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08 Aug 2017 description

Highlights
- A new story: We worked on a new story for Dorcas in 2016, with various departments and stakeholders giving their input.

04 Aug 2017 description

Overview

Arrivals in the Mediterranean from 01 January until 30 June 2017 total 102,847 (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). This compares to 231,075 for the same period in 2016. In the first half of the year, 9,286 persons arrived in Greece by sea (158,377 arrived during same period in 2016, a decrease by 94%).

25 Feb 2017 description

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.

16 Feb 2017 description

Feb 16, 2017

UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton today joined the Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Arbr Ademi, Charge d’Affaires Toyokazu Kubota from the Embassy of Japan in Skopje, and the Mayor of Kumanovo, Zoran Damjanovski, in celebrating the reconstruction of the main road in the village of Tabanovce. The cost to repair the stretch of road was USD 173,000.

12 Oct 2016 description

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.

23 Aug 2016 description

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.

23 Aug 2016 description

Families affected by the major flooding on 6 August began receiving assistance from the advance payment fund that was set up to help them until damage can be assessed. More than 2.000 people from Skopje and Tetovo are eligible to collect a 500 EUR advance payment after they have submitted their contact details to the Finance Ministry.

"Payments will continue in the coming period, according to the information that are being delivered to the Commission set up to estimate damages", said Finance Minister Kiril Minoski.

18 Aug 2016 description

The majority of streets and houses in the village of Stajkovci have been cleaned. More than 85% of the houses have been disinfected. The citizens, whose homes and properties have been flooded and damaged by the freak storm that hit the Skopje region on Aug. 6, are expected soon to start receiving compensation for their damages.

11 Aug 2016 description

The Government decided to provide advance payment of damages to citizens affected by floods in the Skopje region, said Prime Minister Emil Dimitriev during Thursday's visit to flooded houses in Ilinden municipality.

EUR 1,5 million will be allocated for this purpose.

"Evaluation teams are currently on the field in order to determine the extent of damages", added Dimitriev.

PM Dimitriev was accompanied by Minister of Transport and Communications Vlado Misajlovski and Ilinden Mayor Zika Stojanovski.

11 Aug 2016 description

SKOPJE, 11 August 2016 - In response to the floods in the Skopje and Tetovo region, the OSCE Mission to Skopje is providing urgent assistance and emergency tools to the flood-affected areas.

OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier authorized a 20,000 EUR donation from the Organization's Charity Fund to provide immediate aid to the most affected communities. The assistance, necessary tools and supplies, will be delivered through the OSCE Mission to Skopje.

11 Aug 2016 description

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.

10 Jun 2016 description

The 2015 International Annual Report describes how SOS Children’s Villages around the world supported children and strengthened families and communities in 2015 through community-integrated responses in care, education, health and emergency services.

The 573 SOS Children’s Villages around the world in 2015 are described as ‘care and protection hubs’ for their local communities, as they provided a range of locally-tailored services to support vulnerable children.

23 May 2016 description

The remote rural municipality of Konce is a beautiful but by no means easy place to live—and the record floods that hit the area in January 2015 have been making life a whole lot harder.

26 Apr 2016 description

The Municipality of Cesinovo-Oblesevo suffered severe damage from flooding in February last year when the Bregalnica River reached record levels. Located in the east of the country in the heart of the Bregalnica river basin, the municipality has continues to suffer from damaged infrastructure.

Many of the severest consequences of the flooding have arisen from damage to what might at first seem a minor part of the infrastructure—an underground concrete pipe, or culvert, that broke under the impact of heavy rain.

09 Apr 2016 description

The bridge over the River Bregalnica between the village of Razlovci and the town of Delcevo won’t win any prizes for design or architecture, but for the villagers of Razlovci it is a vital connection to the rest of the country. Around a thousand people depend on the bridge to get to Delcevo for work and school, healthcare and shopping.

05 Apr 2016 description

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.

17 Mar 2016 description

The flash floods that hit the country early last year dealt a devastating blow to villagers in the rural Municipality of Mogila, forcing evacuations and causing mudslides that have cut local people off from the towns of Prilep and Bitola.

Situated in the heart of the Pelagonija region in the far south of the country, the Municipality of Mogila experienced record flood-levels at the end of January 2015, then again in February and early March.