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18 Aug 2017 description

Geneva – Some 19,088 migrants have returned home voluntarily with assistance from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, from 1 April to 30 June 2017, according to the IOM AVRR quarterly bulletin published today (18/08). These migrants have returned from 81 host and transit countries to 136 countries and territories of origin.

17 Aug 2017 description

An Emergency Ministry’s Ilyushin Il-76 plane has delivered today from Krasnoyarsk to maritime Territory 120 rescuers of the Siberian Rescue Center to help with relief operations after massive flash floods hit the region last week.

The rescuers brought all necessary gears and equipment.

17 Aug 2017 description

A Mil Mi-26 helicopter belonging to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has delivered today from the town of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk an airmobile team of 50 people to help in dealing with the flash flood in maritime Territory.

The rescuers brought all necessary equipment – power generators, light, entrenching tools, pumps to pump out water from basements of flooded buildings, special tools to cut through constructions.

15 Aug 2017 description

Russian diamond giant Alrosa says rescuers have abandoned a search for four of eight missing workers at a flooded diamond mine in eastern Siberia.

State-controlled Alrosa said on August 15 that it was impossible to continue searching at a depth of 310 meters, where four miners were working when a cavern collapsed and sent water rushing in at the Mir mine in the Sakha-Yakutia region on August 4.

The search for the other four still missing after the accident will continue, according to Alrosa. It said they were at a depth of 210 meters when the flooding began.

12 Aug 2017 description

In accordance with the order of the Russian president, the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations has prepared documents to allocate budget funds from the Russian Government reserve fund to pay compensations to the people affected by a natural disaster in Maritime Territory.

They are going to get a lump-sum payment of 10 thousand rubles, 50 thousand rubles for partial loss of property and 100 thousand rubles for complete loss of property.

11 Aug 2017 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

Security situation: In July 2017, OHCHR recorded 49 conflict-related civilian casualties: 42 killed and 9 injured.
On July 7, two explosions occurred in the central square of Luhansk city (NGCA) killing one and injuring five people.

10 Aug 2017 description

Relief operations are continued in Maritime and Khabarovsk Territories hit by floods.

Over the past day water receded from 1,617 houses in 6 settlements in Maritime Territory. 28 settlements, where there are 577 houses and 2,053 yards remain flooded.

10 Aug 2017 description

Russian President Vladimir Putin has heard today reports on the progress of rescue operations at the Mir mine in Yakutia and on the situation in typhoon-hit areas in the Far Easter of Russia.

Minister for Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov talked to the President on the phone and informed him about the SAR operations at the Mir mine in Yakutia where an accident happened last week. He also told the President about the situation in the districts at the Far East hit by flooding.

08 Aug 2017 description

The Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations has finished loading an Ilyushin Il-76 plane with relief goods for Sri Lanka. Following the request of the Sri Lanka’s Government and in accordance with the order of the Russian Government the plane will shortly take off from Moscow for Colombo to deliver some 32 tons of relief supplies to the population of Sri Lanka affected by flooding. The plane is carrying mobile power stations, tents and cutlery.

According to local authorities, the flooding left more than 150 people dead, while over 3,000 more had to flee their homes.

07 Aug 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Additional details and full background on the flooding in Tyumen can be found in the original DREF bulletin issued on 23 May 2017.

Summary of the current response

Overview of Host National Society

During the period between May and July 2017, 1,586 people received humanitarian assistance in the form of food and non-food items and clothes. In addition to this, several thousands of people received drinking water.

02 Aug 2017 description
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Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, with continued targeting of civilian infrastructure.

Protection concerns: The Government passed amendments to revise criteria for inclusion in the targeted financial assistance programme.

Assistance provided: In June, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,000 people.

KEY INDICATORS

02 Aug 2017 description

In accordance with the request of the Serbia’s Government and the order of the RF Government, a water-bombing Mil Mi-8 helicopter owned by the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations has taken off from the city of Moscow and is headed to the town of Nis.

The humanitarian operation became necessary as fire hazard in Serbia is growing due to hot weather.

31 Jul 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Africa

Cameroon

29 Jul 2017 description

Many kids dream of seeing their school bulldozed, so it is no surprise that squeals of children’s delight rise above Sulangan Elementary School as an excavator tears down its dilapidated roof. What probably took weeks to go up comes down in mere minutes in an orchestrated safe demolition.

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25 Jul 2017 description

The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Ilyushin Il-76 plane has arrived to the town of Aden, delivering more than 23 tons of relief goods – food stuffs and large tents.

The Ilyushin Il-76 plane of the Emergencies Ministry recently delivered more than 20 tons of relief goods to Yemen and on its way back it evacuated the Russian and CIS citizens to Domodedovo Airport, that wanted to leave the armed conflict area.

22 Jul 2017 description

During today’s meeting of the RF Government Minister for Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov has presented a draft resolution on allocation of budget funding from the reserve fund to provide financial assistance to the people in Adygea affected by a natural disaster.

More than 780 houses and 908 yards were flooded and 5,000 people were affected in 27 settlements in Adygea when in late May 2017 heavy rains caused flash floods. The disaster damaged 4 facilities of housing and utilities and energy and more than 10,000 ha of farmlands.