Summary of WFP assistance: WFP’s goal in the Kyrgyz Republic is to support the Government to improve food security and nutrition and build resilience of vulnerable populations against the impact of recurrent natural disasters and economic shocks.
Optimisation of the Primary School Meals Programme
Africa Weather Hazards
It is predicted that by 2030 over 55 percent of the population in Asia will live in cities. Associated urban risk has also increased. An extreme and changing climate, earthquakes, and emergencies triggered by man-made hazards are putting pressure on people and threatening the prosperity of cities.
The month saw an intensification of Yemen’s war, amid heightened regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran complicating prospects for peace. Political tensions increased in Haiti, Guinea-Bissau and Moldova, where protests over endemic corruption and a lack of confidence in the government could escalate. In Africa, Boko Haram’s deadly attacks increased in northern Cameroon, and Burkina Faso was hit by an unprecedented terror attack.
Switzerland's glaciers are melting. In less than 40 years, their surface has shrunk by almost 30 percent. Linked directly to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, this relentless retreat can be observed around the globe, impacting negatively on the economy, the environment and society.
Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world
Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues
Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$2,600,000
Kyrgyzstan is one of the 24 low middle-income countries and 64 countries in the world that has reached the goal on decreasing child mortality by more than two thirds since 1990. According to UNICEF’s global report, “Promise renewed” the mortality of children has decreased from 65 per 1,000 livebirths in 1990 to 21 per 1,000 live births in 2015. The annual rate has decreased by 4.5%.
by Anna Lelik
Months after an earthquake shook the Kara-Suu district of southern Kyrgyzstan, families whose homes were severely damaged are enduring the winter in repurposed cargo containers.
Earthquakes hit Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan ahead of winter.
Heavy weaponry is used for the first time since the 1994 ceasefire in Nagorno- Karabakh.
Over 10,000 people affected and 19 people killed in natural disasters in Georgia.
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are close to agree on border demarcation.
Frost caused severe damage to agricultural lands and fruit trees in Tajikistan leaving some 225,000 people without main source of income.
Today, 25 December Minister of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic, Major-General Kubatbek Boronov took part in an official ceremony of receiving humanitarian aid from Azerbaijan, which was held at the State center for rescuers’ training of MES KR.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Azerbaijani Embassy in Kyrgyzstan.
Recall the President of Azerbaijan made a decision to provide humanitarian assistance to the population affected by the earthquake in Kyrgyzstan.
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Persistently below-average rainfall leads to drought in many parts of Southern Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Following the order of the Russian Government an Emergencies Ministry Il-76 took off today from Ramenskoye airport for the city of Osh to deliver relief goods to the people in Kirgizia affected a devastating earthquake.
The Plane is going to deliver in Kirgizia over 40 tons of relief goods, including mobile power stations, tents, blankets, stoves, cutlery and food (tinned fish and meat).
Dryness persists in southern Africa and Kenya despite recent heavy rainfall
Drought conditions have affected many countries in southern Africa, including Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mozambique due to the delayed start of season and erratic distribution of rainfall. Exacerbated by a poor performance during the previous season, the deficient rain has already significantly reduced water availability, leading to livestock deaths and poor ground conditions over many areas.
The Civil Protection Commission of Jumgal district and operative group of MES KR sought the aftermath of the earthquake occurred on December 7 with the seismic intensity measuring 6-6.5 points.
252 houses and 17 social facilities of Jumgal district were studied on December 9. The commission revealed that 49 houses and 10 social facilities suffered 1-degree damages, 54 houses 2-degree damages, 19 houses 3-degree damages, 18 houses and 2 social facilities 4-degree damages.
Press service of the MES KR.
Ministry of Emergency Situations delivered humanitarian aid to residents of Jumgal district of Naryn region, whose houses damaged by earthquake.
About 37 families got personal hygiene products and cooking utensils, tarpaulins, blankets, warm clothes. There were also delivered 3700 kg of flour, 370 kg of sugar, 185 l of oil.
Recall, there was 6-6.5 points earthquake on December 7.
Press service of the MES KR.
Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding in Kenya, Tanzania, and central Madagascar
Due to a delayed start of season and erratic distribution of rainfall, drought conditions have affected many countries in southern Africa, including Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mozambique. Exacerbated by a poor performance during the previous season, the deficient rain has already significantly reduced water availability, leading to livestock deaths and poor ground conditions over many areas.
ADRA distributed food aid to some of the estimated 15,000 people affected by the disaster. Food packages containing two weeks worth of food were delivered to 165 families, benefiting almost 1000 people.
Over 4000 homes were damaged, 800 of these severely, and 200 were completely destroyed. Damage was also sustained by schools, mosques, community centers, and health clinics.