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30 Apr 2016 description
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Dry conditions developing in the Gulf of Guinea region and northern Hispaniola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. 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.

29 Apr 2016 description

Nairobi, 29 April 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched its 2015 Annual Report website and print edition in all six UN languages. The report showcases many of UNEP’s big results of the last year – from key work in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement to securing investor pledges to decarbonize $600 billion worth of assets under management – and zooms in on projects helping communities in countries like Colombia and Cambodia to adapt to climate change and develop sustainable livelihoods.

24 Apr 2016 description
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The ADB program in Tajikistan has provided loans, grants and technical assistance to grow the country’s economy and improve the lives of people, particularly the poor, women, children and other vulnerable groups.

ADB has provided Tajikistan with about $1.4 billion in concessional loans, grants, and technical assistance since 1998.

22 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • In March, WFP assisted 375,445 people with food distributions which included wheat flour, oil, pluses and salt.

  • The nutrition feeding programme was suspended in March due to shortages in Super Cereal Plus reserves. Approximately 1,000 people will not be reached due to a commodity pipeline break (to be resumed mid-July contingent on resources).

  • Support for Tuberculosis (TB) patients has been put on hold due to funding shortfalls.

21 Apr 2016 description

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.

21 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

21 Apr 2016 description

Projected Food Assistance Needs for October 2016

20 Apr 2016 description

Rome, 22 March – Tolib Yormahmadov lives in a valley in the high mountainous area of Shuroobod district in southeastern Tajikistan.

19 Apr 2016 description

Syria: In recent weeks, clashes between Islamic State and other non-government forces over the border area between Turkey and Syria have intensified. IDPs in camps located along the border are at risk: over 35,000 have fled the area since 14 April and are in need of protection. Additional displacement is likely.

19 Apr 2016 description
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Technical Annex - Version 2

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 7 300 000

17 Apr 2016 description

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.

15 Apr 2016 description

Increased rainfall forecast for dry areas in Guatemala and the Greater Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

13 Apr 2016 description

When disaster strikes, access constraints can severely affect timely humanitarian assistance to isolated and disaster-prone mountain communities. Local people often are forced to be self-sufficient in the first days and weeks following a disaster. Last year, Tajikistan’s vulnerable mountain communities were struck by flash floods, mudslides and a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. But what is being done to reduce the vulnerability of these at-risk communities and increase their skills as first responders?

08 Apr 2016 description

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.

07 Apr 2016 description
report World Bank

World Bank Group Unveils New Climate Action Plan

Plan to Help Countries Meet Paris COP21 Pledges

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016—The World Bank Group today announced plans to help developing countries add 30 gigawatts of renewable energy – enough to power 150 million homes – to the world’s energy capacity, bring early warning systems to 100 million people and develop climate-smart agriculture investment plans for at least 40 countries – all by 2020.

02 Apr 2016 description

The month saw violent extremist movements, including the Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda-linked groups, carry out major deadly attacks in Turkey, Pakistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia and Belgium. In Libya, the arrival of Prime Minister Serraj in Tripoli despite warnings from multiple factions could lead to further destabilisation. Meanwhile in Central Africa, political violence rose in Burundi and could break out in Chad around the 10 April presidential election.

25 Mar 2016 description

Average to below-average rainfall to continue over the Greater Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

11 Mar 2016 description

Recent increases in rainfall unable to overcome long-term seasonal deficits in southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

11 Mar 2016 description

Author(s):

Burton E. Swanson, Willem van Weperen (external), Ewan Meyer (USAID) .

Institution(s):

UIUC, external, USAID .

Date Published:

November 1, 2011 .

10 Mar 2016 description

DUSHANBE, 10 March 2016 – A ten-day border management awareness course for twenty-one border officials from Afghanistan and Tajikistan concluded today at the OSCE Border Management Staff College in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.