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26 Mar 2015 description
report Amnesty

Draconian reforms to two pieces of Spanish legislation are an assault on the rights of its citizens as well as an attempt to formalize abusive practices against migrants and refugees, said Amnesty International ahead of a vote in parliament this afternoon.

20 Mar 2015 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Cruz Roja trabaja para disminuir la brecha social, económica y ambiental que genera la escasez del agua.
  • Durante la conmemoración del Día Mundial del Agua en 2015, la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU), en estrecha colaboración con sus Estados miembros y otras partes interesadas, hará especial énfasis en el nexo agua y desarrollo Sostenible.

El agua es un elemento primordial para el desarrollo humano y por tanto, esencial para alcanzar el desarrollo sostenible.

11 Mar 2015 description

Rabat, Morocco | | Wednesday 3/11/2015 - 17:18 GMT

The bodies of four migrants bidding to reach Spain's Canary Islands were recovered off southern Morocco's Atlantic coast Wednesday, a day after 19 others were rescued from a rubber boat, officials said.

The four drowned migrants were found near Tan-Tan, across from the islands, said the officials, quoted by Morocco's MAP news agency.

Their nationalities were not immediately known.

02 Mar 2015 description

Spain - Floods
• Snow melt is causing the increase of river levels in north-eastern Spain, including Navarra, Aragon and Basque Country, with one fatality in Navarra, as of 26 February. The Spanish CP has issued alerts for river increase and floods and has activated the Copernicus EMS.

25 Feb 2015 description

SUMMARY

A total of 99 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 22 February. Guinea reported 35 new confirmed cases. Cases continue to arise from unknown chains of transmission.

19 Feb 2015 description

San Salvador - El Sistema de la Integración Centroamérica (SICA) y el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), con el apoyo de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID), firmaron hoy el acuerdo para iniciar la implementación del proyecto “Seguridad Integral y Prevención de la Violencia que afecta a niños, niñas, adolescentes y jóvenes en Centroamérica”.

18 Feb 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • A total of 128 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 15 February. Guinea reported 52 new confirmed cases – a decrease from the previous week, and the first week-to-week decline since January 25. Transmission remains widespread in Sierra Leone, with 74 new confirmed cases, and is most intense in the capital, Freetown, which reported 45 confirmed cases. Liberia reported 2 new confirmed cases in the 4 days to 12 February.

11 Feb 2015 description

Madrid, Espagne | AFP | mercredi 11/02/2015 - 18:34 GMT

La justice a convoqué 16 gardes civils dans l'enquête sur la mort d'une quinzaine de migrants qui tentaient de gagner à la nage l'enclave espagnole de Ceuta au Maroc en février 2014, a-t-on appris mercredi de source judiciaire.

11 Feb 2015 description

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Wednesday 2/11/2015 - 19:53 GMT

A Spanish court has summoned 16 police for questioning over the deaths of 15 Africans who drowned swimming towards Spain as officers fired rubber bullets, authorities said on Wednesday.

A judge in the Spanish territory of Ceuta which borders Morocco summoned the 16 members of the Civil Guard military police for questioning to assess whether they could be responsible for the migrants' deaths, judicial authorities said in a statement.

11 Feb 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • Total weekly case incidence increased for the second consecutive week, with 144 new confirmed cases reported in the week to 8 February. Guinea reported a sharp increase in incidence, with 65 new confirmed cases compared with 39 the week before. Transmission remains widespread in Sierra Leone, which reported 76 new confirmed cases, while the resurgence in cases in the western district of Port Loko continued for a second week. Liberia continues to report a low number of new confirmed cases.

09 Feb 2015 description

Salé, Maroc | AFP | lundi 09/02/2015 - 21:34 GMT

Le Maroc a démantelé l'an dernier "plus d'une centaine de réseaux de trafics d'être humains" entre l'Afrique et l'Europe, dans le cadre de la lutte contre l'immigration clandestine, a affirmé lundi soir un haut responsable marocain.

"Dans le cadre de la lutte contre la traite des êtres humains, nous avons démantelé plus d'une centaine de réseaux" en 2014, a indiqué à l'AFP le ministre délégué auprès du ministre de l'Intérieur, Charki Draiss.

09 Feb 2015 description
report Amnesty

The Spanish authorities’ failure to properly investigate the drowning of 14 migrants off the coast of Ceuta after the Civil Guard opened fire with large rubber bullets highlights the deplorable disregard for human life at Spain’s borders with Morocco, said Amnesty International on the anniversary of the tragedy.

“One year on from this tragic incident, victims and their families are still waiting for justice, while the investigation has been blocked and stalled,” said Irem Arf Rayfield, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Refugee and Migrants' Rights in Europe.

06 Feb 2015 description
report Amnesty

El hecho de que las autoridades españolas no hayan investigado debidamente el ahogamiento de 14 migrantes frente a la costa de Ceuta después de que la Guardia Civil abriese fuego contra ellos con balas de goma de gran calibre pone de relieve el lamentable menosprecio hacia la vida humana que impera en las fronteras de España con Marruecos, ha declarado Amnistía Internacional en el aniversario de la tragedia.

06 Feb 2015 description

February 5, 2015 by Helena Maleno Garzón

The Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla, which sit not in Spain but on the coast of Morocco, are the only two places where the European Union shares a land border with an African country. As such, these Spanish enclaves have the most heavily guarded borders in the EU to keep out African migrants.

On occasion, large groups of African citizens—most of them fleeing war and poverty—will attempt to reach Spanish soil through Ceuta or Melilla. It was such an attempt one year ago that ended in an easily preventable tragedy.

05 Feb 2015 description

Brussels, Madrid, 5 February 2015 – The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and the Jesuit Migrant Service (JMS) Spain call for safe and legal access to Europe one year after 14 people died during a confrontation with Spanish border guards near Ceuta. The Tarajal tragedy serves as a stark reminder that Spain along with other European Union member states are a long way off respecting the human dignity of forced migrants.