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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.

06 Oct 2015 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Fact Sheet

Brussels, 6 October 2015

Updated with the most recent data available on 6 October 2015

The Global Approach on Migration and Mobility (GAMM) adopted in 2011 provides the general framework for the EU engagement in migration in the EU’s Southern Neighbourhood.

It identifies four domains for action: legal migration and mobility; fight against irregular migration; asylum and international protection; migration and development.

06 Oct 2015 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children response to reports of UK downsizing search and rescue capacity of refugees at sea.

Monday, 5 October 2015 - 5:31pm

Justin Forsyth, CEO Save the Children, said:

“Last month, 159 people, including 35 children, drowned crossing the Aegean Sea, making September the deadliest month yet for refugees and migrants crossing from Turkey to Greece.

02 Oct 2015 description

Greece - On 26 August 2015, a boat with 240 migrants put in a rescue call in international waters south of the Greek island of Crete. The majority of the people on board were Egyptian nationals. Of those, an alarming 73 per cent were unaccompanied migrant children.

IOM Egypt immediately deployed a team of Arabic speakers, including a psychosocial expert with experience in counselling young people, to meet with these children and others in six protective temporary shelters in Athens, Volos and Thessaloniki.

01 Oct 2015 description

September 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia, Guatemala, Macedonia

October 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

01 Oct 2015 description

Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

29 Sep 2015 description

46,721 acute/chronic Primary Health Care consultations for girls, women, boys and men since the beginning of 2015


• UNHCR is coordinating with the Egyptian Ministry of Health "MoH" to sign a Memorandum of Understanding after the approval of the Prime Minister Office. The MoU will enhance the cooperation with MoH in primary health care "PHC", curative and emergency services.

29 Sep 2015 description

USD 849,553 were injected into local economy through vouchers/ e-cards in AUGUST 2015


• August distribution took place from 23 until 26 August, reaching 99 % of target set of the month (total of 55,405 beneficiaries: 2,817 Syrian Palestinian and 55,405 Syrian refugees).

• The reduced food voucher value continues to be US$ 17 per person per month instead of planned US$ 24.2, applying 30 percent reduction.

29 Sep 2015 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014


27 Sep 2015 description

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Saturday 9/26/2015 - 23:26 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday said the security measures taken by his country along the border with Gaza were not aimed at "harming" Palestinians.

"The measures taken by Egypt to secure its eastern borders are in full coordination with the Palestinian Authority and cannot have the aim of harming our Palestinian brothers in the Gaza Strip," Sisi was quoted as saying in a statement sent by his office.

26 Sep 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - An Egyptian security official Saturday said the authorities rescued 174 illegal immigrants, mostly Sudanese as they were heading to Europe on a boat, 47 nautical miles north west of Mersa Matruh.

Egypt’s al-Youm al-Sabi’i daily newspaper quoted the director of security in Mersa Matruh, Maj. Gen. Hashim Lutfi, as saying that the rescued immigrants include 23 Egyptians and 151 from nine other countries.

25 Sep 2015 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva.

Additional Speaker: Amin Awad, Director UNHCR Bureau for Middle East & N.Africa / Regional Refugee Coordinator for the Syria Region

24 Sep 2015 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Thursday 9/24/2015 - 17:58 GMT

by Olivier BAUBE

An EU operation against migrant traffickers in the Mediterranean which will allow for arrests in international waters will begin on October 7, the bloc's foreign affairs chief said Thursday.

"The political decision has been taken, the assets are ready," Federica Mogherini said at the Rome headquarters of the European Union's military operation, dubbed EUNAVFOR MED.