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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.

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 …

03 Aug 2007 description

At the end of July the Swedish Rescue Services Agency (SRSA) sent fire fighting equipment to Macedonia. Several countries have been seriously affected by forest fires and now the SRSA is sending assistance to Albania also.

"We are sending the same type of equipment as we sent to Macedonia but not quite as much of it," says Curt Näslund, project leader for the Albania operation.

"Six containers of equipment and ten cubic metres of foam compound were sent to Macedonia.

03 Aug 2007 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected fire locations over the affected areas of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. These site locations represent all active fires as detected by the MODIS Aqua and Terra satellites between the dates of 1 to 31 July 2007. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field.

02 Aug 2007 description

In response to the Macedonian government's appeal for assistance, Israel will ship emergency firefighting equipment to help extinguish fires caused by the severe heat wave sweeping the country.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to send aid to the Republic of Macedonia to help in its battle against the extensive fires rampant in the country, caused by the extreme heat wave that has swept over Southern Europe in the past few days.

Upon receipt of the Macedonian government's appeal to neighboring friendly governments for assistance in extinguishing the fires, Vice …

01 Aug 2007 description

Message N=BA. : OPS(EADRCC)(2007)0040

Dtg: 1 AUG 2007, 13:00 UTC

From: Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre

To: Points of Contact for International Disaster Response in NATO and Partner Countries

Precedence: Priority

Originator: Duty Officer Tel: +32-2-707.2670

Approved by: Head EADRCC Tel: +32-2-707.2673

References: Request for Assistance, OPS(EADRCC)(2007)0022

This report consists of: -3- pages

31 Jul 2007 description
report European Commission

IP/07/1198

Brussels, 31 July 2007. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia requested EU assistance to fight the fires that have been ravaging through its woodlands these last days. As the EU candidate country struggles to quell them, it has turned to the Community Mechanism for Civil Protection for support.

30 Jul 2007 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $100,000 to assist the Governments of Albania and Macedonia in combating recent wildfires.

U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Stephen Cristina declared a disaster in Albania on July 27 and U.S. Ambassador Gillian Milovanovic declared a disaster in Macedonia on July 25, both due to loss of property and livelihoods as a result of the wildfires that have swept through the respective countries.

29 Jul 2007 description

Message N=BA. : OPS(EADRCC)(2007)0032

Dtg: 29 JUL 2007, 15:00 UTC

From: Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre

To: Points of Contact for International Disaster Response in NATO and Partner Countries

Precedence: Priority

Originator: Duty Officer Tel: +32-2-707.2670

Approved by: Head EADRCC Tel: +32-2-707.2673

References: Request for Assistance, OPS(EADRCC)(2007)0022

This report consists of: -3- pages

27 Jul 2007 description

The Swedish Rescue Services Agency (SRSA) has since Wednesday had two fire experts in place in Macedonia, which is suffering from extensive forest fires.

They have now in cooperation with the Macedonian authorities agreed that the SRSA shall provide six containers of forest firefighting equipment.

"The containers are loaded with most of what is required to fight forest fires, equipment that has been previously used in Sweden," says Curt Näslund, project leader for the Macedonia operation.

They contain, among other things, motor pumps, hoses, axes, shovels and rakes, and …

27 Jul 2007 description

Message Nº. : OPS(EADRCC)(2007)0030

Dtg: 27 JUL 2007, 15:00 UTC

From: Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre

To: Points of Contact for International Disaster Response in NATO and Partner Countries

Precedence: Priority

Originator: Duty Officer Tel: +32-2-707.2670

Approved by: Head EADRCC Tel: +32-2-707.2673

References: Request for Assistance, OPS(EADRCC)(2007)0022

This report consists of: -3- pages

27 Jul 2007 description


Macedonia - Forest Fires
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
27 July 2007

This situation report is based on information received from the UN Resident Coordinator Office in Macedonia.

Summary

- The Government declared a national crisis situation on 18 July in view of the numerous fires affecting 3,000 hectares of forest;

- The Government requested international assistance.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

27 Jul 2007 description

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet signed a directive according to which 500 000 kroons will be allocated from funds earmarked in the Foreign Ministry budget for development and humanitarian assistance for Macedonia in order to help put out forest fires.

According to Urmas Paet Macedonia requested aid from the European Union as well as directly from Estonia. "An emergency situation has been declared in Macedonia and the Macedonian Foreign Minister asked for help," Paet said.

26 Jul 2007 description

The Swedish Rescue Services Agency (SRSA) is sending two fire experts to assist with the forest fires raging in Macedonia.

This is in response to a request from the Macedonian authorities via the UN and the Swedish Embassy in Macedonia.

The fire experts, who will leave for Macedonia early on Thursday morning, will assist the authorities in estimating the resources required in terms of personnel and material to fight the fires, as well as grounds for decisions on the scope of continued Swedish assistance.

The fires along with others in south-eastern Europe in Greece, Serbia and …

26 Jul 2007 description

The Government has mobilized all forces within the state in the fire extinguishing operations. All domestic capacities and fire fighting units have been activated, along with the engagement of 900 Macedonian Army soldiers, as well as the local population, said Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski at Thursday's Parliament session.

Gruevski stated that a total 121 fire extinguishing vehicles are currently operational in Macedonia .

"Following the fire breakout, the Government has been highly committed to the issue.

26 Jul 2007 description

Message N=BA. : OPS(EADRCC)(2007)0028

Dtg : 26 JUL 2007, 15:00 UTC

From: Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre

To: Points of Contact for International Disaster Response in NATO and Partner Countries

Precedence: Priority

Originator : Duty Officer Tel: +32-2-707.2670

Approved by : Head EADRCC Tel: +32-2-707.2673

References : Request for Assistance, OPS(EADRCC)(2007)0022

This report consists of : -3- pages

1. The Authorities of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1) have provided the following situation updates:

1.1.

25 Jul 2007 description

Message N=BA. : OPS(EADRCC)(2007)0026

Dtg : 25 JUL 2007, 15:00 UTC

From: Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre

To: Points of Contact for International Disaster Response in NATO and Partner Countries

Precedence: Priority

Originator : Duty Officer Tel: +32-2-707.2670

Approved by : Head EADRCC Tel: +32-2-707.2673

References : Request for Assistance, OPS(EADRCC)(2007)0022

This report consists of : -3- pages

1. The Authorities of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1) have provided the following situation updates:

1.1.