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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 °.

26 Nov 2014 description

Dushanbe, Tajikistan October 31, 2014 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) under the auspices of its Disaster Preparedness Program (DIPECHO) and Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) United Kingdom signed an agreement to implement the eighth DIPECHO Project in Central Asia. Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) in Tajikistan and Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP) in Kyrgyzstan will implement the project, titled “Fostering Disaster Resilient Communities in Isolated Mountain Environments”.

22 Nov 2014 description

Slow start to seasonal rainfall continues in Angola and Zambia, dryness remains in Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania

  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.

19 Nov 2014 description

Operational information on situation in the Republic on 08:00 AM 19.11. 2014

Earthquake in Yssyk-Kol region

Ton district: 321 applications were received from the residents of Ton village, 321 houses and 9 social facilities were studied among them 61 houses and 7 social facilities suffered 1-degree damages, 1 social facility and 245 houses 2-degree damages, 1 social facility and 1 house 3-degree damages, 14 houses 4-degree damages.

17 Nov 2014 description
report Internews Network

Most conflicts today occur not between sovereign states but within them, often among amorphous groups without representative structures and institutions directing the flow of events. At the same time, the forms of media used to report on conflict have changed dramatically, becoming increasingly rapid, interconnected, and participatory.

These new realities require a shift in the way governments, organizations, and media approach conflict prevention and mitigation, and a different understanding of the role media can and does play in conflict situations.

14 Nov 2014 description
DIPECHO Central Asia and Caucasus - version 2
Technical Annex- version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 7 740 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Following a revision of the means required to fully implement the Commission's Strategy for Humanitarian Aid, the European Commission has decided to reduce the budget allocated to the 2014 DIPECHO HIP for Central Asia and Caucasus region by an amount of EUR 260 000. The total budget of this revised DIPECHO HIP is now EUR 7 740 000.

11 Nov 2014 description

28 Oct - 1 Nov 2014 Almaty, Kazakhstan

On 28 October 2014 a 4-day regional learning workshop on Mainstreaming DRR into Development was held in Almaty. Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, UNISDR and the Kazakhstan Red Crescent Society jointly organized the workshop. The workshop aimed to discuss the linkages between disasters and development and review the development planning practices and trends in the context of DRR in Central Asia and the South Caucuses.

02 Nov 2014 description

After a rainy season lull, South Sudan’s warring parties are preparing for major offensives with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) this week launching attacks on Bentiu, capital of oil-producing Unity state (see our recent Conflict Alert). Hardliners in the government and the SPLA-IO appear determined to settle the conflict through war.

31 Oct 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • 2014 cereal production 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 remained stable over the past months

31 Oct 2014 description

Rainy season begins slowly in southern Africa, dryness widens in Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. As the rainy season in Senegal comes to an end and harvesting begins, reduced crop yields due to this summer’s poorly distributed rainfall and delayed onset of the rainy season in July could become evident.

  2. Consistently above-average rains across parts of eastern Ethiopia have caused flooding downstream along the Juba and Shabelle River Basins in southern Somalia. Continued rainfall is expected to result in additional flooding.

31 Oct 2014 description

Highlights

  • The national average retail price of wheat flour increased 2% on a month-on-month basis in October 2014. The price was around 15% higher than the same period last year when prices were at their lowest level in the last two years (Figure 2).

  • The export price of wheat in Kazakhstan increased 1% in October 2014 but the price was still 12% lower than in the same period last year (Figure 3).