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
On Thursday 17 May, EU Heads of State are meeting their counterparts from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo) to discuss cooperation in several areas, including migration and security. Following increased arrivals of refugees and migrants to both the Western Balkans and the EU, the issue of border control has gained prominence, resulting in more investments and cooperation agreements between the EU and Western Balkan countries.
This briefing paper is the result of a joint effort by 12 national and international organizations operating in Greece. The aim is to explain the current situation for those stranded in Greece for over six months since the closure of the northern border and introduction of the European Union (EU) – Turkey deal.
Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration
At the upcoming European Council, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the European Commission’s Communication on a new Partnership Framework with third countries. The Communication proposes an approach which aims to leverage existing EU and Member States' external cooperation instruments and tools in order to stem migration to Europe.
The European Union and its Member States must urgently scale up their responses to the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe as winter approaches before more lives get lost, five major humanitarian organisations said today.
As another high-level EU migration meeting convenes on October 8, the organisations – CARE International, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Welthungerhilfe, International Catholic Migration Committee (ICMC), and World Vision – called for a common and comprehensive approach that addresses root causes of displacement and prioritizes human rights.
How does it feel to have no choice but to run? It has been three weeks since Syrian refugee Mohammed and his family left home in order to survive. Once a small business owner providing his family with a comfortable life, they now face an uncertain future.
By Amy Lynn O'Toole, Press Officer
The Kosovo refugee crisis was the worst humanitarian disaster in Europe since the Second World War. From March 24, when NATO began bombing Yugoslavia, until June 10, when a peace agreement was signed between the Yugoslav government and NATO, more than 1 million ethnic Albanian refugees fled the province of Kosovo. The refugees, many of whom were forced from their homes at gunpoint, crossed over into neighboring Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Hundreds of thousands more were internally displaced within Kosovo's borders.
Teams Provide Vital Aid to Those in Need
Agency Increases Activities in Kosovo
Agency Increases Activities in Kosovo Nearly 62,700 Kosovars have gone back to Kosovo over the past three days, bringing the total number of returns to date to 589,600. An estimated 166,800 Kosovar refugees and displaced people remain in the region, including 23,100 in Montenegro, 22,600 in Macedonia, 103,700 in Albania and 17,400 in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
CONTACT: Allen Clinton, CARE Public Relations, 404-374-3683
By Wendy Driscoll of CARE/USA
By Wendy Driscoll of CARE USA
CONTACT: Claudia M. Chang
by Wendy Driscoll
Programs estimated to cost $2.6 million over the next 60 days
CONTACT: Cynthia Glocker, (404) 374-4061 or Allen Clinton (404) 374-3683
CARE Encouraging Kosovo Refugee Leaders
to Move Away from Kukes
CONTACT: Atlanta Press Office:
Kathy Doherty, 404/681-2552, ext. 203
Weekend and after hours:
Funds will provide baby food for Kosovar refugee families