Appeals & Response Plans
- Europe/Northern Africa: Cold Wave - Jan 2012
- Central Europe: Floods - May 2010
- Europe: Cold Wave - Dec 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Central and Eastern Europe: Floods - Jul 2008
- Ukraine: Storm - Jul 2007
- Ukraine: Floods - Jul 2006
- Belarus/Russian Fed./Ukraine and Moldova: Severe Weather - Feb 2006
- Ukraine: Floods - Mar 2001
- Hungary: Floods - Mar 2001
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The second largest country in Europe, Ukraine is a republic that gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. After a difficult transition period to the market economy the country remains one of the poorest in Europe, despite the ostentatious wealth that one sees in the large cities. Currently, the main humanitarian challenges in Ukraine, due to the political, economic, and social situation, are related to poverty, health and disasters. Over a quarter of the population live below the poverty line and lack adequate health and social care.
The Europe region is diverse in political and socio-economic terms, in its geography, demography and culture, as well as its public health trends and vulnerability to natural disasters. Membership services and programme support to National Societies therefore need to be adapted to the respective needs and the national context of individual national societies, and country-level plans describe the proposed activities in some 20 countries.
Summary: 26 October 2010, Brussels - The communication adopted today by the European Commission, represents a first step towards the development of a reinforced EU disaster response capacity, both in terms of civil protection and humanitarian assistance. These are the two instruments used by the EU to deliver relief assistance to people affected by disasters.
By Maximo Torero
Director, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division,
This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010.
Programme outcome: The Federation programme activities in Ukraine contributed to the Strategy 2020 aiming to save lives, protect livelihoods and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises; to enable healthy and safe living and to promote social inclusion and a culture of nonviolence and peace.
Programme(s) summary: The only response to the Ukraine country plan 2010-2011 was provided for implementing H2P project activities.
SILVER SPRING, Md.-After recent heavy rains caused severe flooding and widespread destruction in Ukraine's western region of Chernivtsi, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) distributed food and cleaning supplies to affected families.
The response followed an initial assessment that identified 3,000 beneficiaries, or 750 families, in two of Chernivtsi's hardest hit districts, Vignitsia and Hercaivsky, where nearly 100 percent of homes were destroyed.
To help those families, ADRA delivered food baskets comprised of rice, beans, sugar, oil, flour, and …
Period covered by this update: 12 July to 3 August, 2010
Summary: CHF 244,126 (USD 230,693 or EUR 182,524) has been allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 3,500 people (1,200 households). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
Heavy rains at the end of June, and the consequent rise in river levels have brought havoc to two flood-prone regions in Western Ukraine.
Note: Map production date estimated.
CHF 244,126 (USD 230,693 or EUR 182,524) has been allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 3,500 people (1,200 households).
Large swathes of Eastern Europe, including regions within Ukraine, Romania and Moldova, have been hit by heavy floods, plunging rural communities into vulnerability.
In western Ukraine, more than a thousand houses have been flooded in the regions of Chernivtsy and Ivano-Frankivsk. Some 2,000 hectares of agricultural land have been damaged, together with infrastructure such as roads, bridges, schools and wells.
Regional branches of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society have started giving assistance to some of the 3,500 people affected, prioritising those who have been evacuated.
EMERCOM of Russia has sent another part of humanitarian cargo to Ukraine. Yesterday a plane of EMERCOM of Russia delivered to Ivano-Frankovsk similar humanitarian aid.
Today at 9:00 msk a transport Il-76 plane left from located near Moscow airdrome Ramenskoye for Ivano-Frankovsk. On board there is humanitarian cargo for the western regions of Ukraine which have suffered as a result of flood. The humanitarian aid includes power plants, tents, blankets and water.
Following the Order of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev EMERCOM of Russia will render humanitarian aid to Ukraine which suffered as a result of flood.
It is planned that two Il-76 planes EMERCOM of Russia deliver 70 tons of humanitarian cargo to the western regions of Ukraine.
The humanitarian aid will include electric power plants to arrange light in the submerged regions, blankets, water, tents. The embarkation of humanitarian cargo is planned on Thursday.
This report covers the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009.
Programme summary: The Federation regional representation in Moscow worked with the National Societies of Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine to support them in their work aligned with the Global Agenda Goals. Most of this support is laid out in the individual plans for each country, and is reported on through separate annual reports, which can be found here: Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine and Russia.
Programme purpose: The programmes supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) aim to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters; to reduce deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies; to increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability; and to promote respect for diversity and human dignity, and reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion.
UNEP’s Medium Term Strategy (MTS) for 2010-2013 designates “Disasters and Conflicts” as one of the organization’s six priority areas of work. The 2010-2011 UNEP Programme of Work accordingly includes a dedicated Disasters and Conflicts sub-programme, which is comprised of four operational pillars: post-crisis environmental assessment, postcrisis environmental recovery, disaster risk reduction and environmental cooperation for peacebuilding.
This map illustrates possible tailing ponds of interest near Kropyvnyk, Sivka-kaluska and Kalush. This is a preliminary analysis with charter data to provide a breif overview of the area in support of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team.