BISHKEK – On International School Meals Day, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Kyrgyz Ministry of Education and Bishkek City Hall today launched a hot meals programme in city schools, thanks to valuable support from the Russian Federation and expertise from the Russian Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute (SIFI).
Thanks to the programme, more than 1,200 primary school students in Bishkek Gymnasium #64 will be enjoying freshly cooked hot meals every day. This school was chosen as the first city school to pilot the improved school meals model.
78 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about long queues at checkpoints
47 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about shelling
38 per cent
travel to visit relatives
26 per cent
are concerned about difficult conditions while queuing at checkpoints
8 per cent
of people travelling by car were unable to cross due to long queues
Ensure Procedure Access; Halt Summary Returns
(Budapest, March 1, 2017) – Polish authorities routinely deny asylum seekers at the Belarus-Poland border the right to apply for asylum and instead summarily return them to Belarus, Human Rights Watch said today. Since 2016, large numbers of asylum seekers, mostly from the Russian Republic of Chechnya, but also from Tajikistan and Georgia, have tried to apply for asylum in Poland at the border with Belarus.
An analysis based on actual persons registered in the UNHCR refugee database (proGres)
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Between 4-10 June 2016, heavy rains caused severe flooding in the Republic of Dagestan, the Republic of North Ossetia and the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation in the Northern Caucasus. According to the data from the respective local governments, EMERCOM and the local branches of The Russian Red Cross Society (RRC), the following damages were observed.
Republic of Dagestan
Due to funding shortages, WFP has been forced to reduce its rations for children and pregnant and nursing mothers. If no new funding is received by the end of March, WFP will have to stop assistance to kindergarten children and eventually to reduce its geographic scope in DPRK.
Nutrition assistance in the flood-affected areas continued in January and reached 30,818 people. This assistance will continue until the end of winter in March, with a 100 percent food ration.
The twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director General on 7 February 2017.
Author: Thomas Ruttig
Fuente: Prensa Latina
La Habana, 7 feb (PL) Rusia donó un millón 500 mil dólares como parte del apoyo internacional a la recuperación de los territorios de Cuba afectados por el huracán Matthew, asegura hoy una nota de la embajada de Moscú aquí.
El gobierno de la Federación de Rusia decidió cubrir las cuotas especiales extraordinarias en el Fondo del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y el de ese organismo internacional para la Infancia (Unicef), añade el texto al que tuvo acceso Prensa Latina.
Renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine is quickly turning into a litmus test of Russia’s intentions in backing Ukrainian separatist rebels, and the real willingness of the West, in particular the United States, to support Kyiv. Fears over Washington’s wavering may also cause positions to harden in the protracted conflicts in Europe’s East, most immediately in Georgia.
PACE has expressed its concern at the many cases of serious threats to media freedom in Europe listed by the Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists, set up by the Council of Europe in 2015. A resolution adopted today by the Assembly, on the basis of a report by Volodymyr Ariev (Ukraine, EPP/CD), highlights the death of 16 journalists since January 2015 following acts of violence in the member States.
On 26 December, WFP presented its plan to support the Tajik Government’s efforts in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response Plan at the national platform of Disaster Risk Reduction (DDR).
WFP Tajikistan has delivered 320 mt of food to WFP Afghanistan in the Badakhshan province for humanitarian assistance. Most remote villages are isolated from the rest of the country during winter and it is easier and most cost-efficient to ship food from Tajikistan.