Calais, France | AFP | vendredi 12/02/2016 - 12:10 GMT
La représentante du gouvernement dans la Pas-de-Calais (nord), Fabienne Buccio, a annoncé vendredi vouloir faire évacuer un millier de migrants de la partie sud de la "jungle" de Calais, où ils vivent dans des conditions précaires dans l'espoir de passer en Angleterre.
Calais, France | AFP | Friday 2/12/2016 - 14:57 GMT
Local French government authorities said Friday they want to move up to 1,000 migrants living in the notorious "Jungle" camp in the port town of Calais.
The presence of thousands of migrants in the camp who are desperately trying to reach Britain has become a political hot potato both within France and between Paris and London.
Local authorities have been trying to persuade migrants to move out of the camp as conditions worsen in the winter.
Médecins du Monde et le Secours Catholique - Caritas France contraints de recourir à nouveau à la justice.
Dans les camps de Calais ou Grande-Synthe, plusieurs centaines de mineurs isolés étrangers (MIE) vivent dans une très grande précarité. Particulièrement vulnérables et exposés à de très nombreuses violences, ces jeunes, qui pour certains ont de la famille au Royaume-Uni, ont besoin d’urgence de mesures de protection particulières.
Lille, France | AFP | Saturday 2/6/2016 - 20:32 GMT
Four Iranian migrants making a rare attempt to reach Britain by boat from France on Saturday were rescued in the nick of time after their vessel took on water and was close to capsizing, officials said.
Rescuers were only alerted after one of the migrants made it back to the beach at Sangatte in northern France before dawn.
He was in a dangerously cold state and asking for help for his four compatriots.
5 February 2016 – The world is facing a political, economic, moral and social crisis as governments and communities struggle to provide effective solutions for the unprecedented numbers of people fleeing war, instability or persecution, the top United Nations migration official said today, calling for deceive multilateral action to tackle “the global issues lurking behind today’s vast movement of people.”
GENEVE, 5 février (HCR) – Le HCR exprime son inquiétude au sujet d'environ 4000 réfugiés et migrants dans la « jungle » de Calais et de près de 2500 autres à Grande-Synthe, dans la banlieue de Dunkerque, vivant dans des circonstances difficiles et aggravées par la saison hivernale.
Le HCR est particulièrement préoccupé par les conditions de vie des enfants, notamment les enfants non accompagnés et séparés qui arrivent dans le nord de la France dans des installations spontanées. Ils ont besoin d'un hébergement et de protection.
GENEVA, Feb 5 (UNHCR) – The UN Refugee Agency is concerned about some 4,000 refugees and migrants currently reported to be living in the Calais "jungle" and almost 2,500 in Grande-Synthe, on the edges of Dunkerque, often in dire circumstances, aggravated by the winter conditions.
Of particular concern are hundreds of children, many of them traveling by themselves, who arrive at the informal camps in northern France in need of both shelter and adequate protection.
Cofinancée par la France, la reconstruction du plus grand établissement hospitalier public de Port-au-Prince progresse. Visite du chantier.
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
Italy witnessed a 43% rise of sea arrivals over the last month, compared to December 2014, bucking the seasonal decrease of refugees and migrants arriving by sea and the downward trend registered in the second half of 2015. Arrival trends for December include the steady decrease of Syrians arriving by sea and the continuing proportional increase of Nigerians.
At the end of December 2015, the total number of arrivals stands at 153,842 persons, compared to 170,100 in 2014 at the same time, corresponding to a 10% decrease.
Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world
Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues
This dashboard presents the preliminary findings of a survey conducted by IOM/DTM Iraq during the months of November and December 2015 in the framework of the DFID-funded project “Understanding complex migration flows from Iraq to Europe through movement tracking and awareness campaigns”.
Lille, France | AFP | lundi 25/01/2016 - 17:08 GMT
Tous les migrants occupant une zone de la "Jungle" à Calais, appelée pour des raisons de sécurité à devenir une zone déboisée le long de la rocade portuaire, ont quitté les lieux, ont indiqué lundi les autorités locales dans le nord de la France.
"A ce jour, tous les migrants ont quitté dans le calme cette bande d'une largeur de 100 mètres", a affirmé un porte-parole de la préfecture, qui représente l'Etat français.
Calais, France | AFP | Sunday 1/24/2016 - 20:35 GMT
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Sunday vowed to maintain "order" in northern Calais, a day after dozens of migrants boarded a ferry triggering the temporary closure of the key port.
"The government is completely determined to ensure public order is maintained in Calais," Cazeneuve said.
A day earlier, some 30 to 40 migrants briefly boarded the moored "Spirit of Britain" ferry in the French port in an attempt to reach Britain, before police removed them from the ship.
By Iain Overton on 22 Jan 2016
In 2015, 21 countries were witness to suicide bomb attacks – the most countries ever impacted by this form of violence.
This finding by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) comes from their Global Explosive Violence Monitor. This monitor charts media reports of explosive harm suffered by civilians around the world.
AOAV’s data on suicide bombings for 2015 shows that:
A British court has ordered that three children and one adult in Calais should be immediately brought to Britain to join their relatives.
In a ground breaking order the court ruled that the three unaccompanied children and dependant adult should, under European rules, be allowed to live with their loved ones who are already in Britain while their asylum claims are examined.
Calais, France | AFP | Wednesday 1/20/2016 - 03:09 GMT
by Eric RANDOLPH
Smuggling yourself from France to Britain can be hugely expensive for refugees, but there is a cheaper "pot-luck" option -- the only snag being you might end up in a French military base.
Some who have used the 500-euro ($550) smuggling service at a motorway rest stop near the northern French port of Calais, have found themselves heading in completely the wrong direction, winding up in lorries to Germany or Belgium rather than their dream destination of Britain.
During 2015 MSF teams provided just under 100,000 medical consultations on three search and rescue vessels in the Mediterranean, in Greece, Italy, throughout the Balkans and we are now working in northern France. Many of these consultations were for illnesses and injuries sustained on the life threatening journeys that people were forced to take for want of a safe, legal alternative. In Serbia, for example, 80% of the consultations performed by our medics were related to the tough conditions on the journey.