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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.

13 Apr 2016 description

By Nichola Jones, IFRC

When fighting broke out in the Ukraine in the summer of 2014, more than 1.4 million people were displaced and tens of thousands fled to neighbouring Belarus.

Of the 150,000 people who arrived in Belarus, which has a population of almost 10 million people and is facing tough financial times as a result of a weakening Russian economy, many were families with young children.

03 Jun 2015 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 742,931 Swiss francs on a preliminary basis to support the Belarus Red Cross (BRC) to assist 10,000 people (2,400 families)1 displaced by the civil unrest in Ukraine. The appeal focuses on relief activities (nutrition) via a pre-paid debit card system, health, and hygiene interventions.

The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this point of the evolving operation. The information will be updated and adjusted based on further developments of the situation.

28 May 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the operation

Since June 2014, Belarus has seen increasing numbers of people fleeing the areas of conflict in Ukraine: from 30,000 in October 2014 to more than 80,000 in February 20151 .

30 Apr 2015 description

Overview

In the 2010s, Belarus is still facing several challenges related to humanitarian issues, like the Chernobyl legacy, the growing incidence of trafficking in human beings, TB and HIV, and a serious demographic crisis, marked by declining life expectancy, high mortality and morbidity, rapid population ageing and deteriorating health.

30 Apr 2014 description

Overview

In the 2010s, Belarus is still facing several challenges related to humanitarian issues, like the Chernobyl nuclear disaster legacy, the growing incidence of trafficking in human beings, TB and HIV incidence, and a serious demographic crisis marked by declining life expectancy, high mortality and morbidity rates, rapid population ageing and deteriorating health conditions.

18 Apr 2014 description
report World Bank

More energy-efficient and reliable utility services for households, schools, and hospitals

23 Dec 2013 description
  1. Executive summary

By addressing the challenges of poverty and social exclusion, enabling healthy living and recovery from crises, Belarus Red Cross programmes support the global aims of the IFRC`s Strategy 2020.

Making the most out of its branch and volunteer network, Belarus Red Cross delivers vital services to the most hard-to-reach vulnerable groups such as homeless people, injecting drug users, people living with HIV (PLHIV), female sex workers, people with mental illnesses, victims of human trafficking and ex-offenders.

30 Jul 2013 description

1. Executive summary

By addressing the challenges of poverty and social exclusion, enabling healthy living and recovery from crises, Belarus Red Cross programmes support attaining the strategic aims of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies` (IFRC) Strategy 2020.

20 Jun 2013 description

CHF 25,631 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 25th January 2013 to support the Belarus Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 5,000 beneficiaries.

27 Apr 2012 description

Published: 26 April 2012 20:44 CET

by Giovanni Zambello

On 26 April 1986, an unprecedented nuclear explosion happened near Chernobyl, northern Ukraine. Large quantities of radioactive material was blasted into the atmosphere and affected over 8 million people across Ukraine, Belarus and parts of Russia.

31 Aug 2011 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome: The Federation supported programmes in Belarus aim to reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from disasters and public health emergencies; to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters; to increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability; and to promote respect for diversity and human dignity, and reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion.

30 Jul 2011 description

This report covers the period from 1 January 2011 to 30 June 2011

In brief

Programme outcome: Effective medical, social and psychological assistance is provided to targeted individuals in the regions affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.