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24 Jun 2016 description

​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 19-25 June 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, public health risks associated with refugee movements, Zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile fever.

21 Jun 2016 description
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A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

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. According to the data received from the local governments, EMERCOM and local Russian Red Cross branches, the following damages were observed.

Republic of Dagestan

17 Jun 2016 description

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 12-18 June 2016 and includes updates for several diseases.

16 Jun 2016 description


72.9 per cent of people
crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity
61 per cent
cross by private cars
43.3 per cent
are aged 40-65
74.3 per cent
travel to visit relatives
51.8 per cent
cross the line of contact every month

USD 34.8 million
requested for the operation in 2016


13 Jun 2016 description

In a wide-ranging opening speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein sheds a light on "preventable calamities" and worrying trends in human rights around the world, including detailed concerns about the situation in more than 50 countries

Distinguished President of the Council,
Colleagues and friends

10 Jun 2016 description

​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 5-11 June 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, an outbreak of enterovirus and yellow fever.

09 Jun 2016 description

By Ekaterina Sokirianskaia

Women in the Russian republic of Chechnya have never been under such pressure as they are today. Yet not much has been written about their role, their place in society, and their rights in Chechnya and in other North Caucasus conflicts.

06 Jun 2016 description

Executive summary


On 1 February 2016, the WHO Director-General declared that recent clusters of cases of microcephaly and neurological disorders associated with Zika virus disease constitute a public health emergency of international concern under the International Health Regulations (2005). In light of the current widespread outbreak occurring in Latin America and the Caribbean, the risk for Zika virus importation and spread in the European Region should not be underestimated.

04 Jun 2016 description

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Saturday 6/4/2016 - 12:17 GMT

Moscow on Saturday said for the first time it would agree to foreign monitors observing the separatist conflict in east Ukraine to carry arms.

Kiev has been pushing for an armed observer mission in the area where the existing unarmed monitors of the fragile ceasefire between government forces and Russia-backed separatists have reported an upsurge in violence.

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

01 Jun 2016 description

The month saw Venezuela’s political, economic and humanitarian crisis worsen amid heightened tensions between the government and opposition, a situation which could lead to state collapse and regional destabilisation. Another major setback in electing a new president in Haiti prompted fears of further civil unrest. In West Africa, deadly violence in central Mali and south-east Nigeria spiked, while a power struggle in Guinea-Bissau led to a dangerous standoff.

27 May 2016 description

Another stage of humanitarian operation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions has been successfully finished. The 52nd Russian Emergencies Ministry convoy delivered to Donetsk and Luhansk regions over 1,200 tons of relief goods.

On their way back, all the trucks went through customs control at Donetsk and Matveyev Kurgan checkpoints.

25 May 2016 description

An Emergency Ministry Ilyushin Il-76 plane has today delivered over 40 tons of medicines from the Ramenskoye airport to Rostov-on-Don.

Ministry’s jets have delivered over 70 tons of medicines in two days. The cargo will join the 52nd humanitarian convoy being built at the Don Rescue Center. The medicines will be loaded to trucks which soon will transport to Luhansk and Donetsk regions food, medicines, text books and essentials.

18 May 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

Human rights groups have received thousands of reports of ill treatment from both the pro-Russian and Ukrainian sides in the ongoing conflict. Representatives are due to meet in Minsk for the first time in weeks.

German broadcaster "Deutschlandfunk" reported on Wednesday that more than 4,000 cases of ill-treatment and trafficking have been documented by human rights organizations during the ongoing Ukrainian conflict. The figure is likely to be even higher, however, with civilians as well as members of military associations among the victims.

18 May 2016 description


Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Fifteenth Session, 12th & 13th Meetings* (AM)
Economic and Social Council
Meetings Coverage

Conflicts over land and natural resources — many of which turned bloody — continued to plague indigenous communities across the globe, stressed speakers today as the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held two panel discussions focused on peace, conflict and resolution.