One year after the great refugee influx reached Europe, lasting changes are seen to have occurred in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. All four have tightened their asylum policies, in some cases drastically, and border controls between them have been reinstated for the first time since the 1950s. While differences over joint EU migration policy also remain, the situation has also created awareness of the need to improve coordination of migration and integration policies in Northern Europe. Closer coordination with Germany would also be desirable.
The European Commission is currently working alongside EU Member States to facilitate emergency aid deliveries in Iraq, to help people affected by the crisis in Mosul.
La MINUSMA à Gao a lancé, ce jeudi 5 janvier 2017, le projet de renforcement de l’accès à l’eau potable dans les régions de Gao et Ménaka, à travers l’installation de pompes à motricité humaine (PMH). Financé par le Royaume du Danemark, pour plus de 176 million de Frs CFA, ce projet vise à contribuer au rétablissement de l’accès à l’eau potable en quantité suffisante pour les populations affectées par la crise politico-sécuritaire et les réfugiés/IDPs retournés dans les régions de Gao et Ménaka.
267,769 people affected
3 districts affected
205,964 post Burundian influx
267,769 people in need of food assistance
Denmark contributed DKK 6 million to WFP’s refugee operation in response to WFP’s funding appeal.
In December 2016, WFP mounted another funding appeal to address upcoming shortfalls in the refugee operation.
ROME/BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$7.1 million from Denmark to provide emergency food assistance for thousands of Iraqi families affected by the continuing crisis in Mosul.
As 2016 draws to a close, UNAIDS welcomes new funding commitments from our partners in the Nordic region for 2017. The renewed political and financial support from the Nordic countries demonstrates their confidence in our performance and UNAIDS 2016-2021 Strategy – on the Fast-Track to end AIDS.
The recent years of war in Syria and Iraq has led to the displacement of 14.5 million children, women and men. Most of them are seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. The 2016 annual donation from HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark’s foundation, The Mary Foundation, of DKK 250,000 will be given to the long-term efforts to support the many refugees in Jordan, carried out by the Danish Refugee Council.
The added value of the CHF has been demonstrated again in 2016, combining flexibility and strategic focus, with the timely allocation of approximately $40 million for 66 projects, strengthening the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator and enabling humanitarian interventions and assessments by 38 partners (4 UN, 23 INGO, 11 NNGO), in alignment with the Strategic Objectives of the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).
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Today the European Commission is stepping up its response for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq by a further €25 million, bringing total EU humanitarian aid to €159 million in 2016. The new funding comes in addition to aid deliveries this week by EU member states which were channelled via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism for the current emergency in Mosul.
A cargo plane carrying close to 40 tonnes (more than 290 cubic metres) of emergency supplies will land in Erbil, Iraq, in the first of several operations organised jointly by the European Commission and Member States.
On Friday in Copenhagen, Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Anders Samuelsen met with the leader of Syria’s Civil Defence, Raed al-Saleh.
Al-Saleh is head of the ’White Helmets’, so called because of their characteristic head gear, which saves wounded civilians from the ruins of Syria’s bombed-out towns and cities. At the meeting, the Minister for Foreign Affairs - announced a new Danish contribution of DKK 20 million towards the corps’ efforts in 2016, and discussed the perspective for finding a solution to the conflict in Syria.
◾Since the start of the military offensive on 17 October, 69 000 people have been displaced from the region of Mosul, and this number is rapidly growing. It is critical to address the most urgent humanitarian needs. ◾Critical civilian infrastructure have been destroyed. There is a lack of emergency medical support and health facilities are overcrowded.
In some countries, they call them “invisible persons”, in others – “ghosts”. Throughout Europe there are many migrants, primarily rejected asylum seekers, who live in a state of protracted legal and social limbo without any long-term prospects. The authorities refuse to regularize them or to grant them any kind of legal status, but often, they cannot go back to their countries of origin for various reasons, most often, fear of persecution.
Dans certains pays, on les appelle les « personnes invisibles », dans d’autres, les « fantômes ». Partout en Europe, nombre de migrants, surtout des demandeurs d'asile déboutés, vivent dans une situation de vide juridique et social qui perdure, sans perspectives à long terme. Les autorités refusent de les régulariser ou de leur accorder un quelconque statut juridique, mais souvent ces migrants ne peuvent pas retourner dans leur pays d’origine et ce pour diverses raisons, le plus souvent par peur d’y être persécutées.
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 30 Oct–5 Nov 2016 and includes updates on influenza, poliomyelitis, Zika fever, MERS CoV, cholera, West Nile virus, and enterovirus detections in Europe.
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 23-29 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extensively drug-resistant TB.