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07 Oct 2015 description

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.

15 Sep 2015 description

Horgos, SERBIA | AFP | 9/16/2015 - 04:49 GMT


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.

11 Sep 2015 description

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.

10 Sep 2015 description

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.

19 Nov 2011 description

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.

18 Dec 2001 description

Global temperature in 2001: second warmest on record

18 Oct 2001 description

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