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25 Jul 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2016 to decline slightly

  • Wheat exports in 2016/17 to decrease from last year following smaller harvest

  • Export prices of wheat increased slightly over last months

Cereal production in 2016 to decline slightly from last year’s level

21 Jul 2016 description

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.

13 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• One third of the Afghan population remains food insecure despite the expected higher wheat harvest for 2016
• Locust infestation will halve the harvest of the Dawlatyar district located in Ghor, the most food insecure Afghan province
• Farmers forced to flee their homes and livelihoods due to increasing conflict in Baghlan
• Clashes threaten harvesting in Kot
• WFP and Afghanaid deliver food assistance to the most vulnerable in remote areas of Afghanistan

HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN FUNDING

13 Jul 2016 description

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 Jul 2016 description

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.

09 Jul 2016 description

Slight relief to dryness possible over some parts of Guatemala and Honduras

Africa Weather Hazards

Above-average rain fell over the far western West Africa and many parts of the Sahel.

Abundant rain expected in western Ethiopia during the next week.

06 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 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

04 Jul 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

02 Jul 2016 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was good in May with supplies from above-average 2015/16 regional harvests, and international rice and wheat imports. Markets remained disrupted throughout the Lake Chad Basin and in parts of Central and Northern Mali. The recent depreciation of the Naira has led to price increases across Nigeria and reduced purchasing power for livestock purchases in the Sahel (Page 3).

01 Jul 2016 description

Global Overview – Trends and Outlook

01 Jul 2016 description

Little relief to dryness expected over Guatemala and Honduras

Africa Weather Hazards

24 Jun 2016 description

Substantial rain returned to Uganda and the Lake Victoria region this past week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Low and infrequent rainfall since late March has resulted in drought across parts of southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania. The potential for recovery remains unlikely.

  2. Consistently below-normal rainfall over the past 4 weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for portions of Uganda and western Kenya. This pattern has resulted in low soil moisture and poor vegetation health index values.

17 Jun 2016 description

Abnormal dryness in southern Haiti and parts of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite enhanced rain over some areas of the Gulf of Guinea over the past few weeks, low and erratic rainfall during April and May has persisted and led to growing moisture deficits over Liberia and parts of Sierra Leone.

14 Jun 2016 description

Nueva York - La República de Kazajstán tendió hoy la mano a las mujeres y los hombres afectados por el terremoto en Ecuador, donando US$ 50.000 para los esfuerzos de recuperación del Programa de Desarrollo de Naciones Unidas (PNUD), que ponen a las comunidades afectadas en el centro del proceso de reconstrucción.

10 Jun 2016 description

Increased rainfall to alleviate dryness in areas of West Africa and Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite increased rainfall over some areas of the Gulf of Guinea over the past fews weeks, low and erratic rainfall in April and May has led to growing moisture deficits over Liberia and parts of Sierra Leone.

10 Jun 2016 description

New York, 9 June, 2016 – The Government of Kazakhstan extended a hand to the earthquake-affected women and men in Ecuador today by donating US$50.000 to the UN Development Programme (UNDP) recovery efforts that place communities at the centre of the reconstruction process.

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

02 Jun 2016 description

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, market availability was good in April with supplies from above-average 2015/16 regional harvests, and international rice and wheat imports. Markets remained disrupted throughout the Lake Chad Basin and in parts of Central and Northern Mali. The recent depreciation of the Naira has led to price increases across Nigeria.

01 Jun 2016 description

The month saw Venezuela’s political, economic and humanitarian crisis worsen amid heightened tensions between the government and opposition, a situation which could lead to state collapse and regional destabilisation. Another major setback in electing a new president in Haiti prompted fears of further civil unrest. In West Africa, deadly violence in central Mali and south-east Nigeria spiked, while a power struggle in Guinea-Bissau led to a dangerous standoff.