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22 Feb 2017 description
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‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear

21 Feb 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Between 4-10 June 2016, heavy rains caused severe flooding in the Republic of Dagestan, the Republic of North Ossetia and the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation in the Northern Caucasus. According to the data from the respective local governments, EMERCOM and the local branches of The Russian Red Cross Society (RRC), the following damages were observed.

Republic of Dagestan

16 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Due to funding shortages, WFP has been forced to reduce its rations for children and pregnant and nursing mothers. If no new funding is received by the end of March, WFP will have to stop assistance to kindergarten children and eventually to reduce its geographic scope in DPRK.

  • Nutrition assistance in the flood-affected areas continued in January and reached 30,818 people. This assistance will continue until the end of winter in March, with a 100 percent food ration.

15 Feb 2017 description

The twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director General on 7 February 2017.

08 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Prensa Latina

La Habana, 7 feb (PL) Rusia donó un millón 500 mil dólares como parte del apoyo internacional a la recuperación de los territorios de Cuba afectados por el huracán Matthew, asegura hoy una nota de la embajada de Moscú aquí.

El gobierno de la Federación de Rusia decidió cubrir las cuotas especiales extraordinarias en el Fondo del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y el de ese organismo internacional para la Infancia (Unicef), añade el texto al que tuvo acceso Prensa Latina.

06 Feb 2017 description

Renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine is quickly turning into a litmus test of Russia’s intentions in backing Ukrainian separatist rebels, and the real willingness of the West, in particular the United States, to support Kyiv. Fears over Washington’s wavering may also cause positions to harden in the protracted conflicts in Europe’s East, most immediately in Georgia.

25 Jan 2017 description
report Council of Europe

PACE has expressed its concern at the many cases of serious threats to media freedom in Europe listed by the Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists, set up by the Council of Europe in 2015. A resolution adopted today by the Assembly, on the basis of a report by Volodymyr Ariev (Ukraine, EPP/CD), highlights the death of 16 journalists since January 2015 following acts of violence in the member States.

24 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 26 December, WFP presented its plan to support the Tajik Government’s efforts in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response Plan at the national platform of Disaster Risk Reduction (DDR).

  • WFP Tajikistan has delivered 320 mt of food to WFP Afghanistan in the Badakhshan province for humanitarian assistance. Most remote villages are isolated from the rest of the country during winter and it is easier and most cost-efficient to ship food from Tajikistan.

24 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP received a Letter of Appreciation from the Disaster Response Coordination Unit Council Secretariat for its long-term contribution to emergency preparedness and response in Kyrgyz Republic.

  • The Russian Federation has confirmed a contribution of USD 5 million to support WFP’s productive safety nets and resilience project.

  • As part of its School Meals Programme, WFP held a meeting for the directors of 28 schools to discuss the role of school gardening in school meals.

23 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Tracking Earthquake and Flood Risks across Europe and Central Asia to Enhance Disaster Resilience

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A new publication released by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery examines current and future trends in terms of earthquake and flood risks for 32 countries across the Europe and Central Asia region.

12 Jan 2017 description
  • 34.8 M required for 2016
  • 10.4 M contributions received, representing 30% of requirements
  • 24.4 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

    All figures are displayed in USD

03 Jan 2017 description

34.8 M required for 2016
10.2 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements
24.6 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

All figures are displayed in USD