Central/Southern Europe: Floods - Nov 2010
In November 2010, thousands of people were evacuated and many homes were damaged or destroyed after exceptional weather and heavy rains caused devastating floods in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. (OCHA 8 Dec 2010)
Croatia - Floods (Croatian Civil Protection, Local Media)
■Floods due to the overflow of the Sava and Una rivers have been affecting south-central and south-eastern Croatia in the last couple of days.
Brussels, 17 November 2011 - Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, and W. Craig Fugate, Administrator of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, met today in Brussels to discuss the priorities for cooperation between the European Commission and FEMA in disaster management and emergency response.
Summary: CHF 218,932 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF), to support the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina in delivering assistance to some 1,450 families (5,800 beneficiaries), or to replenish disaster preparedness stocks. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
Summary: CHF 111,031 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Red Cross of Montenegro in delivering immediate assistance to some 1,600 families or 6,630 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
GLIDE n° FL-2010-000250-SRB
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.
The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.
Summary: CHF 102,752 was allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 8th December 2010 to support the Red Cross in Kosovo in delivering assistance to 600 families and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.
Due to the heavy rainfalls in Kosovo like in several other countries in the Balkans, many villages were flooded, some of them in the rural low-income areas. The rivers that caused the floods were Morava e Binqes, Kaqareva, Krena, Ereniku, Prishtevka. Some 850 households were affected by the flooding.
Summary: CHF 50,255 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society of Montenegro in delivering immediate assistance to some 1,350 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
This report covers the period from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.
Programme purpose: All programmes and activities of the Red Cross of Serbia are aligned and contribute to the Global Agenda goals and Strategy 2020 aiming to improve the lives and to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people through disaster management, health and care, organizational development, and focus on the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s Fundamental Principles and humanitarian values.
This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2010.
This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.
Programme outcome: The National Society programmes are aligned with the strategic aims of the Strategy 2020 to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises; enable healthy and safe living; and promote social inclusion and culture of non-violence and peace. The capacity-building efforts are in line with the enabling action one to build strong National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
This report covers the period from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.
Programme outcome: In line with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Strategy 2020 the aim of the Federation supported programmes in Albania is 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 non-violence and peace.
By Giovanni Zambello
Your first impression when you drive through the streets of Kraljevo in central Serbia is that "nothing happened here". You might see some strips of yellow insulating tape here and there, some thin cracks on the walls if you look a bit more carefully, but they're all things that the casual observer might miss.
Budget ? 31-03-2011 - 16:51
Plans to release €182.4 million in EU Solidarity Fund aid to help repair the flood damage in Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia and Romania in 2010 were approved by the Budgets Committee on Thursday, despite MEPs' strong reservations about the funding method chosen by the Council.
Press Release No:2011/350/ECA
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 - Homeowners, farmers, private business, and government agencies in Southeast Europe and the Caucasus will have access to affordable disaster insurance thanks to an innovative new program supported by World Bank financing.
The World Bank's Board of Directors today approved loans of US$5 million for Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and US$5 million for the Republic of Serbia as part of the regional South East Europe and Caucasus Regional Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Project (SEEC CRIF).
Tirana, March 3, 2011, The World Bank, the Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection (MoAFCP) and the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Water Administration (MoEFWA) of Albania are working together to increase the resiliency to climate change of agricultural systems in Albania through the Regional Program on Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change in ECA Agricultural Systems.
Through this cooperation, in-depth analysis of the projected impact of climate change on agriculture has been undertaken and key adaptation policies, programs and investments have been identified which can …
Brussels, 24 February 2011
The European Commission has today proposed to allocate €7.46 million to Slovenia and €1.17 million to Croatia from the EU Solidarity Fund, following the devastation caused by floods in September 2010.
by Mentor Rama/RBU, 2011/01/13
At the beginning of December 2010 we once more reported the same news as last year: heavy floods which this time affected Albania. In many regions the water reached a level of up to three metres, numerous people lost their houses and everything that was within and could only be rescued with boats.
The situation aggravated even further due to the fact that winters can be freezing cold in the mountainous north of the country; at the time the disaster occurred, temperatures had already been some degrees below zero.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 7 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency has warned that victims of the worst floods to hit Bosnia and Herzegovina and neighbouring Montenegro in decades will continue to need help during the winter months.
The flash floods in early December led to 40,000 people being evacuated from their damaged or destroyed homes, including about 10,000 who were uprooted by violence in the region in the 1990s.