The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extremely drug-resistant TB.
Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, 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.
13 septembre 2016 – A l'ouverture de la 33e session du Conseil des droits de l'homme mardi à Genève, le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, a exprimé sa préoccupation face au refus d'un nombre croissant d'États membres d'accorder au Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l'Homme (HCDH) ou aux mécanismes des droits de l'homme, l'accès aux pays ou aux régions spécifiques qu'ils demandent.
There has been a recent increase in efforts to integrate sexual and reproductive health into emergency and disaster risk management for health have yielded many lessons. These efforts take a non-linear path based on opportunities, honest reflection and iterative processes. Further, where response capacity is overwhelmed in spite of preparedness efforts, adaptability and flexibility are essential to continuous improvement.
CrisisWatch is a monthly early warning bulletin designed to provide a regular update on the state of the most significant situations of conflict around the world.
Global Overview, August 2016
More Countries Joining Ban Treaty
(Geneva, September 1, 2016) – Cluster munition attacks in Syria and Yemen are causing unacceptable civilian suffering and deserve a strong response, Human Rights Watch said today during the release of the Cluster Munition Monitor 2016 report.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Prospects for 2016 cereal production favourable
Cereal imports to increase slightly from 2015/16 marketing year
Prices of wheat flour 30 percent higher in mid‑2016 than at same time last year
Favourable weather contributed to bumper cereal crop in 2016
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
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
Global Overview – Trends and Outlook
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.
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2016 - Today the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved US$66.7 million in additional financing for the Internally Displaced Persons Living Standards and Livelihood Project in Azerbaijan. The objective of the Project is to improve living conditions and increase the economic self-reliance of internally displaced persons (IDPs).