Tirana, Albania | AFP | Wednesday 11/19/2014 - 10:01 GMT
Three people were killed overnight in northern Albania in severe flooding caused by torrential rains, police said on Wednesday.
A 63-year-old man and his 23-year-old daughter died after their car was carried away by flood waters while they were driving on a mountain road.
Their bodies were found early Wednesday in a canal, some two kilometres (1.2 miles) from the site of the accident, a police statement said.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, today welcomed a generous offer by the Albanian Government of humanitarian admission for 210 residents from Camp Hurriya in Iraq to Albania.
"I am very grateful that the Albanian Government has offered solutions for 210 people from Camp Hurriya," said Mr Guterres. "The residents of Camp Hurriya urgently need solutions to relocate out of Iraq. We hope they welcome this offer and cooperate to ensure the departure of this important number of people."
Albania’s mine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) contamination problem is a result of the 1999 Kosovo conflict. Armed forces of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) laid landmines along both sides of Albania’s border with Kosovo, in the north-eastern Kukës region.
The Albanian Mine Action Committee and the Albanian Mine Action Executive (AMAE) were established by the government in 1999. In 2002, the UNDP initiated a capacity building project to build mine action coordination and monitoring capacity.
CHF 129,185 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 9th February 2012 to support the Red Cross of Albania in delivering immediate assistance to some 1,000 families (5,000 beneficiaries) and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.
This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 31 December 2011.
Disaster preparedness and response remains the priority area of the Albanian Red Cross Society.
Aportará 35.000 euros al fondo global de 187.000 euros
Cáritas. 5 de marzo de 2012.- Cáritas Española ha decidido aportar 35.000 euros al fondo global de 187.155 euros solicitados por las Cáritas de los Balcanes para hacer frente a las graves consecuencias de la severa ola de frío polar que afectó semanas atrás a toda la región de los Balcanes y que ha dejado aisladas a cientos de miles de personas, sin acceso a alimentos ni servicios básicos. Miles de familias se enfrentan grandes dificultades para asegurar unas condiciones de vida adecuadas en sus hogares.
February 7th 2012, Budapest - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has increased its emergency support and operations across Europe as temperatures remain in double digits below freezing across much of the continent.
A total of 576,000 Swiss francs (477,300 Euro, 625,000 USD) is being disbursed from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to help national Red Cross Red Crescent societies bring direct relief to some 50,000 of Europe’s most at-risk. More allocations are expected in the coming hours and days.
CHF 129,185 CHF has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Red Cross of Albania in delivering immediate assistance to some 1,000 families (5,000 beneficiaries). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
Budapest, Tirana, Vilnius, 7 February 2012: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and national partners sent letters to Albanian and Lithuanian authorities expressing grave concerns over the forced evictions of Romani individuals during extreme weather conditions.
Brussels, 31 August 2011 - Due to the big forest fires affecting its North-East regions, Albania has received further assistance through the European Union's Civil Protection Mechanism. The European Commission's Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) reacted immediately to Albania's request for help and liaised with Member States; in result, Italy offered two CL415 water-bombing aircrafts to further support Albania.
This report covers the period 01/01/2011 to 30/06/2011
In brief Programme outcome: The National Society programmes are aligned with the strategic aims of the Strategy 2020 to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises; enable healthy and safe living; and promote social inclusion and culture of non-violence and peace.
The capacity-building efforts are in line with the enabling action one to build strong National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Kukes, 8 June 2011 – Representatives of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, the Institute of Public Health, Kukes Regional Health Authority, UN Agencies and civil society partners came together in a regional workshop as part of efforts to combat food insecurity among high risk groups.The event provided an opportunity to review progress in the implementation of the National Plan for Nutrition Programme.
The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.
Amid mounting tensions between North and South Sudan over the disputed border area of Abyei, clashes broke out between the two sides at the beginning of the month. Northern Sudanese forces invaded Abyei on 20 May and asserted control in breach of existing peace agreements. Tens of thousands are reported to have fled south. The attacks threaten renewed conflict and weaken confidence between North and South as critical post-referendum arrangements remain unresolved.
Human Rights Council
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development
The visit of the Special Rapporteur to Albania focused primarily on extrajudicial executions in the context of blood feuds and domestic violence.
This report covers the period from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.
Programme outcome: In line with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Strategy 2020 the aim of the Federation supported programmes in Albania is to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises; to enable healthy and safe living; and to promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.
Press Release No:2011/433/ECA
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 – Every country in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region is expected to grow in 2011, but some countries are vulnerable to rising food and energy prices, said the World Bank at a press briefing during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings 2011.
In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of the Republic of Albania informed the Government of Japan that Albania will provide relief money of 100,000 U.S. dollars (about 8 million yen).
From Albania, letters of sympathy were sent from H.E. Dr. Bamir TOPI, President, H.E. Dr. Sali BERISHA, Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Edmond HAXHINASTO, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, H.E. Ms. Jozefina TOPALLI, Speaker of the Parliament and others.