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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.

09 Dec 2014 description

New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

05 Dec 2014 description

Heavy rains may lead to flooding, landslides in Central America; early season dryness continues in Southern Africa

  1. Low and poorly distributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, central Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. Recent rains have relieved dryness some dryness, but rainfall deficits remain in many local areas.

02 Dec 2014 description
  1. Low and poorly distributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. The persistence of below-average rainfall in November is likely to reduce crop growth and limit the regeneration of pasture.

02 Dec 2014 description

With the start of the wet season, winter crop planting has begun

Key Messages

  • According to the Ministry of Agriculture, as of November 9th, nearly 767,000 metric tons of grain were harvested in Tajikistan, four percent less than at the same time in 2013. Wheat flour prices were stable from September to October and were on average 13 percent above the five-year average, similar to what they have been for most of 2014.

28 Nov 2014 description

GENERAL TRENDS

NATURAL HAZARDS

In November, the probability of weather emergencies is moderate. Heavy rain, snow and frost are possible at lower elevations.

WEATHER

Temperatures in November will be within the norm in Khatlon Province and at lower elevations in the DRD, Temperatures will be 10C above the long-term average in Sughd Province and 1-20C above the long-term average in GBAO and higher elevations in the DRD. Monthly precipitation is expected to be within the norm throughout the Republic.

26 Nov 2014 description

Dushanbe, Tajikistan October 31, 2014 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) under the auspices of its Disaster Preparedness Program (DIPECHO) and Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) United Kingdom signed an agreement to implement the eighth DIPECHO Project in Central Asia. Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) in Tajikistan and Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP) in Kyrgyzstan will implement the project, titled “Fostering Disaster Resilient Communities in Isolated Mountain Environments”.

22 Nov 2014 description

Slow start to seasonal rainfall continues in Angola and Zambia, dryness remains in Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania

  1. Low and poorly distributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. The persistence of below-average rainfall in November is likely to reduce crop growth and limit the regeneration of pasture.

16 Nov 2014 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.

14 Nov 2014 description

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and mudslides in several districts of Tajikistan from 10 to 11 May 2014.

14 Nov 2014 description

Poor rainfall leads to abnormal dryness in parts of East Africa; slow start to seasonal rainfall in Angola, Zambia

  1. Low and poorly distributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. The persistence of below-average rainfall in November is likely to reduce crop growth and limit the regeneration of pasture.

14 Nov 2014 description
DIPECHO Central Asia and Caucasus - version 2
Technical Annex- version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 7 740 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Following a revision of the means required to fully implement the Commission's Strategy for Humanitarian Aid, the European Commission has decided to reduce the budget allocated to the 2014 DIPECHO HIP for Central Asia and Caucasus region by an amount of EUR 260 000. The total budget of this revised DIPECHO HIP is now EUR 7 740 000.

11 Nov 2014 description

28 Oct - 1 Nov 2014 Almaty, Kazakhstan

On 28 October 2014 a 4-day regional learning workshop on Mainstreaming DRR into Development was held in Almaty. Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, UNISDR and the Kazakhstan Red Crescent Society jointly organized the workshop. The workshop aimed to discuss the linkages between disasters and development and review the development planning practices and trends in the context of DRR in Central Asia and the South Caucuses.

07 Nov 2014 description
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6 November 2014 – The most basic of all human rights – water – is also a central element in global affairs and the development agenda with wide implications on international peace and security, the Deputy Secretary-General told participants today the World Water Summit held in London.

02 Nov 2014 description

After a rainy season lull, South Sudan’s warring parties are preparing for major offensives with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) this week launching attacks on Bentiu, capital of oil-producing Unity state (see our recent Conflict Alert). Hardliners in the government and the SPLA-IO appear determined to settle the conflict through war.

02 Nov 2014 description

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, staple food markets were well-supplied in September with carryover stocks and early grain, tuber, and legume harvests. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in deficit areas of Niger, Chad, and Mauritania and conflict-affected areas of northeastern Nigeria. The Ebola outbreak has led to both official and voluntary restrictions on the movement of goods and people in affected countries, resulting in atypical market trends in some areas.