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13 Sep 2017 description

Introduction

The notion of disaster risk reduction (DRR) has come a long way from emergency response to disaster risk management with emergency response now being only one of the components of a broader approach that deals with disaster risk in terms of prevention, preparedness and response.

22 Jun 2017 description
report GFDRR

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

In May 2014, Serbia experienced its most severe flooding in more than a century, affecting 22% of its population, displacing 32,000 families and claiming 57 lives. A Recovery Needs Assessment supported by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) also revealed that in a matter of weeks, an estimated 125,000 people fell below the poverty line, illustrating the country’s vulnerability to extreme weather events.

13 Feb 2017 description

Bruxelles, le 18 janvier 2017

Dans un rapport publié ce jour, la Cour des comptes souligne le succès du mécanisme de protection civile de l'UE, géré par la Commission européenne, en réaction aux catastrophes naturelles et aux principales épidémies récentes dans le monde.

Une coordination européenne efficace

11 Feb 2017 description

Floods, landslides, drought, storms, earthquakes and forest fires... Bosnia and Herzegovina is prone to natural disasters that hurt agriculture. Supported by the Swiss Government, FAO organized a conference on February 08 on “Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Guidelines,” presenting findings and recommendations for improving current methodologies for assessing damages and losses in agriculture.

07 Feb 2017 description

Le mécanisme de réaction de l'UE en cas de catastrophe jugé «rapide» et «efficace»

Dans un rapport publié ce jour, la Cour des comptes souligne le succès du mécanisme de protection civile de l'UE, géré par la Commission européenne, en réaction aux catastrophes naturelles et aux principales épidémies récentes dans le monde.

Une coordination européenne efficace

24 Jan 2017 description

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.

18 Jan 2017 description

(pursuant to Article 287(4), second subparagraph, TFEU)

Executive summary

I Disasters can strike anywhere, anytime. The human, environmental and economic impact of disasters, whether natural or man made, can be considerable. When a disaster occurs, the reaction must be swift. Sound disaster management saves lives, and effective coordination among different responders is critical to the successful preparation for and response to disasters.

28 Nov 2016 description
report GFDRR

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

In May 2014, unprecedented rainfall in Bosnia and Herzegovina affected more than 1 million people (25% of the population), and the resulting heavy flooding caused estimated damages and losses equivalent to nearly 15% of the country’s GDP. In a country where one fifth of the workforce is employed in agriculture, river floods inundated newly-plowed fields and ravaged 81 municipalities, severely disrupting the economy and imperiling livelihoods.

09 Sep 2016 description

Floods in 2014 have been disastrous for the Western Balkan. UNDP is very glad to present to you the Human Development Report on Disaster Risk Reduction with a specific focus in Western Balkan titled: Risk-Proofing the Western Balkans: Empowering People to Prevent Disasters. Kosovo is frequently affected from floods which lead to tremendous damages and economic losses. Flood early warning system is not functional in Kosovo and Kosovo Institute of Hydrometeorology needs significant support for building technical and human capacity to be able to operationalize the flood early warning system.

08 Sep 2016 description

“With no warning, the water came at 5am…”

For Zeljko Cejic, an engineer in Banja Luka, the lack of advance notice meant there was no time to plan. His wife Natasa, daughter Sofia (then 6) and son Phillip (3 months) escaped through Sofia’s bedroom window.

“My uncle came and carried me. I remember the water was really dirty and I did not want to drop in because I was afraid I would disappear,” Sophia remembers.

12 Jul 2016 description

Enhancing hydro-meteorological monitoring in Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Vrbas River Basin

“With no warning, the water came at 5am…”

For Zeljko Cejic, an engineer in Banja Luka, the lack of advance notice meant that wife Natasa and daughter Sofia (then 6), son Phillip (then 3 months) had to escape via Sofia’s bedroom window.

“My uncle came and carried me. I remember the water was really dirty and I did not want to drop in because I was afraid I would disappear.”

08 Jul 2016 description

This disaster risk financing country note provides an overview of the way Serbia currently finances the costs of natural disasters. Having sufficient access to financial instruments and resources in order to respond to disasters is crucial for building the financial resilience of the country and minimizing the negative impact of natural disasters on Serbia’s economic growth.

The report provides:

•the background and country context, including the recent economic impacts of disasters;

21 May 2016 description

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.

10 May 2016 description

By Eveline Studer, Nicole Clot and Zenebe Uraguchi

27 Mar 2016 description

Heavy floods and landslides in Bosnia Herzegovina shifted minefields and explosive remnants of war (ERW) into inhabited areas. The Belgian Royal Military Academy (RMA) team worked with the Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Centre (BHMAC) to use drone images that would help model the potential locations of some of the many displaced ERWs and mines. These models then were used to narrow down the search radius for demining teams.

Background

01 Mar 2016 description

Agricultural producers in seven municipalties of eastern Serbia will receive help in the coming months from the European Union – working in partnership with FAO – as part of the EU’s overall flood recovery programme for the country. A day-long workshop taking place here today will review the first phase of the programme’s assistance to agriculture and describe next steps.

Eastern Serbia is home to some of the country’s least developed areas, and many farms there suffered damage from landslides and silting following the 2014 spring floods.