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13 Jul 2018 description

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 8-14 July 2018 and includes updates on carbapenemase-producing (OXA-48) Klebsiella pneumoniae, dengue, Ebola virus disease, poliomyelitis, MERS-CoV, mass gathering monitoring (FIFA Men's Football World Cup), measles, poliovirus type 2, rubella, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, and West Nile virus.

06 Jul 2018 description

Les forêts et les arbres sont essentiels pour parvenir à un avenir durable

6 juillet 2018, Rome - Selon un nouveau rapport de la FAO appelant les gouvernements à adopter une approche globale qui profitera aux arbres et à ceux qui en dépendent, le temps presse pour les forêts mondiales dont la superficie totale diminue jour après jour.

06 Jul 2018 description

Forests and trees are key for a sustainable future

FAO publishes new State of the World’s Forests report

6 July 2018, Rome - Time is running out for the world's forests, whose total area is shrinking by the day, warns a new FAO report urging governments to foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit both trees and those who rely on them.

03 Jul 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Russian Supreme Court Says There is No War in Syria, Nothing to Flee From

Vladislav Lobanov, Eric Kasprzyk

Despite eight years of civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands and ravaged Syria, Russia’s Supreme Court incredulously declared that Zakria Timbut has nothing to fear in returning to his homeland.

15 Jun 2018 description

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 10-16 June 2018 and includes updates on dengue, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, mass gathering monitoring, Ebola virus disease, West Nile virus, polio and Rift Valley fever.

08 Jun 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in 20 countries in Europe in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). In 2017, 113 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

07 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Area planted with 2018 winter cereals forecast to be similar to 2017 high level

  • Cereal exports set to reach record highs in 2017/18 marketing year

  • Export prices of wheat 15 percent above year-earlier values in April

Cereal production forecast second highest in history

04 Jun 2018 description

Situation at checkpoints: The State Border Guard Service recorded 1,130,700 crossings of the line of contact during April.
UNHCR’s partner R2P reported long queues as a main concern.

01 Jun 2018 description

Global Overview MAY 2018

29 May 2018 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES

In April, nearly 7,300 refugees and migrants entered Europe via Italy, Greece and Spain, bringing the number of refugees and migrants who have arrived by land and sea routes to these three countries to nearly 24,300 in the first four months of 2018. This marks a significant decrease of 49% compared to the first four months of 2017, a period in which just over 48,000 refugees and migrants entered Europe via these three countries.

24 May 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

The Ukraine conflict has led to a sharp deterioration in Russia's relations with the West since 2014. In response to the conflict, the US and the EU have imposed sanctions on Russian officials, as well as on the Russian financial, energy and defence sectors; firms in these sectors cannot raise debt on US or EU financial markets. Russia has responded with a ban on almost all Western food imports (which has helped Russia to develop its food industry). New US sanctions were announced in March and April 2018.

07 May 2018 description

Fire and rescue divisions of the Russian Emergency Ministry keep on helping people whose houses are located in flooded areas. Those who have refused to go to temporary shelters are provided with foodstuffs, essentials and medicines. Livestock, pets and birds are being evacuated.

Managing bodies and forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Volgograd Region Directorate are working under the state of emergency. As of 7 April, 61 people, including 27 children, are staying at temporary shelters. Water has been pumped out of 19 houses and debris has been removed from 47 yards.

02 May 2018 description

Global Overview APRIL 2018