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Moldova: DISASTER AND CLIMATE RISK MANAGEMENT PROJECT

Report
World Bank
Project Objectives

The Project development objective (PDO) is to strengthen the State Hydrometeorological Service's ability to forecast severe weather and improve Moldova's capacity to prepare for and respond to natural disasters. The PDO will be achieved through strengthened capacities to: (i) monitor weather and issue early warnings of weather-related hazards by providing timely and accurate hydro-meteorological forecasts and services; (ii) manage and coordinate responses to natural and man-made disasters; and (iii) help individuals, particularly farmers, be aware of, and adapt

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Moldova: Appeal no. MAAMD002 - Annual report 2009

In brief

Programme purpose: The programmes supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Moldova aim to mitigate the impact of disasters; to improve the health status of the population, especially that of vulnerable groups; to strengthen the capacity of the Moldova Red Cross to respond effectively to the needs of the most vulnerable people; and to promote respect for diversity and human dignity, and reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion.

Programme summary: In 2009 the Moldova

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Ukraine MAAUA002 Annual Report

In brief

Programme purpose: The programmes supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) aim to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters; to reduce deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies; to increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability; and to promote respect for diversity and human dignity, and reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion.

Programme summary: The funding in 2009

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Moldova: Disaster risk mitigation and adaptation project - Integrated safeguards datasheet, concept stage

Report
World Bank
Project Objectives [from section 2 of PCN]

The objective of the proposed Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Project for Moldova is to reduce the country's vulnerability to natural hazards and impact of climate change, which may result in serious human and economic losses. This objective will be achieved by: (i) improving preparedness and response capabilities; (ii) strengthening the capacity of the SHS to deliver its services; and (iii) helping Moldovan farmers adapt to climatic hazards such as drought, frost, hail, etc.

Project Description [from section 3 of PCN]

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World Bank and Moldova join forces to fight impacts of climate change on agriculture

Report
World Bank
A joint partnership between the World Bank, the Moldovan Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry and the Ministry of Environment was launched in Moldova's capital in the late days of October. The new partnership aims to consolidate Government and Bank efforts to reduce the vulnerability of Moldova's farmers to climate change. The program will be managed by the World Bank and supported by about $350,000 in grants from the World Bank, the Bank-Netherlands Partnership, and the Trust Fund for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development.

On October 28, the World Bank hosted

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Afghanistan + 46 others
Impacts of Climate Change coming faster and sooner: New science report underlines urgency for governments to seal the deal in Copenhagen

Washington/Nairobi, 24 September 2009 -The pace and scale of climate change may now be outstripping even the most sobering predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).

An analysis of the very latest, peer-reviewed science indicates that many predictions at the upper end of the IPCC's forecasts are becoming ever more likely.

Meanwhile, the newly emerging science points to some events thought likely to occur in longer-term time horizons, as already happening or set to happen far sooner than had previously been thought.

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Moldova + 1 other
Moldova and Ukraine: Floods Emergency Appeal No. MDR67003 Final Report

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2008-000122- UKR/MDA

Period covered by this Final Report: 05 August 2008 to 31 May, 2009

Appeal target: CHF 1,510,242 (USD 1,418,134 or EUR 996,721)

Final Appeal coverage: 100%

Appeal History

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 5 August 2008 for CHF 1,250,355 (USD 1,193 or EUR 765,881) for eight months to assist 60,000 people.

- CHF 636,942 was allocated from the International Federation's DREF to support the National Societies during the initial phase of the operation in Ukraine (CHF 437,942) and Moldova (CHF 199,000).

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Belarus + 3 others
Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine Regional Programmes: Plan 2009-2010 (MAA67003) - Programme update

Appeal No. MAA67003
30/08/2009

This report covers the period 01/01/2009 to 30/06/2009.

In brief

Programme summary: The International Federation's regional representation in Moscow worked with the National Societies of Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine to support them in their work aligned with the Global Agenda Goals. Most of this support is laid out in the individual plans for each country, and is reported on through separate programme updates, which can be found here: Belarus,

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Solidarity Fund: Commissioner Samecki announces €12 million in EU aid for flood damage in Romania

IP/09/1144

Brussels, 16 July 2009 - Pawe? Sam ecki, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, today confirmed that the Commission has decided to allocate aid totalling € 11.78 million for Romania, following the severe floods of last summer. The grant is being made available through the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF). It will contribute towards the costs borne by public authorities in response to the emergency, in particular for restoring essential infrastructure.

Commissioner Samecki, responsible for the Solidarity Fund, said: "More than 1.6 million people were affected

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Afghanistan + 45 others
Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the UN: Report of the UN SG (A/64/84-E/2009/87)

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session Item 71 (a) of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2009
Geneva, 6-31 July 2009
Item 5 of the provisional agenda**
Special economic, humanitarian and disaster relief assistance

Summary

The present report has been prepared

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Afghanistan + 45 others
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide humanitaire d'urgence fournie par les organismes des Nations Unies - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/64/84-E/2009/87)

Assemblée générale
Soixante-quatrième session
Point 71 a) de la liste préliminaire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide humanitaire
d'urgence fournie par les organismes des Nations Unies

Conseil économique et social
Session de fond de 2009
Genève, 6-31 juillet 2009
Point 5 de l'ordre du jour provisoire**
Assistance économique spéciale, aide

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Moldova + 1 other
Moldova and Ukraine: Floods Emergency Appeal No. MDR67003 Operations Update No. 3

GLIDE No. FL-2008-000122-UKR/MDA

Period covered by this Ops Update: 5 August to 31 February 2008 Revised appeal target: CHF 1,533,543

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was launched on 5 August 2008 for CHF 1,250,355 (USD 1,193,428 or EUR 765,881) for eight months to assist 60,000 people.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 636,942 was allocated from the International Federation's DREF to support the National Societies during the initial phase of the operation in Ukraine (CHF 437,942) and Moldova (CHF 199,000).

- The operation has been extended for

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European Parliament resolution of 11 Mar 2009 on draft amending budget 1/2009: floods in Romania

Report
European Union
P6_TA-PROV(2009)0104

The European Parliament,

- having regard to Article 272 of the EC Treaty and Article 177 of the Euratom Treaty,

- having regard to Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 of 25 June 2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities , and particularly Articles 37 and 38 thereof,

- having regard to the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2009, as finally adopted on 18 December 2008,

- having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European

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Moldova: Food aid warms flood victims' winter

By Laura Sheahen

The blue-painted cottage nestled by a river-with blooming rosebushes, a large vegetable garden, and nine chickens pecking around-probably looked idyllic during the summer of 2008. Rima Litvinova, a 70-year-old widow living in an Eastern European region called Transnistria, had very little money, but she loved her house and plants. Despite a heart condition and the fact that her two grown sons lived far away, Rima was able to run her household in the small village of Rashkov. She raised carrots, onions and potatoes; cared for her roses and lilies;

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Afghanistan + 17 others
Canada moves on another element of its aid effectiveness agenda

Ottawa, Ontario - Delivering on its commitment to make its international assistance more focused, more effective and more accountable, the Government of Canada announced today that it was moving forward on another element of its Aid Effectiveness Agenda. It will be focusing its efforts in 20 countries by concentrating resources, focusing programming and improving coordination.

"Our government promised to make Canada's international assistance more effective," said the Minister of International Cooperation, Beverley Oda. "While continuing to provide

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Afghanistan + 17 others
Le Canada annonce un autre élément de son plan pour accroître l'efficacité de l'aide

Ottawa, Ontario - Donnant suite à son engagement en faveur d'une aide internationale plus centrée, plus efficace et plus responsable, le gouvernement du Canada a annoncé aujourd'hui qu'il amorçait une autre étape importante de son plan d'action pour accroître l'efficacité de son aide. Il concentrera ses efforts sur 20 pays en regroupant les ressources, en ciblant les programmes et en améliorant la coordination.

« Notre gouvernement a promis d'accroître l'efficacité de l'aide internationale canadienne, à savoir en tirer les

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Ukraine: Warmth and hope for flood-hit communities

Text and pictures by Hayarpi Karapetyan, information officer with the Armenian Red Cross Society

If you were trying to define "the back of beyond" you'd describe Tismenitsa. It's a tiny village in the west of Ukraine, far from the lights of the nearest big town, Ivano Frankivsk, itself only a dot on the map of Europe, on the eastern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains. The village is bereft of young people: their elderly parents live alone on pensions of around two euro a day. Extreme poverty is the norm.

The community is located in a flood-prone

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Guardsmen find parallels in Ukraine's disaster relief efforts

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 18, 2008 - For California National Guardsmen, the annual fire season has rendered moot the question of whether natural disasters will strike the state. No longer do they ask "if," but only "when" and "where."On the eve of Vigilant Guard '09, the National Guard's weeklong emergency-response training exercise, California Guardsmen learned their Ukrainian counterparts face a similar burden on their own native soil.

Each summer in western Ukraine, floods hammer the region surrounding the Carpathian Mountains, and this July especially

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Ukraine: Plan 2009 - 2010 (MAAUA002)

Executive summary

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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Belarus + 3 others
Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine Regional Programmes: Plan 2009-2010 (MAA67003)

Executive summary

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' regional representation is a small core unit providing comprehensive technical, funding and programme support to the National Societies of Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. Support comes either directly from the regional representation based in Moscow, through the representation for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine in Kiev or from the country offices in Minsk and Chisinau.

The planning process for 2009-2010 is guided by a set of principles that strive to improve the quality of the