Situational overview: The conflict situation in eastern Ukraine has improved following a ceasefire on 1 September, though the overall situation remains tense.
Humanitarian access: UN agencies have been expelled from the nongovernment controlled area of Luhansk narrowing the humanitarian space and limiting humanitarian action, including protection monitoring and activities.
Today head of the Emergencies Ministry Far Eastern Regional Center Alexander Solovyov together with Governor of Sakhalin Region Oleg Kozhemyako have boarded an Emergencies Ministry Mi-8 helicopter to make a check flight around the southern part of the region which the cyclone hit hardest. During the flight they assessed the damage.
After the flight there was a meeting with heads of municipalities of Sakhalin Region via video conferencing to check up on the plan of repairs of the damaged roofs and power lines.
Paris, France | AFP | Friday 10/2/2015 - 08:39 GMT
by Fran BLANDY and Ania TSOUNAKOVA
The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine meet in Paris on Friday to consolidate a fragile peace in Ukraine, with the conflict overshadowed by President Vladimir Putin's dramatic intervention in the Syrian war.
Fighting has all but stopped in separatist eastern Ukraine and with peace closer than ever, leaders are seeking a lasting political solution to the 17-month conflict that has left more than 8,000 people dead.
A joint off-site meeting of the Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commissions of Northwestern and Central federal districts has been held today in Kaliningrad. The meeting discussed improvement of interaction between managing bodies of the Single Disaster Management System and exchange of experience of operation in fire and heating seasons.
Another stage of humanitarian operation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions has been successfully finished. The 40th Russian Emergencies Ministry convoy delivered to Donetsk and Luhansk regions over 1,200 tonnes of relief goods.
On their way back, all the trucks went through customs control at Donetsk and Matveyev Kurgan checkpoints.
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2014 was a devastating year with record numbers of people living in internal displacement induced by conflict, violence, disasters and natural hazards. Meeting the immense needs generated by these calamities remains one of the most challenging humanitarian tasks faced by the international community in modern times. To address these serious situations, IDMC in 2014 published 20 country overviews, 2 global reports, 8 thematic/technical reports, 32 blogs, 8 briefing/discussion papers, 22 submissions to human rights bodies.
A Russian Emergencies Ministry Il-76 has taken off today from Ramenskoye airport to carry 24 tonnes of medicines to the city of Rostov-on-Don. In Rostov-on-Don the medicines will be loaded to 40 trucks that will join a Russian Emergencies Ministry humanitarian convoy that is now being built in Don Rescue Center to be sent to Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
Earlier, Russian Emergencies Minsitry convoys have delivered to Luhansk and Donetsk regions about 48 thousand tonnes of relief goods since the middle of August 2014.
The trucks of the convoy have reached their destinations. There were no emergencies on their way. The trucks went through all customs control procedures and were checked on border checkpoints.
At present the cargoes are being unloaded at storehouses in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The cargo will be distributed to the people of Donbass.
Representatives of the local government and Restoration Management Center are present during the unloading and will then distribute the relief goods to social institutions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Today the Russian Emergencies Ministry sent a jet to airlift 23 seriously-ill children from Rostov-on-Don to Moscow.
All of the children are in need of urgent highly-qualified and high-tech medical aid.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry Il-76 is rigged with modern equipment and special medical units that allow controlling and supporting the patient’s condition and providing them with necessary medical aid during the flight.
Russia is giving Vanuatu US$500 thousand dollars to aid the recovery from Cyclone Pam which devastated much of the country six months ago.
Another stage of humanitarian operation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions has been successfully finished. The 38th Russian Emergencies Ministry convoy delivered over 1,200 tonnes of relief goods to Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
On their way back all the trucks underwent prescribed customs procedures at Donetsk and Matveyev Kurgan checkpoints.
The Fourth Regional Technical Group meeting on Disaster Management under the Heart of Asia regional cooperation initiative took place today, and resulted in the development of a Confidence-Building Measure (CBM) Road Map for Heart of Asia Countries. The meeting was attended by representatives from all 14 participating countries and six supporting countries. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was a technical partner for the meeting, and Mr Sartaj Aziz, the adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security, was in attendance as chief guest.
By Andreea Anca, IFRC
Today, pursiant to the order of the Government of the Russian Federation, a Russian Emergencies Ministry's Il-76 jet has taken off from Ramenskoye Airfield located near Moscow heading to the airport of Dushanbe to deliver humanitarian aid intended for the population of the Republic of Tajikistan.
The aircraft will deliver food weighing a total of 40 tons to the capital of Tajikistan. Among the goods on board are canned meat, fish and dairy products, baby food, sugar and mobile power stations.
Damascus, Syria | AFP | Saturday 9/12/2015
Two Russian planes carrying humanitarian aid landed in Syria on Saturday, state media said, amid reports that Moscow is beefing up military support to its ally Damascus.
"Two Russian planes arrived today at the Latakia Martyr Bassil al-Assad international airport carrying 80 tonnes of humanitarian aid provided by Russia," state news reported.
Coastal Latakia province is a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad and home to his ancestral village.
Oslo, Norvège | AFP | vendredi 11/09/2015 - 04:45 GMT
par Pierre-Henry DESHAYES
"J'ai regardé une carte et j'ai décidé de me lancer": Ahmad Taleb, un Kurde syrien de 25 ans, a trouvé refuge le plus légalement du monde en Norvège grâce à quelques tours de pédalier au fin fond de l'Arctique.
The Fourth Regional Technical Group meeting under the Heart of Asia initiative took place in Islamabad today. The meeting’s focus was on confidence building measures (CBMs) for disaster management, which is led by Pakistan and Kazakhstan. This year focuses on the establishment of CBM’s road map of the Heart of Asia Countries.
Kiev, Ukraine | AFP | Wednesday 9/9/2015 - 10:54 GMT | 409 words
Ukraine's army said on Wednesday that a new nine-day truce with pro-Russian insurgents was holdings despite small skirmishes that claimed the lives of two government soldiers this week.
"A relative calm on the front is holding," Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters.
"On average, the rebels violate the ceasefire 10 times a day, but they no longer use heavy weapons."