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30 Jan 2015 description

Additional rainfall expected in flood-affected parts of southeastern Africa, dryness continues in Angola

20 Jan 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2014 is estimated to decline sharply from last year’s near-average level
  • Cereal imports in 2014/15 marketing year (July/June) are forecast to increase
  • Prices of wheat flour reached record or near-record levels in December
19 Jan 2015 description

Bishkek, Geneva, 19 January 2015 - The review of Kyrgyzstan’s human rights record by the United Nations, which took place today in the framework of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), largely failed to address key issues, challenges and patterns of human rights violations in the country.

Given the international community’s lack of attention to the situation in the country in other fora, the UPR of Kyrgyzstan is a missed opportunity, said FIDH and Bir Duino today.

12 Jan 2015 description

ALMATY, 12 January 2015 – Two capital cities, Tbilisi and Bishkek, are among eight towns and cities from Central Asia and the Caucasus, joining UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign in the new year.

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) have agreed a new partnership to strengthen the resilience of cities to disasters in Central Asia and the South Caucasus.

06 Jan 2015 description

December saw a significant deterioration of the security situation – compared to the previous month – in nine countries or conflict situations in the world, including in South Asia (Pakistan and India), and East Africa (South Sudan and Kenya). There is a risk of increased violence in the coming month in Sudan, where major offensives are anticipated on the heels of a failure in the peace talks; in Sri Lanka, in the context of the 8 January elections; and in Haiti, where the current president could rule by decree unless parliament's mandate, due to expire on 12 January, is extended.

01 Jan 2015 description

Heavy rainfall to continue in eastern parts of southern Africa

1.- Although good rainfall occurred over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia. As the season is coming to an end, a recovery is unlikely.

25 Dec 2014 description

Some relief expected for abnormally dry patches in East and Southern Africa

1-. Although good rains were observed over the Greater Horn of Africa during late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season had already negatively impacted ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.
As the season is coming to an end, a recovery is unlikely.

24 Dec 2014 description

The OSCE Centre in Bishkek and the Kyrgyz Defence Ministry signed five agreements on practical implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on small arms and light weapons (SALW) and stockpiles of conventional ammunition (SCA) programme that was signed on 2 August 2013 and ratified in May 2014.

24 Dec 2014 description
report EurasiaNet

Aman Sagidullaev fled Uzbekistan with his family in the summer of 2011. He had called for a referendum on independence for his native Karakalpakstan region in the country’s northwest. Apparently in response, Uzbek prosecutors charged him with embezzlement. After traveling to Russia, then to Kazakhstan, Sagidullaev has spent the last two years trying to obtain asylum in Kyrgyzstan.

He does not feel very welcome.

19 Dec 2014 description

Abnormal dryness expected to continue in East and Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although good rainfall was observed over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season, has already negatively impacted ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia. As the season is coming to an end, a recovery is unlikely.

12 Dec 2014 description

Operational information on situation in the Republic on 08:00 AM 12.12. 2014

Storm warning!!!

From December 8 to 12, the mountainous areas of Kyrgyzstan are avalanche-prone due to past and expected precipitations. On the mountain roads of Bishkek – Osh (121-137 km, 198-265 km); Bishkek-Naryn-Torugart (284-295 and 300-308 km); Myrzake – Karakulja – Alaikuu (45-90 km, 145-150 km); Karakol – Enylchek (45-90 km); Ala-Buka – Kanysh-Kiya (62-100 km) are expected snow drifts and slippery surfaces.

12 Dec 2014 description

Despite heavy rains in localized areas, rainfall deficits persist in East and Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Low and poorlydistributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorated ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, central Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. Recent rains have relieved dryness over most parts, but rainfall deficits remain in many local areas.

09 Dec 2014 description

New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

05 Dec 2014 description

Heavy rains may lead to flooding, landslides in Central America; early season dryness continues in Southern Africa

  1. Low and poorly distributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, central Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. Recent rains have relieved dryness some dryness, but rainfall deficits remain in many local areas.

04 Dec 2014 description

Smallholder farmers are more than climate victims – says IFAD report

Lima, Peru – 3 December 2014 - Smallholder farmers in developing countries are more than victims of climate change; they are a vital part of the solution to global warming, according to a report from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

02 Dec 2014 description
  1. Low and poorly distributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. The persistence of below-average rainfall in November is likely to reduce crop growth and limit the regeneration of pasture.

02 Dec 2014 description

Operational information on situation in the Republic on 08:00 AM 02.12. 2014

Storm warning!!!

In the period from 3 to 5 December are expected heavy snows. On the roads snow reel, glaze ice. From 4 to 6 December is expected to decrease in air temperature: in the Chu and Talas valleys at night -7 ... -12 °, day -1 ... -6 °, in the south of Kyrgyzstan at night 0 ... -5 °, day 0 ... 5 °, on the foothills night -8 ... -13 °, day -2 ... -7 °, in mountainous areas at night -17 ... -22 °, day -8 ... -13 °, in the highlands at night -22 ... -27 °, -10 day ... -15 °.

01 Dec 2014 description

This chapter provides a summary of the general environment in which UNHCR is operating in Asia and the Pacific, and the organization’s planned responses in 2015. Mention is made of major challenges including those related to protection at sea, which will continue to have a significant impact on UNHCR’s work in 2015 and beyond.

30 Nov 2014 description

UNICEF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE WORKSHOP WITH PARTNERS

On 17 October 2014, the UNICEF Country Office in Tajikistan, with support from the UNICEF Regional Office for Central, Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, organized a one-day workshop on Emergency Preparedness and Response for national and international partners at the Lotus Hotel in Dushanbe.