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13 May 2011 description
report Council of Europe

3085th JUSTICE and HOME AFFAIRS Council meeting Brussels, 12 May 2011

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

  1. Recognising the significant frequency and intensity over the last few years in the European Union of flood events causing loss of human lives and property and damage to social and economic infrastructure, which have resulted in several activations of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism; acknowledging that prevention plays a role in adaptation to climate change;

29 Apr 2011 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2010

Programme outcome: The National Society programmes are aligned with the strategic aims of the Strategy 2020 to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises; enable healthy and safe living; and promote social inclusion and culture of non-violence and peace.
The capacity-building efforts are in line with the enabling action one to build strong National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

29 Apr 2011 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2010

In brief

Programme purpose: The programmes supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Ukraine are in line with the Strategy 2020 strategic aims to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disaster and crises; to enable healthy and safe living; to build strong National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

03 Mar 2011 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2011/350/ECA

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 - Homeowners, farmers, private business, and government agencies in Southeast Europe and the Caucasus will have access to affordable disaster insurance thanks to an innovative new program supported by World Bank financing.

The World Bank's Board of Directors today approved loans of US$5 million for Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and US$5 million for the Republic of Serbia as part of the regional South East Europe and Caucasus Regional Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Project (SEEC CRIF).

18 Feb 2011 description

On 18 February 2011, an automatic flood monitoring station sponsored by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme was opened in Ukraine.

07 Feb 2011 description

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2010-000126-ROM

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

07 Feb 2011 description

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2010-000128-BIH

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

27 Jan 2011 description

Summary: CHF 188,100 was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 8,000 beneficiaries from approximately 2,000 families.

Heavy rains and flooding in July 2010 have directly affected 12,000 people in Moldova.

12 Jan 2011 description

GLIDE NO. FL -2010-000129-UKR

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

31 Dec 2010 description

Key Messages

Cereal prices significantly increased between August and December 2010, reflecting world price trends. In December 2010, the international FAO Food Price Index was slightly above the peak reached during the 2007-08 food price crisis.

Households and communities affected by floods last summer are slowly recovering with assistance from partners.

The final estimate for cereal production in 2010 is 2.46 mln tonnes, well above the preliminary figures.

30 Nov 2010 description

Flood disasters in Europe

This issue of the CRED Crunch reveals the human and economic impacts of floods, with a special focus on Europe. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the world but also in Europe. They have a significant impact on the health and mental status of communities.

General floods can be defined as gradually rising inland water levels due to high total depth of rainfall or snowmelt, caused when a body of water (e.g.

04 Nov 2010 description
report Caritas

Los fondos se destinan a programas de ayuda de emergencia, desarrollo agrícola, seguridad alimentaria y educación en Africa, Asia, América Latina y Europa del Este Cáritas.

29 Oct 2010 description

The second largest country in Europe, Ukraine is a republic that gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. After a difficult transition period to the market economy the country remains one of the poorest in Europe, despite the ostentatious wealth that one sees in the large cities. Currently, the main humanitarian challenges in Ukraine, due to the political, economic, and social situation, are related to poverty, health and disasters. Over a quarter of the population live below the poverty line and lack adequate health and social care.

29 Oct 2010 description

Executive summary

The Europe region is diverse in political and socio-economic terms, in its geography, demography and culture, as well as its public health trends and vulnerability to natural disasters. Membership services and programme support to National Societies therefore need to be adapted to the respective needs and the national context of individual national societies, and country-level plans describe the proposed activities in some 20 countries.

29 Oct 2010 description

Executive summary

Since the war ended in 1995 Bosnia and Herzegovina has moved towards peace and reconciliation. Efforts are ongoing to establish a new national constitution which would form the basis for increased cohesion and countrywide cooperation.

29 Oct 2010 description

Executive Summary

Romania joined the European Union (EU) in 2007, following the completion of the negotiations in 2004 and the signing of the Accession Treaty in 2005. Becoming an EU member constituted a solid external anchor for the country in its ongoing transition process. Nevertheless, its accession and adoption of EU standards is neither the beginning nor the end of the integration process.

29 Oct 2010 description

Executive summary

After 18 years of Moldovan independence, many things have passed and emotions have calmed, though the pain of those who lost their relatives and close friends on both sides of the Transnistrian conflict in 1992 has not yet subsided. This circumstance has a negative impact on the economic development of the country, and first of all on the social sphere.

26 Oct 2010 description

Summary: 26 October 2010, Brussels - The communication adopted today by the European Commission, represents a first step towards the development of a reinforced EU disaster response capacity, both in terms of civil protection and humanitarian assistance. These are the two instruments used by the EU to deliver relief assistance to people affected by disasters.

26 Oct 2010 description
report World Bank

I. Country Context

Countries of South East Europe and the Caucasus (SEEC) are highly vulnerable to natural hazards. Ninety percent of the area of South East Europe is located within trans-boundary river basins, which makes the region highly prone to floods. Due to climate change, the frequency and severity of natural disasters, particularly those of hydro-meteorological origin, are rising in all SEEC countries.

23 Sep 2010 description

GLIDE no. FL-2010-000130-MDA

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response.