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21 Oct 2009 description
report Xinhua

BELGRADE, Oct 21, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Serbia and Russia agreed here on Wednesday to establish a joint humanitarian center in the southern Serbian city of Nis for immediate response to emergencies such as fire, floods and earthquakes.

Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Ivica Dacic and Russian Minister for Emergency Situations Sergei Shoigu signed a plan on the center's initial stage of development.

Later, the two leaders told a joint press conference that the center should serve the entire region and offer quick and efficient support in case of …

14 Sep 2006 description

The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, donated USD 300 000 to Bulgaria. The funds will be channelled into the recovery from the damages caused by floods in 2005 and 2006. The cheque was given to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Feim Chaushev by Adel Al-Razi, member of the board of the Omani investment fund and representative of the Sultan of Oman at the Ministry of National Economy. The ceremony held in the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was attended by the Omani consul honorary to Bulgaria, Prof.

30 Jun 2006 description

The number of people affected by disasters continued to rise in 2005.The year began with the response to the South East Asia tsunami and finished with the response to the South Asia earthquake. Each year, one in five WHO Member States experiences a crisis that endangers the health of its people. Estimates indicate that more than 150 million people were directly affected by natural disasters.

20 Jun 2006 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 183 countries.

18 Apr 2006 description

Minister of Finance Plamen Oresharski acquainted the MPs with the measures taken by the cabinet to apply for financial assistance at the EU for the recovery from the damages inflicted by the floods. This happened today during the discussion prior to the vote of no confidence. The Minister pointed out that the government filed two application forms at the European Union Solidarity Fund in 2005. The EU has so far given its consent for EUR 20 mln.

26 Jan 2006 description

The country will receive another EUR 10 mln under the PHARE Programme for 2005

Bulgaria will receive EUR 12,3 mln for the recovery from the floods in 2005 under the EU's PHARE Programme. The funds will be channeled into the implementation of projects in 187 municipalities, affected by the torrential rains. Part of the funding will strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Disaster Management Policy and the Civil Protection State Agency and will improve their ability to prevent and manage crises and natural disasters.

12 Jan 2006 description

IP/06/20

Brussels, 12 January 2006 - Responding to a request from the Bulgarian authorities, the European Commission has proposed a grant from the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) totalling € 20.35 million to help to deal with the consequences of two flood disasters that severely hit the country in May and August 2005.

12 Jan 2006 description

Brussels_(dpa) _ The European Commission said Thursday it was granting 20.35 million euros (24.6 million dollars) in aid to help the Bulgarian authorities deal with damage caused by two flood disasters that hit the country last year.

11 Jan 2006 description

The funds are allocated for the recovery from the damages caused by the floods last year

04 Jan 2006 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 183 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

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21 Nov 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

14 Oct 2005 description

The PHARE Managing Committee in Brussels approved the financial draft under PHARE National Programme 2005 Part III - programme for the recovery from the damages caused by the floods in Bulgaria. It amounts to EUR 12,3 m. The funds are granted by the European Commission in relation to the Bulgarian government's request for assistance on the part of the EU within the PHARE Programme and the Solidarity Fund.

05 Oct 2005 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivailo Kalfin met with his Dutch counterpart Bernard Bot within his working visit to the Netherlands. The visit is part of the efforts on the Bulgarian side to speed up the process of ratification of the Treaty of Accession to the EU. It was also a sign of continuation of the active political dialogue between the two countries after the forming of the new Bulgarian government.

Three major issues were touched upon on the first day of the visit.

27 Sep 2005 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Disaster Management Policy Emel Etem received donation from the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Bulgaria, Anatolii Potapov, for the victims of the flood-hit regions in the country. The relief consists of tents, blankets, motor pumps and disinfection substances, of a total value of 18 million rubles.

We are concerned about the scale of the disaster that hit Bulgaria, because in such a situation no government can cope with it on its own, said Ambassador Potapov.

21 Sep 2005 description

Bucharest/Sofia (dpa) - Floods continued to torment Romania and Bulgaria Wednesday as the latest heavy rainfall submerged more than 1,000 homes and forced evacuation and emergency measures.

20 Sep 2005 description

Sofia (dpa) - Another wave of floods in Bulgaria has claimed at least one life and caused more damage, civic protection authorities said Tuesday.

Officials said an 85-year-old woman who was killed when her flooded house collapsed.

Heavy rainfall caused flooding in around Sofia, in central Bulgaria and the hills around Gabrovo, which had been without electricity since Monday evening.

The Jantra River rose above its banks in Veliko Tarnovo, as did several lakes, submerging and damaging roads and bridges.

19 Sep 2005 description

The German company donated the funds for the floods- hit towns of Turgovishte and Veliko Turnovo

Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev received a donation of EUR 500 000 from .ON. Energie AG. The funds will be channeled into the recovery from the aftermath in the floods-hit towns of Turgovishte and Veliko Turnovo. The Chairman of the Board of Management of E.ON. Bulgaria Manfred Paasch and the Senior Vice President of the company Markus Kaune granted the donation to the Prime Minister.

13 Sep 2005 description

After the devastating flooding in Bulgaria at the end of June the Bulgarian Embassy in Berlin undertook active measures in support of the disaster-hit regions by providing material and technical aid aimed at overcoming the consequences more quickly. The Bulgarian mission effectively coordinated the processing of equipment sent by a number of federal and provincial German institutions.

The Bulgarian Ambassador in Berlin Meglena Plougchieva reported on the funds collected so far, intended for the National Fire and Emergency Service.

09 Sep 2005 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Disaster Management Minister Emel Etem and Hungarian Ambassador Jeno Faller Signed a Donation Protocol