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Serbia + 9 others
Balkan armies promise greater co-operation in catastrophes

Nine Balkan militaries agree to jointly assist the civilian population in times of disasters.

By Miki Trajkovski for Southeast European Times in Skopje -- 22/07/14

In the wake of damaging flooding in Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) this year, military leaders of nine countries in southeast Europe are promising to work together to co-ordinate emergency response to future natural disasters.

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Ukraine + 7 others
Ukraine UNHCR external update on the situation of displaced persons, 10 July 2014

IDPs from eastern Ukraine report that they have left home due to security concerns. Cases of extortion and harassment are also being reported, as well as risks of being caught in crossfire.

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Ukraine + 5 others
Ukraine: Overview of population displacement (as of 2 July 2014) - Infographic

Further degradation of law and order and localised military operations in the east of Ukraine,
Donbas region, since March has caused a deterioration in the situation. UNHCR is aware of more than 59,600* internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Crimea and Donbas, as of 1 July; with additional unconfirmed reports of several thousand IDPs still within the eastern region itself.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Ukraine + 4 others
Ukraine: Overview of population displacement (as of 23 June 2014) - Infographic

UNHCR has profiled more than 46,100 IDPs - 11,500 from Crimea and 34,600 from Donbas. Given the limitations with the registration system, the real figure is likely to be higher.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Serbia + 3 others
Eastern Europe/Balkans Floods 2014: Situation Analysis (24 May, 1418 CEST)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

1. Severity of crisis

Disaster regional overview:

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia were the most affected, with several major cities completely flooded, and landslides in mountainous regions.

  • Eastern Croatia and southern Romania also experienced flooding, while Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovakia were affected by the storm.

15 million Number of people living in affected countries

3.1 million Number of affected people

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 11 others
UN-SPIDER April 2014 Updates

In this issue:
UN-SPIDER at a glance
- Call for Experts: UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Mongolia
- UN-SPIDER and LAPAN successfully organise ASEAN workshop
- El Salvador: UN-SPIDER conducts Technical Advisory Mission
- Chile Earthquake: UN-SPIDER compiles data
- UN-SPIDER participates in ISDR Asia Platform
- UN-SPIDER participates in training for International Charter Space and Major Disasters
- UN-SPIDER to conduct Technical Advisory Mission to Bhutan

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Serbia + 3 others
24 April 2014: Eastern Europe – Floods

  • SERBIA: As of 24 April, due to the recent floods, six municipalities in southern Serbia are most affected (see map). Currently the most vulnerable locations are the villages near Krusevac in the Rasina County. Forecast: According to national information, water levels are decreasing within the Velica Morava River near Ćuprije and Bagrdan below the first alarm level (out of three alarm levels). A new rise of water level is expected in the South Morava (Juzua Morava) River and its tributaries, the upper course of the Western Morava (Zapadna Morava), Ibar,

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Serbia + 1 other
23 April 2014: Serbia & Romania - Floods

SITUATION

SERBIA: Floods caused by heavy rainfall affected seven municipalities in six districts in southern Serbia (see map), blocking roads and damaging water supply networks, residences and local industries. As of 23 April the situation was most critical near the city of Krusevac. Since 18 April a total of 508 people have been evacuated from the affected areas. Water levels of most rivers were stagnating or decreasing on 23 April (National Authorities)

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Romania - Floods - UPDATE (ECHO Daily Flash, April 2014)

Romania - Floods - UPDATE (International Media, Government)

The severe flood situation by heavy rainfall and swollen rivers continues in southern Romania; on 21 April international media reported three people killed by the floods and another two missing. As of the same day emergency services had carried out around 550 rescue operations.

According to the Hydrological Bulletin of 21 April, flow rates were increasing in major southern rivers (Buzau, Prut) and their tributaries.

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Romania: Flash Floods - DREF Operation n° MDRRO004 - Final Report

Summary: Due to heavy rainfalls in Romania that started on 12 September 2013 and lasted for more than 48 hours, many villages in several municipalities from the counties of Galati, Tulcea and Vaslui were flooded.

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Romania + 10 others
31 January 2014: Eastern / Central Europe – Severe Weather

SITUATION

In the last few days severe weather conditions (heavy snowfalls, low temperatures, rainfall) have hit parts of central and eastern Europe, in particular Romania and Bulgaria, causing power outages and transportation problems.

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World + 3 others
Save the Children and UNICEF Receive $13.6 million from IKEA Soft Toy Campaign for Education Programs in Africa, Asia and Central and Eastern Europe

Thank You IKEA Customers and Co-workers! IKEA US Soft Toy Campaign Raised Over $1 Million

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Eileen Burke 203.216.0718

WESTPORT, Conn. (Jan. 30, 2014) — IKEA customers and co-workers have partnered with the IKEA Foundation on a $13.6 million (€10.1 million) gift for UNICEF and Save the Children projects to help realize every child's right to a quality education.

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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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Romania: Location Map (2013)

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ACT Alliance Rapid Response Fund: Floods in South-East Romania

Report
ACT Alliance

Funds Sent To: Ecumenical Association of Churches in Romania - AIDRom Amount Sent: US 49,917 Date: 23 September 2013

Details of Response

Emergency: Relief Support to Flood Affected in Romania Date of Emergency: From mid September 2013 onwards ACT Requesting Member: Ecumenical Association of Churches in Romania - AIDRom

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I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY

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Bulgaria + 7 others
Headed Somewhere in Europe, Somehow

By Apostolis Fotiadis

ATHENS, Sep 20 2013 (IPS) - While the relentless war in Syria continuously adds to the number of refugees travelling west to Europe, Greece is fast becoming a nation they are choosing to avoid.

The majority of Syrians, and also others fleeing their countries, are now trying to reach northern Europe through other routes. And the tough Balkans is emerging as one such alternative.

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Member organizations of the Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance of the Romanian NGDO Platform FOND show their solidarity with the disaster situation caused by the floods in Galati

Following severe flooding in recent days produced in 39 villages in Galaţi County, the Romanian organizations ADRA Romania, CARITAS Romania, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Maltese Relief Service in Romania and World Vision Romania, members of the Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance (WGHA) within the Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND, express their solidarity with the people in the affected areas, by emergency and post-floods interventions.

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Romania + 7 others
More disasters but reduced losses in Europe

By Denis McClean

GENEVA, 18 September 2013 - European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva this week told European parliamentarians that significant progress has been made in reducing disaster impacts across Europe over the last nine years of the Hyogo Framework for Action, the global agreement monitored by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.