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07 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Es necesario actuar para ofrecer ayuda y refugio y poner fin al derramamiento de sangre

Para la comunidad internacional, la llegada de decenas de miles de sirios a las fronteras europeas y las estremecedoras muertes de hombres, mujeres, niños y niñas durante el peligroso viaje para llegar hasta ellas se han convertido en un brutal recordatorio de la tragedia en la que está sumido el pueblo sirio. La desesperación en la que se ve sumida la población siria lleva a que muchas personas tengan que asumir riesgos inmensos para ellas y sus familias.

07 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Il faut agir pour offrir assistance et refuge et mettre fin au bain de sang

L’arrivée ces dernières semaines de dizaines de milliers de Syriens aux frontières de l’Europe et la mort choquante de femmes, d’enfants et d’hommes lors de leur périple périlleux, secouent la communauté internationale et l’interpellent devant la tragédie qui engloutit le peuple syrien. Leur désespoir est tel que les Syriens en sont venus à prendre d’immenses risques pour eux-mêmes et leurs familles.

07 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Action needed on aid, refuge, and to end the bloodshed

Author: Caroline Baudot, Oxfam Humanitarian Policy Adviser; Daniel Gorevan, Oxfam Campaigns and Policy Manager, Syria crisis

The arrival of tens of thousands of Syrians to Europe’s borders and the shocking deaths of women, children and men on their perilous journey has been a sharp reminder to the international community of the tragedy engulfing the people of Syria. Syrians put themselves and their families at so much risk only out of sheer desperation.

29 Sep 2015 description

Today, the Danish government has presented the draft Finance Act for 2016. In the draft Finance Act, the government plans to focus Danish development cooperation on 14 priority countries.

23 Sep 2015 description
report European Commission

What is the European Agenda on Migration and what is its state of play?

Tackling migration is one of the ten political priorities of this Commission. The European Agenda on Migration develops the political guidelines of President Juncker into tailored initiatives aimed at managing migration better in all its aspects. The Agenda, adopted on 13 May 2015 put forward concrete actions to respond to the immediate crisis and save lives at sea, and proposed structural responses for the medium and long term.

21 Sep 2015 description

Western Balkans route ECHO contribution

• The Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) activated by Hungary (11 September) requesting shelters (252), beddings (1000) and blankets (3000); as 17 September 15, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland and Slovenia had responded with items requested, including the totality of the shelter requirements.

11 Sep 2015 description

Prague, Czech Republic | AFP | Tuesday 9/8/2015 - 16:30 GMT

by Jan Flemr with Simon Sturdee in Vienna

Eastern European countries resisted on Friday a German push for them to take in more migrants, exposing a deep rift in the EU as video footage stoked concerns about Hungary's treatment of refugees.

Pressing his Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovakian counterparts in Prague, Germany's foreign minister warned the influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants could be "the biggest challenge for the EU in its history."

11 Sep 2015 description

Röszke, Hongrie | AFP | vendredi 11/09/2015 - 01:27 GMT

par Philippe SCHWAB et les bureaux européens de l'AFP

Les tensions croissantes entre Européens sur la crise migratoire seront au coeur d'une réunion vendredi à Prague entre l'Allemagne et plusieurs pays frontalement opposés à la politique de Berlin en faveur de l'accueil des réfugiés, qui continuent d'affluer sur les routes d'Europe.

10 Sep 2015 description

Prague, Czech Republic | AFP | Friday 9/11/2015 - 04:15 GMT

Germany on Friday will seek to mend bitter divisions over how to handle Europe's spiralling migrant crisis, pushing eastern states to accept a quota system it says is still only a "drop in the ocean".

Foreign ministers from Germany and Luxembourg are set to meet their counterparts from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia in Prague for talks on a controversial system to distribute 160,000 new arrivals around the bloc.

08 Sep 2015 description

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | Tuesday 9/8/2015 - 15:49 GMT

Denmark has sent back a first group of refugees who arrived from Germany, Danish police said Tuesday, with others expected to follow.

"These are people who do not want to seek asylum (in Denmark) and are therefore here illegally. They have been deported and barred from re-entering the country for two years," police in southern Denmark said in a statement.

04 Sep 2015 description
report Salvation Army

AS European leaders seek to deal with what an EU (European Union) representative called the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, The Salvation Army is responding across the continent, providing practical, emotional and spiritual support.

03 Jul 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

COPENHAGEN, July 3 (Reuters) - Denmark's newly elected government plans to halve the benefits refugees receive from the state in an effort to slow the flow of asylum seekers into the country, a minister said on Friday.

Read the full report on Reuters - AlertNet.

22 May 2015 description

The European Commission is facilitating the deployment of a large cargo of equipment to Nepal. International Humanitarian Partnership countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Luxembourg) will establish a "base camp" for 60 humanitarian workers to support relief operations in the Sindhupalchowk district.

01 May 2015 description

The Danish government has decided to provide another 20 million DKK to the victims of the disaster in Nepal. The total Danish contribution is now 31.3 million DKK.

The new funding comes after the UN yesterday launched a comprehensive emergency appeal of over 2.8 billion dollars to relief efforts for the next three months. The new Danish grant of 20 million DKK will be divided equally between UNICEF and WFP.

01 May 2015 description

Denmark has been among one of the first countries to respond to the earthquake that occurred in Nepal on 25 April and until now has claimed more than 5000 victims and left millions of people homeless and in critical conditions.

As a response to an appeal from UN, the Danish Emergency Management Team has sent Danish experts and IT equipment to lead the establishment of three communication centres to coordinate the emergency aid in Nepal.

Denmark is now supporting Nepal with 31.3 million DKK for emergency aid.

01 May 2015 description

Denmark has approved 20 million DKK funding to strengthen free and independent media in developing countries and weak states.

Denmark has approved 20 million DKK funding to strengthen free and independent media in developing countries and weak states.

Free and independent media are pivotal for democratic development. This holds true in Denmark as well as abroad, but the issue is particularly important in developing countries and weak states where press freedoms and freedom of expression are sometimes threatened.

01 Apr 2015 description

At the international donor conference for Syria held today in Kuwait, the Danish Minister for Trade and Development, Mr. Mogens Jensen, will publish Denmark’s new commitment of 250 million DKK in 2015 for the victims of the crisis of Syria. Denmark's commitment is 50 million DKK higher than last year.

18 Mar 2015 description

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Denmark Minister of Trade and Development Cooperation, Mogens Jensen.

In this meeting that took place at the Presidential Palace, the Danish Minister of Trade and Development Cooperation felicitated President Ghani over formation of the new government and commended the efforts of the new Afghan government in the areas of good governance and eliminating corruption as the major demands of donor countries. Minister Jensen also hailed the new initiative of Afghan government against using torture in prisons.