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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.

24 Oct 2014 description

(Khujand, 24 October 2014) – Central Asia’s first of its kind simultaneous simulation exercise on two sides of the Kyrgyz-Tajik border is taking place between 22 and 24 October. Government representatives, United Nations agencies, international and local NGOs, and the Red Cross / Red Crescent movement in each country will test their respective emergency preparedness plans in case of a disaster with effects spilling over the border.

24 Oct 2014 description

Second-season dryness continues in Haiti, flooding risks remain in Central America and South Sudan

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.

24 Oct 2014 description
report Kabar

Bishkek, October 11 / Kabar /. A two-day meeting of experts of emergency departments of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is held in Bishkek.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the sides discussed joint responses to possible disasters of transboundary nature and developed a unified response plan of emergency actions and discussed steps of coordination with related government agencies.

24 Oct 2014 description
report EurasiaNet

by David Trilling and Timur Toktonaliev

Pensioner Jyparkul Karaseyitova says she cannot afford meat anymore. At her local bazaar in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, the price for beef has jumped 9 percent in the last six weeks. And she is not alone feeling the pain of rising inflation. Butcher Aigul Shalpykova says her sales have fallen 40 percent in the last month. “If I usually sell 400 kilos of meat every month, in September I sold only 250 kilos,” she complained.

17 Oct 2014 description

Dryness remains in Haiti, while flooding risks continue in South Sudan, Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite a return of seasonally normal rainfall during August, moisture deficits persist in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has resulted in poor growing conditions and crop development.

11 Oct 2014 description
  1. Despite a return of seasonally normal rainfall during August, moisture deficits persist in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has resulted in poor growing conditions and crop development.

  2. Poor July rains in several local areas of Mali have resulted in poor crop and pastoral conditions. August and September rains have improved ground conditions, although the rainy season is quickly coming to a close.

10 Oct 2014 description

Ministry of emergency situations of the Kyrgyz Republic was conducting specially-preventive and liquidation activities in order to protection of the populations and areas of emergency situations such as landslides, selvodzashita, flood and natural disaster.

In 2014 year during 9 months generally in the Republic was carried activities 238 objects among them (164 plan, 74 ES,)197 ( 130 plan 64 ES)are finished.

09 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The forecast for global cereal production in 2014 has been raised closer to last year’s record, which is expected to boost inventories to a multi-year high.

  • Export prices of wheat and maize decreased further in September to multiyear lows, driven by expectations of large global supplies in 2014/15. Even rice prices, which had been rising in previous months, fell in September.

02 Oct 2014 description

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

19 Sep 2014 description

BISHKEK, 19 September 2014 – The OSCE Centre in Bishkek and the Ministry of Defence of the Kyrgyz Republic today hosted the first roundtable discussion on improving the country’s regulatory legal framework for use of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and conventional ammunition.

17 Sep 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • The 2014 cereal production is estimated to decrease, due to unfavourable weather conditions in parts of the country

  • Cereal imports in the 2014/15 marketing year (July/June) are forecast to increase

  • Prices of wheat flour remained stable over the past monthswheat flour remained stable over the past months