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Price Watch August 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, staple food markets were well-supplied in July, despite the slight delay in the start of the rainy season in some areas of the Sahel. Markets are generally functioning as they normally do during the lean season. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in deficit areas of Niger and Chad. Record-high rice and wheat imports from international markets reinforced food availability in Senegal and Mauritania (Pages 3-6).

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Monitoring and Early Warning in Tajikistan: Monthly Report - August 2014 [EN/RU]

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GENERAL TRENDS

NATURAL HAZARDS
The occurrence of emergencies is likely in August due to high air temperatures, high levels of rivers, mudslides caused by intensive melting of glaciers, as well as floods in the basins of the Vakhsh and Panj rivers.

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Tajikistan Remote Monitoring Report August 2014

Key Messages:

  • As of August 4, more than 620,000 metric tons (MT) of cereals have been harvested, including 537,000 MT wheat, similar to last year’s above-average harvest according to the Ministry of Agriculture. Additional harvested grain is expected as more areas report and the harvest in the highlands gets underway.

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Rudaki district, Tajikistan’s students head back to school with new and improved classrooms

Comprehensive School #120 in Rudaki District, Tajikistan provides primary level education for 191 children ages seven to 15. The school has 12 educational and four support staff members, but due to unusable classrooms children in grades 5-9 could no longer attend their own school. Children were forced to walk between 2-5 kilometers to schools that already struggled with over-enrollment, leading to a drop in attendance.

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HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Launches National Water Resources Management Project in Sughd Oblast in Tajikistan

Dushanbe 2014 - HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in Tajikistan has launched a new project National Water Resources Management (NWRM) in partnership with ACTED and the German International Cooperation (GIZ), with the objective to strengthen water resources management at the national, basin, canal and on-farm levels, to increase water availability and food security, reduce water-related disaster risks and improve the livelihoods in selected rural areas in the Tajik part of Syr Darya River Basin.

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief July 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2015

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World Bank Group Supports Agriculture Commercialization in Tajikistan

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World Bank

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, July 30, 2014 – The Minister of Finance of the Republic of Tajikistan Abdusalom Kurbonov and the World Bank Country Manager for Tajikistan Marsha Olive today signed a grant agreement to finance the Tajikistan Agriculture Commercialization Project. The new project is jointly supported by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and is funded by a grant from the International Development Association (IDA) in the amount of US$22 million.

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World + 70 others
CrisisWatch N°132 - 1 August 2014

Increasing Israeli-Palestinian tensions culminated in Israel launching "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza in early July (see our latest report and commentary). The assault, which started as an aerial campaign and was later extended to include ground operations, reportedly killed more than 1,400 Palestinians throughout the month while 64 Israelis were killed in clashes inside the Gaza Strip and by Hamas rocket fire. Several attempts at reaching a ceasefire agreement failed in July.

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World + 51 others
The Market Monitor - Trends and impacts of staple food prices in vulnerable countries, Issue 24 - July 2014

Global Highlights

• During the first quarter of 2014, the global cereal price index decreased by 12% year-on-year, and slightly increased by 2% compared to the previous quarter.

• Real prices of maize were relatively stable and only 2% higher than the previous quarter of 2014.
Compared to the same period of the previous year, maize prices are low (-28%).

• Real prices of wheat increased significantly by 9% from Q1 to Q2-2014. More recently, for June, prices are down due to an increase in global supply and production.

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Afghanistan + 2 others
Central Asia Food Security Outlook July 2014

Third consecutive year of above-average grain harvests in Afghanistan and Tajikistan

Key Messages

  • The wheat harvest concluded in most of Afghanistan. Farmers and observers report higher production than last year. High elevation areas will harvest through September depending on elevation. For the second crops, planted area is mostly normal, and the crops are developing normally.

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Tajikistan + 1 other
ACTED and The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department renew cooperation in the Ferghana Valley

Dushanbe, 30th July 2014 – Building on achievements of previous DIPECHO (I-VII), and other Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) interventions, ACTED is launching a new project with the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), aimed at increasing disaster risk management capacities of two trans-boundary watersheds in the Sugd and Batken Oblasts of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

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Tajikistan + 7 others
Humanitarian Bulletin South Caucasus and Central Asia, Issue 03 | 1 January – 30 June 2014

In the first half of 2014, cross-border tensions continued in the Fergana valley, while multiple disasters hit Tajikistan. Authorities are warning that drought is looming over Kyrgyzstan.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Tajikistan: Disasters in April and May 2014 - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 10 June 2014)

BACKGROUND

Between 11 April and 18 May 2014 a series of small to medium scale disasters occurred in several districts of Tajikistan. Flash floods and mudslides pounded the already poor communities in quick succession, leaving little time for recovery. Agricultural lands suffered significant damage at a time when planting works were taking place. Livestock also perished in the disasters, putting additional stress on the affected families who are often reliant on cattle for their livelihood.

19 flash floods 2 mudslides

20 people died

7,400 affected people

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Tajikistan Finds New Way to Improve Adherence to TB Treatment

Social services offer incentive for patients to follow care regimen

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Kyrgyzstan + 2 others
Anti-torture and other human rights groups vulnerable in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

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Amnesty

Members of the NGO coalitions against torture and other human rights groups in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan operate in an increasingly insecure environment. Existing NGO legislation in all three countries does not provide sufficient safeguards to activists and groups to freely exercise their human right to freedom of association and the organizations issuing this statement are concerned that new legislation is being prepared to further limit the space in which groups and activists can operate.

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World + 35 others
Annual Report and Accounts 2013–14

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress toward the Millennium Development Goals under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency. The audited statutory accounts include spend against Parliamentary Estimate, and a statement of DFID’s assets and liabilities.

Accounts

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Physicians for Human Rights Annual Report 2013

The Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) 2013 Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of our work between July 2012 and June 2013 (PHR’s fiscal year).

As mass atrocities and serious human rights abuses continue around the world, PHR remains committed to exposing and preventing such violations and ensuring that those responsible are brought to justice. In 2013, PHR gained significant ground on a number of global human rights issues, while also making successful transitions as an organization.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 2 - 8 July

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.