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Lebanon + 5 others
Half of refugees being served are children

By Edward Hoyt

In Syria, once the most stable country in the Arab world, civil war rages on. An estimated 6 million Syrians have been uprooted from their homes. More than 2.5 million people have poured into Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and neighboring countries. With women and children making up at least 70 percent of the refugees, the needs of children—many of whom are traumatized—are paramount.

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HALO begins Mineclearance in Armenia and finds First Mine

Report
HALO Trust

HALO began work on 1st April 2014 as the first international NGO to conduct mineclearance in Armenia. A team of HALO deminers, funded by the US Department of State’s Office for Weapons Removal and Abatement, is clearing a minefield in the village of Srashen, near the town of Kapan in Syunik region. The team found its first mine, an OZM-72 bounding fragmentation mine, on 4th April.

The people of Srashen and many other villages around Kapan have lived with the mines for over 20 years since the end of fighting over the neighbouring region of Nagorno Karabakh.

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ACT Alliance: Rapid Response Fund Payment Request No. 04/2014 - Support to conflict affected Syrian families in Armenia

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ACT Alliance

Funds Sent To: Armenia Inter-Church Charitable Round Table Foundation (ART)

Amount Sent: 55,000 USD

Date: 7 April 2014

Details of Response

Emergency: Support to Conflict Affected Syrian Families

Date of Emergency: 22 March, 2014

ACT Requesting Member(s): ACT Armenia Forum (ART, UMCOR, ECLOF)

I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY

DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY

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ACT Alert: Assistance to Internal Displaced People in Kessab, Syria

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ACT Alliance

Geneva, 1 April 2014

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

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Tajikistan + 1 other
OCHA ROCCA Times #1 (January-February 2014)

Highlights of ROCCA activities in January – February 2014

ROCCA will support UNISDR in preparation for the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction consultative meeting on 1-2 April 2014 in Almaty, which will be attended, inter alia, by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Kyrgyzstan + 7 others
Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus: Building a culture of safety through schools

Promoting disaster preparedness through education is crucial not only because children are at risk, but also because they can be effective agents of change.

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Armenia + 2 others
Working together to improve human security in the South Caucasus

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Wilton Park

Introduction: Aims and objectives

Background to the South Caucasus

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Partners join to improve children’s health and nutrition in Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia – On February 12, USAID and UNICEF signed a cooperation agreement for a two-year program that will help improve the health and nutrition of Armenian children 0-5 years of age.

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Yemen + 6 others
Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia – Disaster Risk Reduction Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2013

OVERVIEW

 Natural hazards, such as earthquakes, droughts, floods, wildfires, and extreme winter weather, affect a range of countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA) 2. In addition, rapid urban growth and environmental degradation in some countries have led to overcrowding and settlement in hazard-prone areas. Protracted conflict and limited governmental disaster management capacity in many EMCA countries compound the risks associated with natural disasters.

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World + 13 others
CrisisWatch N°126 - 01 February 2014

Burundi Constitutional Court 7 Jan partially invalidated provisions of controversial media-control law; Union of Burundian Journalists (UBJ) denounced restrictive measures still in effect. Opposition UPRONA 20 Jan declared intent to appeal to constitutional court over controversial land law passed in Dec.
UNSG 28 Jan proposed renewal of BNUB mandate despite govt resistance. ƒƒ “Quand plusieurs responsables de la CNTB sont de l’Uprona», IWACU, 20 Jan. 2014.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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Azerbaijan + 5 others
UNHCR allocates $5.85 million to Azerbaijan

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AzerNews

By Sara Rajabova

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) allocated$5.85 million to Azerbaijan, a statement posted on the website of the organization said on January 17.

The report said that $4.397 million of the mentioned sum is considered for the implementation of programs for refugees, $321,299 was earmarked for persons without citizenship, and $1.131 for the internally displaced persons.

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Armenia + 8 others
Regional Humanitarian Funding Update - Caucasus and Central Asia, No. 9 |1 January – 31 December 2013 [EN/RU]

Highlights

  • In 2013, countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia saw a dramatic drop in the incoming aid.

  • Only 1 per cent of the aid received by the region was provided directly to the affected government and the rest was channeled through non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies.

  • Outgoing humanitarian aid from the Caucasus and Central Asia continues to decline with the region giving just $1 million in aid during the reporting period.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Armenia Consolidated Operational Plan 2014

  1. Executive summary

In the year of 2014 the Armenian Red Cross Society will continue with its services within the frames of the programs in the areas of Disaster Management, Health and Care, Capacity Building of the National Society regional branches and Resource Mobilization, which are in line with the National Society`s 2011-2020 Strategic Plan.

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Kyrgyzstan + 7 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Central Asia and Caucasus – DIPECHO (ECHO/DIP/BUD/2014/94000) Last update: 25/10/2013 Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2014/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 8 000 000

1. CONTEXT

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Armenia: Hail Storm DREF operation n° MDRAM001 Final report

Summary: CHF 242,501 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 5 June 2013 to support the Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 4.000 beneficiaries (almost 900 households) affected by a hail storm in Armavir region of Armenia. From 12 to 17 May 2013, the hail damaged almost the total yield capacity of more than half of the communities in Armavir region in Armenia.

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World + 17 others
UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Announces over USD 8 million in grants in 18 countries and territories

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UN Women

(New York, 22 November) - The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today announced USD 8 million in grants to 17 initiatives in 18 countries and territories. First-time grant recipients include organizations from Antigua and Barbuda, Mauritania, Myanmar and Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244). These new grants are expected to reach 2.3 million beneficiaries between 2014 and 2017.

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Armenia + 1 other
Azerbaijan, Armenia agree to discuss peace settlement: OSCE

11/19/2013 22:42 GMT

VIENNA, November 19, 2013 (AFP) - The presidents of arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed Tuesday to discuss a peace settlement over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh, the European security body OSCE said.

"The presidents agreed to advance negotiations toward a peaceful settlement... They agreed to meet again in the months ahead," the OSCE said in a statement after the two leaders met in Vienna.

Agence France-Presse:

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