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03 Jan 2017 description

December saw fighting worsen between rival forces in Libya, including over oil facilities, which could escalate in January and upset the precarious political and economic balance. Turkey’s security deteriorated further following a series of violent attacks on civilians and security forces, including a twin bombing in the capital, Istanbul, claimed by an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Ankara responded by intensifying its crackdown on alleged PKK supporters.

16 Sep 2016 description

297,039 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,212 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 16 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

26 Nov 2015 description

In Fiscal Year 2015, the United States has allocated more than $134 million for assistance to support the reforms needed to advance the Western Balkans’ integration with the European Union (EU) and NATO. This includes assistance to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia, as well as security assistance to Croatia and Slovenia. U.S. assistance to the Western Balkans seeks to achieve the following objectives:

  • Accelerate rule of law and good governance reforms ($34 million);

01 Oct 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

BELGRADE, Serbia/GENEVA, 30 September 2015 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom has completed his two-day visit to Serbia to meet refugee and migrant children moving into Europe in the hope of finding a place of safety. Most, with their families, are fleeing war and hardship in their home countries.

After visiting the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Tuesday, Mr. Bloom crossed the border to the Republic of Serbia and met with some of the most vulnerable children on the move.

23 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Zagreb / Genève, 22 septembre 2015 – L’UNICEF a mis en place deux unités mobiles d’experts en protection et bien-être de l’enfant en Croatie, alors que plus de 10 000 femmes et enfants réfugiés et migrants sont arrivés dans le pays la semaine dernière.

Les unités mobiles offrent des activités récréatives aux enfants, en complément des espaces amis des enfants dans lesquels ils peuvent se reposer, jouer et recevoir une première aide psychologique.

23 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

ZAGREB, Croatia/GENEVA, 22 September 2015 – UNICEF has established two mobile units of child protection and welfare experts in Croatia, as an estimated 10,000 women and child refugees and migrants have entered the country in the past week alone.

The mobile units offer creative and recreational activities for children, in addition to fixed child-friendly spaces where children can rest, play and benefit from psychological first aid.

18 Sep 2015 description
  • Since 15 September, the Hungarian border is closed for refugees. As a result more than 3 700 refugees are piling up at the aid centres in North Serbia where living conditions are substandard and tensions are growing. Hungary is also implementing reinforced migration laws on refugees, such as forced return to Serbia of those who refuse to register as asylum seekers or whose asylum request is rejected. Hungarian authorities are also detaining persons who cross the border irregularly.

10 May 2012 description

Geneva and Skopje, 10 May 2012 – The Macedonian armed forces have destroyed a previously unknown stockpile of anti-personnel mines in compliance with the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, or Ottawa Convention. At destruction events near Skopje yesterday and today, 1,248 PFM-1S anti-personnel mines were destroyed. These mines had been discovered in 2011 when the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia sought to determine which munitions under its possession would need to be destroyed in accordance with its international obligations.

19 Apr 2012 description

Geneva, 19 April 2012: A conference on the global ban on cluster bombs has concluded with news that 650,000 cluster munitions stockpiled by States Parties, containing 68.2million explosive submunitions, have been destroyed.

13 Oct 2006 description

On 11 October 2006, the ICBL's Advocacy Director presented findings from the 2006 edition of the Landmine Monitor in the context of the weekly Security Dialogue held by the OSCE's Forum on Security Cooperation (FSC).

The FSC, now under Canadian chairmanship, deals with arms control issues as well as peace and confidence building in the OSCE area.

29 Sep 2006 description

2006/886

Office of the Spokesman

13 Jul 2006 description

On 10 July 2006, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia destroyed all 4,000 antipersonnel mines that it previously planned to keep for training purposes as a State Party to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.

07 Feb 2003 description

Prepared by Norwegian People's Aid

05 Jul 1999 description
report UN Children's Fund

5 July, 1999 - Seventeen-year-old Milaim hid up in the mountains near Gllogovc/Glogovac for over two months, keeping clear of the Serb forces that were stationed in the area. His parents had fled - possibly to Macedonia, but he wasn't sure. When the Serbs finally pulled out in June he made his way back to his house in the village of Gradica.

25 Jun 1999 description

Amb. Steinberg warns of dangerous mines, booby traps

Washington -- The U.S.