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18 Oct 2018 description

When the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation–Tajikistan began its work in late 1996, the country was in the final months of a five-year civil war that ultimately left tens of thousands of people dead, and displaced over a million people from their homes. Against this grim background, the foundation’s initial goals were of necessity modest—to create space for debate in a country where social and political life had been turned upside down by the collapse of Soviet Communism and the ensuing bitter civil conflict.

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.

14 Oct 2018 description

13,274 AFGHAN REFUGEES RETURNED SINCE JANUARY 2018

In September 2018, UNHCR facilitated the return to Afghanistan of a total of 1,675 Afghan refugees, including 1,434 from Pakistan and 241 from Iran. This figure is 22% higher than 1,374 refugees who returned in August.

So far, the return figure from Pakistan is substantially (77%) low compared to the 50,641 refugees who returned during the same period in 2017. There are no major changes in the return trends from Iran and other countries.

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.

01 Oct 2018 description

DUSHANBE, TAJIKISTAN (1 October 2018) — The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $10 million grant to help Tajikistan prepare and respond to natural hazards and climate change, and reduce the impact of disasters on the people.

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.

24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers
- 7.091 mt of food assistance distributed
- US$10,859 cash based transfers made
- US$ 4 m September 2018 - February 2019 (6 months NFR)
- 4,949 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.

10 Sep 2018 description

Distinguished President,
Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva,
Excellencies,
Colleagues and friends,

It is an honour to be called to this mandate, to assist States to uphold the human rights of their people, in this year in which we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

06 Sep 2018 description

Despite a recent improvement in rainfall, dryness remains over parts of East Africa

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.

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

28 Aug 2018 description

Kabul – The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has co-organized a second regional forum bringing together non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to discuss cross-border cooperation to combat human trafficking in Central and South Asia.