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04 Jul 2015 description

BANGUI - Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a exprimé aujourd'hui sa gratitude à la France pour sa contribution de 850.000€. Cette donation sera utilisée pour aider les personnes déplacées à l'intérieur du pays à retourner chez elles, elles vivaient auparavant à l'aéroport M'Poko de Bangui.

04 Jul 2015 description

Le premier jour de cette canicule, une opération humanitaire inédite en France a eu lieu le 30 juin 2015 à Calais. 4 organisations non gouvernementales internationales ont décidé d’agir dans le camp de migrants informel de La Lande, en distribuant nourriture et kits hygiène aux 3 000 migrants qui vivent ici.

03 Jul 2015 description

The first day of the heat wave, an unprecedented humanitarian operation was held in France on June 30, 2015 in Calais. 4 international NGOs have decided to act in ’The New Jungle’, a camp for informal migrants, providing food and hygiene kits for the 3,000 migrants living here.

03 Jul 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | vendredi 03/07/2015 - 18:17 GMT

Un avion de surveillance de la Marine française a survolé la Méditerranée centrale vendredi pour collecter du renseignement sur le trafic de migrants en méditerranée, a annoncé l'état-major de l'armée française.

Il s'agit de la "première contribution opérationnelle de la France à l'opération EU Nafvor Med, lancée le 22 juin par l’Union européenne" pour lutter contre les réseaux de passeurs de clandestins, relève le communiqué de l'état-major.

03 Jul 2015 description

BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed gratitude to France for a contribution of €850,000 which is being used to help internally displaced people who have been living through months of conflict at the M’Poko airport in Bangui to return to home.

The donation has enabled WFP to purchase 73 metric tons of rice, as well as launch a voucher programme for returnees. Voucher-based assistance responds to people’s dietary needs, provides them with choice and brings the added benefit of revitalizing local communities and stimulating the local economy.

29 Jun 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | Monday 6/29/2015 - 16:26 GMT | 321 words

France's top administrative court said Monday that border controls on migrants at the Italian frontier were legal and did not violate the Schengen agreement that created Europe's passport-free zone.

The court dismissed a complaint by three organisations in support of scores of migrants stranded at the border between France and Italy since mid-June.

26 Jun 2015 description

Today, the AFD, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation signed an innovative partnership worth €100 million at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, in the presence of Minister Laurent Fabius and Minister of State for Development and Francophony, Annick Girardin. The partnership aims to increase vaccine coverage in six French-speaking countries of the Sahel region: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Chad.

26 Jun 2015 description

L'AFD, Gavi, l’Alliance du Vaccin et la Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates ont signé aujourd’hui, au Quai d’Orsay, en présence de Laurent Fabius, ministre des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international et d'Annick Girardin, secrétaire d’Etat au Développement et à la Francophonie, un partenariat innovant d’un montant de 100 M€, destiné à accroitre la couverture vaccinale dans six pays francophones de la zone sahélienne : le Burkina Faso, le Mali, la Mauritanie, le Niger, le Sénégal et le Tchad.

21 Jun 2015 description

Milan, Italy | AFP | Sunday 6/21/2015 - 16:05 GMT |

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and French President Francois Hollande played down tensions Sunday over a migrant crisis which has seen hundreds of asylum seekers blocked at the border between the two countries.

"I don't think there are tensions between us... sometimes ministers can let themselves go with statements, it's like engaged couples who have been together a long time," Prime Minister Renzi quipped during a joint press conference in Milan.

17 Jun 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | Wednesday 6/17/2015 - 10:42 GMT

France unveiled plans on Wednesday to add 10,500 additional housing spots for migrants as European nations grapple with how to handle a wave of people crossing the Mediterranean.

The government plans 5,000 housing units for people granted asylum in France, 4,000 for asylum seekers and 1,500 emergency slots for illegal immigrants.

17 Jun 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | mercredi 17/06/2015 - 16:09 GMT

par Charlotte PLANTIVE / Martine NOUAILLE

Le gouvernement français, pris de court par la multiplication de campements sauvages de migrants, a annoncé mercredi un renforcement d'urgence des dispositifs d'hébergements, tout en plaidant pour une réponse européenne à la hauteur de "la gravité de la crise".

16 Jun 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | mardi 16/06/2015 - 14:41 GMT

Le gouvernement français va dévoiler mercredi un plan pour une meilleure prise en charge des migrants en France, au lendemain d'une réunion à Luxembourg sur la prise en charge des demandeurs d'asile par l'Union europénne.

Le plan sera présenté au cours du conseil des ministres par le ministre de l'Intérieur Bernard Cazeneuve et sa collègue du Logement Sylvia Pinel, a-t-on appris mardi auprès du ministère de l'Intérieur.

16 Jun 2015 description

Luxembourg, Luxembourg | AFP | Tuesday 6/16/2015 - 18:58 GMT

by Christian SPILLMANN

European interior ministers failed to reach agreement Tuesday on plans to tackle the Mediterranean migrant crisis as Italy threatened a backlash if other EU states refuse to share the burden of asylum seekers.

The deadlock came as Italian police forcefully evicted dozens of mainly African migrants from their shelter under a railway bridge on the Franco-Italian border, which has become a flashpoint in the crisis.

15 Jun 2015 description

Rome, Italy | 09:31 GMT

Images of dozens of migrants stuck at Italy's border with France represent a "punch in the face for Europe," Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Monday.

"It is the proof that they do not want to stay in Italy. They want to go to (other parts of) Europe and they consider our country as a transit country," Alfano told the Raitre television channel.

13 Jun 2015 description

Ventimiglia, Italy | AFP | Saturday 6/13/2015 - 20:25 GMT

by Vincent-Xavier Morvan / with Ella Ide in Rome

Italian police moved Saturday to disperse around 200 migrants who were staging a sit-in at a border crossing with France after French police refused to let them enter the country.

Officers in riot gear pushed the migrants back towards the town of Ventimiglia, five kilometres (three miles) from the border.

However, a group of around 50 men slipped away from the police cordon and took refuge on rocks near the border post.

12 Jun 2015 description

Mexico - Tropical Depression THREE
• Tropical Depression THREE formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean, off the coasts of Oaxaca and Guerrero states, on 10 June.
• On 11 June, at 9.00 UTC, its approximate centre was 410km of Acapulco in Guerrero.
• Over the next 48h, THREE is forecast to intensify significantly. It is expected to move north-west and then turn north-northeast, towards Oaxaca and Guerrero.
• Very heavy rainfall and strong winds may affect the southern states of Mexico, particularly Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas, on 11 June.

11 Jun 2015 description

Up to 200 migrants and asylum seekers, many of whom have already been forcibly evicted in the past 10 days, are at risk of being removed once again from a park in northern Paris in the coming hours, leaving scores homeless, Amnesty International said.

“The French authorities cannot just keep moving these migrants and asylum seekers from pillar to post without seeking viable alternatives – the State has a duty to ensure durable accommodation solutions for all those who seek asylum,” said Marco Perolini, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Discrimination in Europe.

05 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Governor of Adamawa State Mr. Bala Ngilari recently stated that efforts undertaken to stifle the terrorist threat are far from over. IDP camps are now facing a significant threat, and the Governor has sounded the alarm. Most sites, he says, have been infiltrated by members of the sect disguised as IDPs, making it difficult to differentiate them from persons of concern. These occurrences also have been reported in other locations such as Maiduguri in Borno State.

03 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 20 and 21 May, the UNHCR Representative for West Africa, Ms. Liz Ahua held meetings with a number of State partners in Nigeria, but also with the UN Country Team (UNCT). During the meetings, the need for UNHCR to strengthen existing ties with partners was emphasized. As for the UNCT, it expressed the wish of having UNHCR take up more responsibilities in the shelter and CCCM sectors.

02 Jun 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | mardi 02/06/2015 - 11:16 GMT

La police française a évacué à quelques heures d'intervalle mardi trois campements de migrants installés en plein Paris et à Calais, le port du nord de la France devenu le carrefour des clandestins en quête de passage vers le Royaume-Uni.

La première opération a ciblé à l'aube un campement de fortune dans le nord de la capitale, où vivaient depuis des mois environ 350 migrants originaires principalement du Soudan mais aussi d'Erythrée, de Somalie ou d'Egypte.