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26 Sep 2016 description

Calais, France | AFP | Monday 9/26/2016 - 12:00 GMT |

by David COURBET Claire GALLEN

French President Francois Hollande said Monday the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais would be dismantled by the end of this year under a plan to spread asylum seekers around the country.

"I have come to Calais to confirm the decision that I took with the government... to dismantle (the camp) definitively, entirely and rapidly, that means by the end of the year," Hollande said on his first visit to Calais as president.

23 Sep 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18-24 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

23 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission

eurostat news release 181/2016

Syrians continued to be the most numerous

During the second quarter of 2016 (from April to June 2016), 305 700 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 6% compared with the first quarter of 2016 (when 287 100 first time applicants were registered).

19 Sep 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | Monday 9/19/2016 - 20:06 GMT

The squalid migrant camp known as the "Jungle" in France's northern port of Calais has become home to nearly 1,000 more people since August, bringing the total to more than 10,000, two charities working there said Monday.

"The total number of people is 10,088. The previous count was 9,106, making it an increase of 12 percent in a month," according to the French association L'Auberge des Migrants and the British non-governmental organisation Help Refugees.

19 Sep 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | lundi 19/09/2016 - 17:44 GMT

La "Jungle" de Calais, dans le nord de la France, où affluent des migrants espérant passer en Angleterre, accueille désormais plus de 10.000 personnes, soit presque 1.000 personnes de plus qu'en août, ont affirmé lundi deux associations actives dans le bidonville.

Selon l'association française l'Auberge des Migrants et l'ONG britannique Help Refugees, "le nombre total de personnes est de 10.088. Il était au recensement précédent de 9.106, soit une augmentation de 12% en un mois".

16 Sep 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | Friday 9/16/2016 - 15:43 GMT

UPDATES FIGURES, ADDS HOUSING MINISTER STATEMENT, BACKGROUND

Police in Paris on Friday evacuated a tent camp where some 2,100 migrants were living in squalid conditions, the latest operation to dismantle camps sprouting up around the French capital.

Police moved in at dawn to remove the migrants, mainly from Sudan, Eritrea and Afghanistan, who were sleeping in tents and on mattresses in the camp in northern Paris.

16 Sep 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | vendredi 16/09/2016 - 15:08 GMT

Plus de 2.000 migrants ont été évacués dans le calme vendredi d'un campement dans le nord de Paris, où Soudanais, Afghans et Erythréens étaient installés depuis plusieurs semaines dans des conditions sanitaires déplorables.

Selon les autorités, il s'agit de la deuxième plus grosse opération de ce type sur près d'une trentaine menées dans la capitale depuis juin 2015. L'évacuation la plus importante (près de 2.500 personnes) remontait au 22 juillet.

16 Sep 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | vendredi 16/09/2016 - 06:37 GMT

Un campement d'au moins 1.500 migrants dans le nord de Paris, où Soudanais, Afghans et Erythréens s'étaient installés dans des conditions sanitaires déplorables, a commencé à être évacué vendredi, a constaté une journaliste de l'AFP.

L'évacuation, précédée d'un important déploiement policier a débuté vers 05H00 GMT, quand un groupe de femmes et d'enfants a été rassemblé pour monter dans un bus.

06 Sep 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | mardi 06/09/2016 - 11:49 GMT | 609 mots

par Charlotte PLANTIVE Claire GALLEN

Paris ouvrira à la mi-octobre son premier centre d'hébergement temporaire pour migrants afin d'endiguer la multiplication des camps informels dans la capitale française, lieu de passage d'un nombre croissant d'exilés.

23 Aug 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | mardi 23/08/2016 - 10:00 GMT

Un Soudanais d'une trentaine d'années est mort de ses blessures, après une rixe survenue mardi matin entre migrants soudanais et afghans à proximité de Calais (nord de la France), où sont concentrés plusieurs milliers de réfugiés, a-t-on appris auprès de la préfecture.

Un second migrant soudanais a été blessé à la tête, mais ses jours ne sont pas en danger.

Il s'agit du 11e migrant mort à Calais et ses environs depuis le 1er janvier 2016, selon un décompte officiel.

23 Aug 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | Tuesday 8/23/2016 - 09:38 GMT | 233 words

One Sudanese migrant was killed and another injured in clashes with Afghan migrants outside the French port of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.

The two migrants were among a group of people from the "Jungle" camp who tried to access a motorway to smuggle onto trucks crossing the Channel to Britain on Monday night, local police said.

In scenes that play out nightly, police pushed back the would-be stowaways.

19 Aug 2016 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

Between 08 and 14 August, 698 refugees and migrants crossed the sea from Turkey to the Greek islands – a very slight increase from the 682 who arrived the previous week. So far in August, 1,380 people have arrived by sea in Greece and the average number of daily arrivals has been 99 compared with 60 in July. Most arrivals in August so far have been to Chios, Lesvos and Kalymnos.
As of 14 August, 161,599 refugees and migrants have arrived by sea in Greece with 48% from the Syrian Arab Republic, 25% from Afghanistan and 15% from Iraq.

11 Aug 2016 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

Between 01 and 07 August, 682 refugees and migrants arrived on the Greek islands – an increase from the 562 who arrived the previous week. As of 07 August, 160,914 refugees and migrants have crossed the sea from Turkey to Greece, including 48% from the Syrian Arab Republic, 25% from Afghanistan and 15% from Iraq. So far in August, most arrivals have been to Chios and Samos.

26 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

The current refugee crisis is the greatest humanitarian challenge to have faced the European Union since its foundation. Although the outcome of the referendum on 23 June 2016 was that the UK should leave the EU, the UK remains a full member of the EU, with all the responsibilities that entails, until the final withdrawal agreement is ratified. It is vital, both on moral grounds and in order to help maintain good relations with the other 27 Member States, that the UK Government should participate fully in EU action to resolve this humanitarian crisis.

26 Jul 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | Tuesday 7/26/2016 - 08:02 GMT

An Ethiopian was killed and six other migrants injured when clashes erupted on the outskirts of the migrant camp in France's northern port city of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.

A local government spokesman said migrants from Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia clashed with those from Afghanistan on Monday night, stabbing each other and hitting each other with sticks.

A 37-year-old Ethiopian died after being knifed in the chest, he said.

Police intervened several times in the clashes.

22 Jul 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | Friday 7/22/2016 - 09:29 GMT

Police in Paris on Friday dismantled a tent camp under a railway housing over 2,600 people mainly from Afghanistan and east Africa, part of an ongoing drive to remove camps sprouting up around the French capital.

The operation in northern Paris was the 26th of its kind over the past year in the city, which is struggling to accommodate asylum-seekers.

18 Jul 2016 description
report Oxfam

Six richest countries host less than 9% of refugees – Oxfam

The six wealthiest countries – which make up more than half the global economy - host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries are shouldering most of the responsibility, Oxfam said today.

While Germany has recently welcomed far more refugees than the other richest nations, there remains a major gap with poorer countries hosting the vast majority of refugees.

12 Jul 2016 description

London/Grande-Synthe, 12 July 2016

On Thursday 7 July, six Afghan men were refused entry to the migrant camp in Grande-Synthe. The town council that manages the site in partnership with the French government and the camp manager, the AFEJI, now states that men travelling alone will not be allowed access to the camp. A decision which comes amid growing pressure put on refugees and migrants by authorities in northern France.

11 Jul 2016 description
report European Union
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Executive Summary

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.

Introduction