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Tajikistan: Floods Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Operation n° MDRTJ017

Some 427 families have been affected. Local government and Red Cross agencies are mobilizing to conduct search and rescue operations, as well as provide evacuation and cleaning activities.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary April 18-24, 2014

Continued moisture deficits likely to harm crop and pastoral conditions in Angola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly distributed seasonal rainfall since February has led to deteriorating ground conditions in western Angola. As seasonal rains are expected to decline this month, these long-term moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact crop and pastoral conditions for many areas.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary April 11-17, 2014

Locally heavy rainfall may ease moisture deficits in parts of western Angola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly distributed seasonal rainfall since February has led to deteriorating ground conditions in western Angola. These long-term moisture deficits may negatively impact developing crops and pastoral areas. However, precipitation forecasts indicate the potential for locally heavy rainfall in the Benguela and Cuanza Sul provinces, which may provide some relief to moisture stress in the country.
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Tajikistan mud slide kills six children

04/13/2014 11:57 GMT

DUSHANBE, April 13, 2014 (AFP) - Six children were killed when a mud slide engulfed houses in a mountain village in Tajikistan, and at least seven others are missing, a government spokesman said Sunday.

Orif Nozimov said emergency workers had pulled the children's bodies from the mud and were still searching for seven other people thought to have been in the houses when they were buried on Saturday.

"Several houses ended up under the mud," Nozimov told AFP. "Today by noon, we managed to dig out the bodies of six children."

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OCHA ROCCA Times #2 (March 2014)

OCHA Regional Office for Caucasus and Central Asia Newsletter

Spring is here and we are happy to share the second issue of the ROCCA times. In March, our attention was consumed by the evolving crisis in Ukraine.

Although our office covers only countries in the South Caucasus and Central Asia, we were requested to provide preparedness support to the United Nations Country Team in Ukraine.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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U.S. Embassy Civil Affairs Team Completes Construction of a Rural Medical Clinic in Shurobod District

The U.S. Embassy Civil Affairs Team presented the newly constructed Obi Terra Clinic to the people of Sari-Chasma Jamoat in the Shurobod District of the Khatlon Province today. The Obi Terra Clinic, which will provide basic medical care to one of the most remote areas in the Sari-Chasma Jamoat, was constructed for $143,000 with funds from the Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster Assistance and Civil Aid (OHDACA) program. Construction began in May 2013 and was completed in October.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary April 4-10, 2014

Weakened Tropical Cyclone Hellen expected to make landfall in Mozambique

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locally heavy rainfall throughout central Tanzania during the last seven days has resulted in isolated flooding, damages to infrastructure, displaced populations, and damages to crops and livestock in the Kagera, Singida, and Dodoma provinces.

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Redressing Asia's Widening Economic Divide

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Impressive economic gains in Asia and the Pacific are otherwise diminished by still widespread poverty and growing inequality, calling for urgent implementation of inclusive growth approaches among the region’s countries, says a new study.

Asian Development Bank:

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Price Watch February 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, regional 2013/14 grain harvests were 11 percent above average. Markets were well-supplied in February. Production shortfalls in eastern Niger and northern Chad resulted in atypical price increases. Institutional purchases were ongoing in Niger and Mali at normal levels in February. Rice imports from international markets contributed to food availability in coastal countries (Pages 3-5).

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State of Food and Agriculture in the Region, Including Future Prospects and Emerging Issues

Executive Summary

This paper provides an overview of the current state of food security and poverty in selected countries of the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region and compares this with the overall global situation. An array of economic and policy factors, which have been shaping food security in these countries, are also explored.

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Tajikistan Modernizes Irrigation Systems at National and Local Levels

Located in Central Asia, Tajikistan is a small, landlocked country with an arid climate and dry soils. These conditions mean Tajik farmers are heavily dependent on irrigation for agriculture: eighty-four percent of Tajikistan’s arable land is serviced by a network of irrigation and drainage systems.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary March 21-27, 2014

Rains maintain flooding and ground saturation risks throughout southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

1.Heavy rains over the past several weeks have destroyed houses, damaged infrastructure, and displaced local residents over the Kitwe region of north-central Zambia. Moderate to heavy rains forecast during the next week could maintain elevated risks for localized flooding over many areas of the region.

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UNDP, Government of Japan Support to Improve Livelihoods of People in Tajikistan and Afghanistan

Dushanbe, 19 March 2014 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan signed today an Exchange of Note with the Government of Japan and Grant Agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to support the “ Project for Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas (LITACA)”. The new three-year initiative, with funding totalling US$ 10.7 million, will be financed by the Government of Japan through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and will be implemented by UNDP Tajikistan in cooperation with UNDP Afghanistan.

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief March 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR SEPTEMBER 2014

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Tajikistan takes stock of the wellbeing of landmine survivors in the context of broader disability efforts

Press Release

Dushanbe and Geneva, 17 March 2014 –Tajikistan, one of 28 States Parties of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention that is responsible for significant number of landmine survivors, is taking stock of efforts to guarantee the rights of persons with disabilities, including landmine survivors, at a two-day workshop in Dushanbe.

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Tajikistan Remote Monitoring Update February 2014

Continued stable prices and seasonal improvements reduce concerns as spring approaches

Key Messages

  • Recent increased precipitation in the majority of the country is significantly reducing deficits, and allowing farmers to prepare for spring cultivation.

  • Higher than last year net grain production and continued inflow of imports from Kazakhstan have kept wheat and wheat flour prices stable in Tajikistan.

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Central Asia Food Security Outlook Update February 2014

Current wet season performance is slow to start in Central Asia

Key Messages:

Food security outcomes from February to June 2014 in Afghanistan are anticipated to be Minimal (IPC Phase 1) throughout much of the country, given the above-normal 2013 harvest, livestock prices above the five-year average, and adequate labor opportunities during the main agricultural season in 2013.

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OCHA ROCCA Times #1 (January-February 2014)

Highlights of ROCCA activities in January – February 2014

ROCCA will support UNISDR in preparation for the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction consultative meeting on 1-2 April 2014 in Almaty, which will be attended, inter alia, by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Price Watch January 2014 Prices

Key Messages

In West Africa,2013/14 grain harvests were near-average in the Sahel and market supplies improved in may parts of the region in January. Production shortfalls in eastern Niger and northern Chad resulted in atypical price increases. Institutional purchases began in January at average levels in Niger, but above-average levels in Mali. Rice imports from international markets contributed food availability in coastal countries.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary February 28 - March 6, 2014

Flood risks remain for parts of south-eastern Africa

  1. Consistently heavy rains over the past few weeks have caused flooding, overflowing of rivers, infrastructure damage, and have displaced people in many local areas of central and eastern Zambia, including the Luano Valley, Kitwe, and Chipata regions. Heavy downpours are forecast to continue during the next outlook period, which could exacerbate ground conditions.