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30 Nov 2011 description
  1. Who are we?

The IFRC Europe Zone is one of the five decentralised geographic areas, with several regional and country offices, covering the European continent in the broadest political meaning, i.e. 52 countries including the successor states of the former Soviet Union in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

09 Nov 2011 description

Strategic Summary

Mass protests and political upheavals across the Middle East and North Africa, unexpected crises in Kyrgyzstan and Madagascar, ongoing conflicts, long-standing political stalemates, and countries recovering from conflict drove continued reliance on political missions over the past year.

31 Aug 2011 description

This report covers the period from 01/January/2011 to 30/June/2011.

In brief

Programme outcome: The IFRC’s work is guided by Strategy 2020 which puts forward three strategic aims: save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disaster and crises; enable healthy and safe living: and promote social inclusion and a culture of nonviolence and peace.

Programme summary:
In the first six months of 2011 the Moldova Red Cross received funding for Disaster operations,
Digital Divide, health and care, and National Society development.

18 Aug 2011 description

Key messages:

  • Harvest expectations are good in general. All main agricultural productions in 2011 are expected to be above 2006/2010 averages.

  • Food prices continued to increase, although at a slower pace than in the previous months. Prices remained however high compared to one year ago. The Food Price Index in June 2011 was 10% over June 2010 level.

  • High food and energy prices in 2010 could have led to an increase of 5% of the poverty rate, according to the World Bank.

31 May 2011 description


  • Crop prospects for 2011 are favourable

  • Imports of cereals decline to about 11 percent of food needs

  • Food prices of staple products are increasing

05 May 2011 description

This meeting note is based on contributions made by participants at a workshop on confidence-building measures in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) area. The workshop took place at IPI's Vienna office.

The workshop focused on how confidence-building measures (CBMs) have been used to reduce tensions and build trust between parties in several conflict situations throughout the world. It also briefly reflected on experience with CBMs in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) area. 

05 May 2011 description

En esta sexta edición del Anuario de Procesos de Paz se analizan los conflictos en los que se llevan a cabo negociaciones para llegar a un acuerdo de paz, con independencia de que estas negociaciones estén formalizadas, se encuentren en fase exploratoria, transcurran satisfactoriamente o, por el contrario, se encuentren estancadas o en plena crisis. También se analizan algunos casos donde las negociaciones o exploraciones son parciales, es decir, que no abarcan la totalidad de los grupos armados presentes en un país (caso de la India, por ejemplo).

04 May 2011 description

This sixth edition of the Yearbook of Peace Processes analyses conflicts in which negotiations are being held to reach a peace agreement, regardless of whether these negotiations are formalised, are in the exploratory phase, are faring well or, to the contrary, are stalled or in the midst of crisis. It also analyses some cases in which negotiations or explorations are partial; that is, they do not include all the armed groups present in the country (such as the case of India, for example).

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.

21 Apr 2011 description
report Government of Japan

1.In response to Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of the Republic of Moldova provided relief money of 1 million Moldovan lei (approximately 7.2 million yen). Apart from this, beneficiaries of a Japanese ODA program "Assistance for Underprivileged Farmers" made another donation, which was sent to Japan by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry of the Republic of Moldova.

2.From the Republic of Moldova, a letter of sympathy was sent from H.E. Mr. Vladimir Filat, President of the Republic of Moldova.

15 Apr 2011 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2011/433/ECA

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 – Every country in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region is expected to grow in 2011, but some countries are vulnerable to rising food and energy prices, said the World Bank at a press briefing during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings 2011.

14 Apr 2011 description
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Annex - Case Studies

The report presents the findings of an external evaluation of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s Vocational Skills Development activities. The evaluation portfolio covered 10 projects and programmes in 9 countries (Albania, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Mali, Moldova, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru). The report is structured along the lines of the OECD DAC Evaluation Criteria.

06 Apr 2011 description


It is extremely difficult to assess the worldwide scale of human trafficking because of the clandestine nature of the crime. The UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates that there are, at a minimum, approximately 2.5 million victims of human trafficking at any given time. According to the UNODC, approximately 79 per cent of all human trafficking is for the purpose of sexual exploitation, while the ILO estimates that 98 per cent of the people trafficked for sexual exploitation are women and girls.

29 Mar 2011 description
report UN Volunteers

This report looks at the current state of volunteerism in South-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). These countries are collectively referred to in this report as 'the Region'. It considers volunteerism as a very important form of pro-social behaviour. In particular, it focuses on volunteerism for development. It examines who in the Region volunteers, how they volunteer, and in what legal and social circumstances they volunteer. It also addresses the impact that this volunteerism has on the Millennium Development Goals.

23 Mar 2011 description

CHISINAU, Republic of Moldova, March 22 (UNHCR) - Vulnerable persons fleeing persecution and seeking asylum in Moldova can now use debit cards under a new UNHCR initiative to expedite the distribution of the agency's monthly subsistence allowances.

Moldova is the first country in Europe where the UN refugee agency has implemented the debit card scheme to streamline the distribution of its monthly financial support via Automated Teller Machines (ATMs).

The new card scheme was launched on Monday by UNHCR, in cooperation with BCR Chisinau S.A.

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.