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
Agency Increases Activities in Kosovo
Catholic Relief Services is one of only four humanitarian organizations to return to Kosovo with the first wave of NATO and UN troops. As a result of early action, the agency is now in position and arranging transportation and distribution of vital food for people living around Prizren and Pristina.
New York, June 7, 1999 -- Today, the Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) David Harris and the Director of Interreligious Affairs Rabbi James Rudin presented a check for $100,000 to Cardinal John O'Connor, Archbishop of New York, who accepted AJC's donation on behalf of Catholic Relief Services. Catholic Relief Services will allocate the donation to a school reconstruction project in western Macedonia.
While the crisis in the Balkans remains severe and uncertain, Catholic Relief Services continues to address immediate needs of refugees and host communities as well as plan for the eventual refugee return to Kosovo. Bombs continue to rain on Serbia and the political tension is at an all time high since the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague has indicted Yugoslav President Milosevic and four other top Yugoslavian officials.
As the conflict in the Balkans rages on, Catholic Relief Services is providing for both the short-term and long-term needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees. Relief efforts in Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia and the Yugoslav republics of Montenegro and Serbia are straddling the daunting task of providing enough food and basic supplies to refugees while addressing the real psychological trauma facing the fleeing Kosovars. Below are highlights of this week's activities.
by David Snyder, CRS Communications Associate
Catholic Relief Services Helps Thousands in Need
Catholic Relief Services' Current Response
Baltimore, March 30, 1999 - As tens of thousands of refugees flee continued fighting in Kosovo, Catholic Relief Services is distributing food and hygiene packs to those crossing into Macedonia. Meanwhile in Albania, where an estimated 90,000 refugees have fled, relief workers are reporting even more critical needs. "The influx of refugees has been overwhelming," said Charles Juhn, a representative for Catholic Relief Services in Albania.