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
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The overall objective of Norwegian assistance to the Western Balkans is to promote peace, reconciliation, Rule of Law and democracy in the region. The main purpose of Norway's project assistance to the countries in the Western Balkans is to continue supporting processes related to regional stabilisation and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Climate-related disasters are increasing in intensity and frequency, and communities around the world are facing the humanitarian consequences of climate change on a daily basis. Volunteers from the very communities that are at risk are the ones that are adapting quickest to these fast-changing crises and they can make a real difference, according to Bekele Geleta, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Speaking on International Volunteers Day at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland, Mr.
(Poznan, 3 December 2008): Today, for the first time in climate change negotiations, the humanitarian agencies of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee have teamed up with disaster risk reduction staff of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) system to issue a joint call for scaled-up global action to reduce disaster risk and to strengthen preparedness for effective response.
The current negotiations on risk management and risk reduction in Poznan are a unique opportunity to make sure that adaptation action is able to prevent global humanitarian …
The regions of central Europe and southern Caucasus have experienced socio-economic turbulence, with sections of their populations suffering serious health threats that contribute to higher levels of vulnerability. Continuing economic, social and health sector reforms are characteristic of the ongoing state-led processes in most of the countries. These reforms have had an impact on the most vulnerable groups in society, whose access to health and care networks is diminishing following privatisation and cost-cutting measures.
Strasbourg, 12.09.2008 - The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, today published his report on the human-rights situation in "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia".
The Balkan area is, surprisingly, one of the safest in Europe. The report Crime and its Impact on the Balkans by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) belies enduring stereotypes of the region as a hotbed of organized crime and violence. People are as safe, or safer, on the streets and in their homes as they are in most parts of the world.
This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.
Programme summary: The National Societies of central Europe, as part of their health and care activities, set the prevention of HIV and TB as high priorities.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is mandated to analyse drugs and crime situations around the world. The present report is a contribution to that objective, looking at a region stigmatised for its role in heroin trafficking, human trafficking, and other forms of organised crime. It is based on data gathered though Member States' responses to the United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (CTS) and the United Nations Annual Reports Questionnaire (ARQ), as well as a desk review of the published literature.
SKOPJE, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (UNHCR) - Nine years ago Stenkovec was home for a few months to more than 350,000 refugees from Kosovo; today it is a giant garbage dump.
But one man's waste is another's treasure and, for Zoran Dimov, this blot on the landscape is a business opportunity. The young Roma-Macedonian entrepreneur runs a recycling plant near the fly-blown piles of rubbish and his venture is supporting the UNHCR's self-reliance strategy by hiring Roma refugees.
UNHCR wants to wean refugees off aid dependency at a time of economic stagnation in …
Human Rights Council
Brussels - What continues to make the International Crisis Group unique among organisations active in conflict prevention and resolution is our highly distinctive methodology: a combination of field-based research, sharply practical policy recommendations, and high-level advocacy. In January 2008 we were named by the Foreign Policy Research Institute, after an international peer survey, as one of the "Top Ten Think Tanks in the World".
SKOPJE, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, January 15 (UNHCR) - Membership in The Roma Talents, the one and only refugee band in Suto Orizari, may not make Roki and his friends famous. But they have seized a chance for self-reliance that relatively few Roma refugees have managed.
When I visited them in one of their rented homes in Suto Orizari municipality in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, I recalled the first time I had seen Roki.