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Spain/Morocco: Protect Migrants, Asylum Seekers

At Meeting, Reject Summary Returns

(Brussels, March 24, 2014) – Spanish and Moroccan authorities should affirm procedures to protect rights for migrants and reject summary returns at the border, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Guatemala + 1 other
Reina de España comienza visita a Guatemala para tratar temas de cooperación

La reina Sofía de España comenzó este lunes una visita al país en la que se reunirá con el presidente Otto Pérez Molina, con quien revisará temas de la cooperación que se impulsan en beneficio de los guatemaltecos.

El viceministro de Relaciones Exteriores, Iván Espinoza y la Primera Dama de la nación, Rosa Leal de Pérez, encabezaron la delegación del Gobierno de Guatemala que dio la bienvenida a la soberana, quien cumplirá una visita de trabajo de cuatro días.

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Spain + 4 others
ACNUR pide que el debate migratorio sobre Ceuta y Melilla no olvide a los refugiados

jueves 13. marzo 2014 18:00 Antiguedad: 2 hrs

MADRID, España, 13 de marzo de 2014 (ACNUR/UNHCR) - En el contexto del actual debate migratorio que se está produciendo sobre las fronteras españolas de Ceuta y Melilla, ACNUR pide que no se deje al margen la cuestión de la protección internacional, teniendo en cuenta que el número de personas que entran por esta frontera sur de Europa huyendo de la guerra, de violaciones de derechos humanos y de la persecución se ha incrementado considerablemente desde hace casi un año.

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Support from Galicia for Gaza Food Aid

Madrid

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is grateful to the Galicia Regional Government for its contribution of EUR 10,000 (US$ 13,752) in response to the Agency’s Emergency Appeal for the Gaza Strip.

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ACNUR recuerda que también puede haber refugiados entre las personas que están llegando a España

MADRID, España, 28 de febrero de 2014 (ACNUR/UNHCR) –En relación a las llegadas por las fronteras de Ceuta y Melilla de las últimas semanas, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados recuerda que es importante identificar y evaluar adecuadamente las posibles necesidades de protección internacional que pudieran tener las personas recién llegadas.

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Over 200 migrants force way into Spain's Melilla

02/28/2014 19:57 GMT

by Sylvie GROULT

MADRID, February 28, 2014 (AFP) - More than 200 migrants stormed over a fence into Spain's north African territory Melilla on Friday, leaving 35 injured in one of the biggest such crossings in years, officials and rights groups said.

Some 300 people rushed at dawn to cross the triple-layer fence into the city, which has one of Europe's only two land borders with Africa, and 214 made it across, Spanish authorities said.

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100 African migrants force way into Spain's Melilla

02/24/2014 11:36 GMT

MADRID, February 24, 2014 (AFP) - Some 500 African migrants stormed a triple barbed-wire border fence Monday that divides the Spanish territory of Melilla from Morocco, with about 100 making it over, an official said.

The migrants targeted two different sections of the border and were "very violent" as they used "sticks and threw rocks at Spanish and Moroccan police", said a spokeswoman for the Spanish government's representative in Melilla.

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España envía ayuda humanitaria en respuesta a las inundaciones en Bolivia

España ha anunciado su contribución al Fondo de Respuesta a Emergencias de la Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja (DREF) para contribuir a la ayuda en el sector de agua y saneamiento.

En respuesta a las inundaciones que afectan a Bolivia, la Cooperación Española ha puesto en marcha diversas medidas de ayuda humanitaria para asistir a la población afectada de acuerdo a la petición efectuada por el Gobierno boliviano.

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Accountability urged for ‘appalling’ migrant deaths in Ceuta

Report
Amnesty

Following confirmation by Spain’s Interior Minister that police fired rubber bullets in an attempt to stop migrants from entering the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, which may have contributed to at least 11 drowning deaths, Amnesty International is calling for a full, effective and independent investigation.

The drowned migrants were among some 250 sub-Saharan Africans who had been attempting to reach Spanish soil on 6 February by crossing into Ceuta via the sea from neighbouring Morocco.

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Morocco + 11 others
Abusados y expulsados: maltrato de migrantes del África subsahariana

Marruecos: abuso de migrantes del África subsahariana

Persisten maltratos en operativos en la frontera entre Marruecos y España, a pesar de reformas en Rabat

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Morocco + 11 others
Maroc : Abus à l’encontre de migrants subsahariens

Les mauvais traitements persistent dans le cadre d’opérations le long de la frontière avec l’Espagne en dépit de certaines réformes entamées par Rabat

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Morocco + 11 others
Abused and Expelled: Ill-treatment of Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Morocco

Moroccan security forces commonly beat, otherwise abuse, and sometimes steal from sub-Saharan migrants in the northeastern part of the country, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These abuses persist despite some improvements in the treatment of migrants since the government announced a new migration and asylum policy in September 2013. Since that time, the practice of summarily expelling migrants at the border with Algeria appears to have stopped.

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Spain + 1 other
ACNUR consternado por las nuevas muertes en las fronteras de la Unión Europea

jueves 06. febrero 2014 15:00 Antiguedad: 2 days

MADRID, España, 6 de febrero de 2014 (ACNUR/UNHCR) - La Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados, ACNUR, ha expresado hoy su consternación y preocupación por la muerte de, al menos,ocho personas en el paso fronterizo del Tarajal, entre Ceuta y Marruecos a primera hora de esta mañana, cuando intentaban entrar en España.

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Italy + 5 others
4 February 2014: Europe – Severe Weather

Situation

• In the last few days severe weather conditions (snow, low temperatures, rains, winds, high waves, storm surge) have hit several parts of Europe, causing damage, power outages and transportation problems.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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Continued support from Valladolid for UNRWA

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) thanks the Valladolid Regional Government, in Spain, for a generous contribution of EUR 12,662 (US$ 17,304). The latest funds from Valladolid will help UNRWA combat gender-based violence (GBV) in the Gaza Strip, as part of the Agency’s ‘Equality in Action’ initiative.

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Honduras + 1 other
Inauguran moderno edificio sede de COPECO en La Ceiba

Nota de Prensa No. 148-2013

Instalarán también radar meteorológico para litoral Caribe:

El moderno edificio sede de COPECO en la ciudad de La Ceiba, que tiene un costo aproximado de nueve millones, quinientos mil lempiras, que incluye dotación de mobiliario, fue inaugurado hoy, en una ceremonia en la que participó el Ministro Comisionado Nacional de la insINAUGURAN MODERNO EDIFICIO SEDE DE COPECO EN LA CEIBAtitución, Lisandro Rosales, así como autoridades locales y departamentales.

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Guatemala + 2 others
Programa Mundial de Alimentos realiza Donación a la SE-CONRED

Guatemala, 11 de Diciembre 2013

Fuente: Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres

Link Redhum: http://www.redhum.org/noticia_detail/40799

Link Bitly: http://bit.ly/1h0y9r8

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Philippines + 19 others
Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines: ECHO factsheet (as of 17 November 2013)

Key messages

• The European Commission has provided €20 million to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): €10 million in humanitarian aid to support emergency relief operations and €10 million to assist with recovery and rehabilitation.

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Spain + 1 other
Would-be migrant dies scaling Melilla border fence

11/05/2013 14:19 GMT

RABAT, November 5, 2013 (AFP) - A would-be migrant died Tuesday when he fell while trying with 150 others to scale the border fence separating Morocco from Spain's north African territory of Melilla, Moroccan officials said.

The incident, in which another four people were injured, comes a day after 80-100 migrants succeeded in getting across by charging the seven-metre (23-foot) high fence at a point where it had not yet been reinforced.

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