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Azerbaijan to face floods in mountainous areas

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AzerNews

By Jamila Babayeva

Experts say some mountainous areas would be hit by floods during the next two months.

The National Hydrometeorology Department of the Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry said some rivers in the mountainous areas would be stricken by short-term floods in April-June. The prediction is based on the results of some scientific observation, as well as monthly and seasonal weather forecast information.

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World + 2 others
State of Food and Agriculture in the Region, Including Future Prospects and Emerging Issues

Executive Summary

This paper provides an overview of the current state of food security and poverty in selected countries of the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region and compares this with the overall global situation. An array of economic and policy factors, which have been shaping food security in these countries, are also explored.

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After more than 20 years, IDPs still urgently need policies to support full integration

The Azerbaijani government continues to assume primary responsibility for the care and protection of the country's 597,000 internally displaced people (IDPs), who fled their homes in the early 1990s as a result of the conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh. It has devoted significant resources to IDPs’ problems over the past two decades. It has also raised awareness on displacement, collected data, trained officials on IDPs’ rights and adopted laws, policies and programmes for their protection. Some IDPs now enjoy better access to certain rights than their non-displaced neighbours.

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Azerbaijan + 1 other
Azerbaijan, Iran discuss prospects of cooperation in addressing emergencies

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Trend

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 16

By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:

Minister of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan Kamaladdin Heydarov met Sunday with Iranian Deputy Interior Minister and head of Iranian Disaster Management Organization Ismail Najjar, the Iranian Fars news agency reported.

At the meeting Kemaleddin Heydarov said that Azerbaijan is ready to cooperate with Iran in the prevention of emergency situations and elimination of waste.

According to him, the Azerbaijani side is ready to hold joint exercises on rescue operations in the Caspian Sea.

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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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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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Philippines + 1 other
Baku assists typhoon-hit Philippines

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AzerNews

The Azerbaijani government allocated $200,000 to the Philippines with a view to help the country in eliminating the adverse consequences of the Typhoon Haiyan.

The aid was provided via the UN World Food Programme and aimed at meeting the immediate food needs of the affected population, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry reported.

The Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last November. The natural disaster caused thousands of human deaths, destroyed hundreds of houses and led to a severe shortage of food, water and other necessity goods.

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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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Residential complex built for 1500 IDP families in Ganja

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AzerNews

By Sara Rajabova

The Azerbaijani government has built a complex of new many-storied residential buildings for 1500 internally displaced persons' (IDP) families in Ganja as part of the measures carried out to support refugees and IDPs displaced during the brutal war with Armenia in the early 1990s.

The complex was built in accordance with the "State Program on Improvement of living conditions of refugees and IDPs and their employment opportunities" approved by the presidential order in July 2004.

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Azerbaijan Consolidated Operational Plan 2014

  1. Executive summary

The following components are the Azerbaijan Red Crescent`s (AzRC) prioritized areas in 2014 and are highlighted in its Strategic Plan 2011-2015, which are going to be implemented on a bilateral basis, subject to funding, except the Tuberculosis prevention and treatment project that will be supported by the IFRC as well.

  • Road Safety;

  • Non-remunerated Blood Donor Recruitment;

  • HIV/AIDS;

  • Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB);

  • Harm Reduction;

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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 + 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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Azerbaijan + 1 other
Removing Landmines and Cluster Bombs in Karabakh One Village at a Time

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Asbarez

Though fighting ceased 19 years ago, the people of Nagorno Karabakh continue to suffer, as the 1992-94 war between Armenia and Azerbaijan left behind hundreds of minefields and cluster bomb strikes. In fact, Karabakh has one of the world’s highest per capita mine casualty rates – on a par with Afghanistan and surpassing Cambodia. A quarter of the victims in Karabakh are children.

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World + 21 others
Anuario de Procesos de Paz 2013

En esta octava edición del Anuario de Procesos de Paz se analizan los conflictos en los que se llevan a cabo negociaciones para llegar a un acuerdo de paz, con independencia de que estas negociaciones estén formalizadas, se encuentren en fase exploratoria, transcurran satisfactoriamente o, por el contrario, se encuentren estancadas o en plena crisis. También se analizan algunos casos donde las negociaciones o exploraciones son parciales, es decir, que no abarcan la totalidad de los grupos armados presentes en un país (caso de la India, por ejemplo).

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Azerbaijan + 2 others
Syria Armenians move to disputed territory: Azerbaijan

10/02/2013 19:31 GMT

UNITED NATIONS, October 2, 2013 (AFP) - Azerbaijan on Wednesday accused Armenia of resettling Syrian refugees in a disputed territory the two have been fighting over for decades.

Azerbaijan's UN ambassador said the rival neighbor had started a "very dangerous process" by moving Syrian Armenians into Nagorny Karabakh.

Armenia says it has accepted more than 10,000 ethnic Armenians. But Armenia's UN envoy said claims they have been moved into Nagorny Karabakh are "lies and distortion."

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