In West Africa, market availability was adequate in May, with supplies from recent 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The recent opening of borders among Ebola-affected countries contributed to improved trade flows in some areas, following disruptions over the second half of 2014.
Reduced remittances and high wheat flour prices lead to Stressed outcomes
The average price for wheat flour across major markets is up by 25 percent compared to May 2014. Wheat flour prices in these markets range from 38 to 45 percent above the five-year average.
Dushanbe, 30 June 2015 – The European Commission is providing EUR 54 608 in humanitarian funding to assist affected populations in response to the floods and landslides which hit Khatlon province and Rasht valley in May this year. The European Commission is contributing to the disaster relief emergency fund of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, following a funding appeal by the organisation to provide assistance. This was based on a thorough needs assessment, which was conducted in coordination with government agencies responsible for emergency response.
Nouvelle publication sur l'importance de la gestion des sols de montagne
Peak fragility: Conserving mountain soils an urgent matter
New book on the importance of management of mountain soils
The past year was particularly productive for the GICHD: we helped achieve more clarity on the global extent of explosive contamination and strengthened national capacities. We had a positive impact on national mine action programmes and supported wider security and development issues. Finally, with the invaluable support of our governance and partners, we developed our new 2015-2018 Strategy.
We are proud of the work we accomplished and we hope you enjoy reading about it.
GENERAL TRENDS NATURAL HAZARDS
In June 2015, according to long-term observations, there is very a high risk of an emergency caused by mudflows and landslides, heavy rains, and floods. There is a heightened risk of mudflow hazards throughout the Republic, and floods are possible in the basins of Vakhsh, Kofarnihon, Varzob, Shirkent, Karatogh,Yokhsu, Kyzylsu Rivers.
Focus on healthy and balanced nutrition
A front-runner in the race to end hunger, the region still struggles with malnutrition
Multiple trends are shaping the nutrition map for Europe and Central Asia, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s first-ever report on food insecurity and malnutrition in Europe and Central Asia, released today. The problems of food insecurity have changed away from that of caloric sufficiency toward the quality of peoples’ diets – a trend that will likely continue in this way.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
As a result of heavy rains and strong winds on 7-8 June 2015 in the northern part of Tajikistan, floods and mudslides hit the population of three districts of Sughd province. According to the feedback and reports received from the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan`s (RCST) response teams and Governmental Emergency Committee sources, up to 615 families (3,075 people) were directly affected: in 572 families in J. Rasulov district, one family in Isfara district and 42 families in Ainy district.
The 2015 Global Peace Index shows that the world is becoming increasingly divided with some countries enjoying unprecedented levels of peace and prosperity while others spiral further into violence and conflict.
The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 indicators that gauge the absence of violence or the fear of violence. It is produced annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace.
This year the results show that globally, levels of peace remained stable over the last year, however are still lower than in 2008.
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Start of season remains slow in parts of West Africa, abnormal dryness continues in Central America and Haiti
Africa Weather Hazards
A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across southern Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, and north-central Nigeria.
The lack of rainfall over the past five weeks has delayed planting and negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas of the region.
This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most for ward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverag e countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the re cent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( S ), Similar ( X ), or Lower ( T ). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indica te either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.
11 June 2015 – The world’s parliaments play a “fundamental” role in ensuring human rights protections for the global citizenry and, as a result, must reflect international human rights standards in their legislation, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as he continued on his Central Asian trip with a visit to Kyrgyzstan.
9 June 2015 – Kicking off a high-level event on water in Tajikistan today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged nations in the region and beyond to renew their commitment to safe water and sanitation as the international community forges ahead with the post-2015 development agenda and climate change intensifies the need to act.
“Access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene represent some of the highest development priorities of countries worldwide. These are also important human rights issues,” Mr. Ban said in his opening remarks at the Dushanbe conference.
DUSHANBE, 3 June 2015 – An eight-day regional training course for a Tajik-Dari speaking group of students on Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Level 3 concluded in Dushanbe today. The course was facilitated by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan, and marks the first graduation of training instructors in the region certified according to international mine action standards.
Sixteen students – predominantly from national armed forces, but also the national Mine Action co-ordination authorities and supporting agencies from Tajikistan and Afghanistan completed the course.
DUSHANBE – On 19th of May the Republic of Tajikistan launched the country’s first-ever competency centre to promote school feeding in one of eight pilot schools, as part of a programme supported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
The country’s Deputy Minister of Education and Science Fathiddin Ismonov and the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Igor Lyakin-Frolov inaugurated the Centre of Competency for School Feeding at school Number 3 in the Norek district.
In West Africa, market availability was adequate in April, with supplies from recent 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The recent opening of borders among Ebola-affected countries contributed to improved trade flows in some areas, following disruptions over the second half of 2014.