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16 Nov 2018 description

With an impressive development progress over the past two decades, the countries of the Europe and Central Asia region (ECA) are primed for significant economic and social growth. Climate change, however, threatens to undermine decades of development gains and put at risk efforts to eradicate poverty. Tackling climate change must be central to efforts to reduce poverty and sustain development.

08 Nov 2018 description

The latest edition of Crisis Group's monthly conflict tracker highlights dangers of escalating conflict in Sri Lanka and Yemen. CrisisWatch also notes improved situations in China/Japan and Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan).

08 Nov 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

On the morning of Monday 10 September 2018, the district of Dsegh (Lori) and Arapi, Voskehask and Harij (Shirak) in mountainous regions in Armenia, sudden heavy rainfalls and hailstorms swept away 130ha of crop in Dsegh, 185,8 ha - Arapi, 28,2ha- Voskehask, and 64,29ha - Harij villages. The dwellers lost 70 – 80% of their crop. Local authorities have declared these regions in state of emergency due to the damages caused by the natural hazard and asked national and international organizations for support to the affected population.

05 Nov 2018 description

GENEVA (5 November 2018) – UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Armenia from 7 to 16 November 2018 to assess the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

02 Nov 2018 description

YEREVAN / BAKU, November 2, 2018 - The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stéphane Visconti of France, and Andrew Schofer of the United States of America), together with the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk, visited the region from 29 October to 2 November.

22 Oct 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 114 security incidents affecting aid delivery in 16 countries in Europe between January 2017 and March 2018. 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).

13 Oct 2018 description

The UN Refugee Agency has been working in Ukraine since 1994 and established a country office the following year. A host country agreement was signed in September 1996.

Ukraine acceded to the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees and the 1967 Protocol in 2002. A 2011 law regulates the treatment of refugees and other persons of concern in Ukraine.

In 2013, Ukraine acceded to the two UN Conventions relating to the status of stateless persons (1954) and on the reduction of statelessness (1961).


29 Sep 2018 description


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General welcomes the meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, held on 26 September in the margins of the General Assembly, under the auspices of the Co-Chairs of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group.

24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers
- 336 mt of food assistance distributed
- 0 cash based transfers made
- US$0 m six months (September 2018 – February 2019) net funding requirements
- 0 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Context

06 Sep 2018 description

Emergency risk communication (ERC) is a vital public health intervention. It can save lives during emergency situations and, as such, should be considered an investment in people’s health, safety and security.

Starting today, a new package is available to guide countries of the Region in establishing systems and plans for effective ERC tailored to their specific contexts. The package is the result of a pioneering project launched by WHO/Europe in March 2017.

The pilot phase

23 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

0 mt of food assistance distributed

0 cash based transfers made

US$0 m six months (August 2018 – January 2019) net funding requirements

0 people assisted in JULY 2018

Operational Updates

10 Aug 2018 description

Escalation of the conflict in April 2016 forced residents of the heavily affected Talish village in Nagorno-Karabakh to flee to a safer place. For some, Alashan, an area of former Soviet pioneer camp became the new home.

The ICRC Mission in Nagorno-Karabakh has been working continuously to respond to people's needs, which resulted from the escalation. In Alashan, we supported 18 families to start vegetable production. We provided seeds, fencing materials and rehabilitated the water supply network thus helping them start cultivating own gardens.