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18 February 2014: Slovenia – Severe Weather – International Assistance

SITUATION

• Heavy snow and freezing rain started affecting Slovenia on 31 January and continued over several days. As a result, extensive power outages were caused, which led the country to request international assistance, also through the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.

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Slovenia + 1 other
Humanitarian cargo arrived in Slovenia

Russian Serbian Humanitarian Center set up under the agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and that of the Republic of Serbia on cooperation in the area of emergency humanitarian response, prevention of and response to natural disasters and industrial accidents, has provided assistance to Slovenia. A cargo of relief goods – 5 power stations with the capacity of 120 kW was delivered to the city of Ljubljana by motor vehicles and then was passed on to Protection and Rescue Office of the Slovenian Defense Ministry.

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Slovenia: Extreme winter conditions Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRSI001

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster Due to highly unfavourable weather conditions, heavy snow and sleet (freezing rain) started hitting Slovenia on Friday, 31 January 2014, and continued during the weekend of 1-2 February 2014. Many regions have been affected but mostly the Notranjska region in the south–western part of the country.

State of emergency (red alarm) was proclaimed for the whole country on 2 February 2014. However, the scope of sleet devastation is beyond any anticipated estimations.

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Central African Republic Situation Report #32

Situation Update

  • BANGUI: On 27 January, the formation of a new Transitional Cabinet was announced. Clashes in the capital have been concentrated in Miskine, the 8th and 5th districts. There have been attacks on two Ministers’ homes. Looting is on the rise. A disarmament operation is underway in some areas.

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Italy + 5 others
4 February 2014: Europe – Severe Weather

Situation

• In the last few days severe weather conditions (snow, low temperatures, rains, winds, high waves, storm surge) have hit several parts of Europe, causing damage, power outages and transportation problems.

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3 February 2014: Slovenia – Severe Weather

SITUATION

  • Snow and freezing rain affected Slovenia since 31 January causing extensive damage to the electricity and transportation networks in most regions of the country.

  • On 2 February, Slovenian authorities reported that around 80 000 client sites country-wide experienced power outages (approx. 10% of the population). Worst affected was the south-west region of Notranjska (Notranjsko-Kraska), where in the districts of Postojna and Pivka homes have been without electricity since 31 January.

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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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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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Philippines + 19 others
Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines: ECHO factsheet (as of 17 November 2013)

Key messages

• The European Commission has provided €20 million to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): €10 million in humanitarian aid to support emergency relief operations and €10 million to assist with recovery and rehabilitation.

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Bulgaria + 5 others
European assistance to help Bulgaria face the refugee crisis

Support is being delivered to Bulgaria to help the national authorities cope with the influx of Syrian refugees. The assistance is provided by Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Austria, and is coordinated by the European Commission. It includes more than 2000 folding beds and mattresses, more than 4200 blankets and other items, such as bedding, towels, kitchen sets and cutlery.

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Slovenia: Location Map (2013)

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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 + 17 others
Europe Zone Office Consolidated Development Operational Report January - June 2013 MAA65001

1. Executive summary

The economic crisis in Europe continues to hit headlines. According to the last EU figures, 43.6 million of EU citizens find difficulties in accessing food on a daily basis, and trends show that the need for food assistance is likely to increase in the near future.

Over 26 millions of people were unemployed across the EU in April 2013, by 1.7 million more than in April 2012. Youth unemployment figures are particularly alarming, with peaks of 56 per cent in Spain and 62.5 per cent in Greece.

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Syria crisis - ECHO factsheet

Factsheet on Syria:

The number of people affected by this protracted crisis is estimated to be 6.8 million people.

Around 4.25 million people are reported to be displaced within Syria.

The number of refugees has now reached 1 683 901, with over 550 thousand in Lebanon alone..

The total humanitarian funding committed to the crisis is €682 million: €265 million from the EU and €417 from the Member States which includes in-kind contributions.

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Armenia + 12 others
Europe Zone, 2011 Annual Report MAA65001

This report covers the period from 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2011.

Programme summary

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Bulgaria + 6 others
Being a refugee: How refugees and asylum-seekers experience life in Central Europe

Participatory Assessment 2010 Report

Foreword

This report of the UNHCR Regional Representation for Central Europe’s annual Participatory Assessment gives a summary of the situation for asylum-seekers, refugees and people with subsidiary protection in the region, as they reported it to UNHCR and other members of the research teams in 2010.

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Slovenia + 1 other
Solidarity Fund: Commission proposes €8.6 million for Slovenian and Croat regions hit by flooding

IP/11/220

Brussels, 24 February 2011

The European Commission has today proposed to allocate €7.46 million to Slovenia and €1.17 million to Croatia from the EU Solidarity Fund, following the devastation caused by floods in September 2010. The money from the Solidarity Fund is aimed to finance emergency measures such as relief operations, cleaning up the affected areas and repair of basic infrastructure, made by national, regional and local authorities.

European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, responsible for the EU Solidarity Fund, said: "With

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South-east European Surplus Arms: State Policies and Practices

RASR Initiative Issue Brief No. 1

With the decline in tensions in South-east Europe, and with the transition to NATO weaponry, many states are left with stockpiles of surplus small arms and ammunition.

Recognizing the need to manage these stockpiles, countries in the region have sought to participate in collaborative programmes with other states. The United States has supported a Regional Approach to Stockpile Reduction (RASR) Initiative to assist nine countries in South-east Europe to better manage their stockpiles, including through destruction where appropriate.