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 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.
The European Commission (EC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched an initiative to increase disaster prevention in cities across seven countries and territories in the Western Balkans.
The two-year project, to be implemented by UNDP in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia, will equip municipalities to reduce the risks associated with flash floods, earthquakes, droughts and other disasters.
Tracking Earthquake and Flood Risks across Europe and Central Asia to Enhance Disaster Resilience
A new publication released by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery examines current and future trends in terms of earthquake and flood risks for 32 countries across the Europe and Central Asia region.
Five Balkan countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – are boosting their skills to improve hospital safety and reduce human and economic losses during disasters and health emergencies. This is resulting from a WHO/Europe’s extensive training of experts in Tirana, Albania, from 9 to 13 October 2016.
There has been a recent increase in efforts to integrate sexual and reproductive health into emergency and disaster risk management for health have yielded many lessons. These efforts take a non-linear path based on opportunities, honest reflection and iterative processes. Further, where response capacity is overwhelmed in spite of preparedness efforts, adaptability and flexibility are essential to continuous improvement.
Post-Disaster Needs Assessment to plan strategy to “build back better”
Skopje, 23 August 2016: The European Union and the World Bank, together with the UN agencies in the country, have responded swiftly to the Government’s request for assistance in addressing the damage caused by the devastating floods that hit the country earlier this month.
Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Ademi
Deputy Prime Minister and Chair of the Crisis Management Committee Todorov
Minister of Finance Minoski
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Isajlovski
Excellencies, dear colleagues
Thank you, Mr. Deputy Prime Minister, for the invitation to speak here on behalf of the United Nations family.
Combined Monthly Europe Population Movement Operations Update
Combined Monthly Europe Population Movement Operations Update
A. Major developments by country
The main route remains to be Southern Italy (especially Sicily) as first entry points from the North African coasts. In 2015, according to the UNHCR,153,842 arrivals arrived in Italy by boats mainly from North African countries. In 2016, 47,820 people have arrived in Italy by sea (UNHCR- 2 June 2016).
Report calls for building disaster risk into development efforts
Sarajevo, 20 May 2016 – Two years after massive flooding caused widespread devastation and loss of life in the Western Balkans, countries in the sub-region have taken steps to reduce the risk of disasters but more will need to be done to protect people from future destruction, according to the Human Development Report for the Western Balkans, launched here today.
MDR65001 Europe: Migration: coordination, response and preparedness
MDRHR002 Croatia: Population Movement
MDRMK005 former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Population Movement
MDRGR001 Greece: Population Movement
MDRHU004 Hungary: Population Movement
MDRIT002 Italy: Population Movement
MDRRS011 Serbia: Population Movement
A. Situation analysis Latest developments
Summary of major revisions made to Emergency Plan of Action:
This Emergency Plan of Action was initially launched on 20 November 2015 with the objective of coordinating support to assist National Societies in reaching 1,000,000 migrants1 . The initial Appeal was launched seeking CHF 2.2 million with a timeframe of 8 months. The main focus was on the scale-up of the response and coordination, support to advocacy and sensitization, and support for partnerships and resource mobilization.
Skopje, 4 April 2016: The European Union Delegation signed the second contract within the frame of the major EU Flood Recovery Programme.
The Programme, funded in the amount of 10 million euros, has been designed to help the country overcome the damage caused by flooding in 2015 and to reconstruct and upgrade the country’s flood prevention infrastructure over the next two and a half years.
With the cleaning of the main storm-drain channel in the town of Novo Selo, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has embarked upon a six-year programme designed to reduce the risk of flooding and improve water quality in the Strumica River Basin, which is home to 125,000 people in six largely agricultural municipalities in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The CHF 2.9 million (USD 3 million) programme, called “Restoring the Health of the Strumica River Basin,” is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by UNDP.
The year 2015 has witnessed an unprecedented rise in the scale of migration towards Europe. **According to UNHCR, as of December 2015, there have been 921,713 arrivals by sea alone.** As countries of the European Union (EU) continue their discussions on how to better integrate the migrants, it is of utmost importance to build an understanding of the ongoing migration to respond to the current crisis and prepare contingency plans for future displacement towards the EU.
Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)
Type: GHG emissions reduction and climate change mitigation policies and measures (projects) and GHG emission reduction expressed as a baseline scenario target (sectoral)
Commits to reduce the CO emissions from fossil fuels combustion for 30%, that is, for 36% at a higher level of ambition, by 2030 compared to the BAU scenario
“Get Airports Ready for Disaster” workshops will take place at Skopje and Ohrid airports
UNDP recognizes governance as a key unresolved issue in both the configuration and the reduction of disaster risk. With the aim of protecting development investments and ultimately building people’s resilience, UNDP has made strengthening disaster risk governance a cornerstone of its efforts to understand, reduce and manage risk.
The MISP Readiness assessment tool was developed by the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health (RH) in Crises for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2013 to help country teams assess their readiness to provide the Minimum Initial Service Package for Reproductive Health in case of a humanitarian crisis.