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07 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 416 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Asia between January 2017 and June 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

04 Dec 2018 description
report Theirworld

The Central Asian country is prone to natural disasters - so a programme to make its schools safer is crucial.

Earthquakes are a constant threat in the Kyrgyz Republic. The Central Asian country experiences more than 300 of them every year.

On top of that, it is also prone to a variety of other natural events, including landslides, mudflows, avalanches and floods caused by glacial lakes spilling over.

All of that leaves many of the 3200-plus schools and preschools - and their 1.5 million students - vulnerable to damage.

04 Dec 2018 description

December 4th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched its Warm Winter campaign, which seeks to distribute QR 14 million winterization aid for more than 225,000 beneficiaries in nine countries.

Under the theme of 'Journey of Giving', this is the 13th edition of the annual campaign, which has over the past few years reached out to millions of affected populations across Asia and Africa.

30 Nov 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Eastern Europe and Central Asia is one of only two regions where overall HIV prevalence has not declined in recent years. The 19,000 new HIV infections among people aged 15–24 in 2017 was only about 9 per cent smaller than the 2010 figure, as opposed to other regions where reductions up to 25 per cent have been observed. Adolescents’ vulnerability is also signalled by a region-wide ART coverage rate of just 37 per cent among all people living with HIV over the age of 14, a rate far below the global one of 59 per cent.

29 Nov 2018 description
report World Bank

Connecting Global Knowledge for Safe and Resilient Schools in the Kyrgyz Republic

While stunning natural landscapes and breathtaking lake and mountain views make the Kyrgyz Republic a sight to behold, this beauty also belies the seismic risks laying just below the country’s surface. At particular risk are the nearly 1 million students attending one of the more than 3,000 schools around the country – many of which are vulnerable to powerful earthquakes.

28 Nov 2018 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 23 November 2018

The EU today announced cooperation programmes that will promote sustainable development in Central Asia. This announcement comes as ministers from across Central Asia meet with senior EU officials at the EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting.

28 Nov 2018 description

BISHKEK, KYRGYZ REPUBLIC (28 November 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $38.6 million in development financing to help modernize irrigation systems, improve agriculture and land management, strengthen disaster risk management, and enhance data collection and analysis in the Kyrgyz Republic.

26 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

658 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 0 six months (November 2018 – April 2019) net funding requirements

49,924 people assisted in October 2018

Operational Context

21 Nov 2018 description

Introduction

Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – the five republics of Central Asia – are particularly exposed to natural disasters such as landslides, avalanches, floods, earthquakes, droughts, and melting glaciers. These disasters cause considerable loss of life, destroy homes and livelihoods, and hinder long-term development.

What are the needs?

15 Nov 2018 description
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Executive Summary

With an impressive development progress over the past two decades, the countries of the Europe and Central Asia region (ECA) are primed for significant economic and social growth. Climate change, however, threatens to undermine decades of development gains and put at risk efforts to eradicate poverty. Tackling climate change must be central to efforts to reduce poverty and sustain development.

09 Nov 2018 description

by Katie Arnold

"Unless there is greater regional cooperation over water then these issues might create the next big war," warns one expert

KOL TAL, Kyrgyzstan, Nov 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the Kyrgyz village of Kok Tal, it is the jarring sound of Bahadyr Mamatgapirov's mobile phone that breaks the serenity of dawn.

"Get here soon if you need water for your farm," he abruptly tells one caller. Within moments it rings again. "Wake up and come take care of your water," he insists.

07 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Lucio Valerio Sarandrea

While I attend a high-profile conference analysing the trends and flows of migration remittances in the Kyrgyz Republic I get a bit dizzy and overwhelmed by numbers, charts and figures. Indeed 35 per cent of the GDP of the country comes from remittances, money that migrant workers living abroad send back to their families, truly an amazing amount of wealth which “influences the entire economic development prospective and the overall social contract between the state and the citizens”.

22 Oct 2018 description

During the 12 month reporting period, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Disaster Law Programme (DLP) continued its work promoting legal preparedness for disasters. Pursuant to the mandates assigned to the IFRC at the 28th, 30th, 31st and 32nd International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the programme focused on supporting National Societies (NSs) to meet the following main goals:

22 Oct 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 346 security incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Asia between January 2017 and March 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

263 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 84,278 cash-based transfers made
US$ 0 six months (October 2018 – March 2019) net funding requirements
40,880 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

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.