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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.

21 Mar 2015 description

Dryness extends across much of Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  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 the past several weeks has increased rainfall deficits, which have impeded crop development across the bimodal region of northern Tanzania. Little to no rainfall is forecast during the next week, which may worsen the situation.

20 Mar 2015 description

GENERAL TRENDS

NATURAL HAZARDS

In March 2015, according to long-term observations, there is a risk of an emergency caused by snowfall, frost, rain, rock falls, avalanches, landslides, and possible mudflows and floods.
WEATHER Temperatures in March 2015 will be within the norm and in some places 1 0С below the climatic norm throughout the country. Monthly precipitation is expected to be within the norm throughout the country.

ENERGY SECURITY

17 Mar 2015 description

Foreword

Migration has been and always will be a fact of life; we have to ensure that it is also a safe process that does not negatively impact the health of migrants and host communities. Population mobility influences, guides and supports economic and social development, social stability, and the greater integration of global processes in countries of origin, transit, destination and return. The healthier migrants are, the more efficient and balanced the future of our integrated and globalized world will be.

13 Mar 2015 description

1. Background / Situation

Heavy rainfall and hailstorms caused several floods and flash floods in spring 2014, affecting many villages and provinces in different districts of Tajikistan. As a result, several people lost their homes and had to be temporarily sheltered. The mudflow also damaged the local infrastructure and affected the livelihoods of the population.

13 Mar 2015 description

Abnormal dryness continues in much of southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since February has resulted in rainfall deficits in southwestern Ethiopia. Dry weather is expected to continue during the next week, which is likely to increase moisture deficits in the region.

13 Mar 2015 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.

10 Mar 2015 description

OVERVIEW

  • Natural hazards, such as earthquakes, droughts, floods, wildfires, and extreme winter weather, affect a range of countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA)1. In addition, rapid urban growth and environmental degradation in some countries have led to overcrowding and settlement in hazard-prone areas. Protracted conflict and limited governmental disaster management capacity in many EMCA countries compound the risks associated with natural disasters.

06 Mar 2015 description

Heavy rainfall continues in Malawi, Madagascar; seasonal rainfall slow to start in southwestern Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since mid-December, consistently heavy rainfall has occurred over southern Malawi and central/ northern Mozambique. Above-average rain forecast for the next week will keep flooding risks elevated.

01 Mar 2015 description

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, regional harvests from the 2014/15 season arrived progressively onto markets in January. 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 the substantial disruptions that occurred over the second half of 2014.

28 Feb 2015 description

Recent precipitation will increase the availability of water for second crops

KEY MESSAGES

  • Recent precipitation, both snow and rain, significantly increased water availability in major water basins that would provide sufficient irrigation water for the second crops, such as cotton. At the same time, this precipitation has increased the risk of avalanches and flooding in the foothills.

27 Feb 2015 description

Dryness continues across much of southern Africa, flooding risks remain over Mozambique, Malawi and Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since mid-December, consistently heavy rainfall has occurred over southern Malawi and central/ northern Mozambique. Above-average rain forecast for the next week will keep flooding risks elevated. 2 Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in mid-season dryness across eastern Botswana, northern South Africa, central/southern Mozambique, and central/southern Zimbabwe. Dryness is forecast to continue next week.

26 Feb 2015 description

I. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Small Country/Multiple Risks

The 7 million people in Tajikistan face:

• Recurrent small disasters (866 deaths and $307 million in damage from 1997 to 2007) arising from geophysical and climatologic hazards;

• A good likelihood of a catastrophic earthquake in the coming decades, and

• A continuation of the compound crisis which, not being effectively addressed in the developmental context, places an additional and unusual burden on humanitarian actors involved in Tajikistan.

26 Feb 2015 description

February 26, 2015
Feed the Future | Newsletter

Agriculture plays a critical role in the lives of Tajikistan’s citizens. With the reorganization of collective farms in this former Soviet republic and the emergence of privately owned commercial and individual or family dekhan farms, agriculture remains a key economic driver in the country, employing more than two thirds of the labor force and providing a vital source of food and income for rural communities. While women in Tajikistan comprise 80 percent of the agricultural workforce, only about 12 percent head dekhan farms.

25 Feb 2015 description

Avalanches caused by abrupt warming and heavy snowfall have killed at least five people in Tajikistan since February 22.

The Emergency Situations Committee said on February 24 that the situation remains very unsafe and urged citizens not to travel on dangerous mountain passes.

Mountains cover 93 percent of the Central Asian nation, and snow slides kill dozens of people every year.

24 Feb 2015 description
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GENERAL TRENDS

NATURAL HAZARDS

In February 2015, according to long-term observations, there is a risk of an emergency caused by snowfall, frost and avalanches. There is a low risk of debris flow in the lower elevations of DRD and in Khatlon Province.

WEATHER

20 Feb 2015 description

Rainfall deficits expected to worsen in South Africa

Africa Weather Hazards