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Género y paz No.3 - Octubre 2014

En este número destacamos

  • Violencia sexual en Iraq
  • Desplazamiento forzado en Siria
  • Subcomisión de género en las negociaciones de paz en Colombia

Impacto de los conflictos

Israel – Palestina

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Gender and Peace No.3 - October 2014

This issue features

  • Sexual violence in Iraq
  • Forced displacement in Syria
  • Subcommittee on gender in the peace negotiations in Colombia

Impact of conflicts

Israel – Palestine

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Working group to address issue of displaced persons from Kosovo

Belgrade, 13 Oct 2014 – Director of the Office for Kosovo-Metohija Marko Djuric announced today the formation of a working group of relevant national and international institutions that will deal with solving the status issue of displaced persons from Kosovo-Metohija.

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Serbia + 2 others
EU Solidarity Fund: Commission moves to help Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria after May's major floods

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European Union

Brussels, 10 October 2014

EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, has today announced an aid package worth nearly €80 million proposed by the European Commission for Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria after flooding disasters struck the countries in May and June 2014.

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Italy donates funds for flood relief

Belgrade, 10 Oct 2014 – The Serbian government’s Office for assistance and rehabilitation of the flooded areas stated today that the Italian government, at the proposal of the Office, approved the financing of a project worth €800,000 for the clean-up of flood damages caused to the water management infrastructure.

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Lively debate on European floods

By Richard Waddington

MADRID, 9 October 2014 - The recurrence of flooding, one of Europe’s most persistent natural hazards, presents both a challenge and an opportunity when it comes to disaster reduction, a conference heard on Wednesday.

Both the Balkans and the United Kingdom have experienced heavy floods in the last year, with surging water levels in Serbia in May leading to over 60 deaths and causing more than a billion euros of damage.

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World Bank Supports Serbia in its Recovery from Devastating Floods

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World Bank

Serbian population to benefit from enhanced energy security, better domestic food supply, and restored flood prevention mechanisms

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Russian humanitarian aid delivered in Serbia

A Russian Emergencies Ministry Il-76 plane carrying about 27 tonnes of relief goods has landed at the Nikola Tesla airport in the city of Belgrade. There are food stuffs, warm clothes and household appliances. The humanitarian aid was collected on the initiative of the Serbian Embassy in Russia by those who care about Serbs affected by a devastating flood that hit the country in May.

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The Balkans Insurance challenge

By Biljana Markova

BELGRADE, 1 October 2014 – Following devastating floods and landslides earlier this year affecting over one million people, a major regional insurance conference opens today in Belgrade to highlight the benefits that disaster risk financing can bring to a region where there is a growing culture of disaster risk reduction through implementation of the priorities laid out in the Hyogo Framework for Action.

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CrisisWatch N°134 - 1 October 2014

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

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OSCE Mission launches workshops for NGOs on monitoring electoral bodies in Kosovo

On 29 and 30 September 2014, in Prishtinë/Priština, the OSCE Mission in Kosovo held the first in a series of five workshops for ten local NGOs on monitoring the performance of election management bodies.

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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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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.