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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.

24 Mar 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

PRESS RELEASE

Yangon, 24 March 2016 – A new contribution of US$ 1.2 million by the Government of Denmark has been made available to support the 2016 UNICEF humanitarian action call for children to respond to the urgent needs of thousands of children affected by conflict and inter-communal violence and displacement in Myanmar.

11 Mar 2016 description

The “Migration Flows from Iraq to Europe” report presents the findings of a survey conducted by IOM Iraq during November and December 2015, in the framework of the DFID-funded project “Understanding complex migration flows from Iraq to Europe through movement tracking and awareness campaigns”.

08 Mar 2016 description

New York. 7 March 2016. Denmark has announced a contribution of USD 4.4 million (DKK 30 million) to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action. This contribution will support the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) humanitarian mine action response in Syria and Iraq, where landmines and other explosive hazards pose a deadly threat to civilians and inhibit access for other humanitarian actors.

08 Mar 2016 description

SLOVENIA - EUCPM activation 22/10
Assistance offered
Personal protective equipment, sleeping bags, blankets, bedding, beds, mattresses, heating devices, tents, medical equipment, light towers, tables, residential and sanitary containers

CROATIA - EUCPM activation 26/10
Assistance offered
Personal protective equipment, sleeping bags, blankets, beds, mattresses, heating devices, tents, cords, raincoats

03 Mar 2016 description

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Thursday 3/3/2016 - 13:38 GMT

Both Sweden and Denmark separately announced the temporary extension of border identification checks on Thursday in a bid to deter the influx of further migrants and refugees.

"Europe has failed to keep its external borders. As long as there is no common European solution, Sweden is obliged to implement national measures in the short term," said Swedish Interior Minister Anders Ygeman in a statement explaining the extension of systematic checks until April 8.

25 Feb 2016 description

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Thursday 2/25/2016 - 14:50 GMT

European nations have adopted a raft of restrictive measures since the beginning of the year as they seek to stem an influx of asylum seekers.

Since the beginning of the year more than 110,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe after crossing the Mediterranean, adding to the more than one million people that landed on the continent in 2015, according to the International Organization for Migration.

Blocked in Balkans