the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- FYR Macedonia: Cold Wave - Jan 2017
- FYR Macedonia: Flash Floods - Aug 2016
- FYR Macedonia: Flash Floods and Mudslides - Aug 2015
- South-Eastern Europe: Floods - Feb 2015
- FYR Macedonia: Cold Wave - Dec 2014
- FYR Macedonia: Floods - Feb 2013
- Europe/Northern Africa: Cold Wave - Jan 2012
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Forest Fires - Jul 2007
- Central/Eastern Europe: Heat Wave - Jul 2007
More than 1,000 Romany refugees from Kosova who have lived in a UNHCR camp outside Skopje since the 1999 Kosova crisis refuse to leave the camp, RFE/RL's Macedonian broadcasters reported on 31 March. The UNHCR set a deadline of 31 March for the refugees to go and promised them financial aid in seeking private accommodations in Macedonia. The refugees want either to stay in the camp or to return to Kosova. They accuse the UNHCR of being unable to guarantee their safe return home.
Summary of research1
The public health importance of infant feeding in emergencies has been highlighted in countries such as Iraq and Bosnia where feeding infants with breastmilk substitute is common practice. Although there are few epidemiological studies on the impact of emergencies on infant feeding, many anecdotal reports of adverse health outcomes exist. The displacement of such populations has created new dilemmas for aid workers on how best to assess and support feeding practice.
During the 1999 Kosovo Crisis an opportunity arose to research humanitarian …
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Szeged, 28.03.2003 - Walter Schwimmer, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, has warmly welcomed commitments from four Southeast European countries to continue to strengthen security and the process of democratic reform in the region.
Brussels (dpa) - European Union leaders on Friday pledged closer ties with Serbia and the Western Balkans in reply to the assassination of Serb Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic.
Leaders meeting in Brussels offered ''full support of the European Union (E.U.) in implementing the required reforms, allowing further progress towards European structures, and notably the E.U.''
Macedonia's minister in charge of internally displaced persons, Vlado Popovski, said on 6 March that he expects most of those targeted by the government's 7 March deadline to return home will do so, local media reported. The midday deadline is for internally displaced persons from the Tetovo region to leave their temporary accommodations and return to their homes, "Utrinski vesnik" reported the same day.
Two Polish soldiers died in Macedonia on 4 March when a mine exploded under a patrol vehicle, Polish Radio reported on 5 March, quoting Defense Ministry spokesman Eugeniusz Mleczak (also see Macedonia item below). "The Honker vehicle driven by a Polish patrol that consisted of three soldiers and an interpreter hit a mine. It was probably an antitank mine, because two servicemen were seriously injured and unfortunately died on their way to an American hospital. The interpreter and the third serviceman suffered only light injuries, and their lives are not in danger," Mleczak said.
The Macedonian Security Council, meeting for the first time since the 15 September parliamentary elections, decided on 28 February to establish a joint parliamentary-governmental commission to investigate the fate of 18 people allegedly kidnapped during the 2001 conflict, RFE/RL's Macedonian broadcasters reported the same day (see "RFE/RL Balkan Report," 9 and 16 November 2001 and "RFE/RL Newsline," 19 June and 9 July 2002).