- OCHA: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 55, 1–31 Aug 2016
- OCHA Afghanistan 2016 Flash Appeal: Situation Update No. 1 (17 Sep 2016)
- USD 21 Million Needed to Help 400,000 Afghan Returnees from Pakistan By Year-End: IOM, 16 Sep 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Afghanistan Flash Appeal: One Million People on the Move (Covering Sep-Dec 2016)
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
A report launched this week by the Asylum Information Database (AIDA), managed by ECRE, documents the limited and fragmented application of admissibility and safe country concepts in 20 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Serbia and Turkey.
The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.
In a wide-ranging opening speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein sheds a light on "preventable calamities" and worrying trends in human rights around the world, including detailed concerns about the situation in more than 50 countries
Distinguished President of the Council,
Colleagues and friends
Migratory flows to Europe: new dimensions to deep-rooted patterns
Asylum seekers and other migrants are arriving in Europe and encountering rapidly changing border controls as they seek transit through Europe. The EU is implementing its “hotspot” approach for new arrival registration in Italy and Greece. This is a snapshot of the situation based on available unclassified data as of March 4, 2016.
European Economic and Social Committee
Synthesis Report 16 March 2016*
Asylum seekers and other migrants are arriving in Europe and encountering rapidly changing border controls as they seek transit through Europe. The EU has begun implementing its “hotspot” approach for new arrival registration in Italy and Greece, while efforts to increase reception and temporary shelter capacity in Balkan states continue. This is a snapshot of the situation based on available data as of December 14, 2015.
Few issues arouse such strong passions as immigration, where concrete economic and social challenges overlap with the fundamental concept of national identity. It is thus not surprising that Europe is having difficulty in coming to grips with the current refugee crisis.
Horgos, SERBIA | AFP | 9/16/2015 - 04:49 GMT
by Eric RANDOLPH
A first busload of migrants arrived early Wednesday near Serbia's border with EU member Croatia hoping to circumvent a razor-wire fence erected by Hungary, as Germany's Angela Merkel called for an EU summit on the refugee crisis.
The group of 30-40 mostly Syrian or Afghan migrants disembarked at the Serbian border town of Sid after an overnight journey from the Macedonian border at Presevo, 500 kilometres (300 miles) to the south.
Röszke, Hongrie | AFP | vendredi 11/09/2015 - 01:27 GMT
par Philippe SCHWAB et les bureaux européens de l'AFP
Les tensions croissantes entre Européens sur la crise migratoire seront au coeur d'une réunion vendredi à Prague entre l'Allemagne et plusieurs pays frontalement opposés à la politique de Berlin en faveur de l'accueil des réfugiés, qui continuent d'affluer sur les routes d'Europe.
Prague, Czech Republic | AFP | Friday 9/11/2015 - 04:15 GMT
Germany on Friday will seek to mend bitter divisions over how to handle Europe's spiralling migrant crisis, pushing eastern states to accept a quota system it says is still only a "drop in the ocean".
Foreign ministers from Germany and Luxembourg are set to meet their counterparts from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia in Prague for talks on a controversial system to distribute 160,000 new arrivals around the bloc.
Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.
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Global temperature in 2001: second warmest on record
This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal Target CHF 10,000,000
Period covered: July - September, 2001.
"At a Glance"
Appeal coverage: 62.5%
Related Appeals: N/A
Outstanding needs: CHF 3,754,571