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.
October 2015 – Trends
Central African Republic, Israel/Palestine, Macedonia, Republic of Congo, South China Sea, Turkey
November 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
- Conflict resolution opportunities
33rd & 34th Meetings (AM & PM)
By Andreea Anca, IFRC
Situational overview: The ceasefire implemented on 1 September continues to hold, while humanitarian access to the non-government controlled area remains greatly restricted.
Protection concerns: The Government is facing challenges to accurately register internally displaced people (IDPs). Accurate registration is essential to provide IDPs with social assistance and other forms of aid. UNHCR is working with the Ministry of Social Policy to improve registration data accuracy.
Pledges confirmed since 2013: 96,688
Additional places/visas granted under other forms of admission: 14,074
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 19,646
TOTAL places made available to date: 130,408
Situational overview: The conflict situation in eastern Ukraine has improved following a ceasefire on 1 September, though the overall situation remains tense.
Humanitarian access: UN agencies have been expelled from the nongovernment controlled area of Luhansk narrowing the humanitarian space and limiting humanitarian action, including protection monitoring and activities.
By Andreea Anca, IFRC
Situational overview: Following a period of flux in the conflict situation, fighting in eastern Ukraine has noticeably de-escalated following a ceasefire implemented on 1 September, though the situation remains tense.
Protection concerns: Freedom of movement across the line of contact remains a primary concern. Access to civil documentation, such as passports and birth certificates is an ongoing problem for those in the non-government controlled area.