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16 Feb 2018 description

Dushanbe, 15 February 2018

The First Meeting on Cooperation for Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency Situations between Republic of Tajikistan and Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was held today on 15 February 2018, with participation of the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES) under the Government of Tajikistan and the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), 17 diplomatic missions and international organizations.

08 Feb 2018 description

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, February 8, 2018 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) works with local partners to bring a new, shorter treatment regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), recommended by the World Health Organization, to all TB patients in Tajikistan. During a small ceremony, USAID Tajikistan Country Office Director Kate Crawford and National TB Program Director Asliddin Rajabov (TBC) congratulated the first ten people who have successfully completed this new regimen.

06 Feb 2018 description

For over a decade, the European Union has funded disaster risk reduction initiatives across Central Asia, which is one of the most disaster prone regions in the world, vulnerable to earthquakes, floods, yearly landslides, mudflows, and droughts. In central Tajikistan’s Rasht Valley the NGOs Mercy Corps and Welthungerhilfe have been providing awareness training on the risks the communities face, and how they can minimise these risks. The villagers are now applying this newly gained knowledge in their day to day life.

03 Feb 2018 description

Rainfall in Southern Africa is expected to bring some relief to dryness

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since November, rainfall has been belowaverage in South Africa. Significant moisture deficits have strengthened and expanded into several parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, and southern Angola.

01 Feb 2018 description
report ACTED

Tajikistan owns 3.8 million hectares of pasture lands, 80% of which in the Zarafshan region (Sughd region), one of the main areas of intervention for ACTED in Tajikistan.

01 Feb 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

In West Africa, regional staple food production for the 2017/18 marketing year is projected to be above average, increasing for the fourth consecutive year. Locally-produced grain prices declined seasonally in December as post-harvest sales and trade flows intensified. Staple food prices remained above average across much of the region. Below average pastoral conditions continue to influence livestock markets in many areas. Market anomalies remain largely concentrated in the eastern marketing basin.

31 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children in the Central Asia and South Caucasus sub-regions are vulnerable to poorly mitigated natural hazards, under-resourced social services, and weak governance and protection, despite the middle-income status of these countries. More than 80 per cent of children in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan live in areas of high or very high seismic risk, and 87 per cent of schools in Kyrgyzstan assessed for seismic risk are unsafe. The unfinished child health agenda includes tackling stunting rates as high as 30 per cent and related risks.

29 Jan 2018 description

KHATLON PROVINCE, TAJIKISTAN – Staff from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Deputy Country Director Mariko Kawabata in a visit to Balkhi district in Khatlon to review the progress of the recently launched project for the prevention and treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Tajikistan. The group visited a project-supported rural health center and spoke with healthcare professionals and patients receiving support.

26 Jan 2018 description

Drought reported, as high temperatures and dry conditions continue in southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since November, rainfall has been belowaverage in South Africa.
    The early season abnormal dryness has expanded into several parts of southern and western Mozambique, Zimbabwe, eastern Botswana, and southern Zambia, where rainfall is forecast to be low during the middle of January.

23 Jan 2018 description
report GFDRR

Executive Summary

A year of learning and change

20 Jan 2018 description

High temperatures and dry conditions continue in southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since November, rainfall has been below-average in South Africa. The early season abnormal dryness has expanded into several parts of southern and western Mozambique, Zimbabwe, eastern Botswana, and southern Zambia, where rainfall is forecast to be low during the middle of January.

19 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

19 Jan 2018 description

New York

I welcome this debate convened by Kazakhstan as a sign of enhanced cooperation between Member States in Central Asia and Afghanistan. I also welcome the Security Council’s continued support for Afghanistan, as demonstrated by your recent mission.

The entire international community has a stake in peace, stability and development in Afghanistan, and the countries of Central Asia have a particularly important role to play.

17 Jan 2018 description

Summary

Purpose and motivation

This note seeks to sensitize analysts to the growing momentum of subjective methods and measures around, and eventually inside, the humanitarian field. It clarifies the nature of subjective measures and their place in humanitarian needs assessments. It weighs their strengths and challenges. It discusses, in considerable depth, a small number of instruments and methods that are ready, or have good potential, for humanitarian analysis.

16 Jan 2018 description
report World Bank

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 16, 2018 – The Government of Tajikistan and the World Bank today signed a US$16.5 million grant agreement for the Zarafshon Irrigation Rehabilitation and Management Improvement Project aimed to rehabilitate and improve irrigation management in Tajikistan. The project, financed by the Trust Fund of the European Union (EU) will allow farmers in the Zarafshon river basin of northern Tajikistan to increase their crops and improve their livelihoods.

11 Jan 2018 description

Heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone Ava causes flooding in Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since November, rainfall has been belowaverage in South Africa.
    The early season abnormal dryness has expanded into several parts of southern and western Mozambique, Zimbabwe, eastern Botswana, and southern Zambia, where rainfall is forecast to be low during the middle of January.

05 Jan 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report focuses on lessons learned by WFP from the Ready to Respond project, a joint UN humanitarian preparedness programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Ready to Respond was instigated in late 2013 by UNICEF and WFP, who were joined in 2015 by OCHA and UNHCR. DFID’s support enabled the agencies to implement a wide range of preparedness activities, aiming at reinforcing their own capacity and the capacity of partners in being better prepared to respond to disasters.

04 Jan 2018 description

Drought continues in Southern Africa, while Tropical Cyclone Ava may bring heavy rainfall to Madagascar

  1. An early end to seasonal rainfall has caused a drought in eastern Kenya and southern Somalia. Seasonal moisture deficits have strengthened across several bimodal areas of Tanzania during December.

  2. While east-central South Africa has benefited aboveaverage rain since late November, northern and westcentral areas of the country report moderate to large moisture deficits over the past 30 days.