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27 May 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 22-28 May 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, outbreak of yellow fever and Polio.

24 May 2016 description

The United States and 47 other UN member states have endorsed the joint statement below affirming the importance of and adherence to international humanitarian law at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, May 23–24.

24 May 2016 description

ISTANBUL – Denmark and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signed a landmark agreement today to ensure flexible, predictable and multi-year funding to support WFP’s efforts toward reaching zero hunger globally by 2030.

The first Strategic Partnership Agreement was signed by Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen and WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) and provides multi-year funding that is not earmarked for specific countries.

19 May 2016 description
report European Commission

Today, the Commission adopted its latest progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken up to 13 May 2016. Overall, progress remains unsatisfactory since the Commission's second report, despite signs of increased preparation for future action: few relocations have taken place since mid-April, though the pipeline of future relocations has been strengthened.

12 May 2016 description

Zoom sur l’in­ser­tion pro­fes­sion­nelle de cent jeunes maliens en si­tua­tion pré­caire à Tombouctou.

Avec l'ap­pui de Swiss­con­tact, les po­pu­la­tions du Nord bé­né­fi­cient de for­ma­tions pro­fes­sion­nelles ci­blées qui leur per­mettent de trou­ver un em­ploi ou d'amé­lio­rer leurs re­ve­nus. C'est le cas de 100 jeunes de Tom­bouc­tou, ac­com­pa­gnés pas à pas pour le dé­mar­rage d'ac­ti­vi­tés gé­né­ra­trices de re­ve­nus. Pre­mière étape pour la réus­site de ces jeunes : l'in­for­ma­tion et l'orien­ta­tion pro­fes­sion­nelle.

10 May 2016 description

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | Tuesday 5/10/2016 - 12:09 GMT

Two migrants were in hospital after authorities pulled them from icy waters off Denmark on Monday as they tried to reach Sweden to ask for asylum, Danish police said.

The rescued migrants were part of a group of four who attempted crossing the strait between Denmark and Sweden, where the water is around eight degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit).

05 May 2016 description
report European Commission
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Commission proposal for a Council Recommendation on internal border controls

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 4 May 2016

02 May 2016 description
report European Union

Asylum applicants considered to be unaccompanied minors

Slightly more than half are Afghans

In 2015, 88 300 asylum seekers applying for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU) were considered to be unaccompanied minors. While their number always stood between 11 000 and 13 000 in the EU over the period 2008-2013, it almost doubled in 2014 to reach slightly more than 23 000 persons, then nearly quadrupled in 2015.

02 May 2016 description

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | Monday 5/2/2016 - 11:42 GMT |

Denmark on Monday extended random identification checks along the German border until June 2, saying they were needed to deter "an extraordinarily large number of refugees and migrants" from entering the country.

"There is still considerable pressure on Europe's borders and... migrants and refugees find alternative routes when the borders are closed," Integration Minister Inger Stojberg said in a statement.

26 Apr 2016 description

Confirmed pledges (persons) since 2013: 130,955
Additional places/visas granted under Other Legal Forms of Admission:* 15,823
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 32,369
TOTAL places made available to date: 179,147

26 Apr 2016 description
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Khartoum, 26 April 2016. The Governments of Denmark and Ireland have donated $2.8 million and $3.2 million respectively, to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) that will fund critical life-saving projects prioritised by humanitarian organisations in Sudan.

26 Apr 2016 description

The number of Syrians arriving in Europe seeking international protection continues to increase. However, it remains low compared to Syria`s neighboring countries, with slightly more than 10% of those who have fled the conflict seeking safety in Europe.

26 Apr 2016 description

The number of Syrians arriving in Europe seeking international protection continues to increase. However, it remains low compared to Syria`s neighboring countries, with slightly more than 10% of those who have fled the conflict seeking safety in Europe.

15 Apr 2016 description
report European Commission
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Table 1: EU28 Official Development Assistance 2006-2015 and gaps to individual EU targets

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 13 April 2016

New figures confirm the EU and its Member States have kept their place as the world's leading aid donor in 2015.

13 Apr 2016 description

13/04/2016 - Development aid totalled USD 131.6 billion in 2015, representing a rise of 6.9% from 2014 in real terms as aid spent on refugees in host countries more than doubled in real terms to USD 12 billion. Stripping out funds spent on refugees, aid was still up 1.7% in real terms, according to official data collected by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

05 Apr 2016 description
report European Union

Summary

In 2015, Member States reported more than 1 820 000 detections of illegal border-crossing along the external borders.

This never-before-seen figure was more than six times the number of detections reported in 2014, which was itself an unprecedented year, with record monthly averages observed since April 2014.

03 Apr 2016 description
report International Alert

Workshop explores integration of young refugees in Denmark and Middle East

International Alert, together with the University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University in Denmark, recently organised a two-day workshop on the challenges and opportunities for meaningfully including Syrian refugees in host societies in Denmark and the Middle East (in particular Egypt, Lebanon and Turkey).

01 Apr 2016 description

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | Friday 4/1/2016 - 11:09 GMT

The Danish government on Friday extended random identification checks along the country's German border until May 3, saying they were needed to deter migrants from entering the country.

"The pressure on Europe's external borders is still high and refugee and migrant flows may rise significantly when the weather gets better," Integration Minister Inger Stojberg said in a statement.

31 Mar 2016 description

ROME – A high-level delegation from Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led by Martin Bille Hermann, State Secretary for Development Policy, today visited the headquarters of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to discuss responses to global humanitarian crises and the commitment to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.