Geneva /Moscow, 25 October 2016—The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Russian emergency response agency, EMERCOM, have agreed to boost cooperation in future humanitarian relief operations.
Meeting in Geneva today, Russia’s Minister of Emergency Situations, Vladimir Puchkov, and IFRC Secretary General, Elhadj As Sy, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work jointly to aid populations affected by natural disasters and other crisis situations and to increase local emergency response capacity through advanced training.
(New York) – The United Nations General Assembly will select new members for the Human Rights Council in elections to be held in New York on October 28. Russia is running against Hungary and Croatia for a chance to represent the Eastern European group at the world’s foremost human rights body.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the situation
In the period between 4 and 10 June 2016, heavy rains caused severe disasters in the Republic of Dagestan, the Republic of North Ossetia and the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation in Northern Caucasus. Damages were observed according to the data received from the local governments, EMERCOM and local Russian Red Cross branches.
34.8 M required for 2016
9.8 M contributions received, representing 28% of requirements
25.0 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation
Eight months since Tropical Cyclone Winston devastated the South Pacific Island nation of Fiji, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) recovery efforts in partnership with the Fiji Government have been progressively underway to rebuild people’s livelihoods.
The second Pacific Islands Climate Outlook Forum officially opened today with national, regional and international experts on climate services and disaster risk reduction present to explore common approaches and best practices for climate services that can be extended throughout the Pacific Island region.
With the cyclone season closing in, the two-day event hosted by the Fiji Meteorology Service in Nadi is placing a special focus on disaster risk reduction and the importance of climate information for community preparedness.
Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, 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.
The Guidance Note on Recovery: Private Sector draws from the wider body of knowledge on private sector recovery and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery e orts. Materials have been collected through desk review and direct consultations with relevant experts. These experiences and lessons learned are classi ed into the following four major issues:
The Disaster Recovery Role of the Private Sector
Engaging the Private Sector in Disaster Recovery
51,031* migrants assisted with Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) from 1 January to 30 June 2016
23/09/2016 New Delhi, India – With 42 percent of the world’s population, the group of countries that make up the BRICS are in a position to shape agricultural policies that would strengthen global food security and transform rural societies and livelihoods, Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said today.
DUSHANBE, 21 September 2016 – Today, the Embassy of the Russian Federation and UNICEF in Tajikistan signed a partnership agreement in the presence of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan. The ceremony took place at the UN Information Resource Centre located in the Russian-Tajik Slavonic University.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 11-17 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.
Les pays participant aux deux sommets sur les réfugiés devraient s’engager à renforcer leurs offres de réinstallation et d’aide
Aid, Resettlement, Asylum Procedures Fall Woefully Short
At Global Refugee Summits, Commit to Resettlement and Aid
(New York, September 13, 2016) – The massive refugee crisis demands an unprecedented global response, Human Rights Watch said today. At two summits on September 19 and 20, 2016, at the United Nations, world leaders should take bold steps to share responsibility for millions of people displaced by violence, repression, and persecution.
↗ Ample supplies and improved production prospects kept cereal prices generally under downward pressure. Maize and rice quotations fell the most, while high quality wheat prices firmed on strong demand.
↗ In Africa, food prices in South Sudan declined in August although they remained high, while in Nigeria the weak currency continued to underpin prices. In Southern Africa, decreasing maize quotations in South Africa eased prices in importing countries.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT - Cereal production forecast at record level in 2016
Cereal exports also set to reach new record in 2016/17 marketing year
Export prices for wheat increased in August
Cereal production forecast at record level in 2016
FAO Food Price Index rises in August, driven by commodities other than grains
8 September 2016, Rome-Staple food prices rose in August even as grain prices fell and the outlook for global cereal production improved.
The FAO Food Price Index, released today, averaged 165.6 points in August, up 1.9 percent from July and almost 7 percent from a year earlier. The monthly jump was mostly driven by cheese and palm oil quotations, while those for wheat, maize and rice all fell.