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
New FAO report reveals food insecurity, nutrition problems in Europe and Central Asia
Some 14.3 million adults are still not getting the food they need and malnutrition is on the rise
4 December 2017, Budapest/Rome – The countries of Europe and Central Asia have made good progress reducing the prevalence of undernourishment, but some 14.3 million women and men in the region are still not getting the food they need and malnutrition problems are on the rise, according to an FAO report published today.
The Strumica River Basin is the country’s main agricultural centre, producing over 180,000 tonnes of vegetables each year. The soil is fertile, nourished by the Strumica River, and the local farmers have a reputation as hard workers.
But agriculture has become an ever more risky way to make a living in recent years as the weather becomes increasingly unpredictable, with intensive rains causing the Strumica River to flood thousands of hectares of farmland in February 2015.
Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.
Focus on healthy and balanced nutrition
A front-runner in the race to end hunger, the region still struggles with malnutrition
Multiple trends are shaping the nutrition map for Europe and Central Asia, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s first-ever report on food insecurity and malnutrition in Europe and Central Asia, released today. The problems of food insecurity have changed away from that of caloric sufficiency toward the quality of peoples’ diets – a trend that will likely continue in this way.
The Government has allocated EUR 22 million for citizens who had suffered damages during the spring floods, EUR 12 million of which for property compensation, while EUR 10 million for overhaul of damaged infrastructure, said Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski during Saturday's visit to Bitola and Novaci.
"The compensation for Novaci citizens who had suffered damages to their crops and homes, was launched today. All funds are to be paid over the next couple of days", said PM Gruevski.
The payment of full compensation for damages to farmers and households hit by storms and floods in January and February begins on Friday, says Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
"I promised a 100-percent damage compensation by the end of March in Stip. The assessment of damages and facilitation of the administrative procedures was launched immediately", says PM Gruevski on his Facebook profile.
Gruevski stresses the Government meets its promises.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
In the last week of January, Macedonia was affected by storms with heavy rainfalls and snow in the higher areas.
The storms caused serious damages in the eastern part of the country, especially in the Municipality of Karbinci where a few villages were immediately evacuated due to the rise of the water levels of the rivers as well as the artificial lake Kalimanci and Gradche where the dams reached their full capacity.
The present guidance aims to ensure that the health sector works with partners in the environment and other related communities, and follow a systematic process to:
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CROP AND FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION
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