Central and Eastern Europe: Floods - Jul 2008
The Project development objective (PDO) is to strengthen the State Hydrometeorological Service's ability to forecast severe weather and improve Moldova's capacity to prepare for and respond to natural disasters.
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.
Programme purpose: The programmes supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Moldova aim to mitigate the impact of disasters; to improve the health status of the population, especially that of vulnerable groups; to strengthen the capacity of the Moldova Red Cross to respond effectively to the needs of the most vulnerable people; and to promote respect for diversity and human dignity, and reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion.
Programme summary: In 2009 the Moldova Red Cross focused on the components which …
Project Objectives [from section 2 of PCN]
The objective of the proposed Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Project for Moldova is to reduce the country's vulnerability to natural hazards and impact of climate change, which may result in serious human and economic losses.
A joint partnership between the World Bank, the Moldovan Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry and the Ministry of Environment was launched in Moldova's capital in the late days of October. The new partnership aims to consolidate Government and Bank efforts to reduce the vulnerability of Moldova's farmers to climate change.
Washington/Nairobi, 24 September 2009 -The pace and scale of climate change may now be outstripping even the most sobering predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).
An analysis of the very latest, peer-reviewed science indicates that many predictions at the upper end of the IPCC's forecasts are becoming ever more likely.
Meanwhile, the newly emerging science points to some events thought likely to occur in longer-term time horizons, as already happening or set to happen far sooner than had previously been thought.
Researchers have …
GLIDE n=B0 FL-2008-000122- UKR/MDA
Period covered by this Final Report: 05 August 2008 to 31 May, 2009
Appeal target: CHF 1,510,242 (USD 1,418,134 or EUR 996,721)
Final Appeal coverage: 100%
- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 5 August 2008 for CHF 1,250,355 (USD 1,193 or EUR 765,881) for eight months to assist 60,000 people.
- CHF 636,942 was allocated from the International Federation's DREF to support the National Societies during the initial phase of the operation in Ukraine (CHF 437,942) and Moldova (CHF 199,000).
- The operation …
Appeal No. MAA67003
Brussels, 16 July 2009 - Pawe? Sam ecki, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, today confirmed that the Commission has decided to allocate aid totalling € 11.78 million for Romania, following the severe floods of last summer. The grant is being made available through the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF).
Point 71 a) de la liste préliminaire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide humanitaire
d'urgence fournie par les organismes des Nations Unies
Conseil économique et social
Session de fond de 2009
Genève, 6-31 juillet 2009
Point 5 de l'ordre du jour provisoire**
Sixty-fourth session Item 71 (a) of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2009
Geneva, 6-31 July 2009
Item 5 of the provisional agenda**
The European Parliament,
- having regard to Article 272 of the EC Treaty and Article 177 of the Euratom Treaty,
- having regard to Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 of 25 June 2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities , and particularly Articles 37 and 38 thereof,
- having regard to the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2009, as finally adopted on 18 December 2008,
- having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the …
By Laura Sheahen
The blue-painted cottage nestled by a river-with blooming rosebushes, a large vegetable garden, and nine chickens pecking around-probably looked idyllic during the summer of 2008.
Ottawa, Ontario - Delivering on its commitment to make its international assistance more focused, more effective and more accountable, the Government of Canada announced today that it was moving forward on another element of its Aid Effectiveness Agenda. It will be focusing its efforts in 20 countries by concentrating resources, focusing programming and improving coordination.
"Our government promised to make Canada's international assistance more effective," said the Minister of International Cooperation, Beverley Oda.
Ottawa, Ontario - Donnant suite à son engagement en faveur d'une aide internationale plus centrée, plus efficace et plus responsable, le gouvernement du Canada a annoncé aujourd'hui qu'il amorçait une autre étape importante de son plan d'action pour accroître l'efficacité de son aide.
Text and pictures by Hayarpi Karapetyan, information officer with the Armenian Red Cross Society
If you were trying to define "the back of beyond" you'd describe Tismenitsa. It's a tiny village in the west of Ukraine, far from the lights of the nearest big town, Ivano Frankivsk, itself only a dot on the map of Europe, on the eastern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains. The village is bereft of young people: their elderly parents live alone on pensions of around two euro a day.
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 18, 2008 - For California National Guardsmen, the annual fire season has rendered moot the question of whether natural disasters will strike the state. No longer do they ask "if," but only "when" and "where."On the eve of Vigilant Guard '09, the National Guard's weeklong emergency-response training exercise, California Guardsmen learned their Ukrainian counterparts face a similar burden on their own native soil.
The regions of central Europe and southern Caucasus have experienced socio-economic turbulence, with sections of their populations suffering serious health threats that contribute to higher levels of vulnerability. Continuing economic, social and health sector reforms are characteristic of the ongoing state-led processes in most of the countries. These reforms have had an impact on the most vulnerable groups in society, whose access to health and care networks is diminishing following privatisation and cost-cutting measures.