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Tajikistan: Floods in Khuroson District Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRTJ018 Final Report

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 16 April 2014, due to heavy rains and hailstorm, a mudflow hit Kizil-kala village of Mehnatobod administrative centre of Khuroson district, Khatlon province.

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

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Destructive floods and landslides occurred in Vose, Shurobod, and Hamadony districts and in Kulob city in the south of Tajikistan as a result of heavy rains on 11-12 April 2014.

In total, 15 people were killed, 13 of them died in an incident hitting a large family in Sarichashma village of Shurobod district. In addition, one person was killed in Vose district and another one in Hamadoni district.

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EBRD And Switzerland Finance Wastewater Improvements In Khujand, Northern Tajikistan

EBRD loan and SECO grant will enable municipal water company to improve sewerage network and treatment

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) have joined forces to enable Khujand, the main city of northern Tajikistan, to modernise its sewerage network and to reconstruct an old wastewater treatment plant that had fallen into disuse after the collapse of the Soviet Union. This cooperation follows two previous successful projects by the EBRD and SECO to improve the city’s water supply.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary October 17-23, 2014

Dryness remains in Haiti, while flooding risks continue in South Sudan, Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite a return of seasonally normal rainfall during August, moisture deficits persist in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has resulted in poor growing conditions and crop development.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary October 10-16, 2014

  1. Despite a return of seasonally normal rainfall during August, moisture deficits persist in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has resulted in poor growing conditions and crop development.

  2. Poor July rains in several local areas of Mali have resulted in poor crop and pastoral conditions. August and September rains have improved ground conditions, although the rainy season is quickly coming to a close.

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First and only female demining team in Central Asia

The first ever female demining in Tajikistan was established this year and continues to attract attention from different agencies, governmental bodies, and the media.

NPA female manual demining team continues, along with their male colleagues, to contribute significantly in NPA land release operations along Tajikistan-Afghanistan border. They have now released around 70000sqm of landmine contaminated land and found and destroyed 777 antipersonnel mines.

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Monitoring and Early Warning in Tajikistan: Monthly Report - September 2014 [EN/RU]

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GENERAL TRENDS

NATURAL HAZARDS
In September, the likelihood of Emergency Situations (ES) caused by weather is small. Rain in valleys and snow in mountains are possible. Frost at high elevations and in lowland areas is probable.

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CrisisWatch N°134 - 1 October 2014

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

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Tajikistan Remote Monitoring Update September 2014

Near-average cereal harvest concluded in many areas

Key Messages

  • As of September 8, more than 711,000 metric tons (MT) of cereals had been harvested. The Ministry of Agriculture of Tajikistan expects a total 1.2 million metric tons (MMT) of cereals this year, slightly less than last year but similar to 2012.

  • Most areas will be able to maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) between now and December (Figure 1) due to normal flow of food and income sources, including remittances.

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Price Watch September 2014 Prices

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, staple food markets were well-supplied in August, 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.

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Building the Analytical Base: A Summary of Results from Phase 1 of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience in Tajikistan

The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience is a global initiative in nine countries and two regional programs in several countries—including Tajikistan—that face exceptional risks to climate change. The program helps put countries on a climate-resilient development path consistent with their poverty reduction and sustainable development goals. Tajikistan’s program is administered by ADB, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the World Bank. It is being implemented in two phases and covers six priority investment areas.

Asian Development Bank:

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GIEWS Country Brief:Tajikistan 16-September-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Aggregate cereal production in 2014 is estimated to decrease

  • Wheat imports in the 2014/15 marketing year forecast to increase slightly

  • Wheat flour prices were stable in August

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2015

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Water Pressures in Central Asia

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

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CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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Price Watch August 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, staple food markets were well-supplied in July, despite the slight delay in the start of the rainy season in some areas of the Sahel. Markets are generally functioning as they normally do during the lean season. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in deficit areas of Niger and Chad. Record-high rice and wheat imports from international markets reinforced food availability in Senegal and Mauritania (Pages 3-6).

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief August 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2015 External needs in FEB. ?

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Monitoring and Early Warning in Tajikistan: Monthly Report - August 2014 [EN/RU]

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GENERAL TRENDS

NATURAL HAZARDS
The occurrence of emergencies is likely in August due to high air temperatures, high levels of rivers, mudslides caused by intensive melting of glaciers, as well as floods in the basins of the Vakhsh and Panj rivers.

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Tajikistan Remote Monitoring Report August 2014

Key Messages:

  • As of August 4, more than 620,000 metric tons (MT) of cereals have been harvested, including 537,000 MT wheat, similar to last year’s above-average harvest according to the Ministry of Agriculture. Additional harvested grain is expected as more areas report and the harvest in the highlands gets underway.

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Rudaki district, Tajikistan’s students head back to school with new and improved classrooms

Comprehensive School #120 in Rudaki District, Tajikistan provides primary level education for 191 children ages seven to 15. The school has 12 educational and four support staff members, but due to unusable classrooms children in grades 5-9 could no longer attend their own school. Children were forced to walk between 2-5 kilometers to schools that already struggled with over-enrollment, leading to a drop in attendance.