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Supporting Post-Chernobyl Recovery in Belarus

Report
World Bank

More energy-efficient and reliable utility services for households, schools, and hospitals

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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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Belarus: Extreme winter conditions, DREF Operation n° MDRBY004 - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA)

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

After a long period of a relatively mild weather, a sudden onset of extremely cold winter caught many Belarusians completely unprepared, especially homeless, drivers and city dwellers who need to travel long distances by public transport or by foot.

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Human Rights and Democracy: The 2012 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report

Foreword by Foreign Secretary William Hague

The promotion and protection of human rights is at the heart of the UK’s foreign policy objectives. I, along with my ministerial team, consistently raise human rights violations wherever and whenever they occur. And with this in mind, I am delighted to introduce the FCO’s 2012 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report, which details our efforts to promote human rights during 2012.

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Belarus Consolidated Operational Plan 2014

  1. Executive summary

By addressing the challenges of poverty and social exclusion, enabling healthy living and recovery from crises, Belarus Red Cross programmes support the global aims of the IFRC`s Strategy 2020.

Making the most out of its branch and volunteer network, Belarus Red Cross delivers vital services to the most hard-to-reach vulnerable groups such as homeless people, injecting drug users, people living with HIV (PLHIV), female sex workers, people with mental illnesses, victims of human trafficking and ex-offenders.

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Belarus: Location Map (2013)

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To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Belarus: Floods Preparedness DREF operation n° MDRBY003 Final report

CHF 88,166 was allocated on 4th March 2013 from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Belarus Red Cross Society in strengthening disaster response preparedness for delivering immediate assistance to some 10,000 people endangered by the expected spring floods throughout Belarus.

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Europe Zone Office 2012-2015: Long Term Planning Framework - Revision n°1

  1. Who are we?

The IFRC Europe Zone is one of the five decentralised geographic areas, with one regional and several country offices, covering the European continent in the broadest political meaning, i.e. 52 countries including the successor states of the former Soviet Union (fSU) in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
The Europe Zone Office structure is based on three management lines:

1) Programmes and Operations consisting of Disaster Management, Health and Care, and Finance;

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Europe Zone Office Consolidated Development Operational Report January - June 2013 MAA65001

1. Executive summary

The economic crisis in Europe continues to hit headlines. According to the last EU figures, 43.6 million of EU citizens find difficulties in accessing food on a daily basis, and trends show that the need for food assistance is likely to increase in the near future.

Over 26 millions of people were unemployed across the EU in April 2013, by 1.7 million more than in April 2012. Youth unemployment figures are particularly alarming, with peaks of 56 per cent in Spain and 62.5 per cent in Greece.

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Belarus Consolidated Development Operational Report January - June 2013 MAABY002

1. Executive summary

By addressing the challenges of poverty and social exclusion, enabling healthy living and recovery from crises, Belarus Red Cross programmes support attaining the strategic aims of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies` (IFRC) Strategy 2020.

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Belarus: Extreme winter condition DREF operation n° MDRBY002 Final report

CHF 25,631 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 25th January 2013 to support the Belarus Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 5,000 beneficiaries.

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2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Fact Sheet

BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR

April 19, 2013

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Preparing for the spring floods following heavy snow

By Dmitry Rusakov, Belarus Red Cross

It has been the heaviest snowfalls in 30 years, and in the northern parts of Belarus the snow cover reached 70 centimetres earlier this year. The situation worsened in mid-March when cyclone Javier brought new swathes of snow and caused snow drifts, which paralyzed the entire country for 24 hours.

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Empress Shôken Fund promotes peace, community awareness and humanitarian values

Created to promote relief work in times of peace, the Empress Shôken Fund received many applications this year from Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies and is pleased to announce its support for five Red Cross Red Crescent projects around the world which address local vulnerabilities, namely in Belarus, Bolivia, Eritrea, Iran, and Kiribati. The total amount of the grant allocations is 98,779 Swiss Francs.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Belarus 22-March-2013

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

• Early prospects for 2013 cereal production are satisfactory

• Record cereal harvest gathered in 2012

• Import requirements increase for 2012/13 marketing year

• Prices of basic food increase continuously