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Czech Republic + 4 others
Council conclusions on Integrated Flood Management within the European Union

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;

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Moldova: Appeal No. MAAMD002 - Annual Report 2010

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.

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Ukraine Appeal No. MAAUA002 Annual Report 2010

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.

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World Bank Financing to Help More Than 1 Million People in Region Cope With Natural Disasters

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

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NATO sponsors new flood risk monitoring system in Ukraine and Belarus

On 18 February 2011, an automatic flood monitoring station sponsored by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme was opened in Ukraine. The new station, located in the Pripyat river basin, represents a first step towards a modern flood monitoring and forecast system to be installed in Ukraine and Belarus with NATO's support.

This system will help the local authorities and the population to prepare for and respond to floods in the region.

The automatic flood monitoring station will collect and send data several times a day to the Volyn Hydrometeorological

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Floods DREF operation n° MDRBA005 final report

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. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

Summary: CHF 230,519 was allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Red Cross

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Romania: Floods DREF operation n° MDRRO002 final report

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. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

CHF 178,494 has been allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society

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Moldova: Floods DREF operation n° MDRMD003 Final report

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. A total of 3,183 houses in 16 districts: Briceni, Edinet, Criuleni, Hincesti, Ungheni, Soroca, Rezina,Soldanesti, Bender, Cahul, Cantemir, Glodeni, Riscani, Ocnita, Dubasari, Leova (85 settlements) had been flooded, out of which most are destroyed.

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Ukraine: Floods DREF OPERATION NO. MDRUA005 Final Report

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. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

Summary: CHF 244,126 was allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National

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Price Monitoring and Analysis Country Brief: Republic of Moldova, September-December 2010

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. This is respectively 13% and 8% above the 2009 level and the 2005-09 average level.

Cereal imports for 2010 amounted to 14

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World + 4 others
Cred Crunch Newsletter, Issue No. 22, November 2010 - Flood disasters in Europe

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. rivers, lakes) overflows its normal confines. These floods are longer term events that may last for days or weeks, in

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Burkina Faso + 7 others
CÁRITAS APRUEBA MÁS DE DOS MILLONES EUROS EN LOS DOS ÚLTIMOS MESES PARA PROYECTOS EN TERCEROS PAÍSES

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. 4 de noviembre de 2010.- El Equipo Directivo de Cáritas Española ha aprobado, durante los meses de septiembre y octubre, un importante paquete de ayudas por valor total de 2.160.279 euros, que se destinarán a los proyectos presentados por diversas Cáritas nacionales de Africa, América Latina, Asia y Europa del Este en los apartados de ayuda de emergencia, educación, desarrollo
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Moldova: Revised Plan 2011 (MAAMD00211)

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.

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Romania: Revised Plan 2011 (MAARO00111)

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. The reform agenda has remained important and structural adjustment needs to continue to ensure sustained real and nominal convergence with the EU.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Revised Plan 2011 (MAABA00211)

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. Although the country has experienced positive developments and economical growth in recent years, political, economic as well as social challenges remain to be resolved. The country has an exceptionally high unemployment rate, poverty is widespread and among the population several groups face hardship and vulnerabilities.

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Europe Zone: Revised Plan 2011 (MAA6500111)

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. The roll-out of Strategy 2020 and related approaches will be an important priority.

There are also areas of common concern

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Ukraine: Revised Plan 2011 (MAAUA00211)

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. The most
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Communication on European disaster response

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. The creation of a European Emergency Response Capacity, based on Member States' assets, and the development of a European Emergency Response Centre, are proposed as the cornerstones of strategy to strengthen
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Armenia + 4 others
South East Europe and Caucasus Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Project

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. In addition, the Balkans and the Caucasus, located on the intersection of two continental plates, have suffered some of the most damaging earthquakes in the recent

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Moldova: Floods DREF operation no. MDRMD003 Update No. 1

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. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

Summary:

CHF 188,100 (USD 186,182 or EUR 146,426) has been allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)