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Armenia + 8 others
Regional Humanitarian Funding Update - Caucasus and Central Asia, No. 9 |1 January – 31 December 2013 [EN/RU]

Highlights

  • In 2013, countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia saw a dramatic drop in the incoming aid.

  • Only 1 per cent of the aid received by the region was provided directly to the affected government and the rest was channeled through non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies.

  • Outgoing humanitarian aid from the Caucasus and Central Asia continues to decline with the region giving just $1 million in aid during the reporting period.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Armenia: Hail Storm DREF operation n° MDRAM001 Final report

Summary: CHF 242,501 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 5 June 2013 to support the Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 4.000 beneficiaries (almost 900 households) affected by a hail storm in Armavir region of Armenia. From 12 to 17 May 2013, the hail damaged almost the total yield capacity of more than half of the communities in Armavir region in Armenia.

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Tajikistan + 7 others
Humanitarian Bulletin South Caucasus and Central Asia, Issue 02 | 1 January – 30 June 2013 [EN/RU]

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Only 37 per cent of the appeal for assistance to earthquake-affected people has been funded to date. Needs in education, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene remain unmet.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Hailstorm Hits Armenian Farmers Hard

Protesters say they face financial ruin after hail defence system fails to save crops.

By Marianna Ghahramanyan - Caucasus

Farmers in the Armavir region, Armenia’s breadbasket, fear that emergency government assistance following a disastrous hailstorm will not save them from bankruptcy.

Hail fell for just half an hour on May 12, but that was enough to devastate orchards and vegetables across an area of 170 square kilometres belonging to more than 12,000 farmers.

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Armenia: Hail Storm DREF operation n° MDRAM001

CHF 242.501 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 4,000 beneficiaries (900 households). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.