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15 Oct 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

"Access to education is a fundamental human right. It is essential to the acquisition of knowledge and to the full development of the human personality, as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states. More than that, education makes us more resilient and independent individuals."
Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

15 Oct 2018 description
report World Bank

The rugged, dynamic landscape of the Kyrgyz Republic is prone to a wide array of frequent and often devastating natural hazards, such as earthquakes, floods, mudflows, landslides, or droughts.

On October 5, 2008, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake rocked Nura village in the Kyrgyz Republic’s Osh province. At least 75 lives were lost and more than 140 people were injured, amidst extensive damages to homes and critical infrastructure like hospitals and schools.

11 Oct 2018 description

Tropical cyclone Luban is expected to bring heavy rains to Yemen and Oman

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall in previous weeks has resulted in overflowing of the Niger and Benue Rivers of Nigeria. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to continue, maintaining high risks for flooding.

05 Oct 2018 description

Heavy rains reported in Kenya, while flooding risks continue across Nigeria

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall in previous weeks has resulted in overflowing of the Niger and Benue Rivers of Nigeria. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to continue, maintaining high risks for flooding.

28 Sep 2018 description

Heavy rainfall and flooding continues over Nigeria

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall in previous weeks has resulted in overflowing of the Niger and Benue Rivers of Nigeria. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to continue, maintaining high risks for flooding.

27 Sep 2018 description

Regional update – Asia and the Pacific Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Sixty-ninth session
1-5 October 2018

A. Situational context including new developments

26 Sep 2018 description
report ACTED

Through an ongoing DIPECHO X programme aiming at reducing disaster risks in the border region between Northern Tajikistan and Southern Kyrgyzstan, ACTED commits to building the technical capacity of a training centre opened within the regional office of the Tajik Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense in Khujand.

25 Sep 2018 description

WHO handed over kits consisting of essential medicines and medical supplies for 20 000 people for a period of 3 months to the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan. The kits, delivered on 13 September 2018, will help the Ministry of Health and local health authorities respond to the needs of the population in case of high-risk hazards including earthquakes and flash floods. The kits will be distributed to the northern and southern regions of the country.

24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers
- 725 mt of food assistance distributed
- US$ 34,201 cash-based transfers made
- US$ 0 six months (September 2018 – February 2019) net funding requirements
- 11,273 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Context

19 Sep 2018 description
report ACTED

ACTED is connecting bordering communities in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to encourage mutual learning, preparation and reaction to disasters.

Two countries with similar disaster risk challenges

17 Sep 2018 description

Update of UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific

A. Situational context including new developments

12 Sep 2018 description

Flood risk remains high over parts of Nigeria, as heavy rainfall is expected to continue

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.

  2. Torrential rain has increased the level of the Atbara and Dindir Rivers. Additional rainfall over the region is likely to further raise water levels, including the Nile River and its tributaries.

11 Sep 2018 description

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Les données les plus récentes confirment une progression de la faim dans le monde, alors que celle-ci avait longtemps reculé, et donc une inversion de la tendance.
    En 2017, le nombre de personnes sous-alimentées s’établissait, d’après les estimations, à 821 millions – soit environ une personne sur neuf dans le monde.

11 Sep 2018 description
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Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

821 million people now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting hunger eradication goal at risk

07 Sep 2018 description
report ACTED

On 3 July 2018, ACTED launched a 6-months project entitled “Delivery of construction materials for reconstruction with engineer supervision and advice to vulnerable populations affected by the May 2017 Chong-Alay earthquake in Southern Kyrgyzstan.” Funded by the Swiss Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic , the project builds upon ACTED’s intervention following the 2017 earthquake in Chong-Alay district, Osh region.

06 Sep 2018 description

Emergency risk communication (ERC) is a vital public health intervention. It can save lives during emergency situations and, as such, should be considered an investment in people’s health, safety and security.

Starting today, a new package is available to guide countries of the Region in establishing systems and plans for effective ERC tailored to their specific contexts. The package is the result of a pioneering project launched by WHO/Europe in March 2017.

The pilot phase

23 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

769 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 57,087 cash based transfers made

US$ 0 six months (August 2018 – January 2019) net funding requirements

16,383 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

13 Aug 2018 description
report ACTED

Chong-Alai is a district of Osh region, in south-west Kyrgyzstan, at the Tajik border.

Chong-Alai from Osh, via a tortuous road over three passes at an altitude of over 3,000 meters. Chong-Alai is well-known in Kyrgyzstan for its beautiful mountains. Yet, people in Chong-Alai also experience harsh living conditions and poverty.