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27 Aug 2015 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 27 August 2015

For candidate countries (Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey) and potential candidates (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo), the EU provides both financial and technical support.

The aim of this support is to help the beneficiaries make political and economic reforms and to help them meet the obligations necessary for membership of the EU.

This is done primarily through the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA).

27 Aug 2015 description
report Insecurity Insight

Agency Reports and Open Source Data

Most of our knowledge about humanitarian security hot spots comes from publicly-reported events. This briefing summarizes confidential information from 10 agencies about a range of security events, from those that severely affect staff to those that affect agencies’ ability to deliver aid.

26 Aug 2015 description

• On 23 August, authorities in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia opened its southern border with Greece allowing the crossing of 5,000 refugees and migrants. Long queues formed as local authorities processed their papers to legalise their transit north and transport was organized to take them to the border with Serbia. In Presevo, on the Serbian side, the Ministry of the Interior registered 2,000 persons at the reception centre during the weekend.

25 Aug 2015 description

Vienna, Austria | AFP | Tueday 8/254/2015 - 02:30 GMT

by Simon STURDEE

Europe's raging migrant crisis is set to hijack a summit in Vienna of leaders from the western Balkans region on Thursday that will also be attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

When it was announced a year ago, the gathering of a slew of heads of government and ministers as well as EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini was meant to be about regional cooperation and prospects for joining the EU.

24 Aug 2015 description

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Tuesay 8/25/2015 - 02:33 GMT

by Hui Min NEO with Una HAJDARI in Presevo, Serbia

A new wave of migrants began entering the European Union from Serbia Monday as the leaders of France and Germany called for a unified response to the continent's biggest migrant crisis since World War II.

The EU has been struggling to find a response to the unprecedented numbers arriving -- from the thousands landing on the shores of Greece and Italy to the hundreds risking their lives to climb onto trucks to travel from France to Britain.

20 Aug 2015 description

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS

Team/experts Deployment
6 EUCP teams
4 EUCP experts associated to UNEP/UNOCHA missions
In total 35 EUCP Experts, along with 7 ERCC LO

Modules Deployed
18 Modules to Nepal
(Mainly search and rescue, module camps, medical post, and water purification)

Eu Voluntary Pool Of Assets Mobilized And Deployed
1 FFFP module to Greece
1 Laboratory to Guinea
2 Ebola Medevac Assets

14 Aug 2015 description

Bruxelles, Belgique | AFP | vendredi 14/08/2015 - 15:36 GMT

La Commission européenne a dénoncé vendredi l'inaction des pays des Balkans face à l'immigration illégale et les a enjoints à prendre des mesures pour fermer une route devenue de plus en plus prisée par les passeurs.

06 Aug 2015 description
report World Vision

Around 285 children from 15 different peace building clubs of World Vision in Kosovo, both Sebian and Albanian, participated in a six- day summer school. Children learned more how to build peace and harmony in their families and among different ethnicities. They also learned about what a non-violent communication is like and which are the best techniques to reach it.

"It is the first time for me to learn about the ways of a better communication,” says Krenare, 16, an Albanian club members from Kraishtë village, Kosovo.

22 Jul 2015 description

TIRANA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun providing cash assistance to close to 9,500 people affected by the floods in the country’s south earlier this year.

WFP responded to the request of the Government of Albania to provide assistance for the most vulnerable families in badly hit communities, through cash transfers to help them to rebuild their lives. The February floods were Albania’s second worst floods on record; only a disaster in 1971 was worse.

14 Jul 2015 description
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International Annual Report 2014
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Facts and Figures 2014

The 2014 International Annual Report of SOS Children's Villages, published today, presents risk factors for family breakdown and positive impacts of family strengthening, along with programme statistics and financial results.

In 2014, SOS Children’s Villages International provided sustained care for more than 439,000 children, young people and adults through its Family Strengthening and Family Based Care programmes.

SOS kindergartens, schools, vocational training centres and social centres provided education and learning opportunities for over 206,000 people.

30 Jun 2015 description
report European Union
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I. Situational overview

FRAN indicators

30 Jun 2015 description
report European Union
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I. Situational overview

Situation at the border

Border surveillance

Illegal border-crossings

18 Jun 2015 description

Focus on healthy and balanced nutrition

A front-runner in the race to end hunger, the region still struggles with malnutrition

Multiple trends are shaping the nutrition map for Europe and Central Asia, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s first-ever report on food insecurity and malnutrition in Europe and Central Asia, released today. The problems of food insecurity have changed away from that of caloric sufficiency toward the quality of peoples’ diets – a trend that will likely continue in this way.

11 May 2015 description
report Deutsche Welle

Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of Germany's states have agreed upon faster processing of refugee's applications for asylum. More migration officers will be appointed, but plans are still too hazy at the moment.

Angela Merkel and representatives from eight German states discussed dealing with an impending refugee crisis on Friday after the country's migration authorities said they expected around 450,000 asylum seekers this year.

14 Apr 2015 description

This month’s issue covers the following topics:

23 Mar 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Water is essential to life. Clean water is vital for drinking, growing food and keeping clean. A person can only survive on average three days without water, and if the water they have is dirty and contaminated, fatal diseases spread quickly and the effects are devastating. At Islamic Relief, we believe in providing Water For Life.

18 Mar 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 17th March, 2015 (WAM) -- The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has offered AED 1.288 million worth of relief materials to 2,000 Albanian families affected by floods triggered by heavy rains across four districts in Albania.

Floods in South and Southeast of Albania have damaged roads, bridges, farms and other essential infrastructure – including a power station in several Albanian cities and villages, leaving some communities without electricity and drinking water.

13 Mar 2015 description
report Refugee Council

A warm welcome for child refugees

Unaccompanied child refugees flee to Britain escaping war and persecution. They have often experienced significant trauma; including witnessing the death of a loved one or suffering abuse or exploitation themselves.

Unsurprisingly, child refugees are usually extremely frightened and completely bewildered when they arrive on British shores.