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09 Jun 2016 description
Further mass migration inevitable as persecution is ignored in states where peoples are under threat, says Minority Rights Group International in the 2016 People under Threat index.
13 May 2016 description
Fighting broke out in the region in early April, killing well over 100 people in the space of four days and reigniting a once “frozen” conflict that has been ongoing for almost three decades.
11 Apr 2016 description
As hundreds have been displaced and thousands have been affected by recent fighting, the UN refugee agency is urging all sides to respect the rights of people to flee to safety and to receive protection.
17 Sep 2015 description
The 4th Regional Technical Group meeting on Disaster Management under the Heart of Asia regional cooperation initiative resulted in the development of a Confidence-Building Measure Road Map to support disaster risk reduction.
13 Apr 2015 description
Conflict in Ukraine led to mass displacements and rising needs. In the region, refugees sought protection while cross-border tensions continued.
14 May 2014 description
Report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre says this figure equates to a staggering increase of 4.5 million from 2012, signalling a record high for the second year running.
09 Jul 2013 description
Only 37 per cent of the appeal for assistance to earthquake-affected people has been funded to date. Needs in education, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene remain unmet.
18 Jun 2013 description
2012 proves to have been the most successful in recent times as far as the opening of negotiations and peace processes. 46.3% of the 54 analyzed negotiations were resolved favorably.
29 Apr 2013 description
Around 6.5 million people were newly displaced, almost twice as many as the 3.5 million during 2011. The conflicts in Syria and DRC were responsible for around half of the new displacements.
08 Jan 2013 description
Frequent small to medium-scale emergencies raged through the region in 2012, inflicting the most damage on rural households. Support from humanitarian and development partners was often necessary to help affected people back onto their feet, learn from the disaster and better prepare for future shocks.
29 Oct 2012 description
Almaty, 23 October 2012 – Between 1 July and 30 September humanitarian funding to the Caucasus and Central Asia decreased threefold compared to the funding received during the previous quarter, according to the regional humanitarian funding update prepared by the Regional UNOCHA Office for the...
19 Apr 2012 description
People internally displaced by conflict and violence For the last 14 years, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre has monitored intern- al displacement resulting from conflict and violence across the world. In 2011, the number of people internally displaced by...
31 Dec 2011 description
Executive Summary This report analyses disaster risk reduction in the context of education at country level. It reviews existing documents, including country-level reports and HFA National Reports, to develop an understanding of current national economic environments, legislation, awareness,...
30 Oct 2011 description
report UN Security Council
SC/10426 Security Council 6642nd Meeting (AM & PM) Calling for Change, Secretary-General Says Women’s Participation Remains Low in Official, Observer Roles; Pledges United Nations ‘Will Lead by Example’ The Security Council today stressed the importance of promoting and protecting the...
19 May 2011 description
FAO NEWS RELEASE [11/50 en] Rome, 20 May 2011 – FAO will assist ten countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus to save up to 25 million hectares of cultivated farmland from a locust crisis. Locusts are a serious threat for agriculture, food security and livelihoods in both regions including...