"Help Us Find A Safe Path": A Refugee's Plea in Greece
In Idomeni, on the border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, more than 11,000 people are crammed into a transit camp that was designed for only 1,500. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

On the move: A new mobile clinic reaches refugee women in the Balkans
Language English TABANOVCE, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – On a bleak, cold day in late February, hundreds of refugees, bundled in winter coats and carrying bulging bags and baskets, stream into the Tebanovce transit centre, stationed on the border between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. Most have been travelling for months, and will likely only rest here for a few hours before hoisting there bags back up to move again – on into camps in Serbia and other neighbouring countries. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: lscott Source Type: news

From the Archives – African American Leadership in the Red Cross
  African Americans Play Important Leadership Role In Red Cross History From the beginning, African Americans have played an important role in the mission of the American Red Cross. In honor of February’s observance of Black History Month, we salute the accomplishments of some remarkable individuals who paved the way by achieving recognition and prominence through service. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)  –  Adviser To Clara Barton African American involvement in the American Red Cross goes back to the beginning of the organization. After the Civil War, Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, ...
Source: Red Cross Chat - February 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nicholas Lemesh Tags: Archives Blood History Leadership Volunteers African American Black History Month Source Type: news

Initial Assessment Report: Protection Risks for Women and Girls in the European Refugee and Migrant Crisis
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 01/20/2016This 25-page report describes a seven-day assessment mission to understand the protection risks facing women and girls in the European refugee and migrant crisis. The mission to Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was undertaken in November 2015 by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Women's Refugee Commission (WRC). The assessment found that women and girl refugees and migrants face grave protection risks, and that the current responses by governments, humanitarian actors, European U...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Irish emergency care waiting times rated worst in Europe
Lower-income countries such as Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia rank ahead of Ireland (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - January 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restorative justice in the Republic of Macedonia and the possibility of its application in juvenile delinquency with special emphasis on the work of the mediator, as a European tendence - Avziu Q, Osmani A.
This paper aims to demonstrate and explain the notion, meaning and concept of restorative justice and the possibility of its application in juvenile delinquency. In fact here we will discuss the benefits and social progress that provides this law concept. ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Refugees in the Balkans: "They've Already Crossed So Many Borders"
Field newsRefugees in the Balkans: "They've Already Crossed So Many Borders" October 16, 2015 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical coordinator Jota Echevarría recently returned from projects in Hungary, Serbia, and Croatia, where in recent weeks MSF teams have been providing medical services to thousands of refugees, mainly from Syria, who are fleeing war and trying to reach the heart of Europe, where they hope to find safe asylum. Their long, dangerous journey has taken them through Turkey into Greece, and from there on foot or by bus across Macedonia and Serbia. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Rare Treasures Discovered In Ancient Tombs On Cyprus
A trio of ancient underground tombs has been discovered near Soli, a city on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, and the extravagant jewelry and other artifacts hidden inside have left archaeologists stunned. Two of the lavish tombs, dating back 2,400 years, contained drinking vessels, figurines, weapons, and a delicate gold wreath, along with jewelry and human remains, Live Science reported. The third tomb was empty, apparently as a result of looting. (Scroll down to see photos of the stunning ancient artifacts below.) The tombs were excavated in 2005 and 2006, but the treasures they held were recently...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Greece: MSF Assists in Creating a Refugee Transit Camp
Field newsGreece: MSF Assists in Creating a Refugee Transit Camp September 25, 2015 A team of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) logisticians has helped build a transit camp with capacity to accommodate more than 1,000 people in the Idomeni area of Greece, close to the border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). MSF has set up four large 240–square meter tents and two 45–square meter tents to be used for medical activities. The camp is also equipped with basic water and sanitation facilities. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Severe mushroom poisoning in one Macedonian family - Chibishev A, Perevska Z, Simonovska N, Petkovska L, Miletic M, Shikole E.
BACKGROUND: Collecting and consuming wild mushrooms is a historical tradition in many European countries, including The Republic of Macedonia. This activity is predominantly performed in the period between June and October, when the weather is warm and hum... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Connecting Minds Across Cultures
"Forty years of crisscrossing the planet has led me to suspect that the world isn't growing smaller," the inveterate traveler and literary journalist Pico Iyer laments. "If anything, the differences, the distances between us, are growing greater than they've ever been. In the Age of Information, many of us know less about other perspectives and other cultures than ever before." This week, the Berggruen Institute announced the launch of a philosophy and culture center that responds to this rift by connecting minds across borders through an exchange of scholars from East and West that will be hosted at prestigious universit...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Connecting Minds Across Cultures
"Forty years of crisscrossing the planet has led me to suspect that the world isn't growing smaller," the inveterate traveler and literary journalist Pico Iyer laments. "If anything, the differences, the distances between us, are growing greater than they've ever been. In the Age of Information, many of us know less about other perspectives and other cultures than ever before." This week, the Berggruen Institute announced the launch of a philosophy and culture center that responds to this rift by connecting minds across borders through an exchange of scholars from East and West that will be hosted at prestigious universit...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Refugees Redefine Europe
America was once regarded as a welcoming immigrant nation where races and religions mingle freely, a geo-cultural therapy for history's wounded masses who could leave their woes behind once they arrived on its shores. It is thus a jarring twist to witness the nativist rants of Donald Trump boosting his political fortunes at the same moment when Germany, where the ideology of racial purity reached its apogee, extends a tolerant embrace to refugees and redefines its identity as a multicultural state. The scope of this shift will surely generate its own backlash in the times to come. Writing from Berlin, Alex Gorlach sees "a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

EU: Your Fences Kill. Provide Safe and Legal Passage
Speech/open letterEU: Your Fences Kill. Provide Safe and Legal Passage September 11, 2015 Sent to Switzerland, Norway, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Serbia, and the President of the European Commission. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news