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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.

Summary

- 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.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

31 Aug 2006 description

ASIA

INDONESIA -CENTRAL JAVA AND YOGYAKARTA - EARTHQUAKE AND MT MERAPI VOLCANO

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
Corrigendum
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Floods
4 - 9 June 2004

I. SITUATION AND DAMAGE

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.

26 Jul 1999 description


JANUARY - DECEMBER 1999
I. INTRODUCTION

The 1999 United Nations (UN) Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal for Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Albania (hereafter referred to as "the 1999 Consolidated Appeal" or "the 1999 CA") was launched in December 1998. It requested US$ 359.4 million for the programme activities of twelve appealing agencies and highlighted the needs of certain other key organisations in the annexes.