Appeals & Response Plans
- Europe/Northern Africa: Cold Wave - Jan 2012
- Central Europe: Floods - May 2010
- Europe: Cold Wave - Dec 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Central and Eastern Europe: Floods - Jul 2008
- Ukraine: Storm - Jul 2007
- Ukraine: Floods - Jul 2006
- Belarus/Russian Fed./Ukraine and Moldova: Severe Weather - Feb 2006
- Ukraine: Floods - Mar 2001
- Hungary: Floods - Mar 2001
Maps & Infographics
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- Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, Statement to the media at the Conference on the Humanitarian Situation in Eastern Ukraine and the Way Forward, 28 February 2018
- WHO calls on partners to respond to the health and humanitarian needs of Ukrainians
- Ukraine Humanitarian 2018 Situation Report #1, February 2018
- Four years of conflict in Ukraine leave 4.4 million people in dire humanitarian situation [EN/UK]
- UNESCO and EUAM cooperate to train law enforcement officers in Ukraine on freedom of expression and safety of journalists
In 2016, GICHD staff visited and supported 57 countries to improve mine action globally and locally.
Read stories in the annual report about how we have supported countries such as Zimbabwe to develop a national mine action strategy; Thailand to conduct a non-technical survey project; and, Ukraine to train operators on the Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA).
GICHD and SIPRI release global report of anti-vehicle mine incidents in 2016
The 2015 Annual Report covers the essence of the GICHD's work over the past year through its core activities: furthering knowledge, promoting norms and standards and developing in-country and national capacity.
It is organised according to the Centre's three strategic objectives as outlined in the 2015-2018 Strategy. Additional sections explain the GICHD's work on International Humanitarian Law, Outreach, and a description of its Resources and Governance.
In 2015, 178 incidents related, or suspected to be related, to anti-vehicle mines (AVMs) in 25 states and territories were recorded by Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). These incidents caused 598 casualties (278 dead and 320 injured) of which 60 per cent were civilians. While AVM casualties were recorded in some post-conflict situations, the vast majority occurred in current conflicts. Mali, Pakistan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen accounted for the highest numbers of casualties.
On 21 September 2015, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (PCU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).
This MoU consolidates their partnership that supports the development of Ukraine’s civilian institutional capacities in terms of humanitarian mine action management and coordination.
Increase human security
The past year was particularly productive for the GICHD: we helped achieve more clarity on the global extent of explosive contamination and strengthened national capacities. We had a positive impact on national mine action programmes and supported wider security and development issues. Finally, with the invaluable support of our governance and partners, we developed our new 2015-2018 Strategy.
We are proud of the work we accomplished and we hope you enjoy reading about it.