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19 Mar 2018 description


In February, just under 3,900 refugees and migrants entered Europe via Italy, Greece and Spain, less than half the number that entered in January. With lower numbers of people crossing from North Africa to Italy by sea compared to last year, the route to Spain experienced the most movement of the three Mediterranean routes with over 1,500 arrivals, followed by the route to Greece with over 1,200 and less than 1,100 to Italy.

16 Mar 2018 description

The updated AIDA Country Report on Spain tracks recent developments in the asylum procedure, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and content of international protection throughout 2017. Spain registered 31,738 asylum seekers, almost doubling the number of applicants in 2016.

14 Mar 2018 description


↗ International prices of wheat and maize increased further in February, mainly supported by weather-related concerns and currency movements. Export price quotations of rice also continued to strengthen, although the increases were capped by subsiding global demand for Indica supplies.

↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, continued to increase in February and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

01 Mar 2018 description

Global Overview FEBRUARY 2018

28 Feb 2018 description

US$70 million UNDP-supported project, financed through the Green Climate Fund, Swiss Government and the Government of Georgia, signals 'paradigm shift centred around risk reduction, prevention and preparedness'

Georgia, 28 February 2018 – The Green Climate Fund approved a new project that will scale up early warning systems and the use of climate information in Georgia, enhancing resilience of 1.7 million people and their livelihoods to floods, droughts and other heightened climate risks.

23 Feb 2018 description

This report was written by Márta Pardavi, Gruša Matevžič, Júlia Iván and Anikó Bakonyi of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC), the first three updates were written by Gruša Matevžič, the fourth update was written by Gruša Matevžič, Júlia Iván, Anikó Bakonyi and Gábor Gyulai, and the 2016 and 2017 updates were written by András Alföldi, Gruša Matevžič, Zita Barcza-Szabó and Zsolt Szekeres. The report was edited by ECRE.

20 Feb 2018 description
report HALO Trust

Japanese government grant supports halo’s transformational work in Georgia

The HALO Trust has been awarded a grant of $400,000 USD from the Government of Japan to support the clearance of unexploded ordnance in Georgia, allowing over 585,000 square metres of land to be made safe.

19 Feb 2018 description


Between 1 and 31 January 2018, over 8,000 people arrived via the Mediterranean to Europe, an 11% increase compared to the same month in 2017 during which over 7,200 arrived. Arrivals duing January comprised of 19% children, 13% women and 68% men.

18 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

09 Feb 2018 description

Geneva (ICRC) – The 12th meeting of the coordination mechanism seeking to account for people who went missing in connection with the conflicts of the 1990s and August 2008 and their aftermath took place today in Ergneti. The meeting was chaired by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in its capacity as a neutral intermediary.

Georgian, South Ossetian and Russian participants met to discuss the progress they had made in clarifying the fate and whereabouts of173 missing people since the last meeting in April 2017.

30 Jan 2018 description


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical public health issue globally. If we are to preserve human and animal health, policy interventions and global collaboration are vital to improve our understanding of AMR dynamics and to inform containment and mitigation strategies.

26 Jan 2018 description


300 000 beneficiaries for the entire region from the period of 2016 to 2017

Total disaster risk reduction (DRR) funding in the South Caucasus: €2.8 million from 2016 to 2018

Total EU humanitarian funding: €188 million from 1993 to 2016


19 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

17 Jan 2018 description

Today representatives of the EU, FAO and Georgian Government marked the end of a 2 year project which assisted over 800 of the most vulnerable IDP families in Georgia.

16 Jan 2018 description
report Freedom House

Key Findings

  • Democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades in 2017 as its basic tenets—including guarantees of free and fair elections, the rights of minorities, freedom of the press, and the rule of law—came under attack around the world.

  • Seventy-one countries suffered net declines in political rights and civil liberties, with only 35 registering gains. This marked the 12th consecutive year of decline in global freedom.

04 Jan 2018 description
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In November 2014, the Government of Ukraine took a decision to stop payment of pensions and social payments to the citizens remaining in non-government controlled areas. The Government of Ukraine should provide all citizens, irrespective of their location in the country, with access to their earned entitlements.

In search of potential mechanisms to provide pensions for citizens living in non-government controlled areas, the experience of other countries of the region may prove useful. In this regard, one of the most relevant examples may be Georgia.