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28 Sep 2016 description

The Kingdom of Belgium has contributed EUR 7 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s efforts to meet the education and shelter needs of Palestine refugees. This comes in addition to the EUR 6.25 million (US$ 7.14 million) that Belgium contributed earlier this year towards the UNRWA Programme Budget, which supports the Agency’s core programmes and services.

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

51,031* migrants assisted with Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) from 1 January to 30 June 2016

23 Sep 2016 description

Belgium - The Government of Belgium, represented by the Ministry of Development Cooperation, yesterday signed a framework agreement with IOM.

From 2017 onward, the Belgian Government intends to provide multi-annual funding to IOM in order to assist in managing migration in a human and orderly manner and promote international cooperation on migration.

23 Sep 2016 description

Cotonou, 23 septembre 2016. – C’est l’une des salles de conférence du Ministère de la Santé qui a accueilli ce 21 septembre 2016, la cinquantaine d’acteurs du domaine de la santé venus procéder à la validation de la nouvelle édition du volume 1 du document de normes et standards pour la construction et l’équipement des formations sanitaires : centres de santé et hôpitaux de zone du Bénin.

22 Sep 2016 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders announced today in New York (USA) a contribution of Belgium amounting 500.000 euros to the United Nations Peace Building Fund. Belgium thus confirms its commitment towards conflict prevention and durable peace in fragile countries.

22 Sep 2016 description

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères, Didier Reynders vient d’annoncer à New York (Etats-Unis) une contribution de la Belgique à hauteur de 500.000 euros au Fonds de consolidation de la paix des Nations Unies. La Belgique confirme de la sorte son engagement en faveur de la prévention des conflits et de l’établissement d’une paix durable dans les pays fragiles.

16 Sep 2016 description

GENEVA (15 September 2016) - The Human Rights Council this afternoon heard the presentation of reports by the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes and by the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination.

13 Sep 2016 description

The number of refugees and migrants to Europe has grown considerably over recent years, igniting discussions on the economic impacts of refugees to host countries.

09 Sep 2016 description
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A report launched this week by the Asylum Information Database (AIDA), managed by ECRE, documents the limited and fragmented application of admissibility and safe country concepts in 20 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Serbia and Turkey.

06 Sep 2016 description

Geneva, Switzerland: More than 2,500 UN Volunteers, half of them women, have supported the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in delivering on its mandate in 95 countries over the past six years. The two agencies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding reaffirming this long-standing partnership.

02 Sep 2016 description

Germany - With an increasing number of migrant children reported missing in Europe, questions arise about the availability, coverage and reliability of data on children migrating to and through the European Union.

IOM’s Berlin-based Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) analyses the evidence base in its latest Data Briefing Issue 5, released today (2/9).

26 Aug 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 21-27 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and malaria in Greece.