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27 May 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 22-28 May 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, outbreak of yellow fever and Polio.

26 May 2016 description

Livestock owners affected by the drought in Ethiopia are receiving critical livelihood recovery assistance thanks to Belgium’s USD 500 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

24 May 2016 description

The United States and 47 other UN member states have endorsed the joint statement below affirming the importance of and adherence to international humanitarian law at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, May 23–24.

19 May 2016 description
report European Commission

Today, the Commission adopted its latest progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken up to 13 May 2016. Overall, progress remains unsatisfactory since the Commission's second report, despite signs of increased preparation for future action: few relocations have taken place since mid-April, though the pipeline of future relocations has been strengthened.

11 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

Migratory flows to Europe: new dimensions to deep-rooted patterns

26 Apr 2016 description

Confirmed pledges (persons) since 2013: 130,955
Additional places/visas granted under Other Legal Forms of Admission:* 15,823
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 32,369
TOTAL places made available to date: 179,147

13 Apr 2016 description

13/04/2016 - Development aid totalled USD 131.6 billion in 2015, representing a rise of 6.9% from 2014 in real terms as aid spent on refugees in host countries more than doubled in real terms to USD 12 billion. Stripping out funds spent on refugees, aid was still up 1.7% in real terms, according to official data collected by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

07 Apr 2016 description

Bon retour du PNUD et nous espérons un partenariat fructueux avec la province du Kwilu à travers le projet d’appui aux institutions démocratiques et la société civile » a déclaré Rodeson Madinga, président du bureau provisoire de l’assemblée provinciale du Kwilu, lors de l’ouverture de la session extraordinaire de mars 2016 de cet organe délibérant.

06 Apr 2016 description

Le soutien belge au PAM tient au fait qu’il reste l’organisme de référence dans la fourniture de l’assistance alimentaire dans des conditions d’urgence.

De 2014 à 2015, la Belgique a donné plus de 34 millions euros aux projets du PAM.

02 Apr 2016 description
report AlertNet

By Magdalena Mis

LONDON, April 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Non-EU migrants wishing to live in Belgium will have to sign a statement declaring their acceptance of local values or see their residency claim rejected, a government official said, in a move campaigners fear will fuel anti-immigrant sentiment.

Read the full article on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

29 Mar 2016 description

511 Interviews of Algerian and Moroccan migrants conducted to date by IOM in Croatia, fyROM, Slovenia, Greece, Serbia and Hungary.

About DTM’s Flow Monitoring Surveys

27 Mar 2016 description

The Coordination Council of B-FAST decided on 17 March to send an aid package of 200 tents and 2,300 blankets to Greece. The decision was confirmed this morning by the Council of Ministers. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Minister of Defence Steven Vandeput.

24 Mar 2016 description


The Building Communities of Practice for Urban Refugees Workshop in Hungary, Budapest

16 Mar 2016 description

Asylum seekers and other migrants are arriving in Europe and encountering rapidly changing border controls as they seek transit through Europe. The EU is implementing its “hotspot” approach for new arrival registration in Italy and Greece. This is a snapshot of the situation based on available unclassified data as of March 4, 2016.

11 Mar 2016 description

The “Migration Flows from Iraq to Europe” report presents the findings of a survey conducted by IOM Iraq during November and December 2015, in the framework of the DFID-funded project “Understanding complex migration flows from Iraq to Europe through movement tracking and awareness campaigns”.

03 Mar 2016 description

En 2015, la Belgique a affecté à l’aide humanitaire un montant record s’élevant à près de 150 millions d’euros. Environ un tiers du budget total était destiné au conflit en Syrie et en Iraq. Notre pays s’est aussi largement manifesté au sein de diverses instances internationales, notamment dans son rôle de président du groupe des donateurs du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR).

Syrie et Iraq, principaux bénéficiaires

29 Feb 2016 description

Idomeni, Grèce | AFP | lundi 29/02/2016 - 12:23 GMT

par Vassilis KYRIAKOULIS

La crise des réfugiés en Europe est "mondiale", a estimé le secrétaire d'Etat américain tandis que la tension monte à la frontière entre la Grèce et la Macédoine où des centaines de migrants ont tenté de forcer la barrière de barbelés.

29 Feb 2016 description

Idomeni, Greece | AFP | Monday 2/29/2016 - 08:52 GMT

by Vassilis Kyriakoulis

Hundreds of refugees on Monday tried to break through a border fence into Macedonia from Greece, where more than 7,000 people are stranded, as anger mounts over barriers to entry imposed on migrants flooding into Europe.

In a sign of deepening divisions within Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel lashed out at Austria and Balkan states for introducing tight limits on migrant entries, leaving Greece with a growing bottleneck as refugee boats continue to arrive from Turkey.

27 Feb 2016 description

Bruxelles, Belgique | AFP | samedi 27/02/2016 - 12:31 GMT

La Commission européenne a demandé "des clarifications" à la Belgique sur sa décision de rétablir provisoirement les contrôles à la frontière française, sur le littoral, par crainte d'un possible afflux de migrants en provenance de Calais (nord de la France), a-t-on appris samedi.

25 Feb 2016 description

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Thursday 2/25/2016 - 14:50 GMT

European nations have adopted a raft of restrictive measures since the beginning of the year as they seek to stem an influx of asylum seekers.

Since the beginning of the year more than 110,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe after crossing the Mediterranean, adding to the more than one million people that landed on the continent in 2015, according to the International Organization for Migration.

Blocked in Balkans