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26 Jun 2015 description

Increased rainfall unlikely to relieve dryness in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria. The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and negatively affected cropping activities over parts of this region.

23 Jun 2015 description

BISHKEK – The UN World Food Programme and the Kyrgyz Ministry of Education and Science are expanding the Kyrgyz Republic’s school meals programme in the country’s poorest rural areas with financial and technical support from the Russian Federation.

The three-year project was launched in 2013 to boost the country’s national school feeding programme. By September 2015, more than 62,000 primary school students will receive a nutritious hot meal during the school day, almost six times the number of students in the project’s first year.

21 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • According to the analysis of global precipitation data, the rainfall during Aprill and May has been above average in the northeast and southwest, and average in the northwest (Figure 1). Currently, an extreme dry spell is not anticipated.

19 Jun 2015 description

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Talas region

On June 14, 2015 at 18.30 in the areas of Beisheke rural district of Kara-Buura district a flood occurred after prolonged rain.

The water demolished bridges in Kara-Suu villages.

Excavators and 12 local residents involved for restoration works, 2 bridges restored, reconstruction work is underway.

19 Jun 2015 description

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Osh region

Water level in Kochkor-Ata-Postovoy channel has raised due to the heavy rains in Uzgen district of Osh region on June 16.

As a result, six houses located in Kurshab village has been flooded.

At the scene cleaning work is carried out.

18 Jun 2015 description

Focus on healthy and balanced nutrition

A front-runner in the race to end hunger, the region still struggles with malnutrition

Multiple trends are shaping the nutrition map for Europe and Central Asia, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s first-ever report on food insecurity and malnutrition in Europe and Central Asia, released today. The problems of food insecurity have changed away from that of caloric sufficiency toward the quality of peoples’ diets – a trend that will likely continue in this way.

11 Jun 2015 description
report UN News Service

11 June 2015 – The world’s parliaments play a “fundamental” role in ensuring human rights protections for the global citizenry and, as a result, must reflect international human rights standards in their legislation, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as he continued on his Central Asian trip with a visit to Kyrgyzstan.

11 Jun 2015 description

By Andy McElroy

ALMATY, 11 June 2015 – Those who doubt that the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction translates into a useful policy document at the grassroots level should take a trip to Karakol, in North-eastern Kyrgyzstan, and spend some time with the city’s Mayor Ryskul Urkalyevich.

The leader of Kyrgyzstan’s fourth largest city has been further inspired to strengthen his city’s resilience after representing his municipality at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai, Japan, in March.

10 Jun 2015 description

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan | AFP | Wednesday 6/10/2015 - 15:49 GMT

Ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday marked the fifth anniversary of bloody ethnic clashes in which more than 400 died, ahead of a visit by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Mourners laid flowers at a memorial called Tears of the Mothers, depicting Uzbek and Kyrgyz women, in the southern city of Osh, which saw the fiercest clashes between the Uzbek minority group and ethnic Kyrgyz.

10 Jun 2015 description

A mudflow occurred in the rural districts of Kulundu and Beshkent of Leilek district, Batken region, on June 8 at 19.00 pm after heavy rains.

As a result of the mudflow, many villages of Leilek district were flooded, there were no victims.

Currently, the civil protection commission is working to identify the material damage.

Today, Minister of Emergency Situations Kubatbek Boronov has left for Batken with deputy Minister of emergency situations of the Kyrgyz Republic Ravshanbek Rysbaev to take prompt measures to eliminate the consequences of an emergency.

08 Jun 2015 description
report Kabar

Bishkek, June 3 / Kabar /. 95% of population in Kyrgyzstan vaccinated against measles and rubella. Deputy Minister of Health, Chief Sanitary Doctor Oleg Gorin said today at a press conference. According to his data, more than 2 million Kyrgyz citizens had immunization. "From the beginning of the year 20 thousand 670 suspected measles were registered in Kyrgyzstan. In order to stabilize the epidemiological situation of measles in all regions national immunization campaigns were conducted. Mass vaccination was carried out among those aged 1 to 20 years.

08 Jun 2015 description
report Kabar

Bishkek, June 3 / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan managed to localize outbreaks of measles and rubella. Deputy Minister of Health, Chief Sanitary Doctor Oleg Gorin said today at a press conference. The first case of measles was registered on May 12, 2014 in Chui oblast, it was imported from Kazakhstan. The outbreak started in late 2014. In general, there were more than 20 thousand cases of suspected measles and rubella. Through national immunization campaign against measles and rubella we could localize the outbreak. At the moment, 95% of the population have been vaccinated, said Oleg Gorin.

30 May 2015 description

Rainfall deficits persist in areas of Ethiopia, West Africa, and Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

29 May 2015 description

A landslide occurred in Kyrjol village of Suzak district (Jalal-Abad region) on May 24 at 1.40 am. Five houses damaged by a landslide killed 6 people.

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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.”