Vientiane, Lao PDR, 29 September 2016–The Government of Germany- has granted EUR 2.5 million to the Mekong River Commission to implement its strategic work, including climate change and adaptation, flood and drought management and sustainable hydropower.
En el marco de la firma del Acuerdo de Paz el 26 de septiembre, Alemania ha anunciado una contribución de 2 millones de euros al Fondo de Naciones Unidas para el Posconflicto, que servirá para financiar proyectos encaminados hacia la construcción de una paz estable y duradera en Colombia. El Fondo Multidonante de las Naciones Unidas para el Posconflicto, establecido en febrero de 2016 y anclado en la estructura de financiación “Colombia en Paz,” nace como respuesta a las necesidades de estabilización y construcción de paz en el país.
Islamabad, 23 September 2016: The Government of Pakistan has signed a Financing Agreement today with the European Union for the implementation of a 22 Million EUR project titled "Aid to Uprooted People in Pakistan. Additional 12 Million EUR will be provided by the Government of Germany.
eurostat news release 181/2016
Syrians continued to be the most numerous
During the second quarter of 2016 (from April to June 2016), 305 700 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 6% compared with the first quarter of 2016 (when 287 100 first time applicants were registered).
51,031* migrants assisted with Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) from 1 January to 30 June 2016
The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is a cost-effective way to support humanitarian action in Sudan. Under the direction of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), the SHF aims to support the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to the most critical humanitarian needs as defined by the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) or any agreed upon strategy by the HC. The SHF provides funding to international and national non–governmental organizations and UN agencies. The SHF receives voluntary donor contributions and supports humanitarian response year–round.
19/9/2016 - OECD countries need to address the growing anti-immigration backlash and reinforce migration and integration policies while fostering international cooperation in this area, according to a new OECD report.
1,046,600. That’s the number of refugees who applied for asylum in the European Union last year. A crisis for some. A tip of the iceberg for others – compared to the 65 million people forcibly displaced from their homes by conflict and persecution, including 21 million outside their home countries. For sure, Europe is no longer impermeable to migratory pressures and it highlights all the more that displacement is a global phenomenon, which has to be tackled globally, with a global sharing of responsibilities in solidarity.
Between January 2015 and August 2016, 596,275 refugee and migrant children sought asylum in Europe. More than 341,600 of them arrived by sea.
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 11-17 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.
The European response to the current migration ‘crisis’ has been swift. Since 2014, at least €17 billion has been spent on deterring refugees and migrants through tighter border controls and bilateral agreements, such as the EU-Turkey deal. These measures have been effective in reducing flows – as few as 330,000 refugees and migrants are likely to arrive in Europe this year via the Mediterranean through ‘overt’ routes.
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.
With support from the international community, Lebanon expands free education for all children to include pre-school and secondary educational opportunities
15 September, 2016 – On the eve of the new school year 2016/17, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education convened Lebanon’s largest partnership in support of education under the slogan (‘Ana Hader’/I Am Ready) to reaffirm its commitment to ensure free access to education for all children in Lebanon – Lebanese and non-Lebanese.
High-ranking representatives from nearly 80 countries met in London on 7 and 8 September to discuss strategies for strengthening United Nations (UN) peace missions. A key topic at the meeting were ways and means to improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the UN peace missions. Germany has offered technical and logistical support via the Federal Agency for Technical Relief.
Specialised civilian forces can make a real difference
What is Flow Monitoring
Libya’s Flow Monitoring statistical and analytical reports build on DTM’s Mobility Tracking Packages towards better articulating Libya’s human mobility profile.
Les pays participant aux deux sommets sur les réfugiés devraient s’engager à renforcer leurs offres de réinstallation et d’aide
Fairfield, Conn. (September 14, 2016) — The world’s 65.3 million forcibly displaced people—who would make up the world’s 21st largest country based on population—are falling far behind others in terms of education, health, child marriage, and other key factors, a new report by Save the Children illustrates.
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.
At Global Refugee Summits, Commit to Resettlement and Aid
(New York, September 13, 2016) – The massive refugee crisis demands an unprecedented global response, Human Rights Watch said today. At two summits on September 19 and 20, 2016, at the United Nations, world leaders should take bold steps to share responsibility for millions of people displaced by violence, repression, and persecution.
By Sarah Crowe
After Sarah Alsabsabi’s family fled from Aleppo to Turkey in 2013, her father’s health started deteriorating. He journeyed on to Germany where he learned that he had kidney cancer. Now, Sarah and her family are desperately trying to reunite with their father, but after finally crossing the Aegean Sea, they have found themselves stranded once again.