From the director
2014 was a devastating year with record numbers of people living in internal displacement induced by conflict, violence, disasters and natural hazards. Meeting the immense needs generated by these calamities remains one of the most challenging humanitarian tasks faced by the international community in modern times. To address these serious situations, IDMC in 2014 published 20 country overviews, 2 global reports, 8 thematic/technical reports, 32 blogs, 8 briefing/discussion papers, 22 submissions to human rights bodies.
As children growing up in Kenya, Georgine Auma and Natha Yare were excluded from their right to education.
Youth are especially vulnerable to multiple and often interlinked forms of violence: in areas of conflict they face specific challenges such as having to take on adult responsibilities while at the same time missing years of education. They are also particularly affected by consequences of conflict such as unemployment, social rupture, trauma and – especially for those involved as combatants – loss of status and resources. Besides economic and social marginalization, they often face political exclusion and, as a result, their transition to adulthood can be prolonged or blocked.
August 2015 – Trends
- Deteriorated situations
Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen
- Improved situations
Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka
September 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen
Conflict resolution opportunities
Heavy rain and hailstorm last night damaged farmlands and houses in some parts of eastern region of Kakheti.
The town of Kvareli and some of its nearby villages, including Sanavardo, were among the heavily hit areas, where hail damaged crops, house roofs and cars.
Basements of houses in some of the villages of Lagodekhi municipality were flooded and a landslide in Akhameta municipality damaged a road, according to the Interior Ministry’s emergency service, which had to send units from Tbilisi to help with response.
No sooner had images of a hippopotamus lost on a central street in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi gone viral this summer than offers of financial help for recovery from the city’s June 13-14 flood began to pour in. Yet, today, with well over $8.3 million raised from a variety of sources, questions have surfaced about how transparently and effectively the government is managing the money.
This map, prepared for World Humanitarian Day 2015, shows the generalized subnational areas around the world of limited humanitarian access and security due to conflict in 2014 – 2015, as well as a bar chart showing the trend of increased attacks on humanitarian aid workers since 2000.
By Madhavi Malalgoda Ariyabandu TBLISI, 27 July 2015 – The city of Tblisi is moving to strengthen its readiness to deal with natural and technological hazards while memories of last month’s flash flooding remain fresh.
The leadership of the Georgian capital, along with their counterparts in Gori from the eastern part of the country, have also expressed pride in applying the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – the wide-ranging international agreement endorsed last month by the UN General Assembly – at the local level.
Analysis with GeoEye-1 Data Acquired 24 June 2015
17 July 2015 – Concerned by the recent events at the line of control of South Ossetia, in Georgia, the top United Nations official has expressed yesterday evening his concerns regarding activities that may negatively impact the freedom of movement and livelihood of the local population
Tbilisi Municipal Assembly at a special meeting has unanimously approved the procedure for compensation payment for damage caused by devastating floods in Tbilisi.
The capital city hall is ready to pay compensation to the families which became victims of the disaster, Sputnik news agency reported.
The project of fixing of damages and compensation payment was approved by 46 votes. The victims are divided into two categories: those, whose homes destroyed by the floods and cannot be restored, and those, whose homes can be restored.
It’s hard to believe all that has happened in the few days since I, like so many here, marvelled at the torrential rain coming down in those first evening hours the night of June 13. I drove home from a dinner a few hours later through streets beginning to flood even a bit higher up in the Vere valley. Little did I know that just below devastation was already underway as a major flash flood tore through Tbilisi, the picturesque capital city of Georgia.
With the aim of ensuring the voices and perceptions of internally displaced people on voluntary return and other long-term solutions be heard, UNHCR commissioned an Intentions Survey among IDPs in Georgia. The survey was carried out by the Institute of Social Studies and Analysis (ISSA). Two thousand and one (2,001) internally displaced persons were interviewed by ISSA between October-December 2014 in Tbilisi and 10 regions of Georgia.
I. Situational overview
During the first quarter 2015, 774 persons were detected for illegal crossing of the regional and common borders between BCPs. Of this figure, 56% represented regional (CIS and EaP countries) nationals with the highest number of Ukrainian citizens, followed by Georgians and Russians.