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23 Aug 2016 description


  • In July 2016, WFP hosted a mission from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to undertake an impact review of the school feeding programme. The mission report is anticipated in August 2016, and will recommend areas for impact assessment.

23 Aug 2016 description

By Andy McElroy

BANGKOK, 23 August 2016 – The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction today received a major boost from the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – which have agreed to set up a joint task force on disaster risk management.

India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs and UNISDR Champion, Mr. Kiren Rijiju is the driving force behind the Udaipur Declaration issued today, which he said would be “a positive influence on the global agenda for strengthening efforts on DRR and resilience”.

23 Aug 2016 description

34.8 M required for 2016
9.4 M contributions received, representing 27% of requirements
25.3 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

11 Aug 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

The flood of refugees coming to the EU through the Belarus city of Brest is growing. One can see them in trains between Belarus and Poland every day. Where are these people coming from, and what are they looking for?

By Ales Petrovich

11 Aug 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

The pause in fighting would take place from 10 in the morning to one in the afternoon local time starting from Thursday

MOSCOW, Aug 10 (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday there would be daily three-hour ceasefires in Syria's Aleppo starting from Thursday to allow humanitarian convoys to enter the city safely.

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06 Aug 2016 description
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 05 August, 2016. The Government of the Russian Federation will be making a US$1.5 million contribution towards the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan to support the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan to strengthen emergency preparedness and response capacities in the country.

04 Aug 2016 description

Migration in the 21st Century: reflections & prospects for 2050 The Director General of IOM, Ambassador

William Lacy Swing, participated in the conference "Migration in the 21st Century: reflections and prospects for 2050” at the Palais d'Egmont in Brussels on 17 May 2016.

This conference, organized by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, coincides with the celebration of the 65th anniversary of IOM and the Belgian presidency of the IOM Council.

29 Jul 2016 description

The statistics in this report, which is published by SNHR, are based on the Network’s monthly reports. These reports draw upon a daily and cumulative documentation of daily incidents throughout the period of time between the commencement of the Cessation of Hostilities statement on 27 February 2016 and 27 July 2016 where the report records that 71% of all the violations in the five-month period since the commencement of the Cessation of Hostilities statement were perpetrated by the Russian and Syrian regimes.

26 Jul 2016 description
report ACT Alliance
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Appeal Target: US$ 814,847

Balance Requested: US$ 648,182

Geneva, 26 July 2016

Dear Colleagues,

The humanitarian situation in Eastern Ukraine remains difficult and continues to deteriorate. This is due to the fighting clashes which began in April 2014 between militia armed groups in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, and the forces and armed groups under the central government in Kiev.

26 Jul 2016 description


  • In June 2016, WFP had a high level meeting with the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia to inform about the new WFP corporate architecture. The country director presented the country office roadmap towards the National Strategic Review and Country Strategic Plan to be formulated by February 2018.

25 Jul 2016 description

34.8 M required for 2016
6.7 M contributions received, representing 19% of requirements
28.1 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

22 Jul 2016 description

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Friday 7/22/2016 - 03:32 GMT | 742 words


Russia's practice of leaving massive wildfires to burn out of control in sprawling stretches of Siberia puts at risk a key global resource for absorbing climate-warming emissions: its trees.

The blazes are consuming millions of hectares of pristine Boreal forests in Russia, which are second only to the world's tropical jungles in capturing planet-warming carbon emissions.

21 Jul 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 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

18 Jul 2016 description

Executive Summary

Alert 2016! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender, peace and security.

15 Jul 2016 description

The Russian Emergency Ministry sent today a plane from Rostov-on-Don to evacuate over 10 children with different diagnoses and deliver them to hospitals in Moscow. The medical evacuation is being carried out in cooperation with Just Help Foundation of Yelizaveta Glinka (Doctor Liza).

All of the children are in urgent need of highly qualified and high tech medical aid.

The Il-76 is rigged up with modern equipment and special medical modules which allow controlling and supporting the patients’ condition and providing medical aid to patients during the flight.