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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.

28 Aug 2013 description
infographic Government of France
la version accessible de l’infographie

Pour répondre aux situations les plus graves, là où la vie des populations est en jeu, le ministère des Affaires étrangères mobilise l’Aide alimentaire programmée (AAP), complémentaire de l’aide d’urgence mise en œuvre par le centre de crise (CDC). La mise en œuvre de l’AAP s’inscrit dans le cadre des conclusions du Conseil de l’Union européenne (UE) du 10 mai 2010 sur l’assistance alimentaire humanitaire.

Découvrez dans cette infographie la répartition géographique et thématique, ainsi que tous les programmes d’aides de la France, pays par pays.

13 Aug 2013 description

Las adquisiciones de las Naciones Unidas alcanzan los 15.400 millones USD en 2012

COPENHAGUE – Las adquisiciones de bienes y servicios por parte de las Naciones Unidas alcanzaron los 15.400 millones USD en 2012. Las mayores sumas se destinaron a productos farmacéuticos, equipo médico, alimentos, transporte y construcción.

13 Aug 2013 description

Les achats de l’ONU en 2012 se chiffrent à 15,4 milliards de dollars

COPENHAGUE – La valeur des biens et services achetés par les Nations Unies en 2012 se chiffre à 15,4 milliards de dollars, principalement dans les domaines pharmaceutique, médical, alimentaire, des transports et de la construction.

13 Aug 2013 description

UN procurement at $15.4 billion in 2012

COPENHAGEN – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $15.4 billion in 2012, with some of the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, food, transportation and construction.

01 Jul 2013 description

TEHERAN – Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) se félicite d’une nouvelle contribution de la part du gouvernement de la France pour soutenir son opération auprès des réfugiés dans la République islamique d’Iran.

La contribution française de 200 000 euros permettra au PAM d’acheter 400 tonnes de farine de blé et 48 tonnes d’huile végétale enrichie en vitamines et minéraux pour ensuite les distribuer auprès des réfugiés afghans et irakiens habitant dans des campements à travers l’Iran.

01 Jul 2013 description

TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warmly welcomed a contribution from the Government of France for its refugee operation in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The French donation of €200,000 will allow WFP to purchase 400 metric tons of wheat flour and 48 metric tons of vegetable oil enriched with vitamins and minerals for distribution among Afghan and Iraqi refugees living in settlements throughout Iran.

19 Jun 2013 description
report European Union

Reference: STAT/13/96 Event Date: 18/06/2013

Asylum decisions in the EU27

EU Member States granted protection to more than 100 000 asylum seekers in 2012

22 Apr 2013 description

The foundation stone for construction of new building of Yaseen Zayie and Farakhsha in Nejrab of Kapisa province were laid by head of education department of the province, in presence of some government officials, tribal influential, teachers and the students.
The building of Yaseen Zayie is to be built in reinforced concrete form in two stories at the cost of USD828,000 with the assistance of France in one year period, which will have 24 class rooms, 8 administrative rooms and other facilities.