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Emergency Minister holds working meeting in Krasnoyarsk on providing security during flood and fire season

On April 16 Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir PUchkov visited the city of Krasnoyarsk to hold a meeting on providing security of people and areas during flood and fire season in Siberia.

The meeting was attended by head of Siberian Regional Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry Vladimir Svetelsky, governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Lev Kuznetsov and representatives of ministries and agencies charged with matters relating hydrological and forest fire situations in the Siberian Federal District.

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Russian Emergencies Ministry’s plane to deliver humanitarian cargo in Syria

Today pursuant to the order of the Russian President and instructions of the President and the RF Government a Russian Emergencies Ministry’s plane is going to deliver in the city of Latakia relief goods to the population of the Syrian Arab Republic affected by military action. The cargo contains foodstuffs, drugs and first necessities, over 14 tonnes in all.

The Ilyushin Il-76 of the Russian Emergencies Ministry will deliver in Moscow the citizens wishing to leave Syria.

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Cuba + 1 other
Rusia destina ayuda a Cuba para restañar daños por huracán


Cuba, 12 de Abril 2014

Fuente: Prensa Latina

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Rusia destinó un millón de dólares del Programa de Desarrollo de la ONU para financiar la reconstrucción en Cuba de viviendas devastadas por el huracán Sandy en la oriental provincia de Santiago de Cuba, en 2012, comunicó la Cancillería.

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Disaster prevention to be priority during flood period

A flood period usually begins in March and ends in June in the Russian Federation. This year it began 15 and in some regions of the country 20 days earlier.

Today, 12 farmlands (all in the Siberian Federal District), 18 low water bridges (in the Volga and Central Federal Districts) and 5 sections of local roads (in the Volga Federal District) are flooded in Russia. Resettlement of residents has not been conducted in these areas, a set of activities has been organized to provide life necessities.

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Indonesia + 8 others
Disaster mitigation drill held in W. Sumatra

Jakarta Post

Around 2,100 delegates from 18 countries and international organizations are attending a joint disaster mitigation exercise, called the Mentawai Megathrust Direx Exercise (MMDirex), hosted by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) in Padang and Mentawai Island, West Sumatra, from March 17 to 23.

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Media black-out ahead of disputed Crimea referendum


The Russian authorities have launched a full-scale onslaught on the few remaining independent media in Russia, blocking a number of internet sites in the Russian Federation, Amnesty International said today.

"The blocking of these sites is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression. It is an unashamed attack on those who still dare to question the Kremlin-dictated narrative by providing independent, impartial information and offer a platform for free debate,” said John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International.

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Kyrgyzstan + 1 other
Sent Home to Torture: Extradition in Central Asia

by Katya Szarvas

Nurdin Sultanmamytov’s story began with an arrest by police in Kyrgyzstan. And then a second. And then another and another. Once he was abducted and detained for nineteen days. Before long he had been accused of a series of crimes, including robbery, theft, extortion of firearms, ammunition and explosives, unlawful seizure of a car, banditry, and kidnapping—all charges he denies.

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Yemen + 1 other
Russia delivers food aid to Yemen

Yemen Times

SANA’A, Feb. 19—A Russian aircraft loaded with 30 tons of food aid landed in Sana’a on Wednesday, according to the state-run Saba news agency. The Russian ambassador in Sana’a told Saba that this aid is just the first phase of more humanitarian aid Russia will provide throughout 2014 to support peace and stability in Yemen as well as the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference.

The cargo includes wheat, sugar, rice and other food items as well as two electrical power generators.

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Rostov rescuers respond to simulated flood

Command and staff exercises of the territorial subsystem of the Russian Single Disaster Management System practicing responding to a flood have been held in Rostov Region.

During the exercises the specialists used technical means of automated centralized notification system.

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Slovenia + 1 other
Humanitarian cargo arrived in Slovenia

Russian Serbian Humanitarian Center set up under the agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and that of the Republic of Serbia on cooperation in the area of emergency humanitarian response, prevention of and response to natural disasters and industrial accidents, has provided assistance to Slovenia. A cargo of relief goods – 5 power stations with the capacity of 120 kW was delivered to the city of Ljubljana by motor vehicles and then was passed on to Protection and Rescue Office of the Slovenian Defense Ministry.

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Sudan + 2 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 06 | 3 - 9 February 2014 [EN/AR]


• The number of people from South Sudan seeking shelter in Sudan stands at some 24,700 as of 10 February, according to the Government of Sudan and humanitarian organisations.

• The AU announced the resumption of negotiations between the Government of Sudan an d SPLM-N on the situation in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states scheduled for 13 February in Addis Ababa.

• HAC Central Darfur reports that over the past three months an estimated 20,000 people have returned to different parts of Um Dukhun.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Sudan + 1 other
Russia Supports WFP Operations In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$2 million contribution from the Russian Federation that will support WFP’s food distributions in Sudan.

The donation will be used to provide food assistance to 70,000 beneficiaries for two months.

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Russia says Syria to remove chemical weapons this month

MOSCOW, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Syria plans to send a large shipment of toxic agents out of the country this month and can complete the removal process by March 1, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

"Literally yesterday the Syrians announced that the removal of a large shipment of chemical substances is planned in February. They are ready to complete this process by March 1," state-run Russia news agency RIA quoted Gatilov as saying.

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Sudan + 1 other
Russia gives WFP $2m to support operations in Sudan

Sudan Tribune

February 2, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Russia Federation has donated $2m to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support food distributions in Sudan.

The donation, according to a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, would be used to provide food assistance to 70,000 beneficiaries for two months.

“The donation is coming within the framework of continuing cooperation between the Russian Federation and UN World Food Programme to provide the Sudanese citizens in need with vital necessities,” said Russian Chargé d’Affaires Yury Vidakas.

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Kyrgyzstan + 1 other
Russia Helps WFP Support Food-Insecure Families In Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK – The Government of the Russian Federation has announced its renewed commitment to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), contributing US$3 million to support the most food-insecure families in the Kyrgyz Republic through community projects.

The grant will fund WFP’s food-for-assets projects that assist rural communities to revitalise infrastructure, improve agricultural production, diversify rural incomes and mitigate the impact of natural disasters.

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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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Lebanon + 2 others
Russian Emergencies Ministry planes delivered over 60 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees

On 21 and 22 January 2014, pursuant to the order of RF President Vladimir Putin 2 Ilyushin Il-76 planes of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry delivered relief goods to Syrian refugees in the Lebanese Republic.

The total weight of the humanitarian aid was over 60 tonnes. There were mobile power stations, winter tents, oil heaters, blankets and dishes.

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Georgia + 1 other
Georgia slams Russia for border expansion in breakaway region

  • Georgia calls Russia's move to shift the border "illegal action"

  • Georgian sportsmen will take part in the Games

  • Georgia offers to help Russia on games security

By Margarita Antidze

TBILISI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Georgia on Tuesday condemned Russia for expanding its border deeper into Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia that Moscow has recognized as an independent country since 2008.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Russian Emergencies Ministry jet delivered relief aid in Lebanon

A Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Ilyushin Il-76 plane, which took off today morning from the Ramenskoye airport near Moscow, delivered humanitarian relief goods to the Lebanese Republic. The destination was the airport in the city of Beirut.

The plane carried two mobile power stations, tents, blankets, the dishes, oil heater. The total weight of the cargo is over 33 tonnes.

The next flight with humanitarian aid to Lebanon is scheduled on 23 January.