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Kazakhstan: Extreme winter conditions - DREF operation n° MDRKZ006 Final Report

Summary: CHF 158,584 was initially allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Kazakhstan Red Crescent Society in delivering immediate assistance to 2,000 beneficiaries. Due to the continuation of the adverse weather conditions and newly arisen needs, however, the National Society revised its operational plans with a budget increase of CHF 111,586. The revised total budget for this operation amounted to a CHF 270,170.

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Red Crescent carried out a winter relief campaign in Kazakhstan

Astana: The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has carried out a winter relief campaign for those affected by a cold wave and heavy snow that hit a number of cities in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

"RCA aid workers have provided relief assistance to a number of families affected by the cold wave in Kazakhstan, Naima Al Muhairi, Acting Deputy Secretary General for Relief and Projects at the RCA, said.

Al Muhairi added the RAC would coordinate with Kazakh official authorities to ensure delivery of assistant to a large number of affected families.

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Tajikistan + 5 others
Regional Humanitarian Funding Update - Caucasus and Central Asia, Issue 07 (1 January - 31 March 2013) [EN/RU]

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Highlights

  • Donors give US$4.4 million in multilateral aid to the Caucasus and Central Asia.

  • Countries in the Caucasus give $155,000 in aid also through multilateral channels.

  • IFRC allocates DREF funding to respond to small-scale emergencies in Kazakhstan and Georgia.

  • Tajikistan Consolidated winter assistance plan for earthquake-affected populations 2012 seriously underfunded.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Afghanistan + 4 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Central Asia Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET January 30 – February 5, 2013

Temperatures:

During the past week, above-average temperature prevailed across much of Central Asia, with the largest positive anomalies ranging between 8 and 10 degrees Celsius throughout western Turkmenistan to eastern Kazakhstan. Higher than average temperatures are expected to continue in the region during the next week. However, minimum temperature is still forecast to fall below -20 degrees Celsius over the higher elevations of Central Asia.

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Kazakhstan: Extreme winter conditions - DREF operation n° MDRKZ006 Operation update n°1

Period covered by this update: 26th December 2012 to 14th January 2013.

Summary: CHF 158,584 was initially allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Kazakhstan Red Crescent in delivering immediate assistance to 2,000 beneficiaries. Due to the continuation of the adverse weather conditions and newly arisen needs, however, the National Society has revised its operational plans with a budget increase of CHF 111,586. The revised budget for this operation amounts to a total of CHF 270,170.

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Kazakhstan + 1 other
President orders emergency relief aid to victims of extreme winter in Kazakhstan

Abu Dhabi, 8 Jan. 2013 (WAM) - In line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the follow up of Gen. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Authority has ordered the dispatch of emergency relief aid to the people affected by the extreme cold wave in Kazakhstan.

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Afghanistan + 3 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Central Asia Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET, January 2 – January 8, 2013

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Temperatures:

During December, temperatures averaged below normal over much of Central Asia. A significant decrease in temperatures occurred during the middle period of the month, with a departure from the average exceeding -8 degrees Celsius across northern Central Asia. During the next week, a slightly warmer than average weather is forecast in northern Kazakhstan, while well below normal temperatures are expected across central and northeastern Afghanistan.

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Kazakhstan: Extreme winter conditions - DREF operation n° MDRKZ006

Freezing temperatures reaching minus 46 degrees Celsius have been hitting the northern, eastern and central parts of the country, affecting over 5,000 people