Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week
Africa Weather Hazards
Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18-24 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.
DUSHANBE, 21 September 2016 – Today, the Embassy of the Russian Federation and UNICEF in Tajikistan signed a partnership agreement in the presence of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan. The ceremony took place at the UN Information Resource Centre located in the Russian-Tajik Slavonic University.
KHUJAND, Tajikistan, 16 September 2016 – The next session of the OSCE-organized high-level dialogue on countering human trafficking took place today in Khujand and brought together some 60 participants from state agencies, civil society organizations, academia and the international community, as part of the Office’s support to the Inter-agency Commission on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings under Tajikistan’s Presidential Apparatus.
Abnormal dryness within East Africa and elevated river levels along the Niger River in Nigeria
Africa Weather Hazards
A prolonged period of heavy rainfall has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Nigeria and Niger. As the river slowly drains, stream flow should remain high through early September.
Low and poorly distributed seasonal rainfall across parts of central Senegal have led to strengthening moisture deficits.
Trends in the May 2016 round of FSMS indicate that the food security situation has deteriorated in Tajikistan compared to the findings of the last FSMS round (Dec 2015); food insecure households have increased of 5% compared to round 16 (Dec 2015) and of 6% compared to round 15 (April 2015).
Household food consumption, measured through the Food Consumption Score (FCS), improved in May 2016 compared to the last Dec 2015 round, reflecting the expected seasonal trend.
↗ Ample supplies and improved production prospects kept cereal prices generally under downward pressure. Maize and rice quotations fell the most, while high quality wheat prices firmed on strong demand.
↗ In Africa, food prices in South Sudan declined in August although they remained high, while in Nigeria the weak currency continued to underpin prices. In Southern Africa, decreasing maize quotations in South Africa eased prices in importing countries.
Ten years ago there were just three border crossing points between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Today there are six bridges, and there are plans to construct a seventh.
These critical connections have been established through a partnership between Afghanistan, the European Union and UNDP. From its headquarters in Tajikistan, the Border Management Northern Afghanistan (BOMNAF) project has been working for nearly a decade to build the physical and social infrastructure, for a strong and peaceful Afghanistan.
There has been a recent increase in efforts to integrate sexual and reproductive health into emergency and disaster risk management for health have yielded many lessons. These efforts take a non-linear path based on opportunities, honest reflection and iterative processes. Further, where response capacity is overwhelmed in spite of preparedness efforts, adaptability and flexibility are essential to continuous improvement.
Dushanbe, 07 September, 2016 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governments of Tajikistan and Japan signed today a new, four year project that is expected to benefit people in Tajikistan and Afghanistan (Badakhshan, Takhar and Kunduz Provinces) through strengthening the two countries’ disaster risk reduction and response capacities and the promotion of cross-border cooperation with Afghanistan to improve disaster response in line with the call under the latest “_Central Asia plus Japan” Dialogue_.
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Global Overview, August 2016
In West Africa, market availability was good in July with supplies from above-average 2015/16 regional harvests, and international rice and wheat imports. Markets remained disrupted throughout the Lake Chad Basin and in parts of Central and Northern Mali. The recent depreciation of the Naira has led to price increases across Nigeria and reduced purchasing power for livestock in the Sahel (Page 3).
WFP plans to resume its school meals programme as the 2016-2017 academic year begins in September.
WFP’s nutrition programme has remained suspended for the past 3 months due to a shortage in Super Cereal Plus. The specialized commodity is expected to arrive on 30 August according to the lastest shipping information.
WFP’s activity supporting patients with Tuberculosis (TB) has yet to resume due to continued funding challenges and ongoing strategic discussions with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection.
The report summarizes the technical content of the workshop, highlights key principles, lessons and way forward. The workshop was jointly organized by UNICEF and the SUN Movement Secretariat, aimed to accelerate the efforts of Asian countries in the SUN movement to increase the dialogue and alignment among sectors by reporting on multi-sectoral nutrition budgets and costs of multi-sectoral nutrition plans, addressing the issue of decentralized public finance, and contributing to making the investment case for nutrition.
Two villages in the Pamir Mountains and their watersheds of about 23km2 were mapped in resolutions of 15 and 10cm each using professional mapping UAVs. The imagery will be used to inform future and current remediation activities, disaster risk reduction training and risk maps in the communities.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2017
Malnutrition costs Tajikistan US$ 41 million annually because of loss in workforce and lost productivity due to increased mortality and reduced cognitive and physical development of children’, reminded the participants of the Nutrition Forum
By IWPR Central Asia
Both of Alena Kharlamova’s parents died before she turned six, and she spent most of her childhood begging on the streets of Dushanbe.
Taken into care by the police at the age of 12, Alena was placed in a state boarding school where she finally learnt how to read and write. However, after graduating at the age of 16 she once again became homeless.