Situational overview: The number of displaced has stabilized with the reduction in the intensity of the fighting. Concerns have increased over mines and unexploded ordnance as people come out of basement and shelters. Economic difficulties continue to impact the population affected and host communities, with considerable price rises in recent weeks, especially in non-government controlled areas where there are shortages.
Bucharest, Romania | AFP | Saturday 2/28/2015 - 16:21 GMT
Romanian coastguard have intercepted a boat carrying 70 mainly Syrian and Iraqi migrants in the Black Sea, the interior ministry announced on Saturday.
Seven children, including a five-month-old baby, and twenty women were among those on board the fishing boat which came from Turkey.
The small boat was intercepted off the Romanian coast on Friday night after it encountered problems due to high winds and rough seas.
The MISP Readiness assessment tool was developed by the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health (RH) in Crises for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2013 to help country teams assess their readiness to provide the Minimum Initial Service Package for Reproductive Health in case of a humanitarian crisis.
TIMISOARA, Romania, January 13 (UNHCR) – Ahmed, a 24-year-old Somali, sat in a bus and fidgeted anxiously as it took him and a group of fellow refugees from Timisoara's Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) on a trip outside the city in western Romania.
The journey was a simple excursion – part of the ETC's programme to prepare particularly vulnerable refugees for resettlement in a new country. But for Ahmed, who had spent years either in flight or in camps, it was a journey into the free world – one he has had little experience with.
The Contributing to Peace Consolidation in Afghanistan project represents a one year joint Romanian-Afghan endeavour, having as aim the highlight and analysis of peace consolidation related capacity building gaps, challenges, achievements, lessons identified, and “best-fit” solutions in Afghanistan on the eve of the 2014 transition process and the 2015 MDG mark.
December 21, 2014
Outgoing President Traian Basescu says Romania has committed an extra 450 troops to Afghanistan starting next year in addition to the previously announced 200 military instructors and trainers.
Basescu said December 20 that Romania's Supreme Council of National Defense has approved the deployment of additional soldiers, who will be tasked with guarding the Kandahar airport and military base in southern Afghanistan.
A new batch of urgently needed medical and relief supplies is leaving to the Ebola-affected region in West Africa today on board of the Dutch ship "Karel Doorman".
For the second time, as part of the coordinated European response to the Ebola outbreak, the Netherlands has offered to transport vital supplies free of charge. The vessel is carrying 1,500 tons of food for the World Food Programme (WFP) in addition to more than 50 vehicles, medical supplies and protective clothing for health personnel offered by Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.
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