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A crisis could be a natural disaster (earthquake, flood, hurricane etc.) of significant proportion and effect, civil disorder or armed conflict. With the exception of earthquakes, most of these events are unlikely to occur in Uzbekistan. In case of natural disasters, these will be localized to specific parts of the country.
This document contains advice on personal action in the event of a crisis and recommendations concerning individual preparations for possible assisted relocation (hereinafter just called "evacuation").
In case of a crisis, you should try to obtain as much information as possible about the development of the crisis through news broadcasts. We advise you to keep a portable radio (with spare batteries) at hand.
You should make yourself aware of any particular emergency instructions or advices issued by your National Embassy. For certain EU Member States' Embassies, this may be found on their Embassy's website or handed over at time of registration with your Embassy.
In a crisis, EU Member States will try to coordinate their actions through a joint EU crisis unit and in coordination with the Uzbekistan authorities.
2. PERSONAL/INDIVIDUAL PREPARATIONS
Keep an emergency supply of drinking water and dry food supply in your home.
Keep a reasonable supply of local and foreign exchange (Uzbek Sum, US dollars, Euro).
Ensure your credit card(s) are valid, which will be of help if you are evacuated to another country.
Keep a list of private property/valuables and deposit a copy with friends or to your insurance company in your home country.
Keep your vehicle fully operational (e.g. well maintened and tank filled up).
Prepare a small handbag (kept to hand) with essential personal documents such as:
In case you need to move to a safer place within Uzbekistan or to another country, prepare an emergency pack of essential items (keep it light, you must be able to carry it yourself - In case of a military evacuation you may not be able to carry all these items along on an airplane/ bus or boat due to restrictions on baggage)
A small handbag with your personal belongings as mentioned in (c) is essential
In the event of a critical development, instructions will, if circumstances permit, be given by your Embassy.
Many Embassies, in order to properly plan and prepare protective measures, request their citizens in Uzbekistan to register their presence at the Embassy. The travel advice published by your Ministry of Foreign Affairs will guide you in this; read it and remind fellow citizens also to do so if they are visiting Uzbekistan.
3. PREPARATION FOR AN ASSISTED RELOCATION
In the very unlikely event of military conflict (with little or no warning), it may not be advisable to risk evacuating on an individual basis. Initially, it is probably better to maintain a stay-put policy and/or remain at home. You can then seek the advice of your Embassy.
In the event of major civil disorder or natural disaster, it may be advisable to move to a safer part of Uzbekistan or to leave the country, especially if you have sufficient warning. Always try to inform your Embassy of your departure or other movements.
If your Embassy recommends evacuation or relocation either to a safer part of Uzbekistan or to another country, you should be aware of the following:
Notice of intention to relocate and instructions on individual action will, if circumstances permit, be announced by your Embassy. Radio and television will also broadcast messages on an assisted relocation.
EU Member State Embassies cannot guarantee that vital information will reach everyone in time. You should therefore make every effort possible, even if the local telephone network fails; to keep in touch with your Embassy.
Keep contact with your community wardens if available, friends, work place or other circles where trusted information may be disseminated.
Make good efforts to check that the information you receive is trustworthy and correct. If necessary check with others.
4. UZBEKISTAN EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
5. EU MEMBER STATE CONTACT POINTS FOR CITIZENS DURING CRISIS SITUATIONS
Bulgaria, 52, Rakatboshi Street 100031 Tashkent
Czech Republic, 100041, Tashkent, 3-Navnikhol 6
T: +998 71 120 60 71, 120 55 21
F: +998 71 120 60 75
France, 25, Istiqbol Str 100047
T: +998 71 232 81 00
F: +998 71 2336210 /233 51 97
Germany, 15, Sharaf Rashidov Str, Tashkent
T: +998 78 120 8440
duty officer (after office hours): +998 93 181 5406
Hungary, Bogiravon street 63-65, Yunusabad district, Tashkent 100057
T: (+998)71 230 7182
F: (+998)71 226 6502
Italy ,40, Yusuf Khos Khojib Str.
T: +998 71 2521119/20/21/23, +998 71 2521127
F: +998 71 1206606
Latvia, 16 A Lashkarbegi Str., Tashkent, 100000
T: +998 71 237 22 15
F: +998 71 120 70 36
Office hrs: 09:00-17:00
Consular Section: +998 71 2370851
Poland, 66, Firdavsi Str, Tashkent, 100084
T: +998 71 1208650/ 52- consular dprt
F: +998 71 1208651
Trade and Economic dprt: 2373650
Romania, Zanjirbog street, no. 44A, Yakkasaray district, Tashkent
Slovakia, 38, Kichik Beshyogoch Str, Tashkent, 100070
T: +998 71 1206852, 2555565
F: +998 71 1206851
UK, 67, Gulyamov Str, Tashkent, 100000
T: + 998 71 120 15 00
F: + 998 71 120 15 20
*Ensure that all your family members read this paper and have a copy of it.