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15 Oct 2016 description
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(Dushanbe, 13 October 2016) – hundreds of urgent e-mails and rushed meetings later, humanitarian partners in Dushanbe lay down their numerous gadgets and conclude a two-day simulation exercise that tested their preparedness for emergencies.

21 Jan 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Earthquakes hit Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan ahead of winter.

  • Heavy weaponry is used for the first time since the 1994 ceasefire in Nagorno- Karabakh.

  • Over 10,000 people affected and 19 people killed in natural disasters in Georgia.

  • Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are close to agree on border demarcation.

  • Frost caused severe damage to agricultural lands and fruit trees in Tajikistan leaving some 225,000 people without main source of income.

24 Oct 2014 description

(Khujand, 24 October 2014) – Central Asia’s first of its kind simultaneous simulation exercise on two sides of the Kyrgyz-Tajik border is taking place between 22 and 24 October. Government representatives, United Nations agencies, international and local NGOs, and the Red Cross / Red Crescent movement in each country will test their respective emergency preparedness plans in case of a disaster with effects spilling over the border.

01 Nov 2013 description

Astana, 29-30 October 2013. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and the World Customs Organization (WCO) held a two-day regional seminar on the role of customs in humanitarian relief operations. This seminar is part of a series of regional seminars in response to WCO’s call in June 2011 to all its member states to ensure the highest level of disaster preparedness at national level.

24 Nov 2010 description

(Bishkek/Cairo/New York, 24 November 2010): The humanitarian community in Kyrgyzstan has appealed for $42 million to continue providing assistance to some 810,000 people directly or indirectly affected by inter-communal violence and displacement in June 2010 in the southern Osh and Jalalabad districts.

"The traumatized population, not least the children and other vulnerable groups, continue to require a coordinated response by the international community," said Neal Walker, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Kyrgyzstan.

03 Sep 2010 description

Key Points

- Schools returned on 1 September without incident

- Funding of the Revised Flash Appeal remains low at 43%

I. Situation Overview

The situation in the South remains calm but tense. There is a need to closely monitor food and fuel prices across the country with the approach of winter.

The number of parties to stand in the election has been reduced to 29 who submitted the necessary documentation to the CEC (Central Electoral Commission) by 3 a.m. on 31 August. Parties have to abstain from campaigning until the campaign officially begins on 10 September.

17 Aug 2010 description

Key Points

-The Flash Appeal funding is still very low at 36% funded

-1 September schools return and the Education Cluster needs additional funds to ensure this is well managed

-Increases in international wheat prices are of concern and will be monitored closely

-The Humanitarian Bulletin will now be issued every two weeks

I. Situation Overview

The situation in the South of the country remains calm but tense.

10 Aug 2010 description

Key Points

- The humanitarian Country Team is extremely concerned that the revised Flash Appeal is still only funded at 30%. If this funding gap is not addressed immediate humanitarian needs will go unmet.

- The Protection cluster remains concerned over continuing reports of protection issues

- OCHA will translate this Bulletin into Russian to improve communication and coordination

I. Situation Overview

The situation remains calm but tense in the southern provinces of Osh and Jalalabad.

10 Aug 2010 description

Key Points

- The humanitarian Country Team is extremely concerned that the revised Flash Appeal is still only funded at 30%. If this funding gap is not addressed immediate humanitarian needs will go unmet.

- The Protection cluster remains concerned over continuing reports of protection issues

- OCHA will translate this Bulletin into Russian to improve communication and coordination

I. Situation Overview

The situation remains calm but tense in the southern provinces of Osh and Jalalabad.

03 Aug 2010 description

(covering 28 July - 3 August)

This report is issued by the OCHA Humanitarian Support Unit in Kyrgyzstan

Key Points:

· Shelter program has begun in some affected areas

· Ministry of Health to remove armed guards from hospitals

· Humanitarian community in Kyrgyzstan concerned at low funding of Flash Appeal

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27 Jul 2010 description

(covering 21- 27 July)

This report is issued by the OCHA Humanitarian Support Unit in Kyrgyzstan

Key Points

- Obstacles in access to medical care persist

- Mainstreaming of protection needed in durable shelter solutions

- 4,700 children accessing child-friendly spaces daily

I. Situation Overview

According to the Ministry of Health, as of 26 July in Osh and Jalal-Abad, a total of 2,326 persons received medical treatment; 1,082 were hospitalized; 1,243 people accessed outpatient services. The official death toll rose stands at 351.

23 Jul 2010 description


1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Following the large-scale displacement of civilians triggered by the widespread violence and destruction that started on 10 June 2010 in the southern regions of Osh and Jalal-Abad, and which left 335 people dead, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) launched a Flash Appeal on June 18. This Appeal sought US$173 million to provide life-saving assistance to an estimated 300,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and up to 765,300 direct and indirect victims of the violence who were not displaced, such as host communities or people wounded in the conflict.

20 Jun 2010 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- Flash Appeal for Kyrgyzstan calls for US$71 million to assist over 1 million people

- Kyrgyz forces have begun removing barriers in Osh

- Official reports of returns of refugees to Kyrgyzstan

- Assessment mission in Uzbekistan finds Government response well organized, but additional support is needed

- The volume of emergency supplies arriving at Andijan is increasing

18 Jun 2010 description


1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This Flash Appeal addresses the needs of more than one million people affected by violent conflict in southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010. It seeks US$73,045,639 for urgent humanitarian support for the next six months, until December 2010. The affected population covered by this Appeal comprises 300,000 internally displaced people (IDPs), and up to 765,300 direct and indirect victims who are still in the homes, such as host communities or people wounded in the conflict.

18 Jun 2010 description

Friday, 18 June 2010, New York

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you for joining us here today to discuss the situation in Kyrgyzstan and the influx of refugees into Uzbekistan. Our first thoughts have to be for the many victims of the violence and their families, and for the hundreds of thousands of affected and displaced as they struggle to cope with what has happened to them.

I welcome this opportunity today to take stock briefly of the humanitarian situation, to brief you on the humanitarian community's response thus far, to set out the main points of today's …

18 Jun 2010 description

(New York 18 June 2010): The United Nations and its partners in Kyrgyzstan today launched a humanitarian Flash Appeal to assist more than one million people suffering from the acute consequences of violence and displacement over the last week in Kyrgyzstan.

The Appeal calls for US$71,145,639 million to provide life-saving assistance over the next six months to an estimated 300,000 people who have been internally displaced by the conflict in southern Kyrgyzstan, and up to 765,300 people who have been …

16 Jun 2010 description

This report was issued by OCHA Regional Office-Cairo in collaboration with UN Department of Public Information in Uzbekistan. It covers the period from 15 to 16 June 2010. The next report will be issued on or around 19 June. Please also refer to OCHA Situation Reports for Kyrgyzstan Civil Conflict

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15 Jun 2010 description

This report was issued by OCHA Regional Office-Cairo in collaboration with UN Department of Public Information in Uzbekistan. It covers the period from 13 to 14 June 2010. The next report will be issued on or around 16 June. Please also refer to OCHA Situation Reports for Kyrgyzstan Civil Conflict

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14 Jun 2010 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

=B7 Violence continues in southern Kyrgyzstan with 114 deaths and 1,315 injured confirmed

=B7 Ministry of Emergency Situations in Uzbekistan says at least 75,000 refugees have crossed the border

=B7 Critical humanitarian needs in the health, food and protection sectors

=B7 Lack of security remains a major obstacle to humanitarian operations

=B7 A request for humanitarian assistance is being prepared for the international community

24 Mar 2010 description

This report was issued by OCHA Sub Regional Office for Central Asia, based on information provided by Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan, the UN Resident Coordinator's Office and National Red Crescent Society. It covers the period from 13th to 24 March 2010. The next report will be issued on or around 2 April.

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