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05 Sep 2017 description

Summary of the appeal

This Operations Update n° 5 is published to inform about the extension of the operation`s timeframe until 30 September 2017 allowing the National Society to finalize the ongoing shelter construction in Struga, being delayed for technical reasons.

25 Apr 2017 description

Summary of the appeal

On behalf of the Red Cross of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the IFRC would like to thank the Austrian Red Cross, the British Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross, the European Commission – DG ECHO, the Irish Red Cross Society, the Japanese Red Cross, the Norwegian Red Cross, the Red Cross of Monaco, the Swedish Red Cross, the Netherlands Red Cross including the Governments of Britain, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, the Netherlands and corporate and private donors for their contributions to this Emergency Appeal.

16 Mar 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

In the afternoon of 6 August 2016, torrential rains caused tremendous flash floods in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, severely affecting inhabited areas and agricultural regions in Skopje and Tetovo. The rain’s volume was measured at a quantity of 97 l/m2 , accompanied by strong winds of around 100 km/h.

25 Feb 2017 description

The Strumica River Basin is the country’s main agricultural centre, producing over 180,000 tonnes of vegetables each year. The soil is fertile, nourished by the Strumica River, and the local farmers have a reputation as hard workers.

But agriculture has become an ever more risky way to make a living in recent years as the weather becomes increasingly unpredictable, with intensive rains causing the Strumica River to flood thousands of hectares of farmland in February 2015.

16 Feb 2017 description

Feb 16, 2017

UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton today joined the Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Arbr Ademi, Charge d’Affaires Toyokazu Kubota from the Embassy of Japan in Skopje, and the Mayor of Kumanovo, Zoran Damjanovski, in celebrating the reconstruction of the main road in the village of Tabanovce. The cost to repair the stretch of road was USD 173,000.

24 Jan 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

In the afternoon of 5 January 2016, the western and north-eastern parts of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia were hit by a heavy snowstorm. In the evening, the temperatures decreased to 25 Celsius degrees below zero. The mountain passes through Gostivar, Kicevo, Kriva Palanka – Kustendil put a ban on the movement of heavy vehicles, while motor vehicles were moving in difficult conditions due to the icy road conditions.

19 Dec 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SECURITY COUNCIL
7842ND MEETING (AM)
SC/12638
19 DECEMBER 2016

Reiterating its request to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia to complete its work and facilitate its closure as expeditiously as possible, the Security Council today unanimously adopted resolution 2329 (2016).

19 Dec 2016 description

This Operations Update no. 4 reports on the latest activities carried out by the Red Cross of the former Republic of Macedonia since the publication of the last operations update on 1 December 2016. It also informs about the extension of the operation's timeframe by one month, therefore the Emergency Appeal is ending on 31 January 2017.

01 Dec 2016 description

Summary of the appeal

This Operations Update no. 3 reports on the latest activities carried out by the Red Cross of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and reflects adaptations to the budget to ensure efficient distribution of remaining funds for covering the needs of the vulnerable target population. The proposed changes are mainly in the areas of procurement for emergency shelter, food and non-food items, clothing, as well as minor additional community engagement activities. The rest of activities remain the same.

16 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Despite the deteriorating weather conditions and increasingly dangerous Mediterranean, October 2016 saw a spike in the number of refugees and migrants arriving on Italian shores. The 27,300 new arrivals, of whom an estimated 4,300 children, represent a three-fold increase compared to the same period last year.

28 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

SKOPJE, 27 October 2016 – Speaking at the OSCE Regional Conference “Promoting Synergies and Common Approaches in Addressing Human Trafficking along the Western Balkan Migration Route”, UNICEF Representative, Dr. Bertrand Desmoulins called for more long-term solutions to protect refugee and migrant children – including unaccompanied and separated children who are among the most vulnerable.

13 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2016, more than 241,930 refugee and migrant children sought asylum in Europe. This is three times the number of children, who arrived by sea in Greece and Italy.

06 Oct 2016 description
report UN Women

The refugee transit centre Vinojug near Gevgelija, some 6 kilometres north of the border with Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, looks like a make-shift village. It was opened in the summer of 2015 and has 133 residents now, mostly women and children, stuck between the future they set out to reach and the past they were trying to escape.

04 Oct 2016 description

Summary of the appeal

This Operations Update no.2 aims to report on the progress of the operation since the revision of the emergency appeal on 6 June 2016 up to 25 August 2016.

23 Sep 2016 description

GENEVA (23 September 2016) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday called on the authorities of theformer Yugoslav Republic of Macedoniato end their systematic policy of expulsion and detention of migrants, following a visit to the country by his staff earlier this month.

16 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Between January 2015 and August 2016, 596,275 refugee and migrant children sought asylum in Europe. More than 341,600 of them arrived by sea.

13 Sep 2016 description

Related to the article on 22nd August, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided emergency relief goods to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Emergency relief goods including Pumps for Mud, Pumps for Water, Generator, Jack Hammer, Electric Saw and Rubber boat were delivered to the Crisis Management Center (CMC) on the evening of 7th September.

A handover ceremony of the emergency relief goods took place at the CMC at 10 AM (local time) on 7th September.

08 Sep 2016 description

There has been a recent increase in efforts to integrate sexual and reproductive health into emergency and disaster risk management for health have yielded many lessons. These efforts take a non-linear path based on opportunities, honest reflection and iterative processes. Further, where response capacity is overwhelmed in spite of preparedness efforts, adaptability and flexibility are essential to continuous improvement.