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26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Due to funding constraints WFP was forced to cut down the school meals programme in June and only 4,071 students were assisted with 0.265 mt of food including fortified wheat flour, vegetable oil, pluses and iodized salt.

  • WFP’s nutrition programme remained suspended during June due to a shortage in Super Cereal Plus. The specialized commodity is expected to arrive in midAugust according to the lastest shipping information.

25 Jul 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Early forecast points to small decline in 2016 cereal production

  • Wheat imports in 2015/16 marketing year forecast similar to previous year’s level

  • Weak local currency supports prices of imported goods

Favourable weather during spring contributed to record crop in 2016

22 Jul 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 17 - 23 July 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever, influenzas A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) and Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea.

21 Jul 2016 description

BISHKEK/ GENEVA/ BRUSSELS, 31 MAY 2016 – UNICEF and the European Union have renewed a partnership to support the governments’ efforts to strengthen disaster risk reduction in six countries in Central Asia and South Caucasus and include children as an integral part of their efforts.

16 Jul 2016 description

​​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health prefessionals on active public health threts. This issue covers the period 10-16 July 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, polio, West Nile virus, MERS, and yellow fever in Angola.

15 Jul 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2017

14 Jul 2016 description

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency.

13 Jul 2016 description

By Andy McElroy

DUSHANBE, 13 July 2016 – The first Central Asia and South Caucasus Regional Platform is a landmark moment for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a global blueprint adopted last year.

It means that each part of the world now has a regional platform for disaster risk reduction to strengthen collaboration and provide important support to national implementation of the Sendai Framework.

12 Jul 2016 description

DUSHANBE, 12 July 2016 – The Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan said today his country was committed to a path of sustainable and resilient social and economic development, with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction at the heart of this driving ambition.

Mr. Zokirzoda Mahmadtoir Zoir said coordinated and consistent action was necessary to address increasing climate and disaster risk and its growing negative impact on Tajikistan in terms of deaths and injuries, the number of people affected and economic losses.

12 Jul 2016 description

12 July 2016 – Dushanbe, Tajikistan

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) jointly with United Nations Development Programme in Tajikistan (UNDP) and Committee on Emergency Situations under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (CoES) facilitated conduction of CASC Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction meeting which will be held in Dushanbe from the period of 12-14 July 2016.

09 Jul 2016 description

Slight relief to dryness possible over some parts of Guatemala and Honduras

Africa Weather Hazards

Above-average rain fell over the far western West Africa and many parts of the Sahel.

Abundant rain expected in western Ethiopia during the next week.

08 Jul 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health prefessionals on active public health threts. This issue covers the period 2-9 July 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, polio, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile virus and yellow fever in Angola.

06 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Donors contributed US$11 million towards humanitarian aid in the Caucasus and Central Asia in the first half of 2016

  • Kazakhstan is the only country that donated humanitarian aid outside the region in the reporting period

  • Tajikistan remains the largest recipient of humanitarian aid in the region

  • European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) supported over 50 per cent of the total humanitarian aid to the region

05 Jul 2016 description

Representatives of mountain communities in five countries have called for support to help them maintain traditional ways of protecting their landscapes and natural resources in the face of climate change.

More than 50 indigenous mountain peoples representing mountain communities in China, Nepal, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Peru gathered in the Stone Village, in Yunnan, Southwest China in May, 2016, to discuss the impact of climate change on their communities. 

04 Jul 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Six people killed and thousands affected by mudflows in Tajikistan.

  • Escalation of conflicts across the region.

  • Customs Agreements signed in Armenia and Tajikistan to facilitate aid delivery in case of large-scale emergencies.

  • Remittances continue declining across the region.

  • UN peacebuilding project launched to reduce crossborder clashes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

First World Humanitarian Summit succeeded

02 Jul 2016 description

Dushanbe, Tajikistan | AFP | Saturday 7/2/2016 - 09:01 GMT

At least 30 homes and a school were destroyed in an earthquake that caused no injuries or deaths in Tajikistan, the ex-Soviet country's state emergencies committee reported Saturday.

A committee spokesman told AFP an earthquake of 5.4 magnitude struck in the remote Rasht region roughly 200 kilometres (124 miles) east of the Central Asian country's capital Dushanbe at around 1500 GMT on Friday.

02 Jul 2016 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was good in May with supplies from above-average 2015/16 regional harvests, and international rice and wheat imports. Markets remained disrupted throughout the Lake Chad Basin and in parts of Central and Northern Mali. The recent depreciation of the Naira has led to price increases across Nigeria and reduced purchasing power for livestock purchases in the Sahel (Page 3).

01 Jul 2016 description

Global Overview – Trends and Outlook

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP responded to flashfloods and mudflows in early May by providing 15 mt of food assistance to 1,241 people in the central district of Rudaki and northwestern district of Pajakent.

  • In May, WFP Tajikistan assisted 368,620 students through school feeding activities which included 671 mt of food including wheat flour, vegetable oil, pluses and salt.