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20 Jun 2018 description

What is FFA?

The most food-insecure people often live in fragile and degraded landscapes and areas prone to recurrent natural shocks and other risks. Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) is one of WFP’s flagship initiatives aimed at addressing the most foodinsecure people’s immediate food needs with cash, voucher or food transfers while helping improve their long-term food security and resilience.

15 Jun 2018 description

Gulf of Guinea is abnormally dry, while areas of Kenya remain at risk for flooding

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rain during the March-May rainfall season has led to large moisture deficits in southeastern Tigray and eastern Amhara regions of Ethiopia.

  2. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall and consistent limited rain over the past several weeks has maintained moisture deficits and caused abnormal dryness over the Gulf of Guinea countries.

14 Jun 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS

In 2017, total production of wheat in the Kyrgyz Republic was 601,000 MT, 9% lower than in 2016. Domestic production of wheat is enough to meet only 48% of internal consumption. For fulfilling its domestic consumption, the country relies on import of the wheat products from neighbouring countries, such as Kazakhstan and Russian Federation.

08 Jun 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Asia in 2017. 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). In 2017, 263 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information.

It is neither a complete count nor representative.

01 Jun 2018 description

Global Overview MAY 2018

01 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

*Earthquakes, climate change, and deteriorating infrastructure present a significant challenge to the education sector in the Kyrgyz Republic. A new World Bank program aims to help keep classrooms – and students – safe.

The Kyrgyz Republic is one of the most seismically active countries in Central Asia, and constantly at risk of earthquakes – with more than 300 registered annually. A recent study estimates that earthquakes in the country lead to economic losses of over US$ 280 million (or 4.3% of GDP) per year because of damaged buildings, property and infrastructure.

29 May 2018 description

Operational Updates

  • On 16 April, WFP, amongst other UN agencies, participated in a planning workshop of the second phase of the “Cross-border cooperation for sustainable peace and development” project. A teleconference was organized with UN cross-border project team in Tajikistan to agree on joint plan of activities. First coordination meeting between the teams has been scheduled for 15-16 May, to be held in Dushanbe.

25 May 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2018 – All citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic will potentially benefit from a Project that will ensure risk reduction investment in educational infrastructure, a stronger capacity to respond to disasters, and a better environment to scale-up the country’s mandatory disaster insurance program.

25 May 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Mekunu is expected to hit Yemen and Oman next week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

  2. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

  3. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

23 May 2018 description

This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2017, the Joint Programme provided support to more than 60 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors. Peace and Development Advisors are at the forefront of the Programme’s efforts, they support the UN system to effectively adapt and respond to complex political situations and identify areas for preventive action.

23 May 2018 description

By: Jeff Krentel; Nathaniel L. Wilson

An evaluation of a three-year USIP program to strengthen capacity in the field to counter violent extremism revealed that effective project design, thoughtful recruitment strategies, and tailored course content are critical. Participants reported applying what they learned to either adjust existing CVE programs or develop new programs altogether. This report explores the lessons from the project for funders and practitioners to develop more effective projects.

Summary

21 May 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS

It is expected that the current-account deficit will narrow to an annual average of 5.2% of GDP in 2018-19, despite rising import demand owing to a resurgence in remittances. The increase in gold prices in 2018 will lead to higher export earnings from the Kumtor gold mine.

17 May 2018 description

Despite a decrease in rainfall, flooding continues in East Africa.

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

15 May 2018 description

The impact of lifting the Monthly Benefit for Poor Families (MBPF) in the Kyrgyz Republic

11 May 2018 description

Flooding continues in Somalia and Kenya

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

  3. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

09 May 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS

On February 20th the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic (NBKR, the central bank) released preliminary estimates showing that the trade deficit had widened to US$2.7bn in 2017. According to the data, export earnings came to US$1.8bn in 2017, up from US$1.6bn in 2016.

03 May 2018 description

Moisture deficits increase in West Africa, while flooding rains continue in Kenya and Tanzania

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

03 May 2018 description

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to scale up their collaboration over the next five years and re-affirm their commitment to achieving food security for all in the country.

Under the MoU, WFP’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) will be jointly implemented with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. It prioritizes school meals, food security and nutrition, as well as the improvement of rural livelihoods and food productivity in the face of climate change.

02 May 2018 description

Global Overview APRIL 2018

01 May 2018 description

On 30 April, IFRC President Francesco Rocca, Secretary General Elhadj As Sy and Dr. Kerem Kinik, IFRC’s Vice President for Europe visited Kyrgyzstan to foster cooperation in disaster prevention among the National Society, the Government and the IFRC.

Francesco Rocca and Dr. Kerem Kinik met the country’s Vice Prime Minister, Zhenish Parpievich Razakov, to explore opportunities for joint disaster prevention and risk reduction projects.