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30 Oct 2018 description

Baku – Yesterday (29/10) in Baku, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, officially launched the “Integrated Rural Development for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Communities in Azerbaijan through Revitalization of the Kahriz Water Supply System” project, financed by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

21 Oct 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2018 estimated above average due to favourable weather conditions

  • Cereal imports in 2018/19 marketing year forecast slightly below average

  • Prices of potatoes in July reached in July lowest levels since 2012

Cereal production in 2018 estimated above average due to favourable weather conditions

19 Oct 2018 description
report AzerNews

By Laman Ismayilova

Landslides intensify at the Badamdar zone in the Sabail district of Baku.

According to the results of monitoring of the landslide zone at 21:00 on October 17, the activity at the site continues. Cracks are observed on the edges of the soil of landslide zone .

Note that the rain that started on October 16 increased activity in the Badamdar landslide zone. The rain set in motion the masses of soil. It is expected that the rains will continue.

18 Sep 2018 description

The ICRC continued its operations in Azerbaijan during the first half of 2018 to deliver humanitarian assistance to those who are affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Activities related to humanitarian protection, economic security and water and habitat were carried out in communities located along the line of contact and international border Armenia. Approximately, 3,000 individuals benefited from the ICRC's neutral intermediary role from January to June in 2018.

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.

20 Jul 2018 description
report AzerNews

By Sara Israfilbayova

The number of foreigners arriving in Azerbaijan increased by more than 10 percent.

Head of Azerbaijan’s State Migration Service Vusal Huseynov made the remarks at an event dedicated to the results of the Service’s activities in the first half of this year.

He noted that in the first six months of this year, 827,352 foreigners and stateless persons arrived in Azerbaijan.

“This shows a 10 percent increase in the number of foreigners in the country,” Huseynov said, adding that this figure was 747,107 people in the same period last year.

19 Jul 2018 description

Baku, 18 July 2018 –Twenty years ago, a vast majority of the former warzone in Azerbaijan was contaminated with unrecorded landmines, rendering the territory hazardous and unusable for potential IDP resettlement. In 1998, the Government of Azerbaijan called on UNDP’s assistance in establishing the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA), a non-military agency mandated to conduct humanitarian demining in areas posing the greatest threats to human safety and livelihoods.

05 Jul 2018 description
report AzerNews

By Rashid Shirinov

Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) cleared a territory of 281,091 square meters in June, the Agency told Trend on July 3.

During this period, ANAMA’s staff discovered and defused 38 unexploded ordnance (UXOs) and an anti-tank mine. The operations involved 484 members of operational staff, 134 members of administrative personnel and 40 detection dogs.

In June, demining operations were carried out in Absheron, Agjabadi, Agdam, Agstafa, Fuzuli, Khizi, Khojavand, Gazakh, Lankaran, Tartar regions and in Baku, Ganja and Yevlakh.

06 Jun 2018 description
report AzerNews

By Rashid Shirinov

Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Refugees and IDPs and German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) will jointly implement a project for internally displaced persons. This was said at the meeting between the Chairman of the State Committee Rovshan Rzayev and the GIZ Director on Azerbaijan Sonia Fontaine on June 4.

11 May 2018 description

The dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the emergence of new states in Central Asia and the Caucasus created new political and security dynamics in these sub-regions. While the Caucasus was affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the threat of conflict over shared water resources continued to exist in Central Asia.

23 Apr 2018 description

Vaqif Sadiqov, Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the United Nations in Geneva, praised the UAE’s pioneering role in supporting international stability, which has made it among the first countries to provide humanitarian assistance for refugees, through its participation in the international efforts to face humanitarian crises around the world, including the internal refugee crisis in Azerbaijan.

31 Mar 2018 description
report HALO Trust

It is with profound sadness that we report that three of our staff were killed and two injured, by the accidental detonation of an anti-tank landmine in the Ghazanchi area of Nagorno Karabakh on the morning of 29th March. The staff members were in a vehicle conducting minefield survey duties at the time.

29 Mar 2018 description

Three people have been killed in an explosion after a vehicle belonging to the international demining group HALO Trust hit a mine in Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, officials said.

A spokeswoman for the de facto health ministry in Nagorno-Karabakh, Maya Azatian, told RFE/RL that two other people who were in the car were injured in the March 29 blast.

Representatives of HALO Trust told RFE/RL that the three people who were killed and the two who were injured were all local residents.

22 Feb 2018 description

In 2017, the ICRC continued to carry out a variety of activities in Azerbaijan, in relation to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. People living in exposed areas benefited from diverse range of projects aimed at humanitarian protection of civilians and supporting livelihoods of the most vulnerable.

07 Dec 2017 description

VIENNA, 7 December 2017 - On the occasion of the OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting in Vienna, we the Heads of Delegation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries -- Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov, U.S.

28 Nov 2017 description

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has viewed conditions created at a newly built residential complex for 1,170 IDP families in Tartar district.

President Ilham Aliyev visited IDP Pakiza Mammadova's house.

Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister, chair of the State Committee for Refugees and IDPs Ali Hasanov informed the President that 1,170 apartments occupys a total area of 88,000 square metres. The four-storey buildings have 120 one-room, 504 two-room, 472 three-room and 80 four-room apartments.

25 Oct 2017 description

ICRC: Our work in Azerbaijan between January and June 2017

Supporting people affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict continues to affect lives of people in frontline communities. Civilians living in exposed areas are in need of increased humanitarian protection and economic stability. More than 4500 people from the conflicting sides went missing during the war. Humanitarian consequences of the conflict remain focus point of our activities in the regions.

19 Oct 2017 description
report AzerNews

By Rashid Shirinov

Scientific researches has revealed that the number of areas that are prone to landslides in Azerbaijan has increased by four times in the past 24 years. Many landslide zones exist in Lerik, Yardimli, on Shamakhi Road, and in the Absheron peninsula.

The relative activity in the dynamics of landslide processes, and the processes of collapse and flooding was recorded at 106-111 kilometers of Baku-Shamakhi highway, in the territories of the settlements of Zykh-1, Mashtaga-Zabrat, Dash Karkhanasi and Gala.