Regional humanitarian funding update - Caucasus and Central Asia, Issue 05 | Third Quarter 2012 (July – September 2012)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 30 Sep 2012

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In July – September 2012, the region received $5.5 million in humanitarian funding

  • ECHO remains the region’s largest donor

  • Food security programmes in Tajikistan most funded

Limited humanitarian funding for the region
Georgia, Tajikistan receive most of region’s $5.5 million in humanitarian aid
During the third quarter of 2012, countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia enjoyed limited donor attention that amounted to US$5.5 million in humanitarian aid and support to reducing the risks of disasters. Ahead of the harvest season, Tajikistan continued receiving assistance to cope with the food insecurity that had plagued many rural households since last year. Humanitarian actors in Georgia received over half a million dollars to improve living conditions of vulnerable people in Samegrelo and Abkhazia, as well as to fortify the resilience of these people to outside shocks and natural disasters. Georgia is still home to some 274,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs). Humanitarian partners in Armenia are reviewing a school disaster preparedness plan that is expected to be piloted in over 100 schools, pre-schools and special care institutions, ultimately reaching over 15,000 people.

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