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31 Aug 2015 description
report Caritas

By Caritas Internationalis

“Sudanese? No, Libyan,” said Amjaad.

There are many nationalities among the 2000 plus people living in the ‘Jungle 2’ camp near the northern French port of Calais. Sudanese, Afghans, Syrians and Eritreans: all united by histories of conflict and poverty that propelled them from home to here.

31 Aug 2015 description

Röszke, Hongrie | AFP | lundi 31/08/2015 - 00:07 GMT

par Csaba SEGESVARI / avec Serene ASSIR à Presevo en Serbie

Plusieurs dirigeants européens sont montés au créneau dimanche en faveur du droit d'asile des réfugiés au moment où des milliers de migrants progressaient sur la route des Balkans dans l'espoir de gagner l'espace Schengen.

20 Aug 2015 description

Le Haut Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, António Guterres, se félicite de la déclaration conjointe franco-britannique à propos de la situation à Calais ainsi que du plan d’action qui y est associé, tel qu’il a été annoncé aujourd’hui.

20 Aug 2015 description

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, welcomes the joint Franco-British declaration on the situation in Calais and the associated action plan announced today.

20 Aug 2015 description
report IRIN

OXFORD, 19 August 2015 (IRIN) - Migrant arrivals to Europe in 2015 were widely expected to surpass the record levels reached in 2014, as conflicts in Syria and elsewhere raged on. But the staggering number of sea arrivals to Greece in recent weeks appears to have taken many by surprise. Greece recorded more than 50,000 arrivals in July, according to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, surpassing in just one month the 43,500 who arrived during the whole of 2014.

20 Aug 2015 description

August 17, 2015 - The recent government reaction to the events in Calais has focused on strengthening border control as a primary response. As many European states, including the UK, take this approach, the complex mixed migration flows and causes of human mobility have been lost in a heated debate characterised by increased security and threats to deport irregular migrants.

18 Aug 2015 description

Warsaw, Poland | AFP | Tuesday 8/18/2015 - 19:37 GMT

by Nina LARSON

A record 107,500 migrants crossed the European Union's borders last month, according to new figures Tuesday, showing they are arriving in dramatically increasing numbers and creating a humanitarian crisis for the 28-nation bloc.

EU border agency Frontex reported that its latest figures far outstripped the previous monthly record in June of 70,000.

03 Aug 2015 description
report Guardian

Jean-François Corty, director of humanitarian organisation Médecins du Monde, wants more to be done by Europe to help the migrants in France

Women and children are turning up in large numbers at migrant camps in Calais for the first time and authorities are not doing enough to shelter and protect them, a senior aid worker has warned.

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28 Jul 2015 description

Lille, France | AFP | Tuesday 7/28/2015 - 18:06 GMT

About 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Eurotunnel terminal in the French port town of Calais overnight in a desperate bid to reach England through the Channel tunnel, a spokesman said Tuesday.

"It was the biggest incursion effort in the past month and a half," said the spokesman for Eurotunnel, which is battling often deadly efforts by migrants to smuggle into Britain.

14 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN

By Christopher Horwood

NAIROBI, 14 July 2015 (IRIN) - In a new column, Christopher Horwood, who has worked in humanitarian and development aid for over three decades and is the founding coordinator of the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) in Nairobi, Kenya, urges EU leaders to rethink their contradictory approach to irregular migration

04 Jul 2015 description

Le premier jour de cette canicule, une opération humanitaire inédite en France a eu lieu le 30 juin 2015 à Calais. 4 organisations non gouvernementales internationales ont décidé d’agir dans le camp de migrants informel de La Lande, en distribuant nourriture et kits hygiène aux 3 000 migrants qui vivent ici.

03 Jul 2015 description

The first day of the heat wave, an unprecedented humanitarian operation was held in France on June 30, 2015 in Calais. 4 international NGOs have decided to act in ’The New Jungle’, a camp for informal migrants, providing food and hygiene kits for the 3,000 migrants living here.

15 Apr 2015 description

KABUL – The Government of France has announced a contribution of €400,000 (US$ 424,000) to the World Food Programme (WFP) to assist with emergency response in Afghanistan in 2015. The announcement was formalised at a signing ceremony today at the French Embassy in Kabul attended by high-level representatives from the Government of France and WFP.

The new contribution from France will enable WFP to transport and distribute locally-procured food items to assist approximately 45,000 people who may be affected by natural or man-made disasters.

04 Mar 2015 description
report Caritas

Une douzaine de personnes attendent devant une ancienne paroisse au centre de Calais, transformée en entrepôt. Ce sont des migrants qui attendent de recevoir des vêtements chauds pour pouvoir se protéger des rigueurs de l’hiver français.

Bien que l’on soit au milieu de l’hiver, certains portent des tongs et des vêtements légers, effilochés et pleins de trous. Le magasin-vestiaire du Secours Catholique-Caritas France leur fournit des vêtements plus chauds tels que des pulls, des gants et des écharpes pour les aider à affronter les températures glaciales.

05 Sep 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

10 Jul 2014 description

United Nations increases health spending in 2013

COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.

28 May 2014 description

05/28/2014 13:58 GMT

Par Marine LAOUCHEZ

CALAIS, 28 mai 2014 (AFP) - Plusieurs centaines de migrants, certains victimes d'une épidémie de gale, ont été évacués mercredi par les forces de l'ordre françaises de la zone portuaire de Calais (nord), où ils étaient installés depuis des semaines dans l'espoir de rejoindre l'Angleterre.

Au total, quelque 200 policiers et gendarmes ont été mobilisés pour évacuer trois camps abritant environ 550 migrants, selon les estimations officielles.

28 May 2014 description

05/28/2014 14:13 GMT

by Marine LAOUCHEZ, Abhik CHANDA

CALAIS, May 28, 2014 (AFP) - French police on Wednesday expelled around 550 people from makeshift camps in the northern port of Calais after a scabies outbreak, drawing criticism from rights groups over the treatment of migrants hoping to reach Britain.

Some 200 policemen were deployed to evict the occupants from the camps which were then bulldozed.

28 May 2014 description

Today's expulsion of an estimated 700 migrants and asylum-seekers from camps in northern France risks aggravating the health problems that the authorities say prompted the evictions, Amnesty International has said.

French police this morning encircled the makeshift settlements occupied by migrants and asylum-seekers in the Calais area and began a process of dismantling them, justifying their actions as a response to a reported outbreak of scabies in the camps.

08 Jan 2014 description

France supports the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees in Iran, providing refugees with continued access to health, education and livelihood opportunities.

UNHCR Tehran, 08 January 2014– The continuous support of the French people to Afghan refugees in Iran once more expressed through a generous donation of over $ 388,000.