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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.

15 Jun 2018 description

Study points to new ways to reduce conflict in fragile states

A major research project by the UK's Stabilisation Unit explores the vital role of political deal-making in reducing violent conflict.

The Elite Bargains and Political Deals research indicates that greater focus on the politics of conflicts, and those who control power and resources on the ground, is crucial to reducing violence.

The Minister for the Middle East and for International Development Alistair Burt said:

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.

05 Jun 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS

Real GDP grew by 7% in the first quarter of 2018. Tajikistanis depend heavily on remittances from Russia; hence the growth is mainly driven by increased exports of metals and a boom in the Russian economy.

Unemployment rate is relatively low in Tajikistan., and has been stable at 2.20 for the first quarter of 2018. Unemployment Rate in Tajikistan averaged 2.42 percent from 2000 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 3.13 percent in January of 2000 and a record low of 2 percent in December of 2004.

04 Jun 2018 description

Situation at checkpoints: The State Border Guard Service recorded 1,130,700 crossings of the line of contact during April.
UNHCR’s partner R2P reported long queues as a main concern.

03 Jun 2018 description
  • As of 30 May, 7,144 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (6,566 from Pakistan).
  • As of 20 May, 114,995 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.
  • As of 30 April, 78,210 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

Key Updates

01 Jun 2018 description

Global Overview MAY 2018

29 May 2018 description

Operational Updates

  • On 04 April, WFP Tajikistan launched an event for the “Fill the Nutrient Gap” (FNG) analysis, supported by WFP HQ and Regional Bureau Cairo mission team. The analysis aims at identifying context-specific barriers to adequate nutrient intake among specific target groups. The preliminary findings of the ‘Cost of Diet (CotD)’ tool were presented to representatives of Government and non-government organizations.

26 May 2018 description

Dushanbe, 23 May 2018

On 23 May, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) handed over the Search and Rescue equipment and heavy machinery to the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defence under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (CoES), procured within the framework of “Strengthening Preparedness and Response Capacities” project, funded by the Russian Federation - UNDP Trust Fund for Development.

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

23 May 2018 description
report Start Network

A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.

The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.

21 May 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS

Real GDP grew by 7.1% in 2017. The primary drivers of economic growth in 2017 were metals exports, especially electricity, aluminium and gold. A return to growth in Russia in 2017 led to a rebound in remittances and boosted household demand.

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.

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

Latest Evidence

Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG):

ENGAGING MEN AS FATHERS

The impact of engaging fathers on Intimate Partner Violence:

09 May 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS

In February consumer price inflation slowed to 5.2% year on year, and in March inflation decelerated further, to 2.5%. Food prices comprise the main component of the consumer price index, at 53.1%. Among the different food products, wheat products are very important in determining domestic prices, as they comprise the main staple foods in Tajikistan. On a year-on-year basis, the price of flour fell by 6% in March.

07 May 2018 description

As at 24 April, 4,040 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (3,640 from Pakistan).

As at 15 April, 72,851 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.

As at 31 March, 76,925 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

Main Activities

Repatriation