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21 Jan 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • Case incidence continues to fall in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, with a halving time of 1.4 weeks in Guinea, 2.0 weeks Liberia, and 2.7 weeks in Sierra Leone. A combined total of 145 confirmed cases were reported from the 3 countries in the week to 18 January: 20 in Guinea, 8 in Liberia, and 117 in Sierra Leone.

  • Mali has been declared free of Ebola virus disease (EVD) after completing 42 days since the last case tested negative for EVD.

16 Jan 2015 description
report Council of Europe

“The proposed amendments to the Aliens Act aimed at legalising push-backs of migrants arriving in Ceuta and Melilla currently discussed in Spain are in clear breach of human rights law.

15 Jan 2015 description

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Thursday 1/15/2015 - 18:18 GMT

Spanish police said Thursday they had arrested two Cameroonian migrants accused of killing up to ten Nigerians by pushing them from a boat into stormy waters after a fight during an attempt to reach Spain.

The two men were part of a group of around 50 sub-Saharan migrants who departed from Nador (northern Morocco) on December 3 for Spain. They were on an inflatable boat without a motor and ran into rough weather, police said in a statement.

14 Jan 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • Guinea reported its lowest weekly total of new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases since the week ending 17 August 2014. Case numbers remain low in Liberia, with no confirmed cases nationally for the final 2 days of the week ending 11 January, and the lowest weekly total of confirmed cases since the first week of June 2014. Sierra Leone has now reported a decline in case incidence for the second week running, and recorded its lowest weekly total of new confirmed cases since the week ending 31 August 2014.

13 Jan 2015 description
report IRIN

NADOR, 13 janvier 2015 (IRIN) - Fin 2014, une image a beaucoup circulé sur Internet. On y voit deux golfeuses, vêtues de blanc sur un luxueux parcours de golf, qui semblent faire abstraction de la présence en arrière-plan d’une dizaine de migrants qui tentent de passer en Europe en escaladant la barrière grillagée qui marque la frontière.

09 Jan 2015 description
report IRIN

NADOR, 9 January 2015 (IRIN) - Late last year an image went viral. In it two golfers, dressed in white on lush green fairways, appear oblivious as in the background around a dozen migrants try to scale a border fence in an attempt to enter Europe. The migrants were climbing from the sleepy and conservative coastal north Moroccan town of Nador, trying to enter Melilla, one of two Spanish territories inside the North African country. It shone a light on Morocco’s struggles to manage its migrant population and attempts by Spain to further seal its borders.

06 Jan 2015 description

FAITS MARQUANTS

  • Il y a eu 17 145 cas notifiés de maladie à virus Ebola, dont 6070 décès.

  • L’incidence des cas augmente légèrement en Guinée, elle est stable ou diminue au Libéria, et pourrait continuer à augmenter en Sierra Leone.

  • La flambée en Espagne a été déclarée terminée.

04 Jan 2015 description

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Sunday 1/4/2015 - 13:24 GMT

Almost 150 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean in makeshift boats have been rescued off the coast of Spain in less than a week, officials said Sunday.

In the largest of several rescue operations last week, a boat carrying 53 people was spotted on Friday by a ferry off the coast of Andalusia in southern Spain, local emergency services said.

31 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

· There have been 20 206 reported cases of Ebola virus disease, with 7905 reported deaths.

· Reported case incidence is fluctuating in Guinea and decreasing in Liberia, although Liberia reported more cases in the week ending 28 December than in the previous week.

· There are signs that the increase in incidence has slowed in Sierra Leone. However, the west of the country is still experiencing the most intense transmission of all affected countries.

· The United Kingdom has reported its first confirmed case of Ebola.

30 Dec 2014 description

Madrid, Spain | Tuesday 12/30/2014 - 12:18 GMT

More than 100 migrants on Tuesday managed to scale the six-metre fence surrounding the Spanish exclave of Melilla to enter the territory while around 40 remained perched on the barrier, officials said.

Some 200 people tried to storm into the territory that lies in northern Morocco -- which together with the nearby exclave of Ceuta have Europe's only land borders with Africa -- in the early morning hours, Melilla police said in a statement.

25 Dec 2014 description

12/25/2014 - 10:36 GMT

by Roland LLOYD PARRY

Each travelled more than 2,000 miles, Abou from impoverished Ivory Coast and Mahmud from Syria after Islamist militants besieged his hometown.

Each of them made it into Europe the only way he knew how: by land, past the fiercely guarded fence that closes off the Spanish city of Melilla from northern Morocco.

Abou Diarrisso is still on a high days after scrambling over the six-metre (20-foot) border fence and dodging Spanish guards.

22 Dec 2014 description

The Navarra Regional Government, in Spain, is donating EUR 120,000 (US$ 146,000) to UNRWA for the purchase hygiene kits for displaced Palestine refugees in Syria. This is the second contribution from the Navarra Regional Government for hygiene kits and will help maintain health standards for some of the most vulnerable people affected by the conflict. Young children are at particular risk of communicable disease and the inclusion of baby kits for children less than one year of age is vital in protecting their resilience.

20 Dec 2014 description

La ayuda alimentaria es fundamental en la lucha contra el Ébola en África Occidental.

Esta operación es posible gracias a la base logística humanitaria que el PMA y la Cooperación Española mantienen en el puerto de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y que facilita el envío de ayuda humanitaria al continente africano

El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) enviará, con la colaboración de la Cooperación Española, un buque con ayuda alimentaria a los países afectados por la epidemia de Ébola en África Occidental.

18 Dec 2014 description

Los proyectos apoyarán los Sistemas Nacionales de Protección Social en los países de África Occidental, priorizando las intervenciones en la región del Sahel y en las poblaciones más afectadas por el virus del Ébola

17 Dec 2014 description

More than 11,000 Bilwi City households will benefit from $48.5 million nonrefundable financing

Nicaragua will improve health conditions of more than 11,000 Bilwi City (Puerto Cabezas) households by enhancing and improving drinking water services with help from a Spanish Government grant approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

16 Dec 2014 description
report Amnesty

The new Law on Public Security, which would modify the immigration law has been passed by the Spanish Congress. It is now up to the Senate to prevent its entry into force. This amendment would facilitate automatic and collective expulsion of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers from the borders of the two Spanish enclaves in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, exposing them to the risk of serious human rights violations.

14 Dec 2014 description

Bilbao Local Council, in Spain, is donating EUR 25,000 (US$ 30,000) to purchase hygiene kits for displaced Palestine refugees in Syria. The project will help mitigate the impact of the conflict on some of the most vulnerable people in Syria.

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.

10 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

· There have been 17 942 reported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), with 6388 reported deaths.

· Case incidence is slightly increasing in Guinea, decreasing in Liberia, and may be increasing or stable in Sierra Leone.

· Sierra Leone now has the highest total number of reported cases of the three intense-transmission countries, with 7897 cases reported to date.

10 Dec 2014 description

Madrid, Espagne | AFP | mercredi 10/12/2014 - 17:47 GMT

Un total de 4.669 immigrants clandestins sont entrés depuis le début de l'année à Melilla, enclave espagnole au Maroc, contre un peu plus de 3.000 en 2013, a déclaré mercredi le ministre espagnol de l'Intérieur.