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01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

24 Nov 2016 description

A policy called “isolation” by residents of post-Soviet conflict regions – Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which have sought to secede from Georgia, and the Nagorno-Karabakh region at the heart of the dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia – severely restricts their links with the world and contributes to a sense of living under siege, sometimes for over two decades. A tendency toward isolating populations is in place also in eastern Ukraine for separatist Donetsk and Lugansk. Transnistria, the breakaway region of Moldova, has more trade and travel ties but development has not followed.

24 Nov 2016 description

23 November 2016, LONDON – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) welcomes a move by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to add the threats posed by natural and human-induced hazards to its widely-respected country analyses.

The EIU is the world’s leading provider of country intelligence, with its timely, reliable and impartial research offering governments, institutions and businesses the evidence base that they need to set strategy and make critical decisions.

22 Nov 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

76 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about long queues at checkpoints

36 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned shelling

38 per cent
Travel to visit relatives

32 per cent
are concerned about difficult conditions while queuing at checkpoints

20 per cent
of people travelling by car were unable to cross due to long queues

14 Nov 2016 description
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KEY FIGURES

78 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about long queues at checkpoints

27 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned shelling

39 per cent
Travel to visit relatives

18 per cent
are concerned about difficult conditions while queuing at checkpoints

5 per cent
of people travelling by car were unable to cross due to long queues

09 Nov 2016 description

34.8 M required for 2016
9.8 M contributions received, representing 28% of requirements
25.0 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

02 Nov 2016 description
report CIVICUS
  • El CIVICUS Monitor, una nueva herramienta de investigación online que califica el espacio cívico y documenta las violaciones a los derechos en todo el mundo, pone de manifiesto un impacto global.

  • Los gobiernos restringen el espacio cívico y callan las voces disidentes

02 Nov 2016 description
report CIVICUS
  • L’impact mondial est exposé au grand jour par le CIVICUS Monitor, un nouvel outil de recherche en ligne notant l'espace civique dans le monde et documentant les violations des droits.

  • Les gouvernements referment l'espace civique et font taire les voix dissidentes

02 Nov 2016 description
report CIVICUS
  • Global impact laid bare by the CIVICUS Monitor, a new online research tool that rates civic space around the world and documents violations of rights

  • Governments shutting down civic space and shutting up dissenting voices

02 Nov 2016 description
  • 34.8 M required for 2016

  • 9.8 M contributions received, representing 28% of requirements

  • 25.0 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

01 Nov 2016 description

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Por Elisabeth Witchel

Publicado el 27 de octubre de 2016.

01 Nov 2016 description
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CPJ’s 2016 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free

By Elisabeth Witchel, CPJ Impunity Campaign Consultant

28 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cereal production forecast at record level in 2016

  • Cereal exports also set to reach new record in 2016/17 marketing year

  • Export prices for wheat increased in September

Cereal production forecast at record level in 2016

25 Oct 2016 description

Geneva /Moscow, 25 October 2016—The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Russian emergency response agency, EMERCOM, have agreed to boost cooperation in future humanitarian relief operations.

Meeting in Geneva today, Russia’s Minister of Emergency Situations, Vladimir Puchkov, and IFRC Secretary General, Elhadj As Sy, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work jointly to aid populations affected by natural disasters and other crisis situations and to increase local emergency response capacity through advanced training.

25 Oct 2016 description
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(New York) – The United Nations General Assembly will select new members for the Human Rights Council in elections to be held in New York on October 28. Russia is running against Hungary and Croatia for a chance to represent the Eastern European group at the world’s foremost human rights body.

24 Oct 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the situation

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. Damages were observed according to the data received from the local governments, EMERCOM and local Russian Red Cross branches.

18 Oct 2016 description

34.8 M required for 2016
9.8 M contributions received, representing 28% of requirements
25.0 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation