Increased rainfall providing some relief to early season dryness in Guatemala and the Greater Horn
Poorly-distributed rainfall since October 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.
The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.
Moscow -- The Government of Russia will be making a $10 million contribution towards UNDP programmes which support efforts to mitigate and prevent the negative effects of climate change in developing countries.
The announcement was made just a few days ahead of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement and during the first annual Consultation Meeting on the partnership implementation between UNDP and the Russian Federation in Moscow this week.
Dry conditions developing in the Gulf of Guinea region and northern Hispaniola
Africa Weather Hazards
Poorly-distributed rainfall since O ctober 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.
Since 2007, Generations For Peace has trained 8,920 volunteers from 50 countries, and with our support, volunteer-led programmes have reached 229,020 children, youth, and adults in communities facing different forms of violence. Our cascading model, in which volunteers we have trained directly (1st generation) go on to train other 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even up to 6th generation volunteers in their communities, increases our reach and reinforces the sustainability of our efforts.
Le présent rapport, qui porte sur la période allant de janvier à décembre 2015, est soumis en application de la résolution 63/282 de l’Assemblée générale, dans laquelle celle-ci a prié le Secrétaire général de lui présenter chaque année un rapport sur le Fonds pour la consolidation de la paix.
The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2015, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the Peacebuilding Fund.
WFP continues to support 261 pilot schools, enhancing school meals for over 60,000 children.
Piloting continues in two sub-districts for the productive measures of social development approach, which focuses on the creation of sustainable income sources for the poor and vulnerable population.
WFP along with UNICEF and FAO supported the formalization of the Scaling Up Nutrition multi-sectorial Platform Strategy proposed by the Ministry of Agriculture.
A 1million 2 thousand cubic meters landslide came down on the night of April 24 on the territory of Kyzyl-Tuu rural area of Suzak district, Jalal-Abad region.
As a result of the landslides shepherd's house and 1 barn were damaged. It creates a threat to two shepherds' houses. There were no victims.
On April 15 and April 16 the specialists of department for emergency situations' monitoring and forecasting have monitored the situation, the district administration and the head of the area were given instructions not to let the people and livestock there.
Mudflow came down due to heavy rain in Talas district of Talas region.
The incident occurred on April 24 at about 9.00 p.m. in Chat-Bazar village of U.Omuraliev rural district.
As a result 1 house and 2 yards of the houses were flooded.
Talas district commission for civil protection is working at the scene.
Free Azimjon Askarov; Quash Conviction
(Berlin, April 22, 2016) – A United Nations Committee has called for Kyrgyzstan to release a human rights defender, Azimjon Askarov, and to quash his conviction, Human Rights Watch said today. In a ruling published on April 21, 2016, the UN Human Rights Committee found that Askarov, who is serving a life sentence, was arbitrarily detained, held in inhumane conditions, tortured, and otherwise mistreated without redress and was not given a fair trial.
More than 40 specialists from Afghanistan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan completed a training seminar on advanced explosive ordnance disposal on April 20, 2016 in Dushanbe, organized by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan as a part of a multi-year project.
Low public spending, ineffective social protection policies and programmes are hampering progress for children in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
GENEVA, 20 April 2016 — Children who are falling furthest behind in society benefit the most when countries invest in more effective social protection, according to a new UNICEF Report launched today.
National Conference “Batken 2016: strengthening inter-ethnic relations and the fight against religious extremism” was held 13 April 2016.
The conference aimed to discuss inter-ethnic concept and adopt of the resolution on its results. The final version of the adopted document will be available for public on Friday, 15 April 2016 through publications and other media.
Increased rainfall forecast for dry areas in Guatemala and the Greater Horn of Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
By RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service
April 12, 2016
Kyrgyz human rights activists have gathered outside of parliament in Bishkek to protest against a proposed "foreign agents" law being considered by lawmakers.
The bill would require noncommercial, nongovernmental organizations involved in political activities -- and which receive any funds from foreign sources -- to be labled as “foreign agents”.
The bill is similar to one in force in Russia since 2012, which NGOs say has been used to silence dissent.
Early season dryness developing in parts of Guatemala
The Global Weather Hazards report anticipates severe weather or climate events in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Central Asia. This product provides maps with current weather and climate information; short and medium range weather forecasts (up to one week); and the potential impact on crop and pasture conditions. It does not reflect long range forecasts or food security conditions.
Residents of the districts of Osh region, whose houses were damaged by earthquake on November 17, 2015 received humanitarian aid. The aid is delivered by the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
For residents of Uzgen district: 2200 kg of flour, 440 kg of pasta, 440 kg of vermicelli, 440 kg of rice, 440 kg of sugar, 88 kg of tea, 440 canned beef, 440 canned food fish.
For residents of Kara-Kulja district: 7500 kg of flour, 150 kg of pasta, 150 kg of vermicelli, 150 kg of rice, 150 kg of sugar, 30 kg of tea, 150 canned food fish.
The representatives of the UN Peacebuilding Fund have arrived to the Kyrgyz Republic with an official visit. The visit will last from April 4 to April 8, 2016 and the international delegation will have several high level meetings. More specifically the members of the delegation will meet Mr. Farid Niyazov, the Head of the President’s Office the Kyrgyz Republic, Ms. Mira Karybaeva, deputy head of the President’s Office the Kyrgyz Republic as well as will have a number of field visits in the Batken and Osh provinces.