The Ministry of Foreign Affairs allocates €100 000 to make humanitarian aid more effective, transparent and to improve its quality.
Revolutionary “blockchain” technology that could transform how the world does business is to be tested by a global network of 42 aid agencies, in the first ever trial of its use in rapid response to humanitarian crisis.
The project by the Start Network will seek to harness the power of the same digital innovation that enabled the BitCoin, to speed up distribution of aid funding and trace exactly how it is spent. The ultimate aim would be to track every pound in aid, from original donor to each individual assisted.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports giving humanitarian aid and enabling shelter and necessities for those in need in East Ukraine with 575,000 euros.
3,930 FATALITIES 2016 (1 JAN—27 OCT)
3,777 FATALITIES 2015 (1 JAN—31 DEC)
The number of migrant deaths and disappearances recorded by IOM in 2016 so far have reached 5,328.
Most of the increases have been in the Mediterranean where an estimated 3,930 people have died trying to make the crossing in 2016 so far.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs helps to improve the situation of Haitians affected by the hurricane with 50,000 euros through the Word Health Organisations (WHO).
Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, 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.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) with 250,000 euros to help alleviate the humanitarian situation of people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Foreign Ministry allocates 135,000 euros to three Estonian NGOs to alleviate the situation of the internally displaced persons and victims of conflict in Ukraine. Allocation is for the NGOs Ukrainian Cultural Centre, Estonian Refugee Council and Mondo, that initiated a charity campaign “For Ukraine” in October 2014.
The Operations and Movement Management Unit was established for effective implementation of refugee resettlement and migrants’ assisted voluntary return and reintegration in line with IOM’s global principle of providing dignified, orderly and cost effective services to:
• Refugees hosted in Sudan and selected for resettlement in third countries
• Migration health processing for travel abroad
• Vulnerable migrants willing to voluntarily return to Sudan
• Humanitarian evacuation
The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.
The 2015 International Annual Report describes how SOS Children’s Villages around the world supported children and strengthened families and communities in 2015 through community-integrated responses in care, education, health and emergency services.
The 573 SOS Children’s Villages around the world in 2015 are described as ‘care and protection hubs’ for their local communities, as they provided a range of locally-tailored services to support vulnerable children.
Migratory flows to Europe: new dimensions to deep-rooted patterns
Low public spending, ineffective social protection policies and programmes are hampering progress for children in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
GENEVA, 20 April 2016 — Children who are falling furthest behind in society benefit the most when countries invest in more effective social protection, according to a new UNICEF Report launched today.
13/04/2016 - Development aid totalled USD 131.6 billion in 2015, representing a rise of 6.9% from 2014 in real terms as aid spent on refugees in host countries more than doubled in real terms to USD 12 billion. Stripping out funds spent on refugees, aid was still up 1.7% in real terms, according to official data collected by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).
Statelessness is a global problem - it affects half the world's countries - with an estimated 10-15 million people deprived of a nationality. The map shows the locations of stateless or at risk populations numbering 500 or more, highlighting countries with the highest concentration. The data is incomplete and contains estimates; 70% is not collected or acknowledged by the countries where the stateless live. The single largest cause of statelessness is inheritance of status, with at least 5 million stateless children and a new one born every 10 minutes.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will allocate 20,000 euros to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in order to mitigate the effects of a natural disaster that hit the island country.
During the first post-disaster phase, the biggest necessities are temporary shelters, food and clean drinking water; the succeeding reconstruction phase may bring about a need for construction materials. Many countries have promised to provide disaster relief to Fiji, Estonia responds to the IFRC’s request to deal with primary aid requirements.
Asylum seekers and other migrants are arriving in Europe and encountering rapidly changing border controls as they seek transit through Europe. The EU is implementing its “hotspot” approach for new arrival registration in Italy and Greece. This is a snapshot of the situation based on available unclassified data as of March 4, 2016.
10 March 2016
Distinguished President, Excellencies,
Over the past ten days, many delegations have shared with me their alarm about the growing disarray in many countries. And among other issues, I have raised with many of them my concerns about arrests, harassment and spurious prosecutions of journalists, activists, political opponents and human rights defenders.
In a year marked by horrific attacks by armed extremists in Paris in January and November, and a deepening refugee crisis, the European Union and its member states struggled to develop an effective and principled response to the hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers and migrants who reached Europe. Narrow government interests too often displaced sound policy responses, delaying protection and shelter for vulnerable people and raising questions about the union’s purpose and limits.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 25 January 2016