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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.

16 Nov 2014 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

14 Nov 2014 description

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and mudslides in several districts of Tajikistan from 10 to 11 May 2014.

14 Nov 2014 description

Poor rainfall leads to abnormal dryness in parts of East Africa; slow start to seasonal rainfall in Angola, Zambia

  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.

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.

07 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

6 November 2014 – The most basic of all human rights – water – is also a central element in global affairs and the development agenda with wide implications on international peace and security, the Deputy Secretary-General told participants today the World Water Summit held in London.

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.

02 Nov 2014 description

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, staple food markets were well-supplied in September with carryover stocks and early grain, tuber, and legume harvests. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in deficit areas of Niger, Chad, and Mauritania and conflict-affected areas of northeastern Nigeria. The Ebola outbreak has led to both official and voluntary restrictions on the movement of goods and people in affected countries, resulting in atypical market trends in some areas.

01 Nov 2014 description

Near-average harvests support normal preparations for the winter and lean season

KEY MESSAGES

  • Most households will have average food stocks through normal food and income sources for the coming winter and lean season, and are expected to be in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity from October 2014 through March 2015.

31 Oct 2014 description

Tajikistan - This week, the first group of 15 female border guards from Afghanistan and Tajikistan began a 10-day training programme at the Dushanbe Training Center for Border Guards established by IOM in 2009.

31 Oct 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • 2014 aggregate cereal production declined slightly from last year’s level

  • Wheat imports in 2014/15 marketing year forecast to increase

  • Prices of wheat flour generally stable and around their year-earlier levels

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.

28 Oct 2014 description

GENERAL TRENDS

NATURAL HAZARDS

In October, the probability of weather emergencies is low. Rain is possible at lower elevations, snow is possible in the mountains, and frost is possible at higher elevations and foothill areas.

WEATHER

28 Oct 2014 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

27 Oct 2014 description

VOLUNTARY RETURN TO AFGHANISTAN

1 – 30 September 2014: In September 2014, a total of 1,719 Afghan refugees voluntarily repatriated to Afghanistan.
Of this, 1,253 came from Pakistan, 447 from Iran, 9 from Tajikistan, 9 from Kazakstan and 1 from the Russian Federation.

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.