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Chad + 2 others
AIDA carries out humanitarian actions in Benin, Chad

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By Sara Rajabova

Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) as part of strategic cooperation with Islamic Development Bank has jointly carried out humanitarian actions in Benin and Chad. The new actions took place under the "Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness" campaign, AzerTag state news agency reported.

A total of 11,640 persons with problems in their eyesight have benefitted from free eye examinations out of which 506 persons in Benin and 835 persons in Chad have undergone surgeries and had their sights restored.

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Azerbaijani forces kill Karabakh farmer: separatists

07/15/2014 15:19 GMT

YEREVAN, July 15, 2014 (AFP) - Azerbaijani troops killed an Armenian farmer in the latest violent confrontation along the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region's volatile frontline, rebel authorities said on Tuesday.

"On July 14 (Monday), Azerbaijani troops shot dead a resident of Karabakh's Askeran district, Arvind Danielyan," the separatist region's prosecutor general said in a statement.

Danielyan "was working the land on a tractor when Azerbaijani forces opened fire".

Agence France-Presse:

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Limited Voting Rights for Azerbaijan's Displaced

By Afgan Mukhtarli - Caucasus
CRS Issue 744

Two decades after the Nagorny Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijanis forced to leave their original homes during the war are unable to vote in local elections.

When Azerbaijan holds municipal council elections this December, hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) will not be taking part because they cannot acquire permanent residence status.

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NATO mine clearance project advances in Azerbaijan

Jeyranchel, in northeastern Azerbaijan covers an area of about 62 square kilometres just along the Georgian border. From 1955 until 1991, the former Soviet Army used the site as a live-firing range. Unexploded ordnance (UXO) and mines remained, much of it hidden underground, threatening security and livelihoods.

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GIEWS Country Briefs: Azerbaijan, 16-June-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Prospects for 2014 cereal production are favourable
  • Cereal imports to increase sharply in 2013/14 marketing year (July/June)
  • Cereal prices stable, those of potatoes at near record levels

Prospects for 2014 cereal production are favourable

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Madagascar + 29 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for May with a Forecast till Mid-July, 2014

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During May, several Desert Locust (SGR1) swarms from northwestern Somalia invaded eastern Ethiopia. On May 14th, an immature swarm dominated the sky over the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (see picture below). This is an extremely rare phenomenon that has not been in more than half a century. The swarm is believed to have escaped from eastern Ethiopia passing through the Rift Valley and crossing Awash where it destroyed a sugarcane plantation. No damage was reported in Addis and the swarm was later seen heading northwest and reached Gojjam.

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OSCE Chairperson-in-Office visits Baku, calls for intensified peace talks on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and welcomes establishment of OSCE Project Co-ordinator’s Office

BAKU, 2 June 2014 – The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter, started his official trip to the South Caucasus today with a visit to Baku, where he discussed with President llham Aliyev new aspects of co-operation between the OSCE and Azerbaijan, and called for implementing tension-reducing measures regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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Azerbaijan + 1 other
Living with the Nagorny Karabakh conflict

International Alert has launched a new project called ‘Unheard Voices’, to share the stories of ordinary people whose lives are affected by the Nagorny Karabakh conflict.

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Peace in Azerbaijan is essential to achieving durable solutions for the internally displaced – UN expert

BAKU (27 May 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs), Chaloka Beyani, today urged for a peace agreement which will “fully restore the human rights of IDPs in Azerbaijan, in particular their right to voluntary return in safety and dignity,” and called for the international community’s support.

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Azerbaijan, UNDP mull water scarcity, flood threats

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By Sara Rajabova

Azerbaijan's Emergency Situations Ministry and UNDP has discussed the climate change risks into water and flood management in the Greater Caucasus Region.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry held a seminar regarding this issue on May 21.

The seminar was held in the framework of a joint project on "Integrating Climate Change Risks into Water and Flood Management by Vulnerable Mountainous Communities in the Greater Caucasus Region", between the UNDP and the Ministry.

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Azerbaijan + 1 other
Azerbaijan, UN mull state of refugees, IDPs

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By Sara Rajabova

Azerbaijan's parliament members and the UN special envoy on human rights discussed the state of Azerbaijani refugees and IDPs.

Deputy Speaker of the parliament Bahar Muradova, chair of the parliament`s social policy committee Hadi Rajabli, and chair of the committee on human rights Rabiyyat Aslanova met visiting UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons Chaloka Beyani on May 19, AzerTag news agency reported.

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Serbia + 2 others
Azerbaijan sends humanitarian aid to Serbia

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Azerbaijan's Emergency Situations Ministry has sent humanitarian aid to Serbia for flood relief operations. Two planes with humanitarian aid were sent to Serbia on May 19.

The assistance was rendered upon Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's instructions, ministry's official Amal Teymurov told media on May 19.

Teymurov said another plane with humanitarian aid will be sent to Bosnia and Herzegovina this evening. Dozens of people were killed and thousands were left without houses as a result of the floods in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Severe frost, hail damage crops in west Azerbaijan

Oroumeyeh, May 18, IRNA – Head of Agricultural Jihad Office in the west Azerbaijan province said that damage from severe frost and hail in the current year reached over 9 thousand billion rials.

Esmaeil Karimzadeh said on Saturday that the damage included farming and garden products, animal husbandry and natural resources in the province.

He added that 35 percent of population in the province are working in agricultural sector and considering the wide range of activities in this sector, the allocated credit for the province is not adequate.

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World + 38 others
Annual Report 2013

Annual Report for 2013: A strong response to complex crises

14-05-2014 News Release 14/81

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World + 54 others
Global Overview 2014: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

Report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre says this figure equates to a staggering increase of 4.5 million from 2012, signalling a record high for the second year running.

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UN human rights expert to address the situation of internally displaced persons in Azerbaijan

GENEVA (13 May 2014) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, will conduct a visit to Azerbaijan from 18 to 24 May 2014 to examine the overall situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country. Mr. Beyani will visit IDP settlements in the cities of Baku and Sumgayit and in districts hosting large numbers of IDPs. “During my seven-day visit, I will gather first-hand information from all stakeholders, including displaced persons and affected communities themselves,” said Mr. Beyani.

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World + 6 others
Alternatives to Europe's substandard IDP and refugee collective centres [EN/FR]

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Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons
Rapporteur: Mr René ROUQUET, France, Socialist Group

Summary

There are currently some 2.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Europe, mostly living in temporary shelter and in conditions that are incompatible with human dignity and the values advocated by the Council of Europe, despite the initiatives taken, including by the Council of Europe Development Bank.