Eruptions

No-

High Waves / Surges

No-

Wildfires

No-

High Winds

No-

Man-Made Issues

Civil Strife

n/a-

International Conflict

n/a-

Internally Displaced Persons

No-

Refugees Present

No-

Landmines / UXO Present

Yes7-Jul-2011 / Number Killed : 15

Other Comments

Transport Accident:

18-Sep-1998 / Number Killed : 40

For more detailed database on disasters by country, please see the Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters:

Website of Emdat - Disaster Database

Calamities and Seasonal Affects

The climate is continental with scarce rainfalls throughout the year. Summers are dry and blistering (40°C) and winters are cold, sometimes freezing (-25°C). Springs and autumns are pleasant, with mild temperatures. The air is dry in the center of the country and wetter on the shores of the Caspian sea. The desert region of Karakoum is often subject to strong winds which case sandstorms.

For further informaiton on seasonal effects, please select the following document:

Turkmenistan Humanitarian Background Additional Information

Capacity and Contacts for In-Country Emergency Response

Government

For information on the Emergency Management Center, please select the following document:

Turkmenistan Humanitarian Background Additional Information

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

For information on Turkmenistan Government contact details, please see the following link:

4.1 Turkmenistan Government Contact List

Humanitarian Community

For information on Turkmenistan Humanitarian Agency contact details, please see the following link:

4.2 Turkmenistan Humanitarian Agency Contact List