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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

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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.

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Flood Recovery Efforts Continue In Serbia And Bosnia

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Vladan and his wife welcome the arrival of much needed building supplies to repair their flood damaged home in Grdica, a village near Kraljevo, Serbia. Vladan's home along with hundreds of other homes in the area were submerged under several feet of water for days after a powerful surge of flood waters from Serbia's record breaking spring rainfall engulfed much of the country in May. The waters destroyed nearly everything inside the homes, now stripped bare and awaiting repairs to the walls and floors.

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Reconstruction of houses in Obrenovac according to plan

Obrenovac, 19 Aug 2014 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said in Obrenovac that reconstruction of houses damaged in the May flood goes according to the plan, noting that so far 2,500 decisions have been issued for the payment of damages.

Vucic toured the sites where works on clearing the ground for the construction of houses are taking place.

He said that out of 2,500 decisions, there were only 56 complaints, which is less than 2%, adding that an average payment amounts to approximately RSD 350,000, which is the maximum the government can afford at the moment.

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Bosnia-Herzegovina & Serbia Humanitarian Aid Operation (Flood Disaster), May - July 2014

1. General Situation

Extraordinary rainfall affected over a million people in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 14 and 19 May 2014, causing the largest floods in 120 years. The number of casualties was 25. The severe and widespread rains triggered over 3,000 landslides. It is estimated that a total of 81 local municipalities suffered damages as well as social and environmental impact of a varying degree.

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CERF Quarterly Update - April – June 2014

By the close of the second quarter of 2014, donors had contributed $296.1 million to CERF for 2014, bringing total contributions to over 68 per cent of total pledges for the year.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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New infrastructure brings drinking water closer to Kosovo towns

Pipes and taps replace long treks to stand in line

Aug. 2014—The villages tucked into the hills outside the town of Malishevë/o in central Kosovo are like many in the landlocked country—difficult to access by road—but many who live there prefer the quiet agrarian life to the faster pace of the country’s bigger cities.

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Verification method for damages in flooded areas determined

Belgrade, 8 Aug 2014 – The Serbian government at its session today adopted a decree determining the verification method for damages in flooded areas contained in local self-governments’ assessment reports.

The government also established a decree on the method of verification of damage caused to public companies and other organisations founded by the Republic of Serbia.

The verification will be conducted by the Office for Reconstruction and Flood Relief.

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Serbia : Extreme Winter Conditions Emergency Plan of Action DREF Operation n° MDRRS007 - final report

A. Situation analysis

Due to extreme snow fall and winds (120-150 kilometers per hour), snow drifts paralyzed traffic along the international highway E- 75, and also many local and district roads especially in Vojvodina province from 28 January 28 to 2 February 2014 (some local roads until 6 February). Hundreds of vehicles were stranded for three days, some for more than 15 hours, while the cold weather and the snow drifts made travelling on the roads very challenging.

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Serbia: Extreme Winter Conditions - Emergency Plan of Action final report

A. Situation analysis

Due to extreme snow fall and winds (120-150 kilometers per hour), snow drifts paralyzed traffic along the international highway E- 75, and also many local and district roads especially in Vojvodina province from 28 January 28 to 2 February 2014 (some local roads until 6 February). Hundreds of vehicles were stranded for three days, some for more than 15 hours, while the cold weather and the snow drifts made travelling on the roads very challenging.

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Flooding hits Serbia and Bosnia again

Heavy rains brought a new wave of flooding to Serbia and Bosnia this week, just three months after historic floods killed almost 80 people.

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