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27 Jan 2015 description

by Artyom Harutyunyan [ FSD ]

Since September 2010, the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) has carried out survey-and-clearance operations in the isolated Darwaz region of northern Afghanistan, where explosive-ordnance caches and unexploded ordnance and mine contamination remain a serious concern.

26 Jan 2015 description

GENERAL TRENDS NATURAL

HAZARDS

In January 2015, according to long-term observations, there is a risk of an emergency caused by snowfall, frost and avalanches.

WEATHER

Temperatures in January will be 1-2 0C above the norm in Khatlon and Sughd Provinces and in lower elevations of DRD. Temperatures will be 2-3 0C above the long-term averages in GBAO and higher elevations of DRD. Monthly precipitation is expected to be less than normal throughout the country.

ENERGY SECURITY

24 Jan 2015 description

Flooding remains likely in southeastern Africa during the next week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although average rains fell over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

22 Jan 2015 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.

20 Jan 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Aggregate cereal production in 2014 declined from last year’s level
  • Wheat imports in 2014/15 marketing year forecast to increase
  • Prices of wheat flour rose to record or near-record levels in December
16 Jan 2015 description

Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding in southeastern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although average rains fell over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

12 Jan 2015 description

Assistance needs persist among displaced households in Afghanistan

Key Messages

09 Jan 2015 description

Heavy rainfall expected to continue in southeastern Africa

  1. Although good rainfall occurred over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

06 Jan 2015 description

December saw a significant deterioration of the security situation – compared to the previous month – in nine countries or conflict situations in the world, including in South Asia (Pakistan and India), and East Africa (South Sudan and Kenya). There is a risk of increased violence in the coming month in Sudan, where major offensives are anticipated on the heels of a failure in the peace talks; in Sri Lanka, in the context of the 8 January elections; and in Haiti, where the current president could rule by decree unless parliament's mandate, due to expire on 12 January, is extended.

01 Jan 2015 description

Heavy rainfall to continue in eastern parts of southern Africa

1.- Although good rainfall occurred over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia. As the season is coming to an end, a recovery is unlikely.

01 Jan 2015 description

Some households may require assistance during the winter if avalanches, flooding, or other localized natural disasters occur

Key Messages

30 Dec 2014 description

GENERAL TRENDS

NATURAL HAZARDS

In December 2014, the probability of weather emergencies is moderate, perhaps the heavy rains, snowfall and frost throughout the country.

WEATHER

25 Dec 2014 description

Some relief expected for abnormally dry patches in East and Southern Africa

1-. Although good rains were observed over the Greater Horn of Africa during late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season had already negatively impacted ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.
As the season is coming to an end, a recovery is unlikely.

24 Dec 2014 description

[ACTED News] - In some areas of Khalton Province, in Tajikistan, only 20% of inhabitants have regular access to clean water.

19 Dec 2014 description

Abnormal dryness expected to continue in East and Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although good rainfall was observed over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season, has already negatively impacted ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia. As the season is coming to an end, a recovery is unlikely.

18 Dec 2014 description

Representatives of Ministry of Health and Social Protection, WHO disability-rehabilitation team in Tajikistan in collaboration , with representatives of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics conducted follow-up activities from 22 September to 8 October 2014 to support the implementation of intervention and follow-up plans for children and adults with chronic paralysis caused by poliomyelitis (polio).

16 Dec 2014 description

DUSHANBE, 16 December 2014 – A two-day training course for Aarhus Centres and other non-governmental organizations on raising awareness of disaster risk reduction started today at the OSCE Office in Tajikistan. The training course will be delivered by national and international experts working in this field.

12 Dec 2014 description

Despite heavy rains in localized areas, rainfall deficits persist in East and Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Low and poorlydistributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorated ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, central Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. Recent rains have relieved dryness over most parts, but rainfall deficits remain in many local areas.