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Vucic visits flood relief works in Tekija

Tekija, 28 Sept 2014 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic visited the flooded area and clean-up works in Tekija near Kladovo, where he talked with citizens who were interested in the repair and construction of houses that had been damaged and told them that all houses will be built or repaired.

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Les questions de sécurité, du danger climatique et de la promotion du développement durable restent le principal souci des dirigeants au débat de l’Assemblée générale

AG/11563

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
12e, 13e & 14e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

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Serbia: Latest natural disasters draw more support

By Andreea Anca, Sr. Communications Officer, IFRC Europe Zone

A new wave of floods that hit isolated villages in the eastern parts of Serbia last week prompted the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to release emergency funds yesterday, 25 September in support of the Red Cross of Serbia operations in the country.

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Programme to help farmers in flooded areas adopted

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Belgrade, 25 Sept 2014 – The government adopted at today's meeting the State programme to help farmers in flooded areas for the purchase of fertilizers.

Under this programme, a grant in the amount of RSD 4,000 per hectare will be approved to farmers whose farms have been damaged by floods.

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Serbia: Flash floods Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Operation n° MDRRS010

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster
Massive rainfalls in the eastern parts of Serbia have caused major problems in the municipalities of Kladovo, Majdanpek and Negotin, where a state of emergency was declared on 16 September 2014, with the effort to save people`s lives and to reach those villages that are cut off.

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Germany toughens asylum rules for three Balkans states

09/19/2014 18:50 GMT

BERLIN, September 19, 2014 (AFP) - Germany made it harder Friday for people from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia to apply for asylum after lawmakers classifed the three Balkan countries as safe, with respect for basic rights.

The legislation was approved by the upper house of parliament and aims to make it simpler for authorities to deport political asylum seekers from the three formerly war-ravaged states.

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Serbia – Floods (ECHO Daily Flash, 19 September 2014)

  • Heavy rains in Eastern Serbia have stopped leaving behind one dead, three missing (number not confirmed by the Serbian government), 400 people evacuated by police and civil protection rescue teams with boats and helicopters, and hundreds of destroyed homes. The pumping out of water and clearing of mud and other debris is continuing. The Tekija-Kladovo road has been cleared and is partially accessible yet other villages such as Grabovica are still cut off with no running water or electricity. The production of electricity in damaged hydro power plant Djerdap2 has been halved.

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16 September 2014: Eastern Europe – Floods

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SLOVENIA: In the last few days heavy rains caused floods in parts of Slovenia. The most affected regions are Dolenjska, Pomurje, parts of Stajerska and Koroska. The situation is slowly stabilizing. More than 250 landslides occurred in the last days and the warning is still in place. According to media more than 1 100 buildings have been inundated. On 14 September, the Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated.

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One killed in fresh Serbia, Croatia floods

09/15/2014 21:14 GMT

BELGRADE, September 15, 2014 (AFP) - One woman was killed on Monday after heavy rains brought renewed flooding to Serbia, four months after record floods killed almost 80 in the Balkans, local media reported.

The eastern village of Tekija, on the right bank of the Danube, was among the worst affected. More than 300 of the village's roughly 1,000 residents had to be evacuated, police said in a statement.

The surging waters claimed the life of one elderly woman in the village, state-run RTS television added.

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Reconstruction of 30 flooded schools with EU funds

Obrenovac, 10 Sept 2014 – Minister without portfolio responsible for European integration Jadranka Joksimovic underlined today that the EU has set aside considerable funds for reconstruction of Serbia after the May floods.

During her visit to the Agrochemical School in Obrenovac, Joksimovic expressed gratitude to the EU for helping speed up the procedures for Serbia’s application for funds for reconstruction of the flooded facilities.

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Donation agreement for housing of refugees signed

Belgrade, 9 Sept 2014 – Minister without portfolio in charge of European integration Jadranka Joksimovic and Deputy Director of the Directorate General for Loans in the Council of Europe Development Bank, who is administrator of the International Donors’ Fund, Stephan Sellen signed an agreement on the donation that provides housing for 1,585 most vulnerable refugee families in Serbia.

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USAID Disburses one-time Financial Assistance to Vulnerable Families whose Livelihoods were Destroyed in Recent Floods

Obrenovac, August 27- In Obrenovac, the neediest families have received a pre-loaded gift card for $330 issued by UniCredit Bank and intended for the reconstruction of their households. The gift cards may be used without any conditions – the recipients determine their needs and priorities - at ATMs or anywhere that accepts Mastercard debit cards. Though the gift card may not cover all of their needs, it will certainly help jumpstart the recovery process.

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Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: a statistical analysis of violence against children

Over the last decade, recognition of the pervasive nature and impact of violence against children has grown. Still, the phenomenon remains largely undocumented and underreported.

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Flood-affected Serbian farmers receive EU and FAO aid

First delivery aims to support small scale livestock holders

3 September 2014, Trstenik, Serbia - European Union assistance to flood-affected Serbian farm households got under way with a first delivery of animal feed here today. Financed by the EU and delivered in partnership with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the assistance forms part of the EU's overall flood recovery package to Serbia valued at €30m.

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CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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UNDP contributes to flood relief with USD 1.5m

Belgrade, 1 Sept 2014 – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government Kori Udovicki said that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will allocate USD 1.5 million to fund a project aimed at improving the quality of life of the citizens of Serbia affected by the May floods and reducing the risk of future disasters.

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Developments in Kosovo Receive Mixed Reviews as Security Council Considers Pace of Reconciliation, Scope of Persistent Challenges

SC/11545
Security Council
7257th Meeting (PM)

Despite outbreaks of hostilities and continuing tensions, progress was still unfolding towards normalization and reconciliation between the authorities of Belgrade and Pristina and within Kosovo itself, said the United Nations top official, as he gave an overview of the Secretary-General’s latest report on recent developments to the Security Council today.