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08 Feb 2017 description

Denmark has contributed DKK 25 million (approximately US$ 3.6 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s core programmes and services in Lebanon. This contribution will help ensure that it can continue to provide basic services in education, health, relief and social services, and camp improvement to Palestine refugees, providing opportunities for their futures and mitigating the incidence and impact of poverty.

07 Feb 2017 description
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Council implementing decision setting out a recommendation allowing for the prolongation of temporary internal border controls

On 7 February 2017, the Council adopted an implementing decision setting out a recommendation to prolong temporary internal border controls in exceptional circumstances.

Starting from 11 February 2017, when the previous decision expires, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway should prolong proportionate temporary border controls for a maximum period of three months at the following internal borders:

06 Feb 2017 description

COPENHAGEN – A well-timed contribution from Denmark of DKK 15 million (US$ 2.1 million) will help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provide life-saving emergency assistance to people affected by drought in Somalia.

“We are grateful to Denmark for stepping up to support our emergency response to the drought in Somalia,” said WFP Country Director and Representative Laurent Bukera. “These funds will allow WFP to provide immediate cash-based transfers to the most critically affected Somalis, so they can buy food at a time when too many people are struggling to survive.”

03 Feb 2017 description

COPENHAGEN – A well-timed contribution from Denmark of DKK 15 million (US$ 2.1 million) will help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provide life-saving emergency assistance to people affected by drought in Somalia.

01 Feb 2017 description

Migration-themed edition of Public Health Panorama out now


01 Feb 2017 description
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Press release
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Proposal for a Council implementing decision setting out a Recommendation for prolonging temporary internal border control in ex

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 25 January 2017

The European Commission has today recommended the Council allows Member States to maintain the temporary controls currently in place at certain internal Schengen borders in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway for a further period of three months.

10 Jan 2017 description

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.

09 Jan 2017 description

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.

08 Jan 2017 description

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.

05 Jan 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 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.

Situation Update

29 Dec 2016 description

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.

23 Dec 2016 description
report UNAIDS

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.

23 Dec 2016 description

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.

20 Dec 2016 description

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).

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

16 Dec 2016 description

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.

12 Dec 2016 description

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.

05 Dec 2016 description

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.