This report is a rapid, strategic assessment aimed at identifying the most urgent environmental needs of FYR of Macedonia in order to prioritize rehabilitation funding. Accordingly, the report focuses on the country’s severely polluted, ‘hot spot’ sites requiring immediate attention; the environmental consequences of refugee influxes from the Kosovo conflict; and the actions that can strengthen FYR of Macedonia’s environmental institutions and policies. The report should provide a useful tool for international community members seeking to assess FYR of Macedonia’s needs and assist the country. It also underscores the importance of environmental management during humanitarian assistance efforts.
United Nations Environment Programme