Aiming to ease integration, a new initiative in Croatia is bringing refugees and locals together.
Zagreb, Croatia - Sandra Wahech, a 23-year-old refugee from Syria, has been living in Croatia for nearly two years. She has done her best to integrate into her host country - learning Croatian and attending university in Zagreb. Still, Wahech feels like an outsider.
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CROMAC director Dražen Jakopec and county prefect of Karlovac County Ivan Vučić and associates visited the project in Tržić Tounjski and held a press conference at the demining worksite. Demining operations as per project ''Forest areas and roads on the territory of Tržić Tounjski and Mrežnica settlements'', area: 97.558 m2 worth 847.535,12 HRK are partially financed from the donation of Karlovac County worth 350.000,00 HRK.
2015 - Le PNUD : oeuvrer pour les peuples et la planète
Dans toutes les régions du monde, des voix s’élèvent pour demander un leadership et des mesures en 2015 pour lutter contre la pauvreté, l’inégalité et le changement climatique.
Voices around the world are demanding leadership and action in 2015 on poverty, inequality and climate change. These universal challenges demand global action, and this year presents unprecedented opportunities for achieving the future we want. This is the year when world leaders come together to adopt a new agenda for sustainable development. The new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, beginning with a historic pledge to end poverty.
From 7 to 18 May, 2015, in accordance with CROMAC Annual Plan and invitations of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Croatia to participate in the campaign ''Less Arms Less Tragedies'', there were mine risk educations held in Jasenovac, Novska and Gvozd in Sisak-Moslavina County; in Lovinac, Perušić and Gospić in Lika-Senj County and Cetingrad in Karlovac County.
On May 19, 2015, two Grant Contracts were signed between Central Finance and Contracting Agency (CFCA) and Croatian Mine Action Centre (CROMAC) by which 4.759.373 EUR have been allocated for demining operations. The EU contribution totals 3.973.000 EUR.
A meeting for war crimes investigators in South-Eastern Europe organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and supported by the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina on 25 May 2015 in Sarajevo provided an opportunity for investigators to exchange experiences and discuss issues such as the structural set-up of investigation units, the relationship between investigators and prosecutors, and cross-border co-operation where suspects are located in other countries in the region.
Zagreb, Croatia | | Thursday 4/2/2015 - 15:12 GMT
The Croatian government on Thursday backed a bill on compensating the victims of sexual violence committed during the country's independence war, which ended almost two decades ago.
"More than 20 years since the sexual violence was committed ... its victims, both men and women, will finally get the right to be treated with respect and the right for their suffering to be recognised," deputy minister for veterans Vesna Nad told a government session.
Director of the Croatian Mine Action Centre (CROMAC) Mr Dražen Jakopec spoke of the mine situation on the territory of the Town of Petrinja and planned humanitarian demining operations in the current year at the press conference held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in the Small Town Hall in Petrinja.
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina | | Friday 3/6/2015 - 14:03 GMT
Two days of blizzards and strong winds in Bosnia and Croatia caused havoc along the Adriatic coast, leaving thousands of homes without power, disrupting traffic and killing a motorist, officials said Friday.
The motorist died near Zepce in northern Bosnia after crashing into a pile of rubble and mud swept onto the road by a landslide, police said.
Storms blacked out some 100 villages in central and southern Bosnia, where dozens of roads were closed off, rescue-workers said.
In Požega, on March 5, 2015, first meeting was held to introduce the Rural Development Programme of the Republic of Croatia, Measure M05. „Restoring of agricultural production potential disrupted by natural disasters and catastrophic events, and an introduction of appropriate prevention activities, within which is the Sub-measure 5.2 that contains the Type of operation 5.2.2. Demining of agricultural land.
In January 2015, Serbia took over the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), succeeding Switzerland. In addition to the urgency of the Ukrainian crisis, the issue of reconciliation and strengthening regional cooperation in the Western Balkans remains a current topic. More than 15 years after the end of the Yugoslav wars, many challenges remain. How far along is the reconciliation process in the Western Balkans? What is the outcome of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia?
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 :
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.
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.
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.
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.