AT LEAST 2297 JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA STAFF HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE 1990 : IFJ REPORT
The International Federation of Journalists today published its 25th report on journalists and media staff killed since 1990. The report lists 2297 media fatalities due to violence in journalism, including 112 killed in 2015 alone. From double digits at the start of these publications, the figures reached three digits in eleven years, peaking to 155 killings of journalists and media staff in 2006, the deadliest year on record, according to the IFJ reports.
The month saw an intensification of Yemen’s war, amid heightened regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran complicating prospects for peace. Political tensions increased in Haiti, Guinea-Bissau and Moldova, where protests over endemic corruption and a lack of confidence in the government could escalate. In Africa, Boko Haram’s deadly attacks increased in northern Cameroon, and Burkina Faso was hit by an unprecedented terror attack.
By Laman Sadigova
A bill “On Repatriation of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons” is being developed in Azerbaijan. Hadi Rajabli, the chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliamentary Committee on labor and social affairs announced about this on January 28.
Azerbaijan has over one million refugees and IDPs, who were forced to leave their native lands as a result of the Armenian aggression.
Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world
Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues
Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$2,600,000
VIENNA, 22 January 2016 – The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group – Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, James Warlick of the United States of America, and Pierre Andrieu of France – welcome efforts to find a negotiated settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and are prepared to work cooperatively with those committed to a peaceful settlement.
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.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed an Order increasing by 10 percent the monthly allowance for food expenses of internally displaced persons.
The growth will be applied from February 1, 2016.
The bloody war, which flared up in the late 1980s due to Armenia's territorial claims against its South Caucasus neighbor, left 700,000 civilians of Nagorno-Karabakh and the regions adjoining it, as well as the regions bordering with Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh without homes.
Today, 25 December Minister of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic, Major-General Kubatbek Boronov took part in an official ceremony of receiving humanitarian aid from Azerbaijan, which was held at the State center for rescuers’ training of MES KR.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Azerbaijani Embassy in Kyrgyzstan.
Recall the President of Azerbaijan made a decision to provide humanitarian assistance to the population affected by the earthquake in Kyrgyzstan.
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A ship of Azerbaijan’s Emergency Situations Ministry carrying humanitarian aid has sailed to Tajikistan, which was hit by a quake. The aid was sent under instructions of President Ilham Aliyev.
More than 20 years after the ceasefire agreement, families still do not know what happened to relatives who went missing during the Nagorny Karabakh conflict. As part of efforts to find answers, the ICRC has handed the parties to the conflict an updated list containing the names of 4,496 people registered as missing by its delegations in Baku and Yerevan and its mission in Nagorny Karabakh.
The Azerbaijani Emergency Situations Ministry has sent a humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan in accordance with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s instructions.
The aid is sent in connection with a strong earthquake that hit Kyrgyzstan’s Osh Province.
The ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations Faig Tagizade and Kyrgyz Ambassador to Baku Ayjigit Buranov.
Twenty trucks will be forward to Aktau in Kazakhstan from Baku International Sea Trade Port on the ferry, after what it will be headed to Kyrgystan.
Central Asia and Southern Caucuses regions are particularly prone to natural hazards, including earthquakes, floods and landslides. Climate change is expected to intensify the vulnerabilities in the coming years. Low-intensity tensions and occasional violence, especially in the Southern Caucasus, add to humanitarian risks.
Improving the capacity of national institutions and local communities to prepare for and respond to disaster is a priority for of EU humanitarian action in the region.
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An economically devastating cattle disease has made alarming advances into the Caucasus and nearby countries. To provide the latest information on diagnosis, prevention and control of Lumpy Skin Disease, FAO organized a technical workshop in Georgia recently. Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia and Russian Federation participated.
Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.
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 2006 and FY 2015, 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.