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02 Sep 2016 description


In the 2003 OSCE Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti within the OSCE Area, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) was tasked to assume a proactive role in analysing measures undertaken by participating States to improve the situation of Roma and Sinti, including in crisis and post-crisis situations.

29 Jun 2015 description

Ces dernières années ont été marquées par des crises humanitaires majeures en République Centrafricaine, au Sud Soudan, en Syrie, en Irak, et dans les régions touchées par le virus Ebola. Plus près de chez nous, l’est de l’Ukraine est en proie au chaos, suspendu à un fragile cessez-le-feu. Ces crises mobilisent comme jamais jusqu’alors l’ensemble de la communauté humanitaire qui doit faire face à de multiples conflits inscrits dans la durée.

Les ressources humaines et financières de nos organisations sont durement éprouvées alors même que les besoins grandissent.

13 Apr 2015 description
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  • Outbreak of conflict in the east of Ukraine leads to civilian deaths and displacements

  • Close to 15,000 Syrian Armenians have come to Armenia since the start of the war in Syria

  • UN concerned about the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and the rights of the displaced living in Azerbaijan.

  • INFORM - the first global, open-source tool for measuring the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters.

2014: a year of conflict

20 Feb 2015 description


Post-Crisis Environmental Assessment

Post-Crisis Environmental Recovery

Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding

Disaster Risk Reduction

The Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC)

11 Feb 2015 description


The MISP Readiness assessment tool was developed by the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health (RH) in Crises for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2013 to help country teams assess their readiness to provide the Minimum Initial Service Package for Reproductive Health in case of a humanitarian crisis.

02 Jan 2015 description

The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine provided the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES) with 50 protective vests, 60 ballistic safety helmets and 5 laptops with software, to plan and manage humanitarian demining operations. The handover ceremony took place in the Service’s headquarters in Kyiv on 30 December 2014.

31 Dec 2014 description

This report is for media and the general public.

The SMM continued to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum and the work of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC). The SMM followed up on media reports about interruption of public transportation from Ukrainian mainland to the Crimean peninsula.

31 Dec 2014 description


Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Russian Federation (RF). The Observer Mission (OM) continues to operate 24/7 at both Border Crossing Points (BCPs). Overall cross-border traffic flows increased significantly at both BCPs due to the upcoming New Year. The OM continued to observe a significant number of persons in military-style clothing crossing the border in both directions. Train movements at the Gukovo BCP have decreased in frequency.


OM’s arrival, establishment and observation work

31 Dec 2014 description

The HSM is a collaborative project between OCHA, UNHCR and Right to Protection. The framework is a purposive sampling strategy which covers 38% of the raions in the five most affected oblasts. Data and analysis covered in this product covers collection period from 20-28 Nov 2014.

31 Dec 2014 description

The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine has launched the distribution of humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as to people staying in the area of conflict, including territories that are not under Government control. The priority recipients are the elderly, orphans, pregnant women, families with children, and people with disabilities.