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24 Apr 2015 description

Little rainfall expected over atypically dry areas of northern Ethiopia

  1. Erratic, below-average rainfall in February and early March, followed by four consecutive weeks of little to no rainfall since mid-March has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia. The absence of mid-season rainfall is likely to adversely affect cropping activities in Belg-producing areas of the country.

22 Apr 2015 description

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.

21 Apr 2015 description

DUSHANBE - Key stakeholders of Tajikistan’s School Feeding Programme, which benefits almost 360,000 schoolchildren with support from the World Food Programme (WFP), have gathered in Dushanbe, to evaluate the current programme, share experiences, address challenges and draft an action plan for the future

20 Apr 2015 description


17 Apr 2015 description

Belg rainfall remains delayed in Ethiopia, dryness worsens in Malawi and Mozambique

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Rainfall continues to be below-average across several local areas of southwestern and east-central Ethiopia. Further delay of rainfall during April is likely to adversely affect cropping activities for several Belgproducing areas.

16 Apr 2015 description

Situation Overview

Heavy rains on 28 March – 2 April of 2015 in Tajikistan triggered a landslide in Khanjar gorge of Sholipoya area in Yakkabedi village, Fayzobod district. The landslide occurred on 3 rd of April 2015, at approximately 13:10 PM. Its volume was estimated at 175000m3 . The affected area located 40-45 km from Dushanbe, 20 km from Vahdat City and 18 km from the center of Fayzobod District.

Damage Information

13 Apr 2015 description

Situation Overview

Heavy snowfall and decrease of temperature on 29-31 March, 2015 have resulted a frost, -10 and -12 C below zero in northern part of Tajikistan and caused significant damage on agriculture crops and orchards in Sughd Province.

Damage Information

13 Apr 2015 description
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2014: a year of conflict

09 Apr 2015 description

Tajikistan is a small, land-locked country in Central Asia. Although only about seven percent of the country’s land surface is arable, agriculture employs 75 percent of the labor force and contributes to 23 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. However, the country’s mountainous terrain and farmers’ limited access to productive inputs and services have hampered the country’s agriculture sector from reaching its full potential.

06 Apr 2015 description

Situation Overview

Heavy rains on 28 March – 2 April of 2015 in Tajikistan triggered a landslide in Khanjar gorge of Sholipoya area in Yakkabedi village. The landslide occurred on 3rd of April 2015, at approximately 13:10 PM. Its volume was estimated at 175000m3.

Khanjar gorge of Sholipoya area is located in Yakkabedi village, Mehrobodi Jamoat, Fayzobod District of Direct Rule Districts (western Tajikistan, 40-45 km from Dushanbe, 20 km from Vahdat City and 18 km from the center of Fayzobod District).

03 Apr 2015 description

Dushanbe, Tajikistan | | Friday 4/3/2015 - 16:08 GMT

Ten people were killed by a mudslide in Tajikistan on Friday while working on an irrigation project in the mountains outside the capital Dushanbe, authorities said.

"At noon on Friday they were laying an irrigation pipe when they were struck by wet rockfall during their work," Orif Nozimov, spokesman for Tajikistan's state emergencies committee, told AFP.

All of the victims were men between 20 and 30 years old, Nozimov said, noting that only two of the bodies were recovered by a rescue team.

03 Apr 2015 description

DUSHANBE, 3 April 2015 – The first five-day regional Explosive Hazards Awareness and Reduction course facilitated by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan concluded in Dushanbe today.

Twenty students – predominantly from the national armed forces of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan - attended the training course. It marks the continuation of a comprehensive two-year train-the-trainer programme implemented in accordance with the international mine action standards (IMAS).

03 Apr 2015 description

DUSHANBE, 3 April 2015 – Twenty-six officers from Tajik law enforcement agencies completed today a week-long OSCE training course in Dushanbe on operational crisis management. The training was held in the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Customs Service under the Government of Tajikistan.

03 Apr 2015 description

Abnormal dryness continues to develop in central Ethiopia and bi-modal Tanzania

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite an increase in rainfall during the last week, ground moisture remains below average parts of southwestern and east-central Ethiopia. Moderate to heavy rains are forecast in southern and western Ethiopia, while below-average rainfall is expected in the central parts of the country during the next week.

02 Apr 2015 description

Key Messages

In West Africa, market availability was adequate in February, 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.

01 Apr 2015 description

Poor net food purchasing households and those affected by decreased remittances are Stressed


  • Prices for basic food commodities including wheat flour and potatoes are significantly higher than last year and the average, but have remained stable for several months.
    Poor net food purchasing households are Stressed (IPC Phase 2).

27 Mar 2015 description

Late season dryness spreads across much of Southern Africa

  1. Below-average rainfall since February has resulted in rainfall deficits in southwestern Ethiopia.
    Rainfall forecast during the next week should help alleviate deficits.

  2. Below-average rainfall over bi-modal northern Tanzania during the past several weeks has increased rainfall deficits and affected crop conditions. A significant increase in rainfall is expected across Tanzania and neighboring countries in late March.

26 Mar 2015 description
report Finnish Red Cross

The Finnish Red Cross and Land Rover begin collaboration. The objective is to offer clean water and better health for 24,000 people in Tajikistan, the most impoverished country in Central Asia.

Only half of the inhabitants and schools in the Tajikistan countryside have access to clean water. There is also a need for information on good hygiene and the prevention of tuberculosis and respiratory infections. In addition, mothers need more knowledge for care during pregnancy and safe childbirth.

Guidance for women and children

23 Mar 2015 description

This paper reviews the available data on men’s and women’s land rights, identifies what can and cannot be measured by these data, and uses these measures to assess the gaps in the land rights of women and men. Building on the conceptual framework developed in 2014 by Doss et al., we utilize nationally representative individual- and plot-level data from Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Vietnam, and Timor-Leste to calculate five indicators: incidence of ownership by sex; distribution of ownership by sex; and distribution of plots, mean plot size, and distribution of land area, all by sex of owner.