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GIEWS Country Brief: Turkmenistan 16-September-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • The 2014 cereal production is forecast to decrease considerably

  • Cereal import requirements forecast to remain above the previous five-year average

  • Food insecurity remains a concern for the low-income population

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GIEWS Country Brief: Turkmenistan 14-August-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

The 2014 cereal production is forecast to decrease considerably, due to unfavourable weather conditions
Cereal import requirements forecast to remain above the previous five-year average
Food insecurity remains a concern for the low-income population

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Turkmenistan's human trafficking survivors rebuild their lives

New skills, self-employment generate freedom from a troubled past

August 2014—Shedding the social stigma of being a victim of human trafficking and healing from the trauma of the experience are processes that require significant public support.

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Tajikistan + 7 others
Humanitarian Bulletin South Caucasus and Central Asia, Issue 03 | 1 January – 30 June 2014

In the first half of 2014, cross-border tensions continued in the Fergana valley, while multiple disasters hit Tajikistan. Authorities are warning that drought is looming over Kyrgyzstan.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 29 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary July 18-24, 2014

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-average rain during the past 30 days has saturated ground conditions and caused localized flooding in parts of South Sudan and southern Sudan. Above-average rains forecast during the next week are expected to increase the risk of localized flash flooding
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World + 24 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary July 11-17, 2014

Flooding possible in Mali, Sudan, and South Sudan; dryness continues in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy and above-average rains since May has oversaturated ground conditions in southern Mali and resulted in rainfall surpluses greater than 200 percent of normal in some locations. With heavy rain forecast for the next week, the risk for new flooding across the region will be increased.

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World + 24 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary July 4-10, 2014

Heavy rains in West Africa and Guatemala, with dryness in Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua

  1. Heavy and above average rains since the beginning of June have led to oversaturated ground conditions in Sierra Leone, Liberia, southern Guinea, and western Cote D’Ivoire. The heavy downpours forecast during the next week will increase the risk of new flooding across the region.
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World + 27 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary June 27-July 3, 2014

Dryness may persist in East Africa as seasonal rains end, flooding possible in the Sudans, West Africa, and Guatemala

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poor rainfall distribution during the March-May rainfall season has hurt agricultural and pastoral activities throughout western Kenya, parts of northeastern Uganda, southeastern South Sudan, and northwestern Tanzania. Southern Ethiopia and northwestern Kenya are forecast to receive limited rains during the next week, which could sustain poor agricultural and pastoral conditions.

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World + 33 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary June 20-26, 2014

Dryness continues in East Africa, Honduras and Nicaragua, with flooding possible in West Africa and Guatemala

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poor rainfall distribution during the March-May rainfall season hurt agricultural and pastoral activities throughout western Kenya, parts of northeastern Uganda, southeastern South Sudan, and northwestern Tanzania. Southern Ethiopia and northwestern Kenya are forecast to receive limited rains during the next week, which could sustain poor agricultural and pastoral conditions.

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World + 5 others
Central Asian Countries Pledge Action on Climate Change

Report
World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Central Asia faces climate change related issues such as warmer temperatures, glacier melt, increased variability in water resources, and frequent and costly weather-related hazards.

  • Central Asia climate change forum aims for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan to work together on mitigating the effects of climate change.

  • Proposed program includes plans to foster regional collaboration and prepare innovative pilot investments to enhance climate resilience.

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World + 32 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary June 13-19, 2014

Dryness continues in parts of East Africa, Central America and Haiti; flooding in Guatemala and West Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poor rainfall distribution during March-May rainfall season hurt agricultural and pastoral activities throughout western Kenya, parts of northwestern Tanzania. Although some areas could still receive enhanced rains over the next week, the ending rainy season could further worsen ground conditions.

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Madagascar + 29 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for May with a Forecast till Mid-July, 2014

Summary

During May, several Desert Locust (SGR1) swarms from northwestern Somalia invaded eastern Ethiopia. On May 14th, an immature swarm dominated the sky over the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (see picture below). This is an extremely rare phenomenon that has not been in more than half a century. The swarm is believed to have escaped from eastern Ethiopia passing through the Rift Valley and crossing Awash where it destroyed a sugarcane plantation. No damage was reported in Addis and the swarm was later seen heading northwest and reached Gojjam.

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World + 26 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary May 30 - June 5, 2014

Drought and dryness in East Africa, with areas of dryness and potential flooding in Latin America and Caribbean

Africa Weather Hazards

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World + 26 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary May 23-29, 2014

Drought conditions likely in parts of Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania

Africa Weather Hazards

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World + 5 others
A Call for Climate Action in Central Asia: Gearing up for the Second Central Asia Climate Knowledge Forum

Report
World Bank

Over 150 policy makers and government practitioners from Central Asia, as well as regional learning institutions, universities, civil society groups, and development partner representatives will gather in Almaty in mid-May to talk about climate change risks and actions. A scientific debate about the reality of climate change is in the past. Countries of Central Asia which rank among the most climate change vulnerable in Europe and Central Asia are facing this challenge today.

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World + 17 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary May 9-15, 2014

Dryness developing across northwestern, northeastern and southern parts of Haiti

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World + 18 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary May 2-8, 2014

Dryness developing in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly distributed seasonal rainfall since February has led to deteriorating ground conditions in western Angola. As seasonal rains are expected to decline this month, these long-term moisture deficits are likely to harm crop and pastoral conditions for many areas.

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Turkmenistan Annual Report 2013 (MAATM001)

Overview

Throughout the year 2013, the Turkmenistan Red Crescent Society focused on programmes combatting HIV and tuberculosis (TB) and equipping rural communities with the essential knowledge and skills to prevent communicable diseases and practise healthy behaviours, aimed to strengthen the specific Red Cross / Red Crescent contribution to development of Strategy 2020 of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

The key achievements during 2013 include the following.

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World + 17 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary April 4-10, 2014

Weakened Tropical Cyclone Hellen expected to make landfall in Mozambique

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locally heavy rainfall throughout central Tanzania during the last seven days has resulted in isolated flooding, damages to infrastructure, displaced populations, and damages to crops and livestock in the Kagera, Singida, and Dodoma provinces.