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
The Strumica River Basin is the country’s main agricultural centre, producing over 180,000 tonnes of vegetables each year. The soil is fertile, nourished by the Strumica River, and the local farmers have a reputation as hard workers.
But agriculture has become an ever more risky way to make a living in recent years as the weather becomes increasingly unpredictable, with intensive rains causing the Strumica River to flood thousands of hectares of farmland in February 2015.
The European Commission (EC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched an initiative to increase disaster prevention in cities across seven countries and territories in the Western Balkans.
The two-year project, to be implemented by UNDP in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia, will equip municipalities to reduce the risks associated with flash floods, earthquakes, droughts and other disasters.
Tracking Earthquake and Flood Risks across Europe and Central Asia to Enhance Disaster Resilience
A new publication released by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery examines current and future trends in terms of earthquake and flood risks for 32 countries across the Europe and Central Asia region.
Assistance to tackle the consequences of the storm that hit the region of Skopje and Tetovo over the weekend has been offered to the Republic of Macedonia by many countries. Several countries in the region, including the neighboring Albania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey and Croatia, were the first ones to offer their assistance.
“At the moment, the Republic of Macedonia is defining its needs to address the emergency situation before officially asking for international assistance,” the MoFA said Monday.
Agile, resilient and sustainable supply chains for children
Improving accessibility, bridging financial gaps, generating savings and strengthening supply chains with governments
or 70 years, securing the health and wellbeing of children around the world has been at the heart of everything UNICEF says and does.
The 2015 International Annual Report describes how SOS Children’s Villages around the world supported children and strengthened families and communities in 2015 through community-integrated responses in care, education, health and emergency services.
The 573 SOS Children’s Villages around the world in 2015 are described as ‘care and protection hubs’ for their local communities, as they provided a range of locally-tailored services to support vulnerable children.
The remote rural municipality of Konce is a beautiful but by no means easy place to live—and the record floods that hit the area in January 2015 have been making life a whole lot harder.
Report calls for building disaster risk into development efforts
Sarajevo, 20 May 2016 – Two years after massive flooding caused widespread devastation and loss of life in the Western Balkans, countries in the sub-region have taken steps to reduce the risk of disasters but more will need to be done to protect people from future destruction, according to the Human Development Report for the Western Balkans, launched here today.
The Municipality of Cesinovo-Oblesevo suffered severe damage from flooding in February last year when the Bregalnica River reached record levels. Located in the east of the country in the heart of the Bregalnica river basin, the municipality has continues to suffer from damaged infrastructure.
Many of the severest consequences of the flooding have arisen from damage to what might at first seem a minor part of the infrastructure—an underground concrete pipe, or culvert, that broke under the impact of heavy rain.
Skopje, 4 April 2016: The European Union Delegation signed the second contract within the frame of the major EU Flood Recovery Programme.
The Programme, funded in the amount of 10 million euros, has been designed to help the country overcome the damage caused by flooding in 2015 and to reconstruct and upgrade the country’s flood prevention infrastructure over the next two and a half years.
The flash floods that hit the country early last year dealt a devastating blow to villagers in the rural Municipality of Mogila, forcing evacuations and causing mudslides that have cut local people off from the towns of Prilep and Bitola.
Situated in the heart of the Pelagonija region in the far south of the country, the Municipality of Mogila experienced record flood-levels at the end of January 2015, then again in February and early March.
With the cleaning of the main storm-drain channel in the town of Novo Selo, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has embarked upon a six-year programme designed to reduce the risk of flooding and improve water quality in the Strumica River Basin, which is home to 125,000 people in six largely agricultural municipalities in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The CHF 2.9 million (USD 3 million) programme, called “Restoring the Health of the Strumica River Basin,” is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by UNDP.
2014 and 2015 have been two years of strong mobilisation for SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL's teams, who have had to take urgent action regarding too many crises. Feedback on two years of intense campaigns.
Western Balkans - Refugee crisis
• Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have applied restrictions to the number of nationalities eligible to enter their territory.
• Figures confirm a sharp decrease in the number of transit (from 7000-8000 to 4000-5000 average daily).
Afghanistan - Earthquake
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Since the weekend, thousands of migrants faced tightened controls after Hungary closed key border crossing points. As a result, the flow of refugees and migrants diverted westwards to Croatia and Slovenia. On 19 October, refugees were stranded for hours under heavy rain as they waited at the Serbia-Croatia frontier, until Croatian authorities let in about 3 000 persons at nightfall. The refugees were held at the border as Croatian reception capacities are already running at full capacity.
The government has paid Tuesday subsidies amounting to Denar 29.9 million as compensation for damages to 394 persons that were hit by storms and floods in early 2015.
Finance Ministry told that Denar 527.000 are paid to citizens of Gradsko and 489.000 to citizens of Cesinovo-Oblesevo.
So far, Denar 144.24 million were paid to 2.218 persons in hit-flooded regions of Mogila, Novaci, Demir Hisar, Bitola, Bosilovo, Krivogastani, Veles, Probistip and Stip.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
In the second half of January 2015, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) was affected by heavy rainfalls and snow in the higher areas. The extreme precipitation caused serious damages in the eastern part of the country, especially in the Municipality of Karbinci where the villages were immediately evacuated due to the rise of the rivers and the water level of the man-made lake in Kalimanci and Gradche.