WFP plans to resume its school meals programme as the 2016-2017 academic year begins in September.
WFP’s nutrition programme has remained suspended for the past 3 months due to a shortage in Super Cereal Plus. The specialized commodity is expected to arrive on 30 August according to the lastest shipping information.
WFP’s activity supporting patients with Tuberculosis (TB) has yet to resume due to continued funding challenges and ongoing strategic discussions with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection.
The report summarizes the technical content of the workshop, highlights key principles, lessons and way forward. The workshop was jointly organized by UNICEF and the SUN Movement Secretariat, aimed to accelerate the efforts of Asian countries in the SUN movement to increase the dialogue and alignment among sectors by reporting on multi-sectoral nutrition budgets and costs of multi-sectoral nutrition plans, addressing the issue of decentralized public finance, and contributing to making the investment case for nutrition.
Two villages in the Pamir Mountains and their watersheds of about 23km2 were mapped in resolutions of 15 and 10cm each using professional mapping UAVs. The imagery will be used to inform future and current remediation activities, disaster risk reduction training and risk maps in the communities.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2017
Malnutrition costs Tajikistan US$ 41 million annually because of loss in workforce and lost productivity due to increased mortality and reduced cognitive and physical development of children’, reminded the participants of the Nutrition Forum
By IWPR Central Asia
Both of Alena Kharlamova’s parents died before she turned six, and she spent most of her childhood begging on the streets of Dushanbe.
Taken into care by the police at the age of 12, Alena was placed in a state boarding school where she finally learnt how to read and write. However, after graduating at the age of 16 she once again became homeless.
Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 05 August, 2016. The Government of the Russian Federation will be making a US$1.5 million contribution towards the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan to support the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan to strengthen emergency preparedness and response capacities in the country.
During Q2-2016, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by 6 percent year-on-year but it is 3 percent up compared to Q1-2016. The increase is because of rising maize and rice prices. The FAO global food price index has increased and almost returned to the levels of June 2015 (-1%), because prices particularly for sugar and oil increased significantly.
The real price2 of wheat is 20 percent below Q2-2015.
This is because world supplies are at record levels thanks to increased production as well as beginning stocks.
In West Africa, market availability was good in June 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 in the Sahel (Page 3).
Climate change is drastically altering social and environmental conditions in one of the world’s most vulnerable countries, Tajikistan. Abnormally high temperatures are resulting in higher water elevation levels in the Vakhsh River due to rapid melting of glaciers and snow. This has become a serious problem for nearly 2500 in Olimobod village in Khatlon province; approximately 50 hectares of arable land and other valuable community assets are being swamped following episodes of heavy rain, which becomes worse every year.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2017
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.
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.
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 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.