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03 Jul 2013 description

Summary: CHF 164,103 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan in delivering immediate assistance to some 2,640 beneficiaries, basically 2,560 residents in 512 households, and additionally 80 people who were either elderly or people with special needs.

03 Jun 2013 description

Well distributed spring rains likely to lead to an average to above average wheat harvest

KEY MESSAGES

• Remittances in April 2013 were at a record high for April at 267.6 million U.S. dollars, supported in part by a higher level of outmigration in 2013 which along with seasonally high labor demand, helped support seasonally improving food access.

01 May 2013 description

Regular spring rainfall has improved harvest prospects

KEY MESSAGES

• Despite high prices for wheat and wheat flour and continued high demand for imported foods, income sources in Tajikistan were seasonally normal or increasing slightly.
Remittances in March 2013 were at a record high for March at 221.8 million U.S. dollars, supported in part by a higher level of outmigration in 2013.

01 Apr 2013 description

Regular spring rainfall has improved harvest prospects

KEY MESSAGES

• Despite high prices for wheat and wheat flour and continued high demand for imported foods, income sources in Tajikistan were seasonally normal or increasing slightly. Remittances in February 2013 were at a record high for February at 180.3 million U.S. dollars.

25 Mar 2013 description

Intense fighting continued across Syria over the past week, in particular in and around Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, Raqqa, Idlib, Homs, and in the area stretching between Damascus and the Golan Heights. The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 1,175,915 as of 25 March, according to UNHCR.

04 Mar 2013 description

Clashes and violence escalated during the past week in Bangladesh, following the sentencing to death of a senior Islamist leader, marking the bloodiest bout of violence since the country’s independence four decades ago.

Continuous rains have caused floods in Agusan del Sur in the Province of Pampanga in the Philippines. Some 49,073 persons were affected as of 27 February.

26 Feb 2013 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Early forecast for winter cereal production is positive

  • The aggregate cereal production in 2012 is close to last year’s level

  • The country depends heavily on cereal imports that remain at a high level in 2012/13 marketing year

  • High food prices are affecting the food security of vulnerable populations

25 Feb 2013 description

Tropical Depression “Crising” made landfall on the southern tip of Davao del Sur, Philippines, on 19 February moving northwest towards southern Palawan and affecting 262,880 people.

The south-west coast of Madagascar was hit by Tropical Cyclone “Haruna” on 22 February as a Category 2 Tropical Cyclone with wind speeds of 154 km/h to 177 km/h and heavy rains. According to OCHA, as of 23 February 7,330 people were displaced and 10 people were killed. Initial assessments indicate severe damage to houses and infrastructure.

18 Feb 2013 description

In Syria, insurgents heightened their offensive to capture airports and air bases in Aleppo, leading to intense fighting across the province. In eastern Syria, rebels captured the town al-Shaddadeh after three days of fighting that left 130 people dead and forced some 40,000 people to flee the town. The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 830,675, an increase of around 38,500 newly registered refugees or individuals awaiting registration in a week.

15 Feb 2013 description
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GENERAL TRENDS

NATURAL HAZARDS

In February there is a high likelihood of heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures and avalanches. Mudflow and floods are also expected at the lower elevations of the country. Above average precipitation projected for February may increase the likelihood of heavy snowfall and avalanches (see below).

WEATHER

In February, temperatures will be above long term averages. Precipitation is expected to be above averages nationwide.

ENERGY SECURITY

08 Feb 2013 description

Summary:

CHF 164,103 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan in delivering immediate assistance to some 2,640 beneficiaries, partly 2,560 residents in 512 households, and partly 80 elderly and other people with special needs. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.