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26 Jul 2016 description

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic today agreed to develop training courses and coaching services related to techniques in agriculture, to improve the knowledge, livelihoods and food security of the poor and vulnerable across the country.

Under a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the Government and WFP will work with partners to design 64 short-term skills courses focused on such areas as improved agricultural techniques, food processing and preserving methods plus climate-change resilience activities.

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Kyrgyz Minister of Labour and Social Development participated in WFP’s Annual Session of the Executive Board.

  • WFP participated in the National Forum on Nutrition and Food Security to discuss nutrition-related issues in the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • WFP, in partnership with FAO, UNDP and UN Women, supported Rural Women’s Day, which addressed challenges and opportunities for the contemporary Kyrgyz women in the rural areas.

Operational Updates

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.

20 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Introduction

1.1. Since conducting Situation Assessment of Children in 2011, the situation of children in the Kyrgyz Republic has improved in some areas. More children are surviving and gaining access to preschool education, and many more are enjoying access to adequate sources of water supply and sanitation, and are enrolling in primary school. At the same time, however, there are still enormous challenges in the systems to support children and women, especially those who experience inequality or those who remain as yet ‘invisible’ in the social protection system.

19 Jul 2016 description

A mudflow occurred in the town of Kara-Kul, Jalal-Abad region, on July 18 at around 9 pm after heavy rains.

As a result of the mudflow, 10 houses were flooded.

The Civil Protection Commission together with the head of department of MES KR are working at the scene.

18 Jul 2016 description

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic (NSC) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve the analysis and dissemination of food security statistics in the Kyrgyz Republic.

14 Jul 2016 description

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency.

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

05 Jul 2016 description

Representatives of mountain communities in five countries have called for support to help them maintain traditional ways of protecting their landscapes and natural resources in the face of climate change.

More than 50 indigenous mountain peoples representing mountain communities in China, Nepal, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Peru gathered in the Stone Village, in Yunnan, Southwest China in May, 2016, to discuss the impact of climate change on their communities. 

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

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

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP is working on a new approach in two sub-districts (Bazar Korgon and Kochkor) for the productive measures of social development approach, which focuses on the creation of sustainable income sources for the poor and vulnerable population.

  • In April 2016, WFP launched an automated hotline service to enhance accountability to the targeted populations.

26 Jun 2016 description

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Sunday 6/26/2016 - 14:28 GMT

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties after the earthquake hit at a depth of 18 kilometres (11 miles) just after 1115 GMT.

The epicentre was in a remote region near the border with China and Tajikistan some 390 kilometres south of the capital Bishkek.

Earthquakes happen frequently in the mountainous regions of ex-Soviet Central Asia.

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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.