In 2013, countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia saw a dramatic drop in the incoming aid.
Only 1 per cent of the aid received by the region was provided directly to the affected government and the rest was channeled through non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies.
Outgoing humanitarian aid from the Caucasus and Central Asia continues to decline with the region giving just $1 million in aid during the reporting period.
• In the second quarter of 2013, countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia receive $7 million in humanitarian aid
• Sweden and Russia are the largest donors to the region
• In the region, only Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan provide aid between April and June 2013
• Global humanitarian community needs $13 billion to help 73 million people in 24 countries
Since 1992, the ICRC has been supporting the authorities in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in promoting IHL and other humanitarian norms and their integration into national legislation, academic curricula and the practices of military and security forces. It visits detainees in Uzbekistan and helps boost the capacity of the region’s Red Crescent Societies.
Regional workshop on landmines opens on 7 July in Dushanbe
Dushanbe, 7 July 2009 -- Central Asian states should join the vast majority of the world in renouncing antipersonnel landmines once and for all, said the 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) today, at the opening of the Dushanbe Workshop on Achieving a Mine-Free Central Asia.
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have yet to join the Mine Ban Treaty.