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26 May 2017 description

Drought-like conditions continue across Kenya, Somalia, and southern Ethiopia

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February has resulted in moisture deficits throughout many parts of southern South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia,
    Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

  2. Several consecutive weeks of below-average rainfall has led to early season moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions in parts of Ghana.

23 May 2017 description

In response to a measles outbreak, Tajikistan initiated a mass measles vaccination campaign on 15 May 2017, targeting almost 2 million children aged 1–9 years in the country. The outbreak, which began in May 2016, has caused over 400 confirmed cases to date.

International support for an urgent outbreak response

19 May 2017 description

Despite recent seasonal rainfall, moisture deficits remain in central Kenya and Somalia

  1. Following rains during early March, significant long-term moisture deficits remain throughout central and eastern Madagascar.

  2. Inconsistent rainfall since late December has led to continued dryness across many parts of western Angola.

19 May 2017 description

DUSHANBE- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Tajikistan and the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration in the area of Emergency Preparedness and Response, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).

18 May 2017 description

DUSHANBE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Tajikistan in partnership with Caritas Switzerland (Caritas) hosted a five-day visit for an organisation that raises money for school meals – the Canadian Earth Group – in Dushanbe and Muminabad 13 to 17 May 2017.

Muminabad is one of 52 districts in Tajikistan where WFP provides school meals. The WFP school meals programme in Tajikistan provides a daily hot lunch to around 370,000 schoolchildren in over 2,000 schools in rural Tajikistan, which represents more than 50 percent of schools in the country.

15 May 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The measles epidemic in Tajikistan started in April 2017 gradually spreading out of Rudaki district to the capital city of Dushanbe and the surrounding districts as well as Khatlon oblast. In mid-April 2017, 263 registered cases of measles were reported, out of which 157 were laboratory confirmed. Based on official data, by 1 May, the number of notified and investigated cases rose from 263 to 345, with 246 (71%) patients hospitalized. No deaths were reported so far.

05 May 2017 description

Dushanbe (ICRC) – Today, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provided medical supplies to Ishkashim District Hospital in Gorno–Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast in Tajikistan. The supplies, which include materials for infusions, dressings and sutures, will help to treat wounded people transferred from across the border in Zebak District, in the north‑eastern province of Badakhshan, Afghanistan, where there has been a recent outburst of armed violence.

05 May 2017 description

Despite recent rainfall, seasonal rain remains below-average across much of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall accumulations since late February have resulted in significant moisture deficits, which have already negatively impacted agricultural and pastoral activities in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

04 May 2017 description

RUDKAI DISTRICT - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Tajikistan and its technical partner, the Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute (SIFI), today held an event to celebrate School Meals Day at School No 1. in Rudaki District.

The event highlighted the achievements and activities of the WFP School Meals Programme through three master classes in healthy cooking, as well as competitions organised by the Athletic Federation of Tajikistan and Olympic track and field gold medalist Dilshod Nazarov.

03 May 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the first quarter of 2017 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

02 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Sven Simonsen
25 April 2017

Tairbek Abdilashim uulu, 22, lives in a village in south Kyrgyzstan, a few hundred meters from the Tajikistan border. “It’s so close, but until a couple of years ago, we didn’t interact with our neighbors; we didn’t even say hello,” the 22-year-old recalls.

Things have changed since then. Tairbek has built his own network of people across the border, whom he can call, chat with – and work with. Because Tairbek has also become a business owner.

And it all started with a UNICEF youth center.

28 Apr 2017 description

Dryness continues to worsen over the Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February have resulted in moderate to locally strong moisture deficits, which have already negatively impacted agricultural and pastoral activities in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

24 Apr 2017 description

In April 20th, 2017, UNDP Tajikistan in cooperation with the Local Executive Authorities of Khatlon Province officially handed over 18 three-roomed single-unit houses to the to 18 households, whose houses were destroyed by flood and mudslides in Sari Chashma Jamoat of Shamsiddin Shohin (Shurobod) district in 2014.

23 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Early forecast points to increase in 2017 cereal production

  • Wheat imports in 2017/18 marketing year forecast at below-average level

  • Prices of wheat flour declined in February

Favourable weather during spring contributed to increase forecast for 2017 cereal production

21 Apr 2017 description

Rainfall remains well below-average during peak rainy season in the Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Light, uneven rainfall since late February has resulted in moderate to locally strong moisture deficits in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

14 Apr 2017 description

Dryness remains in the Greater Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions. However, above-average rainfall since March has helped to alleviate seasonal dryness.

  2. Despite an increase in moisture following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, long- term moisture deficits remain due to very poor rains earlier in the season throughout central and eastern Madagascar.

12 Apr 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Between January 2015 and December 2016, 183 aid workers were reportedly arrested, charged, detained, or imprisoned in 27 events, based on Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources.

07 Apr 2017 description

Increasing moisture deficits recorded in the Greater Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

  2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rains earlier in the season throughout northern Madagascar.