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16 Jun 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

72.9 per cent of people
crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity
61 per cent
cross by private cars
43.3 per cent
are aged 40-65
74.3 per cent
travel to visit relatives
51.8 per cent
cross the line of contact every month

FUNDING
USD 34.8 million
requested for the operation in 2016

PRIORITIES

01 Jun 2016 description

The month saw Venezuela’s political, economic and humanitarian crisis worsen amid heightened tensions between the government and opposition, a situation which could lead to state collapse and regional destabilisation. Another major setback in electing a new president in Haiti prompted fears of further civil unrest. In West Africa, deadly violence in central Mali and south-east Nigeria spiked, while a power struggle in Guinea-Bissau led to a dangerous standoff.

20 May 2016 description

Geneva, 20 May 2016 – The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's permanent committees have concluded two days of work where matters related to treaty compliance and universal adoption of its norms, landmine clearance and survivors’ assistance were discussed and remaining challenges were identified.

17 May 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

72.9 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity

61.5 per cent
cross by private car

45.5 per cent
are aged 40-65

74.3 per cent
travel to visit relatives

58 per cent
cross the line of contact every month
Source: UNHCR crossing the line of contact survey (Apr. 2016)

FUNDING

01 May 2016 description

Moscow -- The Government of Russia will be making a $10 million contribution towards UNDP programmes which support efforts to mitigate and prevent the negative effects of climate change in developing countries.

The announcement was made just a few days ahead of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement and during the first annual Consultation Meeting on the partnership implementation between UNDP and the Russian Federation in Moscow this week.

28 Apr 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

74.8 per cent of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity
58 per cent cross by private cars
57.2 per cent are aged 40-65
54 per cent travel to visit relatives
46 per cent cross the line of contact every month
Source: UNHCR crossing the line of contact survey

FUNDING

USD 34.8 million requested for the operation in 2016

PRIORITIES

26 Apr 2016 description

Confirmed pledges (persons) since 2013: 130,955
Additional places/visas granted under Other Legal Forms of Admission:* 15,823
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 32,369
TOTAL places made available to date: 179,147

25 Apr 2016 description

MINSK, 25 April 2016 – OSCE’s engagement in the environmental sphere contribute to sustainable development - mapping of radiation risks, wildfire containment and co-operation between Aarhus Centres - in areas affected by the Chernobyl nuclear tragedy, said Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities Yurdakul Yigitguden at an international conference in Minsk today marking 30 years since the disaster.

21 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Low public spending, ineffective social protection policies and programmes are hampering progress for children in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

GENEVA, 20 April 2016 — Children who are falling furthest behind in society benefit the most when countries invest in more effective social protection, according to a new UNICEF Report launched today.

13 Apr 2016 description

By Nichola Jones, IFRC

When fighting broke out in the Ukraine in the summer of 2014, more than 1.4 million people were displaced and tens of thousands fled to neighbouring Belarus.

Of the 150,000 people who arrived in Belarus, which has a population of almost 10 million people and is facing tough financial times as a result of a weakening Russian economy, many were families with young children.

13 Apr 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 74.8 per cent of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity
  • 58 per cent cross by private cars
  • 57.2 per cent are aged 40-65
  • 54 per cent travel to visit relatives
  • 46 per cent cross the line of contact every month
    :Source: UNHCR crossing the line of contact survey:

FUNDING

  • USD 34.8 million requested for the operation in 2016

PRIORITIES

11 Apr 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Early forecast for 2016 cereals production points to 6 percent increase from last year

  • Cereal production in 2015 declined from previous year’s record crop but remained about the recent average

  • Exports of cereals on the rise

  • Prices of staple foods remain stable or rose slightly in past months

Early forecast for 2016 cereals production points to 6 percent increase from last year

11 Mar 2016 description

10 March 2016

Distinguished President, Excellencies,

Over the past ten days, many delegations have shared with me their alarm about the growing disarray in many countries. And among other issues, I have raised with many of them my concerns about arrests, harassment and spurious prosecutions of journalists, activists, political opponents and human rights defenders.

02 Mar 2016 description

The month saw conflict continue to rage in Turkey’s south east between Ankara and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), looking likely to further escalate in March. Afghanistan and Somalia both saw armed insurgencies capture new territories. In Africa, political tensions rose in Chad, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, while in Venezuela, deadlock between the opposition-held parliament and government has brought the country closer to political and economic implosion.

12 Feb 2016 description
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KEY FIGURES

  • 57,300 People receiving UNHCR winterization assistance
  • USD 6.1 million winterization budget
  • 34,100 tonnes of heating coal or m3 wood
  • 29 Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) across Ukraine currently implemented

FUNDING

  • USD 34.8 million requested for the operation in 2016

PRIORITIES

11 Feb 2016 description

On February 10, 2016 the humanitarian aid arrived to Kyrgyzstan from the Republic of Belarus for the affected population as a result of the earthquake that occurred in November 2015.

The decision on the provision of humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan was made by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.

10 tons of humanitarian aid consists of 3 thousand pieces of blankets and 20 sets of tents.

The humanitarian aid will facilitate the timely provision of the population with basic necessities in the event of emergencies.

Press service of the MES KR.

21 Jan 2016 description

KEY DATA

  • 372 trucks (planned 402) with shelter materials and NFI kits sent to GCA (250 trucks) and NGCA (122 trucks) in 2015.
  • 8,116 beneficiaries as of planned 8,600 received multi-purpose cash assistance in 2015 across Ukraine.
  • 29 Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) across Ukraine currently implemented.
  • 57,300 Beneficiaries receiving winterization assistance.

FUNDING (2015)