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Bosnia and Herzegovina chooses life without weapons

Dubica is a small city on the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. In the past six months, this seemingly peaceful municipality was shaken by several serious and violent incidents committed with illegal weapons.   Two and a half hours away, in the town of Modrica, teenagers recemore

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Taking the drama out of disaster

Emergencies call for fast thinking and rapid reactions to prevent a crisis from becoming a disaster.   And as high-school students in Strumica discovered just recently, one of the most effective ways to take the drama out of a crisis is through drama itself—not only rehearsing and simulating dmore

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Preventing floods in Ljubinje

13 June 2012, LJUBINJE, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Flooding in the town of Ljubinje is no longer a problem for more than 300 households, thanks to joint efforts of Ljubinje Municipality and the United Nations. People were illegally dumping their garbarge in the drainage ditch, which wasmore

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In FYR Macedonia, early warning for disasters only a swipe away

In the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, a UNDP-supported mobile application helped reduce the risk of suffering and damage during recent flooding. “In February, three days of heavy rain flooded hundreds of homes around here. We were cut off for two days and without drinking water, but at leastmore

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Cyprus: Bringing down barriers to peace

Recently, women from the village of Limnitis/Yeşilırmak came to Kato Pyrgos for a manicure, and men drank coffee together in the local coffee shop. People from Kato Pyrgos took part in a strawberry festival in Limnitis/Yeşilırmak.   The two villages are just seven kilometres away from eachmore

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Georgia: Mobile technology for safe communities

anketa#a#non00b#wed1c#7d#pol24ngo2 – sent from the village of Ditsi in the Shida Kartli region of Georgia, this mysterious SMS means that no security incidents have happened in the last week, there was one crossing of the boundary with South Ossetia for celebrating a wedding, the community sense ofmore

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