Russia: proposal to increase salaries of CSO chiefs

Elena Topoleva-Soldunova has proposed raising the salaries of CSO chiefs   02.05.2024   Article published on the ASI website   Elena Topoleva-Soldunova, a member of the Federation’s Public Chamber, has proposed revising the State Labour Code as a means of regulating the salaries of heads of CSOs. As well as State institutions, non-profit organisations are …

Ukrainian refugees working in Moldova to have medical insurance

Ukrainian refugees working in Moldova to be provided with medical insurance   29.04.2024   Article published on the point.md website   Previously, Ukrainian refugees working in Moldova were given health insurance by derogation from a law based on an Emergency Committee regulation.   A new law drafted by the Moldovan Ministry of Health and the …

Central Asia braces for war on synthetic drugs

Data on the seizure of synthetic drugs in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan point to an unmistakeable trend. Trafficking and consumption are surging, and the authorities appear at a loss to stem the tide. PETER LEONARD APR 26, 2024 An Air Astana pilot was heading to western Kazakhstan earlier this week when he was arrested on suspicion …

Russia: opposition to proposed reduction in SONGO insurance premiums

The Russian Presidential Human Rights Council (HRC) has received opposition to its proposal for a reduction in SONGO insurance premiums   26.04.2024   Article published on the ASI website   The proposal had earlier been supported by the Federation’s Ministry of Economic Development.   In March, Vladimir Putin instructed the Council of Ministers to introduce …

Kyrgyzstan launches project to promote rights of persons with disabilities

APRIL 25, 2024 Source: UNDP UNDP Kyrgyzstan   Bishkek, 26 April 2024 – The United Nations in Kyrgyzstan is launching a project to promote the rights of persons with disabilities, to be implemented jointly with the Council for the Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic. The …

Duma refuses to support bill to impose restraining order on abusers

The Russian State Duma refuses to support a bill that would impose a restraining order on abusers to prevent contact with their victim   24.04.2024   Article published on the ASI website   Documents were submitted to the State Duma in October 2023.   On 23 April, the Duma’s State Building and Legislation Committee issued …

Russian Prison Service (FPS) to verify info about use of torture in prison

The Russian Federation Prison Service (FPS) to verify information about the use of torture in prison   23.04.2024   Article published on the ASI website   Instances of prisoner beatings have been reported by Eva Merkacheva, a member of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC). She has been …

UNHCR report on Ukrainian refugee and IDP situation in 2024

2024 population planning figures Refugees and asylum-seekers from Ukraine across the region: 5.9 million Among refugees: 47% women and 33% children IDPs: 3.7 million Others of concern: 14.6 million people in Ukraine in need of multisectoral humanitarian assistance Millions of people will remain internally displaced in Ukraine in 2024, with 5.9 million refugees forecasted across the region. As we …

How to improve the health system in Belarus

Karanik explains how the health care system can be improved   Minsk: 21.04.2024   Article published on the Sputnik.by website   The Belarussian authorities have identified certain problems with the work of health care institutions across the country, including personnel.   Belarus is in fourth or fifth place in the world when it comes to …

Ukraine: UN Health Cluster Bulletin and Situation Report

Ukraine: Health Cluster Bulletin No 3 and Situation Report Published by UN OCHA Highlights In March 2024, the humanitarian situation in Ukraine continued to deteriorate, particularly in regions near the frontline. Waves of attacks had a devastating impact on civilians, and vital services were disrupted for hundreds of thousands of people across the country at …