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06 Feb 2017 description

118 hospitals in 7 countries in the WHO European Region were assessed using the WHO Hospital Safety Index tool in 2015¬–2016. Altogether, 93 experts – including doctors, civil and maintenance engineers and emergency planning experts – from 14 European and 6 non-European countries were trained.

25 Jan 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

The number of arrivals by sea and land to Europe for 2015 exceeded one million on the 20th December, with the total number registered by the relevant national authorities standing at 1,046,599 according to IOM’s DTM system in coordination with relevant IOM missions and national authority partners. Of these,

20.2 percent were Afghans whilst 2.7 percent were Pakistani nationals. In data from January to the end of May 2016, the cumulative total of 220,796 arrivals included 19.5 percent Afghan and 3 percent Pakistani nationals.

24 Jan 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

A sharp cold snap (Cyclone Axel) hit Belarus on 5 January 2017, with heavy snowfalls accompanied by frost and strong winds. Temperatures dropped down to 25‐29 degrees Celsius below zero, and in some places even to minus 31‐34 Celsius degrees.
The country's meteorological service issued an orange weather warning. Invasion of cold arctic air masses from the north of European Russia followed on 6 January.

23 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Tracking Earthquake and Flood Risks across Europe and Central Asia to Enhance Disaster Resilience

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A new publication released by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery examines current and future trends in terms of earthquake and flood risks for 32 countries across the Europe and Central Asia region.

23 Jan 2017 description

The situation

A period of exceptionally cold and snowy winter weather occurred in the first half of January 2017 in Eastern, Central and Southern Europe, including Turkey and Greece.

Homeless people, asylum seekers, refugees in camps and Internally Displaced People (IDPs) have been among the most vulnerable.

In Greece and the Balkans, teams are assisting both the local population (homeless, vulnerable people, stranded motorists) and asylum seekers and refugees who have already endured months in harsh conditions.

18 Jan 2017 description
report EurasiaNet

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska

On the 8.28 a.m. train to Terespol, a Polish town at the border with Belarus, Ali watches the barely changing landscape with indifference. This might be the twentieth time he has taken this train with his wife and three kids. Or maybe the twenty-first, he cannot quite remember.

17 Jan 2017 description

The situation

Severe winter weather and extreme temperatures as low as – 30 degrees Celsius in some areas affected much of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, including Turkey and Greece in the first two weeks of January 2017.

12 Jan 2017 description
  • 34.8 M required for 2016
  • 10.4 M contributions received, representing 30% of requirements
  • 24.4 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

    All figures are displayed in USD

10 Jan 2017 description

The situation

Severe winter weather and extreme temperatures as low as – 30 degrees Celsius in some areas are affecting much of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, including Turkey and Greece. The worst of the cold weather began at the beginning of January in many countries but in Poland, the impact of freezing temperatures was felt as early as November 2016.

The media has reported at least 40 deaths. Homeless people, asylum seekers, refugees in camps and IDPs in Ukraine are among the most vulnerable.

03 Jan 2017 description

34.8 M required for 2016
10.2 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements
24.6 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

30 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

In 2017, children in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) will face continued risks related to armed conflicts, economic stagnation and political and social instability. In eastern Ukraine, children are facing the consequences of a three-year conflict that is overwhelming social services and protection systems. In Turkey, unprecedented numbers of refugee, migrant and other highly vulnerable children are challenging the capacities of government services.

23 Dec 2016 description

All figures are displayed in USD

34.8 M required for 2016
10.2 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements
24.5 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

18 Dec 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Latest estimates point to 5 percent increase in 2016 cereals production

  • Exports of cereals on the rise in 2016/17

  • Prices of wheat products rose in October

Latest estimates point to 5 percent increase in 2016 cereals production

05 Dec 2016 description

Ottawa Convention concludes in Chile

Santiago, Chile – The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties (15MSP) has concluded a week of work in Santiago, Chile, recording success in stockpile destruction with Poland announcing it had destroyed one million stockpiled landmines bringing to 158 the number of States that no longer hold stocks. With Poland's stockpile destruction, the States Parties have now destroyed more than 49 million landmines.

03 Dec 2016 description

34.8 M required for 2016
10.2 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements
24.5 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

22 Nov 2016 description
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KEY FIGURES

76 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about long queues at checkpoints

36 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned shelling

38 per cent
Travel to visit relatives

32 per cent
are concerned about difficult conditions while queuing at checkpoints

20 per cent
of people travelling by car were unable to cross due to long queues

14 Nov 2016 description
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KEY FIGURES

78 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about long queues at checkpoints

27 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned shelling

39 per cent
Travel to visit relatives

18 per cent
are concerned about difficult conditions while queuing at checkpoints

5 per cent
of people travelling by car were unable to cross due to long queues