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28 Jan 2009 description
report World Bank

1. Country and Sector Background

Croatia, similar to other countries in the South Eastern and Central Europe, is exposed to a range of natural hazards, particularly, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, extreme temperatures, strong winds, and drought. The country shows warming, drying climate conditions, a trend which together with human activities enhances the risk of forest fires. Wildfires have been particularly dangerous along the Adriatic coast in recent years; in 2007 alone, 2,700 wildfires were reported on the coast.

Croatia's weather hazards are consequential economically.

03 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary: The National Societies of central Europe, as part of their health and care activities, set the prevention of HIV and TB as high priorities.

19 Jul 2007 description

In Brief

Final Report; Period covered: 29 April 2006 to 30 April 2007; Appeal target: CHF 631,853 (USD 517,770 or EUR 385,575); Final appeal coverage: 100 per cent.

Appeal history:

- Launched on 29 April 2006 for CHF 2,427,200 (USD 1.9 million or EUR 1.5 million) for 3 months to assist 13,000 beneficiaries.

- Operations Update no.1 issued on 10 May 2006 decreased the budget to CHF 2,067,057.

- Operations Update no.3 issued on 7 August 2006 extended the operation timeframe by three months, to 31 October 2006.

- Operations Update no.4 issued on 20 October 2006 extended the …

02 May 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

12 Apr 2007 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

15 Dec 2006 description

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its 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 185 countries.

In Brief

Programme Update no.

15 Dec 2006 description

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

01 Dec 2006 description

IP/06/1668

Brussels, 1 December 2006 - The European Commission today proposed to grant aid from the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) totalling € 15.06 million to help to deal with the consequences of the flood disaster that severely hit Hungary earlier this year.

20 Oct 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 185 countries.

In Brief

Operations Update no. 4; Period covered: 1 August to 30 September 2006; Appeal target: CHF 2,067,057, (USD 1,692,095 or EUR 1,314,375); Appeal coverage: 30.6 per cent.

Appeal history:

- Launched on 29 April 2006 for CHF 2,247,200 (USD 1.9 million or EUR 1.5 million) for 3 months to assist 13,000 beneficiaries.

- Operations Update no.

23 Aug 2006 description

Prague - The Finance Ministry proposed to use about Kc60m from a European Investment Bank EIB loan to cover damage caused by spring floods, and the government approved the proposal at its session today.

It is the rest of the money from the loan the EIB provided to remove flood damage in 2002.

The Czech Republic was granted a total of EUR400m (about Kc11.2bn) for the purpose in 2002.

A discussion of the Housing Fund budget draft for 2007 was interrupted at the request of Premier Jiri Paroubek.

The debate will likely be resumed next week, Local Development Ministry spokeswoman …

18 Aug 2006 description

A message from the ACT Coordinating Office

07 Aug 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 185 countries.

25 Jul 2006 description

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its 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 185 countries.

12 Jul 2006 description

At its session today the Government approved subsidies of HUF 3.1 billion for owners of property damaged by floods or standing water, András Batiz told the press. The Spokesman reported that the damage assessment completed has revealed that the floods of the Danube and the Tisza and the high standing water levels have damaged a total of 10500 residential properties. The non-repayable grants will be disbursed to the municipalities, whose local governments will determine the amounts to be paid out.

03 Jul 2006 description

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Thousands of tourists remained stranded in their hotel rooms or had to be evacuated from flooded buildings, campsites and damaged cars following torrential rains around Bulgaria's southern Black Sea coast on Sunday (2 July). The Civil Protection Service says rescue teams worked through the night to drain water from damaged buildings in the municipalities of Nessebar, Sozopol and Obzor. There were no reports of casualties.

Local media in Romania, meanwhile, report that Pope Benedict XVI has donated 30,000 euros to the victims of recent flooding.

27 Jun 2006 description
report Caritas

Cáritas. Madrid, 27 de junio de 2006.- A lo largo del mes de junio, el Equipo Directivo de Cáritas Española ha liberado diversas partidas económicas por un importe cercano a un millón de euros para financiar varios proyectos de cooperación en países de Africa, Asia y Europa del Este. Concretamente, el total de fondos aprobados asciende a 986.946,57 euros.

15 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 181 countries.

In Brief

Operations Update no.

06 Jun 2006 description

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance recently sent funds from One Great Hour of Sharing and designated funds to respond to ongoing needs related to flooding in Eastern Europe.