Moscow, Russia | AFP | Friday 7/22/2016 - 03:32 GMT | 742 words
by Maria ANTONOVA
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.
- 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
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.
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.
Following the request of Serbia the Russian Government made a decision in June to continue the demining project in this country. At least 23 million square meters are still contaminated with unexploded ordnances. At present Emergency Ministry bomb disposal technicians from the Russian national corps of emergency humanitarian response are ready to be dispatched to the destination where they will join the Russia-Serbia team.
The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.
As a result of the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine thousands of people were forced to leave their homes in Ukraine. The number of displaced people continues to increase. By 04 July, 2016, the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine (MoSP) had registered 1,790,267 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine and 3.1 million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. As of 20th June 2016, the UNHCR reported 1,389,452 Ukrainians are seeking – or already received – asylum or refuge in other countries. Out of these – 1,092,212 are in Russia and 139,143 in Belarus.
By RFE/RL's Belarus Service July 06, 2016
BREST, Belarus -- Every day, the train between the Belarusian city of Brest and the Polish border town of Terespol is packed. A train that usually comprises three or four cars now has eight.
Ekaterina Klimenko, Researcher, Conflict and peacebuilding in the Caucasus
Dr Neil John Melvin, Project Head, Conflict and peacebuilding in the Caucasus
Global Overview – Trends and Outlook
Armenia has been selected to host the 2016 Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF) from 05 to 09 September. The forum will be held in Yerevan.
WFP and the Social and Industrial Food Services Institute (SIFI) initiated a comprehensive assessment of all schools in the Tavush province. Tavush has been selected as the next province to be handed over to the government, scheduled for 2018.
Assisted Voluntary Returns Peaked at 70,000 in 2015: IOM
Switzerland - IOM assisted 69,540 migrants from 97 host and/or transit countries and 156 countries of origin in 2015, as part of its Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes, according to the newly-released AVRR 2015 Key Highlights report.
34.8 M required for 2016
6.7 M contributions received, representing 19% of requirements
28.1 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 June 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, public health risks associated with refugee movements, Zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile fever.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
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. According to the data received from the local governments, EMERCOM and local Russian Red Cross branches, the following damages were observed.
Republic of Dagestan
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 June 2016 and includes updates for several diseases.