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Romania: Relief support to people affected by flooding in Southern & South Western Romania - RRF No. 12/2014

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ACT Alliance

Rapid Response Fund Payment for US$ 47,473. ACT member AIDRom is aiming at alleviating the suffering of the affected people and mitigating the effects of flooding on the small rural communities through distribution of food parcels, mineral water, personal hygiene and clothing parcels.

Emergency: Relief support to people affected by flooding in Southern and South Western Romania

Date of Emergency: 28 July – 02 August 2014

ACT Requesting Member: Ecumenical Association of Churches in Romania - AIDRom

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ACT Alliance Alert: Severe flooding in Southern and South-Western Romania

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ACT Alliance

Geneva, 12 August 2014

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

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Romania + 4 others
Making the Tisza River basin a safer place

Local communities in the Tisza River basin have recently been confronted with several serious toxic spills and ecological disasters along the river. Regional scientists, within a NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) project, have therefore started to develop a monitoring system to increase the chances of predicting environmental crises and improving disaster response.

From one disaster to another

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Romania + 1 other
Five dead in East Europe flooding

07/31/2014 15:04 GMT

BUCHAREST, July 31, 2014 (AFP) - Two men reported missing in southern Romania following floods in Eastern Europe were found dead Thursday, taking the regional toll to five, official sources said.

The two bodies were found miles downstream from the area where they were swept away by floodwaters as high as two metres (six and a half feet), in Valcea county, the emergency inspectorate told AFP.

A further two men are still missing in Romania, where a first death was reported Wednesday.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

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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: 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:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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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:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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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:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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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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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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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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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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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

Media Contact

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.