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17 Apr 2018 description

Sughd Province, Tajikistan, 13 April 2018.

13 Apr 2018 description

Rainfall brings some relief to Ethiopia, but causes flooding and fatalities in Kenya

Africa Weather Hazards

  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.

10 Apr 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

↗ International prices of wheat and maize rose in March for the third consecutive month and averaged more than 10 percent above their levels in December 2017. Prices were mainly supported by concerns over the impact of prolonged dryness in key-growing areas of the United States of America and Argentina, coupled with strong demand. International rice prices remained relatively stable.

09 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

AT A GLANCE

Region Central Asia
Risks Extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change
Area of Engagement Strengthening hydromet services and early warning systems

The Central Asia Hydrometeorology Modernization Project is helping countries in the region adapt to disaster and climate risk by bolstering their weather forecasting and early warning efforts.

A GEOGRAPHY OF RISK AMPLIFIED BY CLIMATE CHANGE

08 Apr 2018 description

Despite recent rainfall, western Ethiopia remains dry

  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.

06 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

• The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board approved the funding of USD 9.97 million for Tajikistan to increase the adaptive capacities of the most vulnerable and food insecure communities of the mountainous regions of the country. The project will benefit approximately 120,000 individuals with activities implemented over the next four years.

• WFP completed a week of training on the Basic Use of the Geographic Information System (GIS) and 72-hour Emergency Response Approach.

06 Apr 2018 description

Moscow – Saturday, 7 April is World Health Day, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is using the occasion to draw attention to the health needs – and rights – of migrants.

“Migrants and mobile populations deserve specific attention due to linguistic, structural and economic barriers which can limit their access to health services,” noted Dr. Jaime Calderon, IOM’s Senior Regional Health Advisor for South Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia – a region which sometimes falls short of the World Health Organization’s goals of Health for All.

04 Apr 2018 description

2 April, 2018 – Dushanbe, Tajikistan

On 30th March 2018 regular meeting of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction chaired by Mr. Muhammadjon Salimzoda, the Deputy of the Committee for Emergency Situation and Civil Defence under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, was held in the Committee of the Emergency Situation and Civil Defense, with participation of representatives of line ministries, international agencies and donors.

03 Apr 2018 description

Global Overview MARCH 2018

31 Mar 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

• In West Africa, markets are adequately supplied in the months following the main harvest. However, market supplies are below average in several countries due to localized deficits and stock retention. Demand is picking up as household stocks begin to deplete and with ongoing institutional purchases. Local grain prices were stable in most countries but remained above average and are expected to remain so through to the lean season. Regional livestock markets remain affected by a general lack of pasture and reduced Nigerian import demand (Page 3).

30 Mar 2018 description

Abnormal dryness emerges across Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

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

27 Mar 2018 description
infographic World Bank

The Central Asia Hydrometeorology Modernization Project is helping build modern workstations, rehabilitate observation networks, enable access to satellite data and global computer models, and train experts on advanced software to enhance analysis, monitoring and forecasting.

27 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

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Highlights

  • Hydrological and meteorological (or “hydromet”) hazards are responsible for 90 percent of total disaster losses worldwide, and pose a particular threat to communities in Central Asia.

  • Improving the prediction of hydromet hazards—by getting accurate, timely predictions into the hands of decision-makers and the public—can save lives and money.

23 Mar 2018 description

Flooding risks remain in southern Kenya, while severe drought continues in southern 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.

22 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

AT A GLANCE

Region Central Asia

Risks Extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change

Area of Engagement Strengthening hydromet services and early warning systems

The Central Asia Hydrometeorology Modernization Project is helping countries in the region adapt to disaster and climate risk by bolstering their weather forecasting and early warning efforts.

A GEOGRAPHY OF RISK AMPLIFIED BY CLIMATE CHANGE

21 Mar 2018 description
infographic World Bank, GFDRR
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Modernizing weather services can reduce climate & disaster risk.

Through the Central Asia Hydrometeorology Modernization Project (CAHMP) the World Bank with technical support from GFDRR is helping build modern workstations, rehabilitate observation networks, enable access to satellite data and global computer models, and train experts on advanced software to enhance analysis, monitoring and forecasting.

20 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

In Tajikistan, more than 20 percent of children under the age of five are stunted. Stunting and undernutrition in childhood are usually the result of several contributing factors related to environment, food, hygiene, and health. Risks related to malnutrition are most concentrated in rural areas of Tajikistan, underscoring the large disparity between rural and urban areas.

16 Mar 2018 description
report ACTED

As part of the EUAV initiative, ACTED is deploying skilled EU citizens as volunteers to support ongoing missions. Eleonore and Niamh are two such volunteers who have recently begun working in Tajikistan.

15 Mar 2018 description

Drought continues in Southern Africa, while parts of Madagascar and Kenya are on flood watch

  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.