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25 Feb 2015 description
report CARE

L'ONG CARE met les filles et les femmes au cœur de ses programmes et renforce leur autonomie en favorisant leur accès aux ressources, à l'éducation et à la santé. CARE implique les hommes et les garçons dans ses actions afin de changer durablement les attitudes à l'égard des femmes lorsque leurs droits sont bafoués. Découvrez quelques exemples de nos actions à travers le monde :

17 Feb 2015 description

Situation

On 2 February 2015 the highest water levels were reached.

• In response to the flooding situation in Albania, four states provided assistance through the European Union Civil Protection (EUCP) mechanism. Austria, Croatia, Montenegro and Slovakia offered beds, blankets, sleeping bags, tents, kitchen sets, generators, rain boots/coats.

• The European Union Civil Protection (EUCP) team deployed on site is facilitating the coordination of incoming assistance and is supporting national authorities in assessing the situation.

09 Feb 2015 description

Situation
Severe weather,including heavy snowfall, rains, winds, low temperatures and thunderstorms are affecting several countries of southern Europe.

Croatia: Power outages and traffic disruption due to heavy snowfall, ice and winds.

Albania: Heavy rains caused floods in several areas of southern Albania since 31 January. The situation is most critical in the south-western areas of the country (Fier and Vlore). At least 1,600 families have been affected and 17,000 ha of land have been flooded.

03 Feb 2015 description
report Amnesty

Serbia and Croatia must now focus their efforts on ensuring accountability for crimes against humanity and war crimes and reparation for victims at the national level, says Amnesty International today following the International Court of Justice ruling that neither Serbia nor Croatia had established the necessary intent on the part of the other to commit genocide during the conflict in 1990s.

29 Jan 2015 description

Ukraine - Conflict

  • Intensive attacks in the eastern Ukraine, including the deadly attacks in Mariupol have caused 5,000 casualties since the beginning of the conflict. Humanitarian needs are also increasing; over 900,000 IDPs and 600,000 refugees to neighbouring countries, mainly to Russia have been reported.

15 Jan 2015 description

Zagreb wants Serbia to prosecute individuals indicted for war crimes in Croatia in the 1990s, an issue that could turn into a key point for Belgrade's further European integration. Officials and experts say that calming tensions over the issue is in the vital interests of both nations.

Croatian Minister of Justice Orsat Miljenic told SETimes that Serbia must try senior army officers if it wants to "face the problem of war crimes."

11 Dec 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11689

7332nd Meeting (AM)

When the Security Council established the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 20 years ago, on the heels of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia the previous year, the landscape of international criminal law was altered forever, members heard today as they reviewed developments.

09 Dec 2014 description

New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

01 Dec 2014 description

| Overview |

Working environment The countries that comprise the western Balkans are still coping with the consequences of large-scale displacement caused by the conflicts in the region in the 1990s. In addition, persisting social and economic challenges continue to drive the movement of nationals within and from the region, primarily to the European Union.

27 Nov 2014 description

On Friday, 14 November a ceremony was held in Lasinja to hand over a demining certificate for a project in Lasinja named „Forested area on the right side of Kupa river, East from Radovići settlement“. The ceremony took place in front of the Municipal hall Lasinja.

The project was jointly funded by Karlovac County and CROMAC. Karlovac county has spent 350.000kuna for that project. The ceremony was attended by Director of CROMAC, Mr. Dražen Jakopec, Karlovac County Prefect Mr. Ivan Vučić and Mayor of Lasinja Mr, Željko Prigorac, with their respective associates and team members.

17 Nov 2014 description

On November 12, 2014, there was a panel ''Children in Mine Environment'' held in the premises of Darda elementary school. It was attended by ca. 200 first and second grade students.

27 Oct 2014 description

BRUSSELS, 27 October 2014 - A new cross-border multi-hazard early warning system will be developed in the Western Balkans and Turkey to increase resilience to floods, landslides, droughts and heat-waves which often hit the region and to build on the lessons learnt from the devastating floods of May 2014.

15 Oct 2014 description

On Saturday, 11. October CROMAC participated in educational activity named „Less weaponry –less tragedies“, which was held in Hrvatska Kostajnica as a part of „Kestenijada 2014“ event.

With a large number of visitors from all over Croatia as well as abroad, those present had the opportunity to see the demining devices and were informed of the Mine situation in Croatia.

The interested members of the public were shown current demining sites that are active with emphasis on Sisak Moslavina County.

15 Oct 2014 description

On 13. October a visit to a demining project „Area of the Blinjski kut settlement and Gornje Komarevo“ took place.

With the realization of this demining project a total of 1,3Km 2 will be released back to use, which represents almost 15% of the MSA in the City of Sisak. The importance of this project is well illustrated by the fact that there was a Mine or an UXO found in each 2.875m2.

10 Oct 2014 description
report European Union

Brussels, 10 October 2014

EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, has today announced an aid package worth nearly €80 million proposed by the European Commission for Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria after flooding disasters struck the countries in May and June 2014.

10 Oct 2014 description

By Richard Waddington

MADRID, 9 October 2014 - The recurrence of flooding, one of Europe’s most persistent natural hazards, presents both a challenge and an opportunity when it comes to disaster reduction, a conference heard on Wednesday.

Both the Balkans and the United Kingdom have experienced heavy floods in the last year, with surging water levels in Serbia in May leading to over 60 deaths and causing more than a billion euros of damage.

16 Sep 2014 description
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SLOVENIA: In the last few days heavy rains caused floods in parts of Slovenia. The most affected regions are Dolenjska, Pomurje, parts of Stajerska and Koroska. The situation is slowly stabilizing. More than 250 landslides occurred in the last days and the warning is still in place. According to media more than 1 100 buildings have been inundated. On 14 September, the Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated.

16 Sep 2014 description
  • Heavy rain affected several areas of Croatia in the last few days causing water levels to rise and subsequent floodings.

  • The most critical situation during 14 September was in Nedelišce, Pribislavec, Mala Subotica and Mursko Središce due to severe situation on the river Mura in Medimurje County.

  • As of 15 September the situation is most serious in the area of Sisak - Moslavina County, Medimurska County and the County of Karlovac.

15 Sep 2014 description

09/15/2014 21:14 GMT

BELGRADE, September 15, 2014 (AFP) - One woman was killed on Monday after heavy rains brought renewed flooding to Serbia, four months after record floods killed almost 80 in the Balkans, local media reported.

The eastern village of Tekija, on the right bank of the Danube, was among the worst affected. More than 300 of the village's roughly 1,000 residents had to be evacuated, police said in a statement.

The surging waters claimed the life of one elderly woman in the village, state-run RTS television added.