- Albania: Floods - Nov 2016
- South-Eastern Europe: Floods - Feb 2015
- Europe/Northern Africa: Cold Wave - Jan 2012
- Central/Southern Europe: Floods - Nov 2010
- Albania: Floods - Dec 2009
- Albania: Earthquake - Sep 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Albania: Explosions - Mar 2008
- Central/Eastern Europe: Heat Wave - Jul 2007
- Albania: Snowfalls - Feb 2005
The Department of Field Support is pleased to announce that ten new contributors (Albania, Bangladesh, Canada, Italy, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Sri Lanka and Switzerland) have committed to provide contributions to the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. These countries join Bhutan, Cyprus, India, Japan and Norway which have already contributed to the Trust Fund.
These contributions reinforce the Secretary-General’s clear commitment to putting the rights and dignity of victims first.
• Two bilateral trainings held for 12 municipalities and 15 Aarhus Centres
• Four local DRR plans developed through public participation
• 600 local representatives, civil society activists, media professionals and students trained
• 7870 copies of public education material distributed
• Tailored online resource content developed and uploaded
17. 03. 2017
What are the gender norms in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia) at regional and national levels (similarities and differences between countries)? What are the baseline indicators of gender equality? Are there gendered sources of stability/resilience?
Iffat Idris and Anna Strachan
13. 03. 2017
To what extent do economic factors drive instability and conflict in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia)?
Far fewer refugees and migrants entered Europe via the Mediterranean routes than in the first half of 2016,1 largely due to a drastic decrease in numbers crossing the sea to Greece.2 The first six months of 2017 saw an increase in the number of refugees and migrants entering Europe via the Central Mediterranean route to Italy, with 83,752 arrivals.3 However, due to lower arrival levels in July, numbers have remained at a similar level to last year. Arrivals also increased via the Western Mediterranean route to Spain (by 93%) compared to the same period last year.
On 18 August, Albania issued a request for assistance for one Canadair or a helicopter to respond to a major fire near Voskopoje municipality in the south of the country.
Response to the request is pending.
AUGUST 17, 2017
By Alice Greider
During the peak of the European migration and refugee crisis, hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers and migrants arrived in the European Union via the Western Balkans. In 2015, 600,000 registered at the Presevo camp alone, on the border of Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). Key components of crisis management fell to non-EU states along the Western Balkans route, primarily Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which paradoxically were not consulted on broader, European-wide responses.
Since the beginning of the forest fire season, fires have been burning across the country. As the situation remained critical, on 9 and 11 August, Albania renewed its request for aerial firefighting means through the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.
On 11 August, two Greek fire fight aircraft operated in southern Albania, close to the Greek border, this represented the sixth day in the past fortnight where Greece provided assistance, via the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.
Since the beginning of the forest fire season, fires have been burning across Albania. As the situation remained critical, on 9 and 11 August, Albania renewed its request for aerial firefighting means through the Union Civil protection Mechanism.
Two Greek light firefighting airplanes operated in Albania on 3-6 and 9 August. In addition, two Greek Canadairs took off at 5 am on 11 August from Thessaloniki to operate in the south of Albania, close to the border with Greece. As of 8.00 UTC, the Canadairs were already on their second rotation of the day.
Extreme or very high danger in southern and eastern Portugal; southern and central Spain and Mallorca; southern Corsica and the Mediterranean region of France; Sicily, Sardinia and southern and central Italy; coastal Croatia; central Albania; eastern Hungary; northern and eastern Serbia; former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; central Kosovo under UNSCR 1244; parts of south-west Romania; south-east and north-west Bulgaria; southern mainland Greece and the Cyclades islands; parts of central Cyprus; central and south-west Turkey.
Arrivals in the Mediterranean from 01 January until 30 June 2017 total 102,847 (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). This compares to 231,075 for the same period in 2016. In the first half of the year, 9,286 persons arrived in Greece by sea (158,377 arrived during same period in 2016, a decrease by 94%).
Extreme or very high danger in southern, central and eastern Portugal, the eastern Canary Islands and south, central and north-east Spain; northern Corsica and the Mediterranean coast of France; Sicily, Sardinia, and southern mainland Italy; Malta; most of Kosovo under UNSCR 1244; most of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; central Albania; parts of south-eastern Romania, parts of southern Bulgaria; southern Crete and south-east mainland Greece; central Cyprus; central, east and west Turkey.
BRUSSELS, 27 June 2017 − Today, the EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn and the Director of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Michael Georg Link launched a new project to support democratic elections in the Western Balkans.
All displaced people need some form of shelter, and circumstances dictate that in reality not much of it conforms to the typical picture of a tent or tarpaulin nor meets official standards. The types of shelter and settlement responses found, employed and created by, and created for, displaced people profoundly affect their experience of displacement. It should provide some protection from the elements and physical security for those who dwell in it, and the articles in this issue of FMR give a glimpse of just some of the many ways this is possible.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
In spite of several measures to prevent irregular entries to Europe and irregular movement between European states, refugees and migrants continue to enter the region as well as travel on irregularly from one European country to others, albeit at a significantly reduced scale.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 7 May - 13 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, type E botulism, yellow fever and Legionnaires' disease.
Description: Ce rapport intervient dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre par l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) de deux projets distincts mais complémentaires, financés par l’Union européenne, à savoir: le projet CARE (Approche Coordonnée pour la Réinsertion des victimes de la traite qui retournent volontairement dans un pays tiers) et le projet TACT (Action Transnationale – Retour et réinsertion sûrs et dignes des victimes de la traite qui rentrent volontairement dans trois pays prioritaires : Albanie, Maroc et Ukraine).
This report follows on from the implementation of two distinct but complementary projects implemented by IOM: Coordinated Approach for the REintegration of victims of trafficking returning voluntarily to any third country (CARE project) and Transnational ACtion – Safe and sustainable return and reintegration for victims of Trafficking returning voluntarily to priority countries: Albania, Morocco and Ukraine (TACT project).