- Azerbaijan: Earthquake - May 2012
- Azerbaijan: Floods - May 2010
- Azerbaijan: Floods - Sep 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Azerbaijan: Floods/Landslides - May 2003
- Azerbaijan: Earthquake - Nov 2000
- Azerbaijan: Earthquake - Jun 1999
- Azerbaijan: Earthquake - Jul 1998
- Azerbaijan: Floods - Jun 1997
- Azerbaijan: Torrential Rains and Floods - Oct 1995
By Sara Israfilbayova
The number of foreigners arriving in Azerbaijan increased by more than 10 percent.
Head of Azerbaijan’s State Migration Service Vusal Huseynov made the remarks at an event dedicated to the results of the Service’s activities in the first half of this year.
He noted that in the first six months of this year, 827,352 foreigners and stateless persons arrived in Azerbaijan.
“This shows a 10 percent increase in the number of foreigners in the country,” Huseynov said, adding that this figure was 747,107 people in the same period last year.
Baku, 18 July 2018 –Twenty years ago, a vast majority of the former warzone in Azerbaijan was contaminated with unrecorded landmines, rendering the territory hazardous and unusable for potential IDP resettlement. In 1998, the Government of Azerbaijan called on UNDP’s assistance in establishing the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA), a non-military agency mandated to conduct humanitarian demining in areas posing the greatest threats to human safety and livelihoods.
Brussels, 06/07/2018 - 12:26, UNIQUE ID: 180706_1
The South Caucasus region is particularly prone to natural hazards, including earthquakes, floods, and landslides. Effects of climate change are exacerbating the impact of climate-related disasters. Improving the capacity of national authorities and local communities to prepare for and respond to disaster is a priority for the European Union in the region.
By Rashid Shirinov
Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) cleared a territory of 281,091 square meters in June, the Agency told Trend on July 3.
During this period, ANAMA’s staff discovered and defused 38 unexploded ordnance (UXOs) and an anti-tank mine. The operations involved 484 members of operational staff, 134 members of administrative personnel and 40 detection dogs.
In June, demining operations were carried out in Absheron, Agjabadi, Agdam, Agstafa, Fuzuli, Khizi, Khojavand, Gazakh, Lankaran, Tartar regions and in Baku, Ganja and Yevlakh.
By Rashid Shirinov
Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Refugees and IDPs and German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) will jointly implement a project for internally displaced persons. This was said at the meeting between the Chairman of the State Committee Rovshan Rzayev and the GIZ Director on Azerbaijan Sonia Fontaine on June 4.
Global Overview MAY 2018
This overview document presents available information on KIK incidents that affected aid agencies and their staff. The report is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).
The available open-source and confidentially shared information is an indication of the number of aid workers killed, injured or kidnapped in the first quarter of 2018. However, no claim is made that the total number of aid workers affected has been documented or is known.
22 MAI 2018
Près de 90 intervenants, dont 5 ministres, ont pris part aujourd’hui au débat annuel du Conseil de sécurité sur la protection des civils en période de conflit armé, présidé par le Ministre des affaires étrangères de la Pologne, M. Jacek Czaputowicz. Après avoir brossé un tableau très sombre de la situation, le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, a engagé les États Membres à prendre des mesures concrètes pour asseoir le respect du droit international et inciter les parties à tout conflit à adopter de bonnes pratiques.
The dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the emergence of new states in Central Asia and the Caucasus created new political and security dynamics in these sub-regions. While the Caucasus was affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the threat of conflict over shared water resources continued to exist in Central Asia.
Global Overview APRIL 2018
Vaqif Sadiqov, Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the United Nations in Geneva, praised the UAE’s pioneering role in supporting international stability, which has made it among the first countries to provide humanitarian assistance for refugees, through its participation in the international efforts to face humanitarian crises around the world, including the internal refugee crisis in Azerbaijan.
Linking the UPR and the SDG processes
States have noted the potential mutual benefits of creating stronger links between human rights mechanisms, particularly the UPR, and the SDG process, with a view to achieving both greater and more effective implementation of human rights obligations and commitments on the ground and increased accountability for delivering on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. In so doing States are acknowledging that many SDG Targets and Indicators have a strong alignment with and foundation in their preexisting human rights obligations.
Flooding is a natural disaster that can damage large areas in the vicinity of rivers, and in the case of flash floods, also in the vicinity of smaller streams. The Global Risks Report 2017 (1) lists extreme weather events, of which flooding is the main risk in most countries, as the risk with the second highest potential impact and the highest likelihood of occurrence. It furthermore seems likely that climate change will aggravate flood impacts in many regions.
Central African Republic
05 March 2018: In Paoua town, Ouham-Pendé prefecture, and across the wider Central African Republic, fighting among armed groups continues to stall humanitarian response efforts. Source: Devex
07 March 2018: In Bangassou city, Mbomou prefecture, rumours of an armed attack in the city forced several unspecified NGOs to withdraw. Source: RJDH
↗ International prices of wheat and maize rose in March for the third consecutive month and averaged more than 10 percent above their levels in December 2017. Prices were mainly supported by concerns over the impact of prolonged dryness in key-growing areas of the United States of America and Argentina, coupled with strong demand. International rice prices remained relatively stable.
Global Overview MARCH 2018
It is with profound sadness that we report that three of our staff were killed and two injured, by the accidental detonation of an anti-tank landmine in the Ghazanchi area of Nagorno Karabakh on the morning of 29th March. The staff members were in a vehicle conducting minefield survey duties at the time.
Three people have been killed in an explosion after a vehicle belonging to the international demining group HALO Trust hit a mine in Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, officials said.
A spokeswoman for the de facto health ministry in Nagorno-Karabakh, Maya Azatian, told RFE/RL that two other people who were in the car were injured in the March 29 blast.
Representatives of HALO Trust told RFE/RL that the three people who were killed and the two who were injured were all local residents.