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01 Dec 2015 description

November 2015 – Trends

Deteriorated situations

Bangladesh, France, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela

Improved situations

Burkina Faso, Myanmar

December 2015 – Watchlist

Conflict risk alerts


  • Conflict resolution opportunities
01 Dec 2015 description

Oslo, Norway | AFP | Tuesday 12/1/2015 - 13:22 GMT

A route used by migrants to enter Europe by crossing into Norway from Arctic Russia appears to have lost its appeal, with no migrants heading over the border after police were deployed, Norway said Tuesday.

Norwegian police were stationed right on the border at the Schengen area's northernmost checkpoint on Monday, tasked with preventing entry by people without the zone's visa.

01 Dec 2015 description


  • Situational overview: The security situation in eastern Ukraine has deteriorated during the past month after a period of improved conditions following the ceasefire on 1 September.

  • Protection concerns: Freedom of movement across the line of contact remains a primary concern. Access to adequate housing for internally displaced people (IDPs) is also an ongoing concern.

30 Nov 2015 description

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.

30 Nov 2015 description

The Emergencies Ministry is continuing to provide first-priority support to the population of the Crimean Peninsula. A state of emergency is declared for the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol due to a power supply disruption.

27 Nov 2015 description

Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.

26 Nov 2015 description

This report is for the media and general public.


On 26 November 2015 at 06:50hrs (Moscow time), a Russian convoy* arrived at the Donetsk Border Crossing Point (BCP). A total of 45 vehicles were checked by the Russian border guard and customs services. All the vehicles had crossed back into the Russian Federation by 14:15hrs on 26 November.


Leaving the Russian Federation

25 Nov 2015 description

By Jacques David — 25 November 2015

The Government of the Russian Federation has donated 30 KAMAZ trucks to the World Food Programme of the United Nations (WFP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to facilitate food deliveries and distributions to vulnerable people and the provision of services to humanitarian partners in hard-to-reach and crisis-hit areas.

20 Nov 2015 description


  • Natural hazards, such as earthquakes, droughts, floods, wildfires, and extreme winter weather, affect a range of countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). In addition, rapid urban growth and environmental degradation in some countries have led to overcrowding and settlement in hazard-prone areas. Protracted conflict and limited government disaster management capacity in many EMCA countries compound the risks associated with natural disasters.

19 Nov 2015 description

Another stage of humanitarian operation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions has been successfully finished. The 45th Russian Emergencies Ministry convoy delivered to Donetsk and Luhansk regions over 1,100 tonnes of relief goods.

On their way back, all the trucks went through customs control at Donetsk and Matveyev Kurgan checkpoints.

11 Nov 2015 description

The 44th Russian Emergencies Ministry convoy with humanitarian aid for people in Donetsk and Luhansk regions has been built in Rostov Region. It is to move out from Don Rescue Center in the morning of 12 November 2015.

In all, there are over 100 trucks loaded with over 1,100 tonnes of relief goods. Most of the cargo is food.

The relief goods were coming from NGOs and union trades from different regions of Russia.

Before being loaded the trucks were examined, refueled and their expendables were changed. The drivers were briefed and are ready to move out.

07 Nov 2015 description

(Moscow, 6 November 2015): Stephen O’Brien, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, today concluded his first official visit to the Russian Federation, with the aim of building on the strong partnership between Russia and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

07 Nov 2015 description

By Lucy Schouten

Immigration law prevents crossing of the border between Russia and Norway without a visa by car or on foot, but desperate refugees are avoiding the dangerous sea crossing by using bicycles to enter Norway.

Refugees fleeing Middle East violence for safety in Europe have used any means necessary, employing inflatable rafts, criminal smuggling gangs and, now, bicycles.

05 Nov 2015 description

Following the order of the Russian Government and the Foreign Ministry of Russia a Russian Emergencies Ministry Il-76 carrying about 23 tonnes of relief goods took off from Ramenskoy airport for Yemen tonight. The plane en route Ramenskoye – Aswan – Sana – Aswan – Ramenskoye has aboard large tents and foods. On its way back the plane will deliver in Moscow Russian and foreign citizens who want to leave the conflict zone.

04 Nov 2015 description



This scenario document provides a description of situations that could occur in the coming six to nine months, with their associated humanitarian consequences. The aim is to support strategic planning, create awareness and promote preparedness activities for those responding to this crisis.