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23 Jul 2015 description

BAKU, 23 July 2015 – The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs (Ambassadors Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, James Warlick of the United States of America, and Pierre Andrieu of France) traveled to Yerevan and Baku to meet President of Armenia Serzh Sargsian and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk also participated in the meetings.

21 Jul 2015 description
report CIVICUS
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From Ebola to the bombing of Gaza, civil society was the first responder to humanitarian emergencies during the last year, but faces dire threats and a funding crisis around the world, says a new report.

“During the last year civil society was everywhere, doing great work often at the frontline of the world’s challenges, but at the same time having to stave off threats to its very existence,” said Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, the CIVICUS Secretary-General on launching the organisation’s 2015 State of Civil Society Report.

14 Jul 2015 description

Securing an Armenian-Azerbaijani agreement: the roles of international and local security providers

18 Jun 2015 description

Focus on healthy and balanced nutrition

A front-runner in the race to end hunger, the region still struggles with malnutrition

Multiple trends are shaping the nutrition map for Europe and Central Asia, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s first-ever report on food insecurity and malnutrition in Europe and Central Asia, released today. The problems of food insecurity have changed away from that of caloric sufficiency toward the quality of peoples’ diets – a trend that will likely continue in this way.

18 Jun 2015 description

Human Rights Council MORNING/MIDDAY/AFTERNOON

17 June 2015

Hears Address from Minister for Human Rights of Yemen, Concludes Interactive Dialogue on Transnational Corporations and on Trafficking in Persons

16 Jun 2015 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 16 June 2015
Subjects: (1) Yemen update and (2) Azerbaijan

(1) Yemen update

According to our team in Yemen a total of 50 civilians, including 18 children and 11 women, were killed during the period between 11 and 15 June. A further 111 civilians, including 20 children and 20 women, were reported injured. This brings the total number of civilians killed since 26 March to 1,412, including 210 women, with 3,423 injured.

01 Jun 2015 description

BAKU, 1 June 2014 – OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić started his official trip to the South Caucasus today with a visit to Baku. He was received by President llham Aliyev and discussed with him the potential for progress towards a comprehensive peace agreement for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as co-operation between the OSCE and Azerbaijan.

27 May 2015 description

Summary

The Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, conducted an official mission to Azerbaijan from 19 to 24 May 2014 at the invitation of the Government and as mandated by the Human Rights Council in its resolution 23/8. The objective of the visit was to examine the human rights situation of internally displaced persons in the country since the last assessment made in 2010 by the previous mandate holder.

14 May 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Prospects for 2015 cereal production are favourable

  • Cereal imports to remain stable in 2014/15 marketing year (July/June)

  • Prices of wheat flour stable but at record levels in March

Prospects for 2015 cereal production are favourable

11 May 2015 description

In this conflict, every single voice is important.

Over the last three years, Conciliation Resources in cooperation with its long-term partner, the Baku-based Society for Humanitarian Research, has supported the emergence of a network of NGOs in Azerbaijan working on IDP issues.

04 May 2015 description
report AzerNews

By Amina Nazarli

After a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit one of the poorest nations on Earth, Nepal, on April 25 the country’s many survivors find themselves in desperate need of food and water.

The devastating earthquake and its aftershock on April 26 killed more than 5,000 people in the country’s Kathmandu Valley. More than eight million people have been affected by the quake, the UN said. About 10,000 people have been injured.

Now, aid has begun to reach those regions near the epicenter as many countries around the world have mobilized.

30 Apr 2015 description

Overview

All programmes and activities of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society (AzRC) are aligned with and contribute to the IFRC`s Strategy 2020 aiming to improve the lives and to alleviate the sufferings of the most vulnerable people.

23 Apr 2015 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Iyad Ameen Madani condemns the "elections" to be held in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 3 May 2015. He states that these elections are illegal and in contravention of the resolutions of the UN Security Council, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Similarly, the OIC Secretary General calls on the international community to condemn this process and deem it illegitimate.

13 Apr 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Outbreak of conflict in the east of Ukraine leads to civilian deaths and displacements

  • Close to 15,000 Syrian Armenians have come to Armenia since the start of the war in Syria

  • UN concerned about the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and the rights of the displaced living in Azerbaijan.

  • INFORM - the first global, open-source tool for measuring the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters.

2014: a year of conflict

20 Mar 2015 description

By RFE/RL's Armenian Service
March 19, 2015

Officials in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh accuse Azerbaijan of attacks that have left three ethnic Armenian soldiers dead.

The Nagorno-Karabakh de-facto Defense Ministry said Azerbaijani commandos attacked its soldiers' position on March 19, killing three soldiers and wounding four.

Meanwhile, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry accused separatists of triggering the confrontation and said 20 Armenian soldiers had been killed or wounded.

10 Mar 2015 description

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)1. 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.