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 global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices
Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan
There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.
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.
297,039 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 09:00 CET 16 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
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);
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BUREAU OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Office of the Spokesman
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.
Office of the Spokesman
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.
Prepared by Norwegian People's Aid
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.