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24 Jan 2015 description

Flooding remains likely in southeastern Africa during the next week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although average rains fell over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

16 Jan 2015 description

Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding in southeastern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although average rains fell over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

09 Jan 2015 description

Heavy rainfall expected to continue in southeastern Africa

  1. Although good rainfall occurred over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

06 Jan 2015 description

December saw a significant deterioration of the security situation – compared to the previous month – in nine countries or conflict situations in the world, including in South Asia (Pakistan and India), and East Africa (South Sudan and Kenya). There is a risk of increased violence in the coming month in Sudan, where major offensives are anticipated on the heels of a failure in the peace talks; in Sri Lanka, in the context of the 8 January elections; and in Haiti, where the current president could rule by decree unless parliament's mandate, due to expire on 12 January, is extended.

12 Dec 2014 description

Despite heavy rains in localized areas, rainfall deficits persist in East and Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Low and poorlydistributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorated ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, central Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. Recent rains have relieved dryness over most parts, but rainfall deficits remain in many local areas.

01 Dec 2014 description

This chapter provides a summary of the general environment in which UNHCR is operating in Asia and the Pacific, and the organization’s planned responses in 2015. Mention is made of major challenges including those related to protection at sea, which will continue to have a significant impact on UNHCR’s work in 2015 and beyond.

14 Nov 2014 description

Poor rainfall leads to abnormal dryness in parts of East Africa; slow start to seasonal rainfall in Angola, Zambia

  1. Low and poorly distributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. The persistence of below-average rainfall in November is likely to reduce crop growth and limit the regeneration of pasture.

14 Nov 2014 description
DIPECHO Central Asia and Caucasus - version 2
Technical Annex- version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 7 740 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Following a revision of the means required to fully implement the Commission's Strategy for Humanitarian Aid, the European Commission has decided to reduce the budget allocated to the 2014 DIPECHO HIP for Central Asia and Caucasus region by an amount of EUR 260 000. The total budget of this revised DIPECHO HIP is now EUR 7 740 000.

11 Nov 2014 description

Ashgabat, November 11, 2014 – more than 50 farmers from remote areas of Turkmenistan learned how to better manage water resources during the training event held by the joint project of Adaptation Fund/United Nations Development Programme/Ministry of Nature Protection “Addressing climate change risks to farming system in Turkmenistan at national and local levels”.

07 Nov 2014 description

Overview

In Central Asia, UNHCR’s work focuses on developing national asylum systems, seeking solutions for refugees and stateless people and supporting the implementation of emergency preparedness measures.

02 Nov 2014 description

After a rainy season lull, South Sudan’s warring parties are preparing for major offensives with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) this week launching attacks on Bentiu, capital of oil-producing Unity state (see our recent Conflict Alert). Hardliners in the government and the SPLA-IO appear determined to settle the conflict through war.

31 Oct 2014 description

Rainy season begins slowly in southern Africa, dryness widens in Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. As the rainy season in Senegal comes to an end and harvesting begins, reduced crop yields due to this summer’s poorly distributed rainfall and delayed onset of the rainy season in July could become evident.

  2. Consistently above-average rains across parts of eastern Ethiopia have caused flooding downstream along the Juba and Shabelle River Basins in southern Somalia. Continued rainfall is expected to result in additional flooding.

17 Oct 2014 description

Dryness remains in Haiti, while flooding risks continue in South Sudan, Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite a return of seasonally normal rainfall during August, moisture deficits persist in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has resulted in poor growing conditions and crop development.

02 Oct 2014 description

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

17 Sep 2014 description

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

18 Aug 2014 description

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

13 Aug 2014 description

Traditional water-saving techniques are being used as an adaptation mechanism for climate change and to improve the livelihood of these small-scale farmers in Karakum desert under UNDP project “Addressing climate change risks to farming system in Turkmenistan, at the national and local levels”.

11 Aug 2014 description

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.

29 Jul 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Multiple disasters hit Tajikistan

  • Tense situation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border

  • Drought in Kyrgyzstan might drive up food prices

  • Floods in Kazakhstan

FIGURES

No. of Syrian Armenian refugees 16,000

Affected pop. in Tajikistan 7,400

No. of disasters in Tajikistan 21

No. of disasters in Kyrgyzstan 82

CAUCASUS

Total population 17 mln

Pop. below poverty line 2.6 mln

Average HDI 0.74

18 Jul 2014 description

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