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03 Dec 2008 description

(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 …

27 Jul 2007 description

Macedonia - Forest Fires
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
27 July 2007

This situation report is based on information received from the UN Resident Coordinator Office in Macedonia.


- The Government declared a national crisis situation on 18 July in view of the numerous fires affecting 3,000 hectares of forest;

- The Government requested international assistance.


31 Aug 2006 description



On 27 May, an earthquake measuring 5.9 on Richter scale struck Yogyakarta Province. The epicentre was approximately 37.2 km south of Yogyakarta at a depth of 33 kilometres. The most affected districts were Bantul and Kulonprogo south of Yogyakarta. The death toll stands at 5,778. The number of injuries stands at 37,912. 205,888 homes have been completely destroyed.

17 Aug 2006 description

(New York: 17 August 2006): The Government of The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has requested international support to assist people affected by recent floods and mudflows in that country.

In early August 2006, heavy rains caused floods and mudflows in the two poorest suburbs of Skopje, the capital. The floods damaged two suburbs, Cento and Singelic, which were built after the earthquake of 1963.

10 Jun 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0092
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Floods
4 - 9 June 2004


1. Due to heavy rains between 4 and 7 June 2004, the water level of the rivers Pena, Vardar, Anska Reka, Trkajna and Turija, rose rapidly. The water spilled over the riverbanks, flooding parts of the municipalities of Jegunovce, Dzepciste, Strumica, Gevgelija, Kocani, and Bogdanci. Tetovo has also been flooded but with minor damages.

22 Jul 2002 description

Skopje, 22 July 2002 - Almost one year has passed since leaders of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYROM) together with envoys from the European Union, United States, OSCE and NATO finalised the Framework Agreement in Ohrid. The Ohrid Agreement ended seven months of escalating hostilities and set the agenda for political reform to enhance minority rights.

29 May 2002 description

Ross Mountain, Assistant Emergency Relief Coordinator and Director of OCHA Geneva, today chaired on behalf of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) a meeting with member states and agencies to review progress and outstanding priorities at the mid-point of the yearly cycle of the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP).

02 May 2002 description

During the seven-month internal conflict in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYROM) almost 170,000 people fled their homes. The Framework Agreement signed in Ohrid on 13 August 2001 provided for an end to hostilities, pledged increased right to ethnic minorities and prepared the ground for the return of the displaced population. Implementation of the Framework Agreement has been supported by high level diplomatic missions, a strong international monitoring presence through OSCE and EUMM, NATO's Task Force Fox as well as signifcant humanitarian assistance.

31 Mar 2002 description

[OCHA will continue to provide a quarterly Kosovo Humanitarian Update in 2002, focusing on key activities and issues of humanitarian concern and interest. The report will address implementation of programmes within the Kosovo portion of the Inter-Agency Consolidated Appeal for SE Europe and draw attention to any changes in focus as the situation may change during the year.]