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07 Nov 2018 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the disaster

On 15 March 2018, a meeting of the Emergency Situations Commission of the Republic of Belarus was held to discuss the coming spring floods in Belarus. The meeting was facilitated by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus.

21 Oct 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Total production of cereals in 2018 estimated at near average level

  • Imports of cereals in 2018/19 well above the five-year average

  • Prices of wheat products virtually unchanged in August

Total production of cereals in 2018 estimated close to 2017 level

Harvesting of spring cereals finalized at the end of September, while that of winter crops was completed by mid-August.

03 Aug 2018 description

Minsk – More than half of Belarus’ 9.5 million people use the global messenger service Viber, which was created in Minsk more than seven years ago, to quickly exchange messages, receive information, and make phone calls at home and abroad. Now, a new IOM Belarus Viber community has been established to share travel information and inform people about the potential risks they face, including human trafficking.

10 Jul 2018 description

Refugee and local children mingle at a UNHCR-funded project where they can take part in activities from kickboxing to ballet.

By Kate Bond in Minsk, Belarus | 10 July 2018

Svetlana clasps her hands together nervously and motions to a colleague to start the music. “Remember,” she calls to the six Afghan boys on stage. “Maintain your distance!”

04 Jun 2018 description

A Syrian chef and a Georgian restaurant owner believe their new partnership has all the ingredients of success.

By Kate Bond in Gomel, Belarus | 04 June 2018

Chef Imad Ahmad decided it was time to leave Syria when his café in the city of Daraa was flattened in the war.

“I wanted to save myself and my family because I knew everything was in vain,” he says. “My café was ruined. Flattened,” he says, with a sad shrug.

23 May 2018 description

A two-day discussion-based tabletop exercise on how to respond to a simulated wildfire in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone organized by the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, in close partnership with the Global Fire Monitoring Center, was held on 17 and 18 May 2018 in the city of Gomel in Belarus near the border with Ukraine.

05 Nov 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Planting of winter cereals for harvest in 2018 finished by mid-October

  • Latest estimates point to 10 percent year-on-year increase in 2017 cereals production

  • Exports of cereals forecast to increase in 2017/18

  • Prices of wheat products stable over last six months

Planting of winter cereals for harvest in 2018 finished by mid-October

18 Aug 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

In the beginning of January 2017, temperatures dropped down to 25‐29 degrees Celsius below zero, and in some places even to minus 31‐34 degrees. A sharp cold snap (Cyclone Axel) hit Belarus on 5 January, with heavy snowfalls accompanied by frost and strong wind. The country's meteorological service issued an orange weather warning. Invasion of cold arctic air masses from the north of European Russia followed on 6 January.

30 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Latest estimates point to 12 percent decline in 2017 cereals production

  • Exports of cereals forecast to decrease in 2017/18

  • Prices of wheat products rose in February

Early forecast points to 12 percent decline in 2017 cereals production

19 Apr 2017 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

A one-month timeframe extension is required due to challenges faced by the Belarus Red Cross with the registration of DREF funds with the Department of Humanitarian Aid and other Belarusian authorities. The one-month extension will allow the National Society to finalize the local public procurement of the emergency shelter, household, food security and livelihood items and replenish the stocks that were used for the relief operation.

07 Apr 2017 description

Belarus achieves this milestone with support of the European Union and meeting the strictest European environmental standards

Geneva, 7 April 2017 — Belarus has announced that it has destroyed 3.4 million ‘PFM-1’ anti-personnel mines, with the last 78 destroyed during a symbolic ceremony at a military base near the city of Rechitsa in the Gomel region. With Belarus' announcement, there are now 159 States Parties to the Convention, also known as the Ottawa Convention, that no longer have stockpile destruction obligations under the treaty.

04 Apr 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Mass Arrests, Beatings of Protesters, Journalists, Rights Defenders

(Moscow) – Authorities across Belarus arbitrarily detained at least 700 people in March 2017 in connection with peaceful protests, Human Rights Watch said today. The majority, including more than 100 journalists and 60 human rights activists, were detained in connection with peaceful protests marking Belarus’ annual Freedom Day on March 25.

26 Mar 2017 description

WARSAW, 26 March 2017 - Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, today condemned the reported undue restrictions on public assemblies and the unnecessary use of force by Belarusian authorities against peaceful protestors in Minsk and other cities in the country.

24 Jan 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

A sharp cold snap (Cyclone Axel) hit Belarus on 5 January 2017, with heavy snowfalls accompanied by frost and strong winds. Temperatures dropped down to 25‐29 degrees Celsius below zero, and in some places even to minus 31‐34 Celsius degrees.
The country's meteorological service issued an orange weather warning. Invasion of cold arctic air masses from the north of European Russia followed on 6 January.

18 Dec 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Latest estimates point to 5 percent increase in 2016 cereals production

  • Exports of cereals on the rise in 2016/17

  • Prices of wheat products rose in October

Latest estimates point to 5 percent increase in 2016 cereals production