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26 Aug 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 21-27 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and malaria in Greece.

17 Aug 2016 description

Introduction
The first six months of 2016 in Sudan witnessed a varie-ty of interconnected, intricate, and parallel population movements, influenced by numerous factors; highlight-ing the complexity of the drivers of migration in, through and out of Sudan. Migrants in Sudan (internal and external) are experiencing vulnerabilities and are in need of critical life-saving services.

17 Aug 2016 description

The Operations and Movement Management Unit was established for effective implementation of refugee resettlement and migrants’ assisted voluntary return and reintegration in line with IOM’s global principle of providing dignified, orderly and cost effective services to:
• Refugees hosted in Sudan and selected for resettlement in third countries
• Migration health processing for travel abroad
• Vulnerable migrants willing to voluntarily return to Sudan
• Humanitarian evacuation

16 Aug 2016 description

An estimated at US$43 million in contributions and deposits are committed to the CHF-Afghanistan pooled fund in 2016, representing 70% of the Fund’s target set at US$59 million by the Humanitarian Coordinator or 15% of the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).

12 Aug 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiolgists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 7-13 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever in Angola, polio, MERS CoV and West Nile virus.

05 Aug 2016 description

The Communicable Disease Threat Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issues covers the period 31 July - 6 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever in Angola, chikungunya, dengue, West Nile virus and polio.

11 Jul 2016 description
report European Union
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Executive Summary

The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.

Introduction

01 Jul 2016 description

The Government of Denmark has announced a generous contribution of DKK 30 million (US$ 4.46 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) towards the 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal. This contribution will help the Agency provide vital humanitarian assistance and emergency services to respond to the needs of Palestine refugees who have been affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria, including those who have been displaced internally or to neighbouring Lebanon. 

01 Jul 2016 description

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen, launches a new strategy for Denmark’s continued engagement in Palestine (2016-2020). The Danish engagement in Palestine is based on a broad consensus within the Danish Parliament to support the objective of a two-state solution.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen, states:

30 Jun 2016 description

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | Thursday 6/30/2016 - 11:39 GMT

Danish police announced Thursday they confiscated cash worth nearly 11,000 euros from migrants under a controversial law allowing authorities to seize valuables from people trying to obtain asylum in the country.

It marked the first time police used the law, which took effect in February.

"The police in Copenhagen have seized around 79,600 kroner (10,700 euros, $11,900) from five foreigners who were trying to enter the country with fake identity papers," the police said in a statement.

28 Jun 2016 description

KAHRAMANMARAŞ, Turkey – The Danish Refugee Council on Tuesday opened the first Community Centre (CC) in Kahramanmaraş province, Turkey, hosting more than 80,000 Syrian refugees.

The new ECHO-funded CC is part of a bigger programme of centers that DRC is implementing in center Turkey. Through all type of services, DRC supported more than 137,000 Syrian refugees in 2015 alone, in close collaboration with the authorities.

"Our top priority is to provide essential support to both the refugee and Turkish host community," said DRC Secretary General Andreas Kamm.

22 Jun 2016 description

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE

Colombo, 22 June 2016 – The European Commission is providing a further € 500 000 (LKR 81 640 000) in humanitarian funding to Sri Lanka to bring emergency assistance to communities affected by Tropical Storm Roanu, which wreaked havoc across large parts of the country last month.

15 Jun 2016 description
report European Commission
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Press Release
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Communication from the Commission: Fourth Report on Relocation and Resettlement
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Annex: Relocations from Greece by 14 June
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Annex: Relocations from Italy by 14 June
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Annex: Resettlement State of Play as of 10 June

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 15 June 2016

Today, the Commission adopted its latest progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken over the past month.

07 Jun 2016 description

BALANCE

As of 22 May, US$ 31,381,306 is available with the administrative agent MPTF with deposits from:

Australia
US$ 5,848,785
May 2016

Denmark
US$ 1,448,394
January 2016

Germany
US$ 1,122,900
April 2016

Netherlands
US$ 6,810,000
April 2016

Sweden (SIDA)
US$ 7,467,624
March 2016

UK (DFID)
US$ 8,875,800
December 2015

2016 PLEDGES

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

03 Jun 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 29 May - 4 June 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, an outbreak of enterovirus and yellow fever.

31 May 2016 description

Verified Population - May 2016
11,260*

Population profile

Gender
Female 51% Male 49%

Age
18 years and above: 54% 5-17 years: 32% Below 5 years: 14%

Ethnicity
Karen 86% Burman 10% Other 4%

Religion
Christian 49% Buddhist 43% Muslim 8%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent data changes to-date