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27 Jul 2016 description

Berne, Communiqué de presse, 27.07.2016

Au Soudan du Sud, des milliers de personnes ont fui les récents affrontements entre fractions politiques rivales. Ces nouvelles violences ont décuplé les besoins humanitaires déjà considérables dans le pays. La Suisse a décidé de mettre à disposition deux millions de francs supplémentaires, en réponse à la détresse des populations sur place.

27 Jul 2016 description

Bern, 27.07.2016 - In South Sudan thousands of people have fled the recent hostilities between rival political factions. These new outbreaks of violence have compounded the already considerable humanitarian needs in the country. Switzerland has decided to provide an additional CHF 2 million to alleviate the suffering of the local population.

26 Jul 2016 description
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Message from the Director

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • During the holy month of Ramadan, WFP provided full rations, as well as a contribution of dates received from Saudi Arabia and dried skimmed milk from Switzerland.

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires 5.3m to continue its activities in the next six months. WFP will not be able to provide food assistance in November and December and only partial entitlements starting in September, unless immediate funding is received.

22 Jul 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Friday 7/22/2016 - 08:23 GMT

by Mathilde AUVILLAIN

Italy is scrambling to find extra places for incoming migrants amid fears the failure of a European relocation plan may result in mass encampments.

Rome bowed to pressure from the EU at the end of last year and implemented a rigorous system to identify all arrivals on its shores in exchange for a deal which should have seen thousands of refugees relocated across Europe.

20 Jul 2016 description

Bern, 20.07.2016 - A conference of donor countries was held today in Washington to mobilise funds to ensure better humanitarian support for the tens of thousands of internally displaced persons fleeing the fighting that has been ravaging Iraq since May. Switzerland has decided to allocate an additional CHF 1 million, increasing its commitment to CHF 10 million for 2016.

18 Jul 2016 description

Bern, 18.07.2016 - The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has delivered twelve new ambulances to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC). A Swiss delegation accompanied the delivery in the Syrian capital Damascus. The ambulances are urgently needed in Syria because the country's health system has too few ambulances to cope with the enormous number of victims caused by the war, including attacks against hospitals.

17 Jul 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

by Reuters Saturday, 16 July 2016 12:08 GMT

ZURICH, July 16 (Reuters) - Negotiations between Switzerland and the European Union on immigration restrictions will be stepped up in the next few weeks, the Swiss government said on Saturday, with a high-level meeting planned for September.

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11 Jul 2016 description
report European Union
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Executive Summary

The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.

Introduction

06 Jul 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean

231,024 arrivals by sea in 2016*

2,896 dead/missing in 2016*

* data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 5 July 2016

Trends of sea arrivals

Between 27 June and 3 July, 239 refugees and migrants crossed the sea to Greece – a decrease from the 358 that crossed the previous week. By the end of June, 158,311 people had crossed the sea to Greece in comparison with 75,204 in the same period in 2015.

04 Jul 2016 description

Actualités locales, 04.07.2016

La Suisse vient d’investir 290.000 dollars US (CHF 282.260) afin de réhabiliter le système d’adduction d’eau potable dans la commune urbaine de Gao. Ce soutien permettra aux communautés d’avoir accès à une eau de qualité et d’améliorer ainsi les conditions d’hygiène et d’assainissement de la ville.

01 Jul 2016 description

Contents

329 Index of countries/areas

329 Index, Volume 91, 2016, Nos. 1–27

331 Health conditions for travellers to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj), 2016

336 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2016

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329 Index des pays/zones

329 Index, Volume 91, 2016, Nos 1-27

331 Dispositions sanitaires pour les voyageurs se rendant en Arabie saoudite pour le pèlerinage à La Mecque (Hadj), 2016

24 Jun 2016 description

2015: une année décisive pour la coopération internationale de la Suisse

24 Jun 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 19-25 June 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, public health risks associated with refugee movements, Zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile fever.

23 Jun 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean

215,380 arrivals by sea in 2016*

2,868 dead/missing in 2016*

* data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 22 June 2016

Trends on sea arrivals

Between 13 and 19 June, some 405 refugees and migrants arrived by sea in Greece. This is a slight increase from the previous week when 358 people arrived to the Greek shores. For the fourth time in the last ten days, there were 40-60 daily new arrivals to Samos.

21 Jun 2016 description

Key Figures Mediterranean

211,385 arrivals by sea in 2016*
2,856 dead/missing in 2016*

*data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 15 june 2016

17 Jun 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 12-18 June 2016 and includes updates for several diseases.

15 Jun 2016 description
report European Commission
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Press Release
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Communication from the Commission: Fourth Report on Relocation and Resettlement
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Annex: Relocations from Greece by 14 June
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Annex: Relocations from Italy by 14 June
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Annex: Resettlement State of Play as of 10 June

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 15 June 2016

Today, the Commission adopted its latest progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken over the past month.

10 Jun 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 5-11 June 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, an outbreak of enterovirus and yellow fever.