By James Jeffrey
Second in an in-depth series on Afghanistan's migration crisis
Since arriving in Germany last August and two months later being transferred by authorities to the small town of Altenberg in the east of the country, Rohullah Qaderi, a 24-year-old former TV producer and reporter from northern Afghanistan, has done his best to integrate.
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 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extremely drug-resistant TB.
Until he left Afghanistan at age 18, Hamid Husaini had only been to school three years. Today, he bakes pies at an ice cream shop in southern Germany, and studies German and math with a donated Google Chromebook.
Since its inception in 2014, the CHF-Afghanistan pooled fund has received just over US$120 million in contributions from eight key donors dedicated to coordinated humanitarian action in Afghanistan.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 14 October 2016
Today the Commission has proposed mobilising aid worth €31.5 million from the EU Solidarity Fund following the floods of the Spring 2016 in Bavaria.
More than 12,400 people benefit from the Germany and UK funded projects in five Lebanese municipalities
Bakaa, 14 October 2016: His Excellency Mr. Arthur Nazarian, Minister of Energy and Water inaugurated today five water projects in the Bekaa Valley. The three reservoirs and two wells, funded by the governments of Germany and the UK - with support from UNICEF, will improve access to potable water for local communities and refugees.
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 9-15 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.
In 2016, more than 241,930 refugee and migrant children sought asylum in Europe. This is three times the number of children, who arrived by sea in Greece and Italy.
Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.
This report presents DTM Libya’s third round of statistical findings from its Flow Monitoring baseline assessments. It presents the results of data captured on migrants across 6 Flow Monitoring areas in Libya, grouped into 4 regions, between the 5th and the 25th of September 2016, as a result of 57 baseline assessments.
The rapid surge of asylum seekers and other migrants entering Europe during 2015, many with Germany as their prized destination, has led German policymakers to focus on longer-term integration issues. A central question for policymakers has been how to integrate the hundreds of thousands of newcomers into society and the German labor market. Impending skills shortages and an aging population have encouraged many in Germany to see the refugee crisis as an opportunity, and consider refugees a resource.
This briefing focuses on data on the rising number of migrant and refugee children arriving in Europe by sea.1 It highlights the gaps and limitations in data collection, inconsistencies in terminology, and the most significant findings for policy. Mapping the definitions and data sources used in the context of migrant children in Europe reveals a complex and diverse picture that leaves many opportunities for improving coherence and comparability.
A German program is encouraging refugees and asylum-seekers to volunteer their time and welcome fellow new arrivals.
By: Josie Le Blond and Gordon Welters in Berlin | 5 October 2016
“What shall we play today?” Hassan asks the lively sea of young faces gathered round him. “Football!” comes the unanimous response.
Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Sunday 10/2/2016 - 19:35 GMT
by Peter MURPHY and Nina LAMPARSKI
Hungary's populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban suffered a blow Sunday in his revolt against the European Union after low voter turnout voided his referendum aimed at rejecting a contested migrant quota plan.
Following the signing of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP on September 26, Germany has announced a contribution of EUR 2 million to the United Nations Post-conflict Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Colombia. The contribution will fund projects aimed at building a stable and lasting peace in Colombia.
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).