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26 May 2015 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 26 May 2015
Subject: Kyrgyzstan "foreign agents" draft law

The Kyrgyz parliament is scheduled to begin its first reading tomorrow of a draft law on “foreign agents” which could negatively affect the work of numerous civil society organisations working on human rights and delivering services in Kyrgyzstan.

26 May 2015 description
report IRIN

OSH, 26 May 2015 (IRIN) - Zahira doesn’t much like to return to the site. A concrete slab now covers the entrance to the cellar where her twin brother Hassan hid.

“Most of us women and children went to camps at the border [with Uzbekistan], but the men stayed behind to protect our homes,” said Zahira*. Hassan was among them.

“I called him around noon and he said they were hiding in the cellar. I called again at 5pm and no one answered.”

23 May 2015 description

Abnormal dryness continues to affect parts of Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Very poor rainfall since February, combined with six consecutive weeks of virtually no rainfall since midMarch, has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia, Djibouti, and eastern Eritrea. The extended mid-season absence of rainfall is likely to adversely affect cropping activities for Belg-producing areas of Ethiopia.

21 May 2015 description
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Rule of Law Global Programme Annual Report 2014

The rule of law lies at the centre of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating accountability among people as well as between citizens and their governments. Since 2008, UNDP has been a leader in supporting the rule of law in countries affected by crisis through its Global Programme to Strengthen the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations.

21 May 2015 description

Operational information on situation in the Republic on 08:00 AM 20.05. 2015

Storm warning!!!

In the period from May 19 to May 25, debris flows are expected in some regions of the country.

Chui region

Overflow of the Sokuluk River in Sokuluk district of Chui region flooded villages and local farmlands

In Sokuluk district heavy rains occurred on May 19 at 14.25 pm.

Many villages flooded in Sokuluk district due to rising water level in Sokuluk River.

19 May 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Prospects for 2015 winter cereal crops are favourable
  • Cereal imports in 2014/15 marketing year (July/June) forecast to increase
  • Wheat flour prices lingered at near-record levels in April

Prospects for the 2015 winter cereal crops are favourable

The 2015 winter cereal crops, mainly wheat, are scheduled to be harvested from June, while planting of the spring cereal crops are about to be completed.

19 May 2015 description

By the instruction of Minister of Emergency Situations Kubatbek Boronov specialists of department for emergency situations’ monitoring and forecasting together with the district commissions for civil protection continues its activities in the region.

In Talas district of Talas region in the areas of Kara-Koo and Chandy a mudflow occurred after prolonged rain on May 12 at 17.30.

As a result 78 houses stay under water, 5 houses are in poor condition, 10 cellars of houses flooded and 1 barn destroyed, also damaged power line and agricultural land.

19 May 2015 description

In Tash-Komur city of Jalal-Abad region heavy rains occurred on May 17 around 8 pm.

Heavy rain resulted mudflow, which flooded agricultural fields, as well as the section of the Bishkek-Osh road. The road, which connects the village of Kudul-Sak and Tendik rural district, was closed.

Besides that, in the village of Kash-Kulak-Sai 10 households were flooded.

At the moment the civil protection commission is working to identify the material damage.

19 May 2015 description

In Talas district of Talas region in the areas of Kara-Koo and Chandy a mudflow occurred after prolonged rain on May 12 at 17.30.

As a result 78 houses stay under water, 5 houses are in poor condition, 10 cellars of houses flooded and 1 barn destroyed, also damaged power line and agricultural land.

District commissions for civil protection were working to clarify the flooded houses.

15 May 2015 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Very poor rainfall since February, combined with five consecutive weeks of virtually no rainfall since midMarch, has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia, Djibouti, and eastern Eritrea.

  2. Seasonally above-average rainfall, combined with heavy rainfall forecast across eastern Ethiopia and Somalia, is expected to increase the risk for localized flooding along the Jubba and Shabelle River basins in Somalia.

12 May 2015 description
report Kabar

Bishkek, May 12 / Kabar /. The first round of the national immunization campaign against measles in Kyrgyzstan has been successful. Chief doctor of the Center of State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance of Bishkek Arthur Buyuklyanov said during the press conference at Kabar Agency.

"I can say for sure that the campaign was a success, it has led to good results and was effective. In this regard, the incidence of measles reduced in dozens of times," he said.

12 May 2015 description
report Kabar

Bishkek, May 12 / Kabar /. The second round of the National Immunization Campaign against measles and rubella has begun in Kyrgyzstan, director of the center for immunization Joldosh Kalipov said during the press conference at Kabar Agency.

11 May 2015 description

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♦ Seasonal precipitation from October to April season is an important climatic parameter in the context of agricultural production in the Kyrgyz Republic. According to the analysis of the NOAA precipitation data, seasonal rain and snowfall has been average to above average in the northwest, but slightly below average in the southeast (Figure 1). Currently, an extreme dry spell is not anticipated.

05 May 2015 description
report Kabar

Bishkek, May 4 / Kabar /. The second phase of measles immunization will be held in Jalal-Abad from 12 to 23 May. Director of the center for immunization Joldosh Kalilov said during a meeting with Minister of Health Talantbek Batyraliev. According to the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, during the meeting they discussed readiness for measles vaccination in the southern region of the republic. According to data as of May 1, 2015, 1 thousand 787 cases of suspected cases of measles registered in Jalal-Abad oblast.

30 Apr 2015 description

Overview

During the period from January to December 2014, the Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan (RCSK) continued the implementation of its programmes in the following main directions: Disaster Management (DM), Health, Social Programmes, and Organizational Development (OD). Out of mentioned above areas, three ones were supported through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) – DM, Health and OD. The RCSK’s Social programmes are supported by donor National Societies (PNSs) on a bilateral basis.

29 Apr 2015 description

Global Highlights

  • In Q1-2015, FAO’s global cereal price index fell a further 13 percent year-on-year. It is now 5 percent lower than in Q4-2014.

  • Real prices of wheat have fallen by 10 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 20 percent lower than in Q1-2014 and at their lowest levels since mid-2010, thanks to large supplies, favourable production forecasts and strong export competition.

15 Apr 2015 description
report Kabar

Osh, April 15 / Kabar /. 94 children infected with measles in Osh in the first quarter of 2015. Head physician of the sanitary-epidemiological center of Osh Uulkan Karataeva told. According to her data, 77 of them are infants under 1 year and 17 children aged 1 to 4 years. At the moment, special teams are formed in Osh to vaccinate children. Recall that recently in the city of Osh 23 medical students of Osh State University were infected with measles and were hospitalized.

13 Apr 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Outbreak of conflict in the east of Ukraine leads to civilian deaths and displacements

  • Close to 15,000 Syrian Armenians have come to Armenia since the start of the war in Syria

  • UN concerned about the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and the rights of the displaced living in Azerbaijan.

  • INFORM - the first global, open-source tool for measuring the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters.

2014: a year of conflict

07 Apr 2015 description

By Sophie Amos

Today on World Health Day, Age Demands Action campaigners in over 35 countries are calling for access to age-friendly health services for older people.

“It is unacceptable that older people around the world often miss out on their right to health because of physical and financial barriers, discrimination, lack of appropriate services and being unaware of their entitlements,” said Toby Porter, HelpAge’s Chief Executive.

03 Apr 2015 description

DUSHANBE, 3 April 2015 – The first five-day regional Explosive Hazards Awareness and Reduction course facilitated by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan concluded in Dushanbe today.

Twenty students – predominantly from the national armed forces of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan - attended the training course. It marks the continuation of a comprehensive two-year train-the-trainer programme implemented in accordance with the international mine action standards (IMAS).