In July 2016, WFP hosted a mission from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to undertake an impact review of the school feeding programme. The mission report is anticipated in August 2016, and will recommend areas for impact assessment.
During Q2-2016, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by 6 percent year-on-year but it is 3 percent up compared to Q1-2016. The increase is because of rising maize and rice prices. The FAO global food price index has increased and almost returned to the levels of June 2015 (-1%), because prices particularly for sugar and oil increased significantly.
The real price2 of wheat is 20 percent below Q2-2015.
This is because world supplies are at record levels thanks to increased production as well as beginning stocks.
Migration in the 21st Century: reflections & prospects for 2050 The Director General of IOM, Ambassador
William Lacy Swing, participated in the conference "Migration in the 21st Century: reflections and prospects for 2050” at the Palais d'Egmont in Brussels on 17 May 2016.
This conference, organized by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, coincides with the celebration of the 65th anniversary of IOM and the Belgian presidency of the IOM Council.
In June 2016, WFP had a high level meeting with the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia to inform about the new WFP corporate architecture. The country director presented the country office roadmap towards the National Strategic Review and Country Strategic Plan to be formulated by February 2018.
En 2014, plus de 527 400 personnes ont pu être aidées dans nos 14 programmes de développement.
Autant de vies changées, comme celle d’Aye qui a pu retrouver le chemin de l’école au Myanmar. Elle bénéficie des cours du soir mis en place par Vision du Monde, pour les enfants qui travaillent la journée afin d’aider leurs parents. Ce programme est une véritable opportunité pour Aye. Elle apprend à écrire, lire, compter, et peut maintenant espérer un avenir meilleur.
BISHKEK/ GENEVA/ BRUSSELS, 31 MAY 2016 – UNICEF and the European Union have renewed a partnership to support the governments’ efforts to strengthen disaster risk reduction in six countries in Central Asia and South Caucasus and include children as an integral part of their efforts.
World Without Mines has committed €80,000 to enable The HALO Trust to clear cluster munitions and provide emergency explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) in Nagorno Karabakh.
The Nagorno Karabakh war ended in 1994 with a ceasefire but no peace agreement between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan. In April 2016 the worst fighting since 1994 broke out over a four‐day period. Fighting occurred along the entire line of contact between the two sides and heavy weapons were used. In addition, cluster munitions were used against two adjacent villages in the north east of NK.
Response to the Refugee Crisis in Armenia – ARM161
Appeal Target: US$ 1,056,420
Balance Requested: US$ 1,046,420 Geneva, 19 July 2016
Since the eruption of the Syrian conflict in 2011, about 4.2 million people have been displaced outside Syria. More than 20,000 Syrian refugees came to Armenia. The vast majority of them are of Armenian descendants from Aleppo.
Alert 2016! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender, peace and security.
By Andy McElroy
DUSHANBE, 13 July 2016 – The first Central Asia and South Caucasus Regional Platform is a landmark moment for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a global blueprint adopted last year.
It means that each part of the world now has a regional platform for disaster risk reduction to strengthen collaboration and provide important support to national implementation of the Sendai Framework.
12 July 2016 – Dushanbe, Tajikistan
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) jointly with United Nations Development Programme in Tajikistan (UNDP) and Committee on Emergency Situations under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (CoES) facilitated conduction of CASC Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction meeting which will be held in Dushanbe from the period of 12-14 July 2016.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
On 24 June 2016, as a result of heavy hailstorm and rains, an unprecedented mudflow seriously damaged Karchaghbyur village of Gegharqunik region and Artik city of Shirak region with homes, public buildings, streets and bridges as well as agricultural lands seriously affected. Following the disaster, electric power cuts made response activities even more difficult on the local level.
Donors contributed US$11 million towards humanitarian aid in the Caucasus and Central Asia in the first half of 2016
Kazakhstan is the only country that donated humanitarian aid outside the region in the reporting period
Tajikistan remains the largest recipient of humanitarian aid in the region
European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) supported over 50 per cent of the total humanitarian aid to the region
Preliminary Appeal Target: US$1,053,575
Balance Requested: US$1,043,575
Since the eruption of the Syrian conflict in 2011, about 4.2 million people have been displaced outside Syria. More than 20,000 Syrian refugees came to Armenia. The vast majority of them are of Armenian descendants from Aleppo. Other minorities such as the Yezidis and the Assyrians have also found refuge in Armenia. Furthermore, there are also approximately 1,000 refugees from Northern-Iraq in Armenia.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Six people killed and thousands affected by mudflows in Tajikistan.
Escalation of conflicts across the region.
Customs Agreements signed in Armenia and Tajikistan to facilitate aid delivery in case of large-scale emergencies.
Remittances continue declining across the region.
UN peacebuilding project launched to reduce crossborder clashes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
First World Humanitarian Summit succeeded
Global Overview – Trends and Outlook
Armenia has been selected to host the 2016 Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF) from 05 to 09 September. The forum will be held in Yerevan.
WFP and the Social and Industrial Food Services Institute (SIFI) initiated a comprehensive assessment of all schools in the Tavush province. Tavush has been selected as the next province to be handed over to the government, scheduled for 2018.