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27 Feb 2017 description

Refugees and migrants face heightened risks while trying to reach Europe – UNHCR report

In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, details the impact of the increased border restrictions introduced in 2016 on refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. It shows that people continued to move but undertook more diversified and dangerous journeys, often relying on smugglers because of the lack of accessible legal ways to Europe.

24 Oct 2016 description

Au sommaire

Inondations : plus de18 000 sinistrés p.1 Taux moyen de malnutrition à 30 % depuis 2010 p.2 Rentrée des classes et risque de suspension des repas scolaires p.3 Sensibilisation aux risques de mines p.3 Migrations irrégulières au Mali p.4 Niveau de financement du plan de réponse humanitaire p.6


  • Assistance aux sinistrés des inondations et risques liés à la cure du fleuve

  • Risque de suspension des repas scolaires pour faute de financement

05 Jul 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 227,316 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 3 July, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

So far this year 2,920 deaths have been recorded, compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015. Migrant fatalities in the Mediterranean in 2016 are now 1,082 more than last year’s mid-year total. The 383 deaths in June – slightly fewer than 13 per day – were the highest monthly total for June in three years.

01 Jul 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 225,095 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 30 June, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

Deaths so far this year are 2,889 compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015. In other words, fatalities in the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 exceed last year’s mid-year total by 1,050. There were 383 deaths in the month of June – just under 13 per day.

17 Jun 2016 description

Niger - IOM notes the shocking discovery this week of the remains of 34 migrants near the Algeria-Niger border which brings to 471 the number of deaths and disappearances recorded on the African continent this year by IOM’s Missing Migrants Project.

14 Jun 2016 description

Germany - IOM reports in the latest edition of its publication Fatal Journeys Volume 2: Identification and Tracing of Dead and Missing Migrants that over 60,000 migrants are estimated to have died or gone missing on sea and land routes worldwide since 1996.

According to the report released today (14 June), an estimated 5,400 migrants died or were recorded as missing in 2015. In 2016, already more than 3,400 migrants have lost their lives worldwide, this year over 80 percent of those attempting to reach Europe by sea.

02 Jun 2016 description

Ten years ago, thousands of people risked their lives in wooden boats called cayucos to reach Spain’s Canary Islands. This sudden influx of tens of thousands of desperate migrants and refugees overwhelmed the islands and created a humanitarian crisis for Spain and the European Union. But a decade later, very few are heading to the Canaries.

23 Sep 2015 description
report European Commission

What is the European Agenda on Migration and what is its state of play?

Tackling migration is one of the ten political priorities of this Commission. The European Agenda on Migration develops the political guidelines of President Juncker into tailored initiatives aimed at managing migration better in all its aspects. The Agenda, adopted on 13 May 2015 put forward concrete actions to respond to the immediate crisis and save lives at sea, and proposed structural responses for the medium and long term.

07 Dec 2014 description

Pamplona Local Council, in Spain, has contributed to the UNRWA Syria Response Plan with EUR 10,000 (US$ 12,000) for food assistance that will be distributed among displaced Palestine refugees in Syria. This project, ‘Contributing to Food Security of Displaced Persons in Syria’, will support UNRWA efforts to ensure food security among the most vulnerable and help Palestine refugees meet their minimum daily needs.

27 Nov 2014 description

On this fifth day of eruption and according to latest information, the intensity of the eruption increased in the early morning and the flow of lava is moving at a pace of 5 meters/hour, which is an increase as compared to previous report published 26 November (1-3 m/hour).

Latest information confirmed the activity of lava emission in 4 chimneys, also an increase compared to last situation report, (1 chimney active).

13 Nov 2014 description

A partir del 17 de noviembre y durante un mes, un total de 88 encuestadores y 22 antropometristas, realizarán el tercer monitoreo de acciones implementadas dentro del Pacto Hambre Cero. Los participantes en este censo, fueron juramentados este miércoles por la vicemandataria Roxana Baldetti, como coordinadora del gran pacto hambre cero.

07 Jul 2014 description

La base logística, financiada por la Cooperación Española, tiene por objetivo dar respuesta inmediata a cualquier emergencia humanitaria que se produzca, en especial, en el continente africano.

España y Naciones Unidas inaugurarán mañana martes 8 de julio de forma oficial la base logística que el Programa Mundial de Alimentos tiene en el puerto de las Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

31 Oct 2013 description


Las agencias de cooperación de ambos países, AECID y USAID, han suscrito un memorando para la colaboración en el establecimiento de un almacén de ayuda humanitaria en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

14 Nov 2012 description

November 14, 2012 - The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), today announced additional Canadian support for the Colombian government’s land restitution efforts, which will help foster peace, security and justice for Colombians.

17 Aug 2012 description
report Human Rights Watch

The number of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, a sea with many busy shipping lanes where international law and centuries of custom oblige ships to assist those in need, is shocking.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that 1,500 people died in the Mediterranean in 2011 alone, making it the deadliest year on record. Fortress Europe, an internet blog that tracks deaths of those seeking to reach Europe, puts the number at over 2,000. The real number may be even higher.

15 Aug 2012 description

By Giovanni Zambello

Staff and volunteers of the Spanish Red Cross have been working around the clock to tackle the humanitarian consequences of the forest fires that have been ravaging part of rare nature wildlife reserve on Spain’s Canary Island of La Gomera since last Friday. The fires have forced the some 5,000 people - almost a quarter of the population of the island - from their homes. Since 10 August, the municipalities of Alajeró, Vallehermoso, San Sebastián de la Gomera and Valle Gran Rey have been affected by the fires.

22 Mar 2012 description

La AECID impulsa el convenio de Fortalecimiento del Programa Nacional de Control de Chagas para el manjeo de la enfermedad en Bolivia con el fin de limitar su expansión y atender a la población que la padece.

11 Oct 2011 description
report Guardian

People in port of La Restinga, on the island of El Hierro, affected after scientists report volcanic eruption three miles off coast

The regional government of the Canary Islands has begun evacuating the small town of La Restinga, on the island of El Hierro, and raised its earthquake warning level amid evidence that a volcano is erupting deep on the nearby seabed.

Read the full article in the Guardian.