Today, another Russian Emergencies Ministry convoy consisting of more than 170 trucks delivered more than 1,800 tons of humanitarian aid to Donetsk and Luhansk Regions. Among the supplies, there were food, medicines, daily necessities, textbooks and books for students of higher and general education institutions, as well as other material resources necessary for the sustenance of the population.
The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has started building another humanitarian convoy bound for Donetsk and Luhansk regions. It is being put together in Rostov Region in Emergencies Ministry’s Don rescue center.
Noginsk rescue center trucks will set off for Don rescue center. In the village of Kovalyovka in Rostov Region those trucks will be joined by trucks from other regions of Russia. The humanitarian cargo is being formed also in Don rescue center. Most of it is foodstuffs, medication, essentials and other goods to ensure normal functioning of the society in Donbass.
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Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Russian Federation. The Observer Mission (OM) continues to operate 24/7 at both BCPs. Overall, compared with last week, cross-border traffic flows slightly decreased at both Border Crossing Points (BCPs). The OM continued to observe a number of persons in military-style clothing crossing the border in both directions.
OM’s staff composition
On the order of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev the Russian Emergencies Ministry is building another convoy to Donbass carrying relief goods for Debaltseve and nearby villages experiencing the harshest humanitarian problems.
Today two Il-76 jets carrying humanitarian cargoes are going to fly from Ramenskoye airport to Rostov-on-Don. Foodstuffs, essentials and medications will be loaded to trucks that will form the convoy.
Pursuant to the order of the Russian Government the Russian Emergencies Ministry is delivering humanitarian aid to the refugees in Cameroon. The humanitarian operation is carried out together with the International Civil Defense Organization in two stages. At the first stage, which has started today, a Russian Emergencies Ministry Il-76 jet is delivering over 37 tonnes of foodstuffs in Cameroon. At the second one, a ship will sail from the port of Saint-Petersburg to the Cameroon’s port of Douala carrying over 1,800 tonnes of foodstuffs.
Today another Russian Emergencies Ministry convoy of over 170 trucks delivered over 1,800 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Luhansk and Donetsk regions. At present all the trucks have returned to Rostov Region empty.
“The cargo was delivered. There were no accidents on the way. All the drives, who delivered humanitarian aid to Donbass several times, feel fine. The trucks are in good working order”, - said Head of Noginsk Rescue Center Alexander Lekomtsev on arrival in Rostov Region.
By Linda Bloom
Feb. 10, 2015 | NEW YORK (UMNS)
World leaders aren’t the only ones trying to stop the fighting in eastern Ukraine.
Representatives of church and religious organizations in Ukraine and Russia, including a United Methodist bishop, have gathered twice to pursue dialogue and strengthen the relationships between faith groups in the two countries.
Hace un llamamiento a los líderes europeos que hoy se reúnen en Minsk para lograr el alto el fuego
Cáritas. 11 de febrero de 2015.- En una nota hecha pública esta mañana en Bruselas, Caritas Europa expresa su “profunda preocupación por el bienestar de millones de personas que sufren el conflicto en Ucrania” y lanza “un llamamiento a los líderes de Francia, Alemania, Rusia y Ucrania que participan hoy en la reunión de Minsk para hacer todo lo que esté a su alcance para llegar a un acuerdo de alto el fuego incondicional que conduzca a la paz en Ucrania”.
Cooperation between Russia and FAO on agriculture and food security issues to deepen
5 February, 2015, Rome - FAO will open a Liaison Office in Moscow in order to strengthen cooperation links between the Russian Federation and the Organization in the areas of agriculture and food security.
Under the terms of a Host Country Agreement signed today at FAO headquarters, the new office is set to open later this year.
Mary Elizabeth Malinkin and Liliya Nigmatullina
Today Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov has led a themed teleconference: “On preparedness of forces and facilities of the Russian Emergencies Ministry to problem-free spring floods 2015”.
The meeting discussed the following issues: forecast of floods and threats of disasters in Russia during spring melting of snow, mitigation of risks of emergencies during spring floods, preparedness of Emergencies Ministry’s forces and facilities to measures for ensuring problem-free flood season.
The year opened with a worsening of the ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Nigeria and Ukraine, each with potentially major regional implications. Violence escalated in Sudan, as well as in Lebanon's Tripoli and along its southern border with Israel, and a deadly clash between police and militants in the southern Philippines threatened to derail the peace process there. In South Asia, both Bangladesh and Nepal saw political tensions intensify.
All over the world, human rights defenders (HRDs) are willing to put up with the considerable risks that come with promoting and protecting civil and political rights. Intimidation, blacklisting, imprisonment and even the criminalisation of their actions are merely a few examples of the dangers they are faced with on a daily basis. How can we best ensure their protection? What is the role of Swiss governmental and non-governmental actors? And which protective mechanisms are being taken at the level of international policy?
Fighting in Eastern Ukraine continues despite ceasefire declarations. Violence has escalated significantly since mid-January. Rocket explosions and indiscriminate shelling have killed more civilians and further destroyed infrastructure. In late January separatist groups launched an offensive on the government-controlled port city of Mariupol, home to some half a million people and strategically located between mainland Russia and the Crimean Peninsula in the Black Sea. Violations of international humanitarian law are likely.
Appeal Target: US$332,766
Balance Requested: US$ 16,760
Geneva, 30 January 2015 Dear Colleagues,