UNHCR, IOM and 72 partners today (19/1) launched a new strategy and appeal to help respond to the situation of refugees and migrants in Europe in 2017.
The Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan aims at complementing and reinforcing government efforts to ensure safe access to asylum and the protection of refugees and migrants. It also aims to support long-term solutions and orderly and dignified migration management. Strengthened partnership and coordination will also be given priority in 2017.
Renewed commitment for protecting agriculture-based livelihoods in emergencies
19 January 2017, Rome - Belgium, a long-time supporter of FAO's work in emergencies, has deepened its commitment to protecting agriculture in countries struck by disaster with a €14-million contribution. This boosts FAO and its member countries' capacity to respond immediately to disasters and crises, and to strengthen the long-term resilience of vulnerable farmers and herders.
En Belgique, le froid sera sibérien dans les jours qui viennent. Une situation qui inquiète Médecins du Monde : on dénombre quelques 200 réfugiés et migrants en transit rien que dans et autour des gares bruxelloises du Nord et du Midi. Médecins du Monde en appelle à la solidarité des autorités, des citoyens et des organisations humanitaires alors qu'au moins quatre réfugiés sont morts de froid ces 10 derniers jours en Europe.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will allocate €3 million for the reception of South Sudanese refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. The Belgian Development Cooperation will support a two-year programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In 2016, our country contributed a total of €21.4 million to the humanitarian work of the UN Refugee Agency.
BRUSSELS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a €1 million contribution from Belgium to support 180,000 of the most vulnerable non-refugee Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank.
The Belgian donation will help WFP provide critical food and nutrition assistance through monthly food distributions, rations and cash-based transfers using electronic vouchers as well as nutrition awareness training for pregnant and nursing women.
BRUSSELS/ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has recognized the Government of Belgium’s substantial contributions in 2016, a year in which the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGCD) has donated more than €28 million to WFP projects reaching nearly 8 million people in eight countries.
Background and context
The federal government allocates 100,000 euros to Music For Life, the annual solidarity action of the Studio Brussel radio station. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announced this in Boom. This contribution is in line with the humanitarian efforts of our country in and around Syria and goes to the NGOs Doctors of the World and Red Cross Flanders.
Oct 2015 – 06 Dec 2016
1,950 persons relocated
5,839 places pledged
As of 06 Dec 2016
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has decided to allocate 3 million euros for agriculture rehabilitation in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The Belgian Development Cooperation will support a programme of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). The programme covers a period of two years.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo decided to allocate an additional 15 million euros this year for the fight against climate change in the Least Developed Countries through the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This aid brings the total multilateral climate finance allocated by Minister De Croo in 2016 to 25 million euros. Also this year, the Belgian Development Cooperation accounts for at least half of the Belgian commitment to international climate finance.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has met today with Elwyn Grainger-Jones, Executive Director of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) since October 2016. This organisation is an important multilateral partner of the Belgian Development Cooperation. During the meeting, a framework arrangement was signed for the cooperation in the coming years. In 2016, the Belgian Development Cooperation has contributed 4 million euros to CGIAR.
Lorsqu’une communauté est frappée par une catastrophe ou lorsqu’une crise survient, il faut réagir vite a fin de protéger ses moyens d’existence. Quand ceux-ci sont principalement agricoles, ce qui est le cas de 70 à 80 pour cent des personnes dans les pays en développement, c’est alors la survie même des populations qui est en jeu.
WFP continued to provide seasonal assistance and emergency support to 150,000 food insecure people and to displaced households and host communities affected by conflict.
A national assessment on food and nutrition security carried out in September 2016 assesses that 25 percent of the Malian population is food insecure, while 11.5 percent of children suffer from acute malnutrition according to the Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART) survey.
BAMAKO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is happy to announce that the Belgian Government has contributed USD 2.2 million to help nearly 115,000 vulnerable persons in Mali.
“The Belgian Government has been working alongside the Malian Government for more than 20 years. It remains committed to Mali and its people and will continue supporting populations, especially vulnerable communities in northern Mali who bear the brunt of the crisis,” Myriam Bcquelaine, Chief of Belgium’s Diplomatic Corps in Mali in said.
BAMAKO – Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) est ravi d’annoncer la reception de deux millions d’euros de la part du Gouvernement belge – de quoi secourir quelque 115 000 personnes parmi les plus vulnérables au Mali.
Oct 2015 – 08 Nov 2016
1,549 persons relocated
4,954 places pledged
As of 08 Nov 2016
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