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09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Women

A UN Women supported programme in Kyrgyzstan has empowered 15,000 young people to prevent violence, promote gender equality and build tolerance of diversity in their communities. The initiatives are teaching about respectful relationships and livelihood skills to young people in remote villages.

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

31 Jul 2017 description

This report assembles information from various sources to analyse the current situation of drought in Central Asian countries for enhancing drought risk management and increasing efforts to develop drought preparedness plans and implement actions to reduce the impact of droughts. It assesses drought vulnerabilities, risk management capacities, and existing policies, institutions and practices in the countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Turkey.

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 10-11 June, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited the Kyrgyz Republic. On 11 June, UN Secretary General held a bilateral meeting with President Atambaev, participated in a high-level forum on “Taza Koom”, and visited the south of the country to take part in the requiem dedicated to the 7th anniversary of Osh events.

30 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Mavliuda Dzhaparova and Sven G. Simonsen

Ermek Batyrov has taken us to Shark, a village in the district where he serves as head of the Department of Family Support and Children. Leading the way, he eventually stops at a simple, clay-walled house.

We are in Kyrgyzstan’s southern Osh province, and this is the house of Momina Salieva. Her family is formally categorized as one in a difficult life situation.

There are two more such families in Shark village, with four children between them.

19 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

BISHKEK, 18 July 2017 – A new programme for youth and children to build social cohesion and prevent violence was announced today in Bishkek by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the UK’s Department for International Development and UNICEF.

11 Jul 2017 description

Key messages

↗ International wheat prices generally increased in June on quality concerns amid unfavourable growing conditions for the 2017 crops in some key producing countries. Export prices of maize remained generally unchanged, while rice quotations continued to increase mainly on account of strong demand.

09 Jul 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal output in 2017 forecast at average level

  • Cereal imports in 2017/18 marketing year (July/June) forecast to increase

  • Wheat flour prices stable over last six months

Cereal output in 2017 forecast at average level

07 Jul 2017 description

Rainfall deficits persist over Kenya and Uganda

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.

  2. Torrential rain led to destroyed houses in Central Darfur, Sudan. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week. High flooding risks in the region continue.

05 Jul 2017 description

New Report Reveals Governments are Failing to Prioritize Tuberculosis, the World's Deadliest Infectious Disease

30 Jun 2017 description

Heavy rainfall continues over Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.
29 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • On May 19, 2017, the UNDAF 2018-2022 was signed by the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Sooronbay Jeenbekov and the UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Alexander Avanessov.

  • In May WFP’s Optimising School Meals Programme and UNICEF’s WASH Programme teamed up to launch a pilot WASH/Nutrition project in 29 schools of Kemin district covering over 4000 children.

Operational Updates

28 Jun 2017 description

The three organizations will allocate in total up to USD 340’000 to provide shelter assistance to highly vulnerable earthquake-affected households in Chong Alai district of Osh oblast, to train local masons on affordable para-seismic construction norms and techniques, as well as to provide legal assistance to help the affected households claim their housing, land and property rights and access affordable and reliable insurance.

27 Jun 2017 description

WHO/Europe, in collaboration with partners, has developed a blueprint for a people-centred model of tuberculosis (TB) care that shifts care closer to people and communities. This entails moving towards ambulatory treatment and care, strengthening services involving primary care, and better integrating care across various providers, levels and settings within health systems.

21 Jun 2017 description

Twenty-three health professionals from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan were trained on management and coordination of large-scale emergencies that require a response from medical teams. This is the first Emergency Medical Team (EMT) training for this part of the WHO European Region and took place in Astana, Kazakhstan on 16–17 May 2017.

21 Jun 2017 description

Kazakhstan - The Central Asian country of Kazakhstan is seeing a rapid rise in inward migration, and interested parties have been urged to ensure respect for migrants’ rights at an early stage, rather than be faced with an expensive fix further down the line.

The spike in migration into Kazakhstan is largely due to a booming economy fuelled by construction projects, mainly in the oil sector. Unfortunately, migrants are particularly vulnerable to labour and human rights abuses when they arrive in a new country, desperate for work regardless of the conditions.

16 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Guterres Praised Authoritarian Governments Across the Region

Hugh Williamson

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ tour of five Central Asian countries, which ended Tuesday, appeared big on handshakes and praise but short on specifics about improving human rights problems.

09 Jun 2017 description

Dryness remains in parts of East Africa, while early season rains continue over lower Sahel

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February has resulted in moisture deficits throughout many parts of southern South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

  2. Limited rainfall since March has led to developing moisture deficits across parts of Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, and southern Guinea.

Central Asia Weather Hazards

09 Jun 2017 description
report AzerNews

By Kamila Aliyeva

The three-day Central Asian International Environmental Forum titled “Initiative for Cooperation on Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development in Central Asia” has ended in Ashgabat city, Turkmenistan State News Agency reported.

The event was organized by the State Committee of Turkmenistan for Environmental Protection and Land Resources and the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC).

Scarcity of water resources is among the extremely difficult problems of the [Central Asian] region.