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World + 3 others
Boost for quake insurance in SE Europe

By Biljana Markova

BRUSSELS, 11 April 2014 – A major step towards implementation of a disaster risk financing framework in South Eastern Europe has been taken with the completion of a first round of training workshops on new approaches to earthquake insurance last month.

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World + 6 others
Forced Migration Review 25th Anniversary collection

25 years of forced migration

Jeff Crisp

During the past 25 years, Forced Migration Review (FMR) has played a vital role in enabling researchers, practitioners and policymakers to exchange information and ideas on refugee-related issues. In this article, Jeff Crisp provides a personal (and alphabetical) perspective on some of the events, trends and organisations that FMR has covered over the past two and half decades.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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Afghanistan + 15 others
USAID FrontLines – September/October 2013


About FrontLines

Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah

These Docs Aim to Save Moms' Lives Many Times Over

Saving Lives Profile: Stopping Post-Partum Bleeding

Saving Lives Profile: Pinpointing Preeclampsia with a Simple Red Dot

Saving Lives Profile: Que Vivan Las Madres, Long Live the Mothers

Saving Lives Profile: Senegal's Mother Mentors

Podcast: Saving Lives at Birth -- Up for the Challenge

On a Higher Mission: University “Development Labs” Accelerating to Answer World’s Toughest Challenges

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The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Location Map (2013)

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Serbia + 4 others
Active Inclusion in the Western Balkans: European Enlargement Monitoring Report 2013



The European Commission’s 2013 Enlargement package indicates a number of positive developments in the enlargement countries over the past year, but also recognises the challenges at hand. Like in the European Union, the impact of the economic crisis is being felt throughout the region, with the Western Balkans falling back into recession.

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Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Floods DREF operation n° MDRMK002 - Final report


CHF 176,424 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 4th March 2013 to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 1216 families or 4864 beneficiaries, and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks. Due to new floods during the operation timeframe, the number of the beneficiaries grew additionally with another 105 families, so the total number of affected families is 1321, or 5284 beneficiaries.

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World + 19 others
Capacity building fund MAA00011 Annual Report 2012

This report covers the period 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2012

Programme summary

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Serbia + 2 others
Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (S/2013/254)

I. Introduction and Mission priorities

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1244 (1999), by which the Council decided to establish the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and requested that I report at regular intervals on the implementation of its mandate. It covers the activities of UNMIK, and developments related thereto, from 16 January to 22 April 2013.

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Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for June

The role of transparent resource management in conflict prevention, the situations in Mali and Somalia, and a debate on sexual violence in armed conflict would be among the Security Council’s top priorities in June, the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom said at Headquarters today, briefing correspondents in his capacity as the 15-member body’s President for June.

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World + 55 others
Global Overview 2012: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

Around 6.5 million people were newly displaced, almost twice as many as the 3.5 million during 2011. The conflicts in Syria and DRC were responsible for around half of the new displacements.

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World + 7 others
Débat de haut niveau à l'Assemblée générale sur le rôle de la justice pénale internationale dans les processus de réconciliation

AG/11355 Assemblée générale Soixante-septième Débat thématique - matin & après-midi

Avec l’expérience de ces 20 dernières années, la justice pénale internationale apparaît comme une contribution cruciale -mais insuffisante à elle seule- à la réconciliation

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DREF Operation Bulletin Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Floods (MDRMK002)

CHF 176,424 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 1,216 families (4,864 beneficiaries) and replenish the National Society stocks for the already distributed items for 421 families. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

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Macedonia: Floods Information Bulletin n° MDRMK002

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Macedonian Red Cross, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has determined that external assistance is not required at this point, and is therefore not seeking funding or other assistance from donors at this time until needs assessments are finalised.

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Floods in Macedonia kill one, hundreds evacuated

02/26/2013 20:53 GMT

SKOPJE, Feb 26, 2013 (AFP) - One person was killed and several hundred people were evacuated as floods caused by heavy rains hit north and east Macedonia, a government spokesman said Tuesday.

The victim, a 51-year-old man, was swept away as he tried to cross a river near the northern town of Kumanovo, Aleksandar Gjorgjijev said.

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