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01 May 2016 description

Moscow -- The Government of Russia will be making a $10 million contribution towards UNDP programmes which support efforts to mitigate and prevent the negative effects of climate change in developing countries.

The announcement was made just a few days ahead of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement and during the first annual Consultation Meeting on the partnership implementation between UNDP and the Russian Federation in Moscow this week.

27 Apr 2016 description

Yerevan, ARMENIA | AFP | Wednesday 4/27/2016 - 07:24 GMT

Azerbaijani troops have killed an ethnic Armenian soldier in the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region, the rebel authorities said Wednesday, accusing Baku of breaching a fragile truce.

"A Karabakh army serviceman was killed overnight Wednesday as a result of Azerbaijan's aggression," said the breakaway region's defence ministry.

"Azerbaijan shelled Karabakh army positions along the entire frontline ... using mortars and rocket launchers," the ministry said in a statement.

26 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • During the presentation of the Comprehensive Food Security, Vulnerability and Nutrition Analysis to the government and partners, WFP Armenia’s Country Director linked child malnutrition’s impact on the Gross Domestic Product, “as a result of increased healthcare costs and lower productivity.”

  • On 10 March, the newly appointed Minister of Education expressed strong commitment to support WFP operations in the country and organization of the Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF) in September.

22 Apr 2016 description
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ADB has been working with Armenia since 2005, with loans totaling $1.04 billion and $12.3 million in technical assistance grants.

ADB is supporting Armenia’s transport sector to develop an efficient, safe, and sustainable road network for the country. Improvement of transport infrastructure aims to drive economic growth and regional cooperation, upgrade urban services, improve living conditions, and bolster economic opportunities in less developed towns.

21 Apr 2016 description

More than 40 specialists from Afghanistan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan completed a training seminar on advanced explosive ordnance disposal on April 20, 2016 in Dushanbe, organized by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan as a part of a multi-year project.

21 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Low public spending, ineffective social protection policies and programmes are hampering progress for children in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

GENEVA, 20 April 2016 — Children who are falling furthest behind in society benefit the most when countries invest in more effective social protection, according to a new UNICEF Report launched today.

20 Apr 2016 description
report IRIN

Tom Westcott
IRIN Contributor

The simmering 25-year conflict between Azerbaijan and the Armenian-backed disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh saw a dramatic escalation early this month. It didn’t make many headlines, but more than 100 people were killed in fierce clashes.

As Azerbaijani forces shelled the border, the northern farming village of Talish was evacuated, its residents forced to abandon their homes.

19 Apr 2016 description
report HALO Trust

The HALO Trust has started to clear unexploded ordnance resulting from recent fighting between Karabakhi and Azerbaijani forces.

Between 1st and 5th April 2016 intense fighting broke out in Nagorno Karabakh (NK) all along the front line between Karabakh and Azerbaijan. Ground fighting was confined to areas close to the Line of Contact (LOC) but artillery fire penetrated more than 10km into Nagorno Karabakh.

19 Apr 2016 description
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Technical Annex - Version 2

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 7 300 000

12 Apr 2016 description

Berlin, 12 April 2016 - The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed Serbia’s and Austria’s Foreign Ministers Ivica Dačić and Sebastian Kurz as well as the OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier for an OSCE Troika meeting in Berlin today.

12 Apr 2016 description

By Nino Lejava

From the outset, Germany’s chairmanship of the OSCE, in 2016, promised to be fraught with sizable challenges. One of these challenges came from the recent developments in the South Caucasus, which demonstrated with renewed force that national boundaries in the post-Soviet space, and thus the security situation, are still far from stable.

11 Apr 2016 description

GENEVA, April 11 (UNHCR) – The recent fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh region displaced several hundreds of people, mostly women, children and older people, and UNHCR is calling on all parties to ensure their rights are respected and protected.

11 Apr 2016 description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has today facilitated the handover, between the sides, of the bodies of those killed in action following the recent escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

10 Apr 2016 description
report International Alert

Posted by Larisa Sotieva

In the early hours of Saturday 2 April, a military escalation erupted on the Nagorny Karabakh line of contact, on a scale not seen since 1994. While the breakfast news reported on Palmyra, on who is planning to restore which monuments, the disturbing news broke about this old, yet now new conflict, that overnight saw dozens of people killed.

09 Apr 2016 description

Yerevan, Armenia | AFP | Saturday 4/9/2016 - 10:39 GMT

Armenia and Azerbaijan on Saturday traded accusations over the shelling of each other's territory in violation of a days-old ceasefire aimed at halting a flareup of violence over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

The two former Soviet neighbours exchanged fire overnight but there were no reports of casualties.

A Moscow-mediated truce went into effect on Tuesday after the worst outbreak of violence since the 1990s, but some clashes have continued, with two people reported killed on Friday.

08 Apr 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Details of Response

Emergency: Emergency Response to the Nagorno - Karabakh conflict

Date of Emergency: 02.04.2016

ACT Requesting Member(s): ACT Armenia Forum

Armenia Round Table Foundation

"UMCOR Armenia” Foundation

ECLOF Foundation in Armenia

NARRATIVE SUMMARY

DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY

06 Apr 2016 description

Lala-Tepe heights, Azerbaijan | AFP | Wednesday 4/6/2016 - 21:36 GMT

by Emil GULIYEV with Karen MINASIAN in Matagis

Azerbaijani and Armenian forces on Wednesday said they were largely observing a truce that halted four days of clashes which claimed scores of lives in the worst outbreak of violence in decades over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

"The ceasefire was largely observed overnight along the Karabakh frontline," said the Armenia-backed separatist defence ministry in Karabakh.

06 Apr 2016 description

Brussels  |   5 Apr 2016

On the Cusp of War

05 Apr 2016 description

VIENNA 5 April 2016

VIENNA, 5 April 2016 - At a special meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna, Ambassador James Warlick, representing the three Co-Chairs of the Minsk Group, and the Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, informed the 57 OSCE participating States about recent developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

05 Apr 2016 description
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Fiche d’information sur l’éducation dans les situations d’urgence

La Commission européenne a annoncé aujourd’hui un train de mesures d’aide humanitaire d’un montant de 52 millions d’euros, visant spécifiquement la réalisation, en 2016, de projets éducatifs en faveur d’enfants en situation d’urgence.