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17 Dec 2014 description
report Human Rights Watch

European Governments Should Rely on UN Reports, Support UN Inquiry

(Brussels, December 17, 2014) – A Danish immigration report on Eritrea that suggests changing refugee policy for Eritrean asylum seekers is deeply flawed. Denmark and other European governments should await the outcome of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea, established in June 2014, before considering any major policy changes concerning Eritrea.

12 Dec 2014 description
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A new batch of urgently needed medical and relief supplies is leaving to the Ebola-affected region in West Africa today on board of the Dutch ship "Karel Doorman".

For the second time, as part of the coordinated European response to the Ebola outbreak, the Netherlands has offered to transport vital supplies free of charge. The vessel is carrying 1,500 tons of food for the World Food Programme (WFP) in addition to more than 50 vehicles, medical supplies and protective clothing for health personnel offered by Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.

12 Dec 2014 description

The UK has so far pledged £230 million to help the people of Sierra Leone defeat Ebola. This will build 6 treatment centres across the country, provide food and supplies for thousands of quarantined homes and already has provided over 750 operational beds to isolate and treat cases of Ebola.

As well as giving its own money, Britain has asked other countries across the world to join them in supporting Sierra Leone. So far Norway, Denmark, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Canada have all agreed to provide health staff for Sierra Leone.

19 Nov 2014 description

The Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Martin Lidegaard, visited Gaza today to see firsthand the destruction wrought by the summer’s conflict and hear about the long-term financial, humanitarian and political support necessary to help the people of Gaza rebuild.

19 Nov 2014 description

The Danish government has decided to provide an additional USD 19.5 million to strengthen its response against Ebola, including deployment of Danish health care personnel, a base camp to accommodate international health care personnel in Sierra Leone and the setting up of an inter-ministerial task force to coordinate Denmark’s effort.

09 Nov 2014 description

Gaza

The Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Martin Lidegaard, visited the Gaza Strip yesterday to see first-hand the destruction wrought by the summer’s conflict and hear about the long-term financial, humanitarian and political support necessary to help the people of Gaza rebuild.

01 Oct 2014 description

Today the government presents a large Danish contribution to the international effort against ISIL. It happens after a request from the United States.

The contribution includes a series of diplomatic, civilian and military efforts, including F16 fighter aircrafts, staff support and contributions to capacity building of Iraqi and Kurdish security forces. At the same time, Denmark will strengthen its long-term development- and stabilization efforts in the region.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Martin Lidegaard says:

25 Sep 2014 description

The Danish Government has decided to increase its contribution to the fight against Ebola with further USD 6.83 million. Denmark offers the UN to make use of Danish maritime transport capacity to deliver humanitarian equipment to the people affected by the terrible epidemic in West Africa.

The Danish Government has decided to increase its contribution to the fight against Ebola with further USD 6.83 million. Denmark offers the UN to make use of Danish maritime transport capacity to deliver humanitarian equipment to the people affected by the terrible epidemic in West Africa.

19 Sep 2014 description

09/19/2014 13:52 GMT

COPENHAGEN, September 19, 2014 (AFP) - Denmark said on Friday it would introduce a new, temporary type of residence permit for asylum seekers fleeing civil wars such as the Syrian conflict after a huge surge in the number of applications.

It also unveiled a new plan for stemming the flow of Danish extremist fighters to Syria and Iraq.

"The majority of the refugees we see at the moment are not individually persecuted in their home country," Justice Minister Karen Haekkerup said in a statement.

16 Sep 2014 description
report UNOSAT

6 September 2014, Jeusalem - After weeks of rapid humanitarian mapping all along the latest offensive in Gaza, UNOSAT deployed a field staff to Jerusalem and Gaza on 01 September to provide support to the UN efforts to conclude a definite assessment of the damage caused by the crisis.

25 Aug 2014 description
report DanChurchAid

People from all over the world go to Skive in Denmark every summer to participate in one of the world’s best explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) courses conducted by DanChurchAid

A military four wheeled drive vehicle stops on a narrow dirt track.

Three men of very different appearance jump out of the vehicle. They are Ahmed Noamann from Lebanon, Servias Tasanangurwa from Zimbabwe and Jack Campbell from Australia.

Ahmed goes over to a person in a black jacket and green pants who is standing and waiting on the road.

25 Jul 2014 description

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10 Jul 2014 description

United Nations increases health spending in 2013

COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.

25 Jun 2014 description

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The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund expects to receive $73 million in contributions this year, after more than 20 donors earlier reaffirmed multi-year commitments and made new pledges at the fourth annual High-level Stakeholders Meeting of the Fund, held in New York today.

22 May 2014 description

New Danish stabilisation and development programme for Syria

19 May 2014 description

More than one million people in South Sudan are now internally displaced due to killings, disappearances, rapes, and other human rights violations resulting from ethnic conflict. The crisis deteriorates day by day.

19 May 2014

More than one million people in South Sudan are now internally displaced due to killings, disappearances, rapes, and other human rights violations resulting from ethnic conflict. The crisis deteriorates day by day.

20 Mar 2014 description
report DanChurchAid

Denmark has destroyed its entire stockpile of cluster bombs almost five years in advance of the eight-year deadline set by the convention. This is a strong signal in the global fight against cluster munitions.

DanChurchAid (DCA) commends the Danish authorities for getting rid of the Danish stockpile of cluster munitions four and a half years before the deadline set in the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

27 Feb 2014 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 04:00 PM
Author: Alex Whiting

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Several Western governments have announced cuts in aid to Uganda after President Yoweri Museveni signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality.

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