The humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine continues to deteriorate. Approximately 5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, civilians living close to the 'contact line' are the most vulnerable in light of the prevailing insecurity. This group, together with 3 million people living in non-government controlled areas (NGCAs) are prioritized for humanitarian action, as social services are severely constrained and banking system as well as commercial trac interrupted.
La violence basée sur le genre (VBG) est une question de droit de l’homme et de santé publique largement reconnu, touchant au moins une femme sur trois à travers le monde.1 La VBG peut devenir encore plus perverse dans les situations de crise où les mécanismes de protection communautaires et institutionnels sont souvent affaiblis ou détruits. Les hommes et les garçons sont également vulnérables à la violence pendant le conflit et le déplacement, notamment la violence sexuelle, quoique dans une moindre mesure que les femmes et les filles.
Minister Vladimir Puchkov began working in Krasnodar Territory with a visit to the village of Mirny, which is known to be hit by severe flooding. The minister was briefed on the current situation, completed work, and assistance provided to the affected population.
Vladimir Puchkov had an opportunity to personally assess the situation in the waterlogged village, meet the people and answer the questions that are most urgent for the residents of the village of Mirny and relating to the maintenance of livelihoods of those caught in the extreme conditions.
Today a Russian Emergencies Ministry Il-76 will take off from Ramenskoye airport for Rostov-on-Don to deliver over 1,600 tonnes of medicines. In Rostov-on-Don it will be loaded to the trucks that will join yet another humanitarian convoy that is now being built in Don Rescue Center. Soon it will deliver in Luhansk and Donetsk regions foodstuffs, medications, essentials and other goods necessary for the people in Donbass.
Almost 2 thousand people are dealing with bad weather in the resort city.
Over the past day rescuers evacuated over a thousand people, including 270 children, from immersed cars and houses in Sochi. They helped to transport people from the roofs of houses and garages, to open doors and blocked cars, to evacuate vehicles from the debris using rafts.
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl made his first official visit to Russia this week in order to foster stronger strategic ties on behalf of the Agency.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry motor convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Donetsk and Luhansk regions has crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border.
All procedures necessary to register the cargo were finished at Matveyev Kurgan and Donetsk checkpoints. The trucks underwent customs and border control in due order.
One half of the convoy has arrived in Donetsk while the other one in Luhansk. The trucks are being unloaded.
6/25/2015 - 22:07 GMT
A man drowned on Thursday when severe flooding hit the Russian resort of Sochi which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, destroying homes and cutting off transport links.
Authorities declared a state of emergency in the Black Sea city, deploying rescue workers from other cities to help cope with the disaster, the emergencies ministry said.
The body of a man in his forties who appeared to have drowned was found in Adler, on the outskirts of Sochi, authorities said.
Another motor convoy carrying humanitarian aid to Donetsk and Luhansk regions has been finished in Don Rescue Center. There are over 100 trucks loaded with over 1,000 tonnes of relief goods.
There are foodstuffs (macaroni, different cereals, flour, tea), over 32 tonnes of medications that were brought in Rostov-On-Don today by an Emergencies Ministry plane. There are insulin, immunosuppressors and disinfectants.
At present all the trucks are loaded, they have undergone maintenance and are in good working order. The drivers have had briefings and are ready to go.
Today a Russian Emergencies Ministry Il-76 plane will fly from Ramenskoye airport to the city of Rostov-on-Don to deliver over 32 tonnes of humanitarian aid. Most of it is medications.
In Rostov-on-Don the medications will be loaded to the trucks that will join yet another humanitarian convoy that is now being built in Don Rescue Center. Soon it will deliver in Luhansk and Donetsk regions foodstuffs, medications, essentials and other goods necessary for the people in Donbass.
Russia: Independent Group Targeted Over Crimea Free Speech Extends to Sensitive Topics
(Moscow, June 24, 2015) – Russian authorities on June 22, 2015, blocked the website of a consumer protection group that had called Crimea an “occupied territory,” Human Rights Watch said today. The action and other harassment of the group violate the right to freedom of expression. The authorities should stop blocking the group’s website and end their continuing assault on free expression online.
BISHKEK – The UN World Food Programme and the Kyrgyz Ministry of Education and Science are expanding the Kyrgyz Republic’s school meals programme in the country’s poorest rural areas with financial and technical support from the Russian Federation.
The three-year project was launched in 2013 to boost the country’s national school feeding programme. By September 2015, more than 62,000 primary school students will receive a nutritious hot meal during the school day, almost six times the number of students in the project’s first year.
Primorka, Russia | AFP | Tuesday 6/23/2015 - 03:17 GMT
by Max DELANY
Marina Balatskaya watched as her three children played in the Russian holiday camp that has become their home since they fled the fighting in east Ukraine.
For some seven months the single mother, 35, and her family have been living alongside refugees from the conflict in the government-run settlement on the shore of the Azov Sea.
Focus on healthy and balanced nutrition
A front-runner in the race to end hunger, the region still struggles with malnutrition
Multiple trends are shaping the nutrition map for Europe and Central Asia, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s first-ever report on food insecurity and malnutrition in Europe and Central Asia, released today. The problems of food insecurity have changed away from that of caloric sufficiency toward the quality of peoples’ diets – a trend that will likely continue in this way.
El canciller de esa nación aseguró que ofrecerán la ayuda necesaria
El canciller de Rusia, Serguéi Lavrov, anunció que ofrecerán sin falta toda la ayuda necesaria a nuestro país ante las afectaciones que han causado las fuertes lluvias de las recientes semanas.
Durante un encuentro con el enviado especial de la Presidencia de la República para comercio y cooperación económica, Laureano Ortega, manifestó el titular de Asuntos Exteriores estar al tanto de la situación en Managua y ofreció su solidaridad y condolencias a nuestras familias.
Mr. President, Excellencies, Colleagues,