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Serbia + 2 others
Activities of Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center’s mine action squad in Nis

Under the coordination of the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center in Nis (Republic of Serbia), a humanitarian mine action group has been working since July 22, 2014 to survey and clear the areas of cluster munitions and aerial bombs left in the city area after bombing in 1999.

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Siberian rescuers prepare for international certification

Yesterday Secretary of the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) Terje Skavdal ended his working visit to Krasnoyarsk. The foreign expert had arrived to assess the readiness of the Siberian Regional Search and Rescue Team of the Russian Emergencies Ministry (SRSRT) for international certification.

Terje Skavdal is Secretary of INSARAG, Head of UN Field Coordination Support Section (FCSS); he is in charge of improving the standards of assistance during search and rescue operations and coordinating international response to sudden large-scale disasters.

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Russian Emergencies Ministry continues transporting Ukrainian refugees to various regions of Russian Federation

Today at 02.00 pm a Russian Emergencies Ministry plane with 120 Ukrainian citizens on board flew from Simferopol. In flight, they are under the care of medical personnel and psychologists of the Crimean Main Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Il-76 is now en route to the airport city of Yaroslavl, from where people will be transported by road to Vologda Region.

Furthermore, 100 Ukrainian citizens will be transported today by road from Rostov-on-Don to the Republic of Mari El.

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Russian emergency workers host Ukrainian refugees

Helping others is the direct responsibility and, at the same time, a calling of everyone who serves in the Russian Emergencies Ministry. When people started coming to Sevastopol from south-eastern Ukraine in search of a safe place to live, many rescuers did not remain aloof and gave shelter to entire families of immigrants from Slavyansk, Lugansk, Kramatorsk and other cities in their homes.

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Ukraine + 1 other
UN says 230,000 have fled homes in Ukraine crisis

07/25/2014 10:33 GMT

GENEVA, July 25, 2014 (AFP) - A total of 230,000 people have fled their homes during the spiralling armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.

UNHCR spokesman Dan McNorton told reporters that the number of people who have left the conflict zone for other Ukrainian regions was now close to 100,000, while some 130,000 had crossed the border into Russia.

"They are mainly from the Lugansk and Donetsk regions. Those are figures that have risen in recent weeks," McNorton said.

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Russia: Population - Movement Information bulletin 1

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. Currently the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation which is subject to the developments of the situation on the ground. The Russian Red Cross will, however, accept direct assistance to provide support to the affected population.

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Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations keeps transporting Ukrainian citizens to RF subjects

Today two special aircraft of the Russian Emergencies Ministry will transport more than 200 people that have been forced to leave the south-eastern regions of Ukraine from the Rostov Region to the city of St. Petersburg and the Orenburg Region. Upon arrival, the citizens of Ukraine will be transported to temporary shelters by Russian Emergencies Ministry employees.

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Kazakhstan + 1 other
Emergency Ministries of Russia and Kazakhstan intend to jointly develop system of disaster monitoring and forecasting

Russian Deputy Emergencies Minister Vladimir Stepanov and Vice-Minister for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan Valery Petrov signed a "Memorandum of Understanding on the exchange of operational remote sensing data between the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations".

The document will help develop long-term mutually beneficial cooperation for the rapid exchange of remote sensing data and efficient use of available scientific and technological potential of both parties.

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Ukraine + 1 other
Russia says treating wounded Ukrainians who fled across border

07/17/2014 11:36 GMT

MOSCOW, July 17, 2014 (AFP) - Eighteen Ukrainians with shrapnel wounds were hospitalised in Russia after fleeing from the conflict-torn east of their country, the health ministry said Thursday, adding that one has died.

Russian media reported that the Ukrainians drove up to two border posts Wednesday waving white flags and asked to be let in for medical treatment.

Two with serious injuries were hospitalised in Kuibyshevo near the border, the health ministry spokeswoman for the Rostov region, Valentina Goncharova, told AFP.

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World + 15 others
Sida : peut-être la fin de l'épidémie dans une quinzaine d'années (ONU)

07/16/2014 12:39 GMT

Par Agnes Pedrero

GENÈVE, 16 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Les décès liés au sida dans le monde ont chuté de plus de 30% en 10 ans, tout comme le nombre de nouvelles infections par le VIH, laissant espérer que l'épidémie puisse être vaincue d'ici à 2030 grâce notamment à une généralisation du dépistage, a indiqué mercredi l'Onusida.

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World + 25 others
IDMC Annual report 2014

From the director

I had the pleasure of joining the IDMC team in 2013, taking the helm from Kate Halff, who after four years of the excellent work and dedicated service, left the organisation in May.

2013 was another year of turmoil for many. Conflicts and disasters worldwide forced millions of people to flee their homes, leaving many stuck in limbo within the borders of their own country.

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Russian Emergencies Ministry planes to transport about 300 Ukrainian refugees

The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations is planning two Il-76 flights today. The planes will transport about 300 Ukrainian refugees from the Rostov Region to the Arkhangelsk Region and the Republic of Tatarstan. From there they will be transported by motor vehicles to temporary shelters.

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World + 20 others
Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes 1970-2012

The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.

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Ukraine + 7 others
Ukraine UNHCR external update on the situation of displaced persons, 10 July 2014

IDPs from eastern Ukraine report that they have left home due to security concerns. Cases of extortion and harassment are also being reported, as well as risks of being caught in crossfire.

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World + 26 others
2013 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement

United Nations increases health spending in 2013

COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.

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Russian Emergencies Ministry sends plane to transport Ukrainian refugees from Simferopol to Vladimir Region

A Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Il-76 with 120 Ukrainian refugees took off today from the city of Simferopol.

The plane will land at the airport of Vladimir, from where the people will be transported to temporary shelters in the Vladimir Region. There they will be provided with everything needed, get medical and psychological aid and informational assistance.

Earlier Russian Emergencies Ministry’s planes transported over 3,000 Ukrainian refugees from Crimea and the Rostov Region to other subjects of the Russian Federation.

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World + 11 others
State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2014

Annual survey warns of severe consequences of ignoring global hate crime towards minorities and indigenous peoples

3 July 2014

Hate crime towards minorities and indigenous peoples is a daily reality in many countries across the globe, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in its annual report, but is often ignored by authorities.

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Ukraine + 5 others
Ukraine: Overview of population displacement (as of 2 July 2014) - Infographic

Further degradation of law and order and localised military operations in the east of Ukraine,
Donbas region, since March has caused a deterioration in the situation. UNHCR is aware of more than 59,600* internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Crimea and Donbas, as of 1 July; with additional unconfirmed reports of several thousand IDPs still within the eastern region itself.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Russian Emergencies Ministry Il-76 with humanitarian aid sent to Afghanistan

This morning a Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Il-76 carrying humanitarian aid took off for Northern province of Afghanistan Mazari-Sharif.

The plane is carrying tents, canned food and sugar. In all, there are over 38 tonnes of relief supplies on board.

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World + 8 others
Alert 2014! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding

Alert 2014! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook which analyzes the state of the world in connection with conflicts and peacebuilding based on four areas of analysis: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and the gender dimension on peacebuilding. Focusing on these areas, Alert 2014! offers an overview of the world’s state of affairs and reveals possible trends and dynamics related to the characteristics and evolution of those areas.