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16 Nov 2009 description

DIPECHO Regional Consultative Meeting to share experiences in reducing the impact of floods, landslides and earthquakes across Central Asia

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (November 16, 2009) - On November 18-19, representatives of governments, donors, international and non-governmental organizations will gather in Bishkek to discuss past achievements and future challenges in disaster risk reduction. It is the second regional conference organized initiated by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) and the Kyrgyz Republic Ministry of Emergency Situations.

08 Sep 2009 description

OSH, Kyrgyzstan, 8 September 2009 - A regional training centre for Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Emergency Situations (MoES) was opened in Osh today with the support of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek.

The Centre is designed to train state officials, local governments, specialists from government ministries and agencies, rescue groups from the MoES and self-help groups established by international projects.

27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

24 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

15 May 2009 description

This report covers the period from 2 - 15 May 2009. The next report will be issued on or around 29 May 2009.

I. KEY POINTS

- More than 2000 heads of livestock killed in summer pastures by freak snowfall in Issyk Kul Province

- Heavy rain causes massive damage to infrastructure in southern Kyrgyzstan

- WFP, FAO and UNHCR activities under the Flash Appeal are continuing into May to provide humanitarian support to vulnerable households around Kyrgyzstan.

II. Situation Overview

1.

30 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 31/12/08.

In brief

Programme purpose: The Central Asia programmes are aligned with the Global Agenda goals to reduce the number of deaths, injuries, and impact from disasters; to reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies; to increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability; and to reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion and promote respect for diversity and human dignity.

Programmes summary: …

20 Apr 2009 description

GLIDE n° EQ-2008-000181-KGZ

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

01 Jan 2009 description

Executive summary

Following independence, Kyrgyzstan embarked on a transition to a democratic system of governance and market economy. The so-called Tulip Revolution of 2005 brought a new leadership, but frequent public demonstrations and equally frequent changes of state officials contribute towards concerns over stability.

Poverty levels in Kyrgyzstan significantly exceed those in many developed and developing countries. Besides, lately the country has been hit hard by rising food and fuel prices globally and throughout the central Asian region.

25 Nov 2008 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

18 Nov 2008 description
report UN News Service

United Nations humanitarian officials are voicing concern for an estimated 700,000 people in Kyrgyzstan, with many lacking decent shelter and facilities as the often bitter Central Asian winter approaches.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that the hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in Kyrgyzstan include 580,000 people classed as food insecure and 250,000 people at risk because of electricity and water shortages.

Central Asian winters can be extremely harsh, particularly in the mountainous regions of southern Kyrgyzstan, which were also …

14 Nov 2008 description

NURA, Kyrgystan - On the night of 5 October, most of the children and older persons in the small village of Nura were tucked in their beds when a powerful earthquake struck.

The working adult population - mainly sheep herders - usually retires early along with the rest of their family members. But that evening, many were outside in the local schoolyard waiting to hear the results of a local election. As a result, many were spared from being buried beneath the rubble that was once their homes.

11 Nov 2008 description

MIN-KUSH, 11 November 2008 (IRIN) - Residents of the village of Min-Kush in Naryn Province, central Kyrgyzstan, are worried that a mudslide could destroy a nearby radioactive waste dump and contaminate the local river.

The Soviet-era radioactive waste dump is about 2km from Min-Kush and close to the River Tuyuk-Suu.

"We are afraid of a huge mudslide triggered by heavy rain. It could destroy the radioactive waste dump, leading to contamination of the river.

31 Oct 2008 description

Highlights

Several countries in the Middle East and North Africa region have experienced unprecedented flooding in the past month. At the end of October, floods in the Eastern provinces of Yemen displaced approximately 20-25,000 people, severe floods hit East- and North-Eastern Morocco, and heavy rains and subsequent flooding in Iran have caused significant damage to infrastructure.

23 Oct 2008 description

Following relentless rains which flooded many parts of the country, JICA has dispatched emergency aid supplies to the Central American state of Honduras.

At least 24 persons were killed and some 25,000 persons were evacuated from their homes after days of torrential rains, landslides and flooding, particularly in low lying northeast parts of the country.

19 Oct 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

17 Oct 2008 description

Following lethal earthquake, experts warn many more lives could be at risk as builders ignore safety standards

By Asyl Osmonalieva in Bishkek and Janar Akaev in Osh (RCA No.

17 Oct 2008 description

Regional Cooperation Programme (RCP) is an humanitarian organisation which was established in 2006 by the partnership of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies of Azarbaijan, Georgian, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. RCP is working on disaster and tuberculosis areas, by developing new projects to reduce preparedness and awareness.

16 Oct 2008 description

In the wake of a powerful earthquake in which dozens of people were killed, JICA has dispatched emergency supplies to the central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan.

The supplies, which included power generators, were airlifted from JICA's emergency warehouse in Frankfurt, Germany, via Moscow and arrived in the worst affected areas of the country, Wednesday (October 15).

Some 74 persons were killed and 142 injured during the tremor October 5.

15 Oct 2008 description
report Government of Italy

Rome, October 15, 2008 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 70.000 euros to IFRC in response to urgent humanitarian assistance for the population in Kyrgystan after the earthquake stricken the Osh Region.

The contribution will cover needs identified by IFRC, following the "DREF operation n. MDRKG004 - GLIDE n. EQ-2008-000181-KGZ".

POC: Alessandro Pirrone- MoFA Rome - Emergency Office on +39 3691 8153