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26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • In June 2016, WFP had a high level meeting with the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia to inform about the new WFP corporate architecture. The country director presented the country office roadmap towards the National Strategic Review and Country Strategic Plan to be formulated by February 2018.

25 Jul 2016 description
report World Vision

En 2014, plus de 527 400 personnes ont pu être aidées dans nos 14 programmes de développement.

Autant de vies changées, comme celle d’Aye qui a pu retrouver le chemin de l’école au Myanmar. Elle bénéficie des cours du soir mis en place par Vision du Monde, pour les enfants qui travaillent la journée afin d’aider leurs parents. Ce programme est une véritable opportunité pour Aye. Elle apprend à écrire, lire, compter, et peut maintenant espérer un avenir meilleur.

21 Jul 2016 description

BISHKEK/ GENEVA/ BRUSSELS, 31 MAY 2016 – UNICEF and the European Union have renewed a partnership to support the governments’ efforts to strengthen disaster risk reduction in six countries in Central Asia and South Caucasus and include children as an integral part of their efforts.

20 Jul 2016 description
report HALO Trust

World Without Mines has committed €80,000 to enable The HALO Trust to clear cluster munitions and provide emergency explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) in Nagorno Karabakh.

The Nagorno Karabakh war ended in 1994 with a ceasefire but no peace agreement between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan. In April 2016 the worst fighting since 1994 broke out over a four‐day period. Fighting occurred along the entire line of contact between the two sides and heavy weapons were used. In addition, cluster munitions were used against two adjacent villages in the north east of NK.

19 Jul 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Response to the Refugee Crisis in Armenia – ARM161

Appeal Target: US$ 1,056,420

Balance Requested: US$ 1,046,420 Geneva, 19 July 2016

Dear Colleagues,
Since the eruption of the Syrian conflict in 2011, about 4.2 million people have been displaced outside Syria. More than 20,000 Syrian refugees came to Armenia. The vast majority of them are of Armenian descendants from Aleppo.

18 Jul 2016 description

Executive Summary

Alert 2016! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender, peace and security.

13 Jul 2016 description

By Andy McElroy

DUSHANBE, 13 July 2016 – The first Central Asia and South Caucasus Regional Platform is a landmark moment for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a global blueprint adopted last year.

It means that each part of the world now has a regional platform for disaster risk reduction to strengthen collaboration and provide important support to national implementation of the Sendai Framework.

12 Jul 2016 description

12 July 2016 – Dushanbe, Tajikistan

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) jointly with United Nations Development Programme in Tajikistan (UNDP) and Committee on Emergency Situations under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (CoES) facilitated conduction of CASC Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction meeting which will be held in Dushanbe from the period of 12-14 July 2016.

08 Jul 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 24 June 2016, as a result of heavy hailstorm and rains, an unprecedented mudflow seriously damaged Karchaghbyur village of Gegharqunik region and Artik city of Shirak region with homes, public buildings, streets and bridges as well as agricultural lands seriously affected. Following the disaster, electric power cuts made response activities even more difficult on the local level.

06 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Donors contributed US$11 million towards humanitarian aid in the Caucasus and Central Asia in the first half of 2016

  • Kazakhstan is the only country that donated humanitarian aid outside the region in the reporting period

  • Tajikistan remains the largest recipient of humanitarian aid in the region

  • European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) supported over 50 per cent of the total humanitarian aid to the region

05 Jul 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$1,053,575

Balance Requested: US$1,043,575

Geneva, 05.07.2016

Dear Colleagues,

Since the eruption of the Syrian conflict in 2011, about 4.2 million people have been displaced outside Syria. More than 20,000 Syrian refugees came to Armenia. The vast majority of them are of Armenian descendants from Aleppo. Other minorities such as the Yezidis and the Assyrians have also found refuge in Armenia. Furthermore, there are also approximately 1,000 refugees from Northern-Iraq in Armenia.

04 Jul 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Six people killed and thousands affected by mudflows in Tajikistan.

  • Escalation of conflicts across the region.

  • Customs Agreements signed in Armenia and Tajikistan to facilitate aid delivery in case of large-scale emergencies.

  • Remittances continue declining across the region.

  • UN peacebuilding project launched to reduce crossborder clashes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

First World Humanitarian Summit succeeded

01 Jul 2016 description

Global Overview – Trends and Outlook

01 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Armenia has been selected to host the 2016 Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF) from 05 to 09 September. The forum will be held in Yerevan.

  • WFP and the Social and Industrial Food Services Institute (SIFI) initiated a comprehensive assessment of all schools in the Tavush province. Tavush has been selected as the next province to be handed over to the government, scheduled for 2018.

Operational Updates

30 Jun 2016 description

BAKU, 30 June 2016 – OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, met with Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov during his visit to Baku today as part of his official trip to the South Caucasus. During their talks Steinmeier underlined the OSCE Chairmanship’s resolve to contribute to moving the settlement process forward.

14 Jun 2016 description

ARCS organized a camp for the refugee children from Syria, realizing the impact of the camp for their rehabilitation, integration and rest. The camp took place on 1-7th August, in the field near Stepanavan for 30 Armenian and refugee children. The project was implemented by the financial assistance of The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Armenia.

13 Jun 2016 description

In a wide-ranging opening speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein sheds a light on "preventable calamities" and worrying trends in human rights around the world, including detailed concerns about the situation in more than 50 countries

Distinguished President of the Council,
Director-General,
Excellencies
Colleagues and friends