Tirana, 10 December 2017:
According to Albanian authorities, heavy rains at the beginning of December caused floods in central and southern parts of the country. More than 1500 persons were evacuated. Around 3500 families are suffering from loss or seriously damaged houses, loss of economic assets including high numbers of livestock and poultries. Some 15.000 ha of agricultural land have been flooded ,177 schools and 21 health care institutions are heavily damaged.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Due to the heavy rain falls, which varied between 160 and 200 mm in three days equalling to a normal monthly ratio, the southern and south-eastern parts of Albania were hit by major floods, leading to the evacuation of some 850 families from their houses starting from Sunday, 1 February 2015.
Additional EU aid for flood victims in Albania
To assist the population affected by the floods in Albania, the European Commission is giving over € 118 000 to provide around 8 000 people in the most badly hit areas with food parcels, hygiene kits and blankets as well as information material on health and hygiene during floods.
These funds are being provided via the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and will be channelled through the Albanian Red Cross.
Qatar Charity Albania recently completed a distribution of 33,000 pieces of clothing and 1,000 school uniforms for more than 2,200 at-risk families; in addition to the distribution of a number of medical supplies and equipment for people with special needs and hospitals as part of its 'Winter Relief in Albania' programming activities. These activities are based on attracting support in the form of donations of clothes and other in-kind items from businesses, Albanian citizens, and expatriates as well as local volunteers.
CHF 129,185 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 9th February 2012 to support the Red Cross of Albania in delivering immediate assistance to some 1,000 families (5,000 beneficiaries) and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.
This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 31 December 2011.
Disaster preparedness and response remains the priority area of the Albanian Red Cross Society.
This report covers the period 01/01/2011 to 30/06/2011
In brief 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.
The West Balkan region consists of Albania and the former states of Yugoslavia (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia/ FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia, and Kosovo). Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in February 2008. To this date it has been recognized by 70 states, including the United States.
Albania is a lower middle income country with a gross domestic income per person of USD 3,740 in 2008.
This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010In brief
Programme outcome: The Europe zone office is guided in its work with Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies by 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.
The recovery from the …
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This report covers the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009
Programme purpose: Federation-supported programme areas in 2009 were disaster management, health and care, organizational development and participatory community development.
Period covered by this update: 11 January to 7 April, 2010.
- Situation update:
As of 1800hrs January 08, according to the information from the Ministry of Interior/General Directorate of Civil Emergences:
Due to continuous rainfall in the territory of the country during November and December, 2009, there have been multiple feeds in the lakes of the electric centrals on the Drini River.
Population threat is continuously increasing. On the 3 hills in the flooded areas are evacuated approximately 3,500 - 4,000 families/15.000 - 20.000 persons. The evacuation is ongoing.
- In accordance with the procedures at
reference, EADRCC has received today, 07 JAN 2010, a disaster assistance
request from Albania. The following information was provided.
2. General Situation
Type of the Disaster: Floods
Date and Time the Disaster occurred: Started from 27 December 2009
Location of the Disaster: Albania, Shkodra and Lezha regions
3. Initial Assessment of the damage and description of the situation.
3.1. Due to continuous rainfall during November and December 2009, water levels in the lakes and on the Drini River have risen.
This report covers the period 01/01/2009 to 30/06/2009.
Programme purpose: The main programme areas in the first half of 2009 were disaster management, health and care, organizational development and participatory community development.
TIRANA, AUGUST 4, 2009
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