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08 Oct 2015 description
report UN News Service

07 de octubre, 2015 — La directora de la Oficina de la ONU para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR) , Margareta Wahlström, resaltó hoy la necesidad de que las áreas urbanas dediquen más fondos a reducir los efectos de inundaciones repentinas como las registradas recientemente en Guatemala, Estados Unidos y Francia.

07 Oct 2015 description

07 October 2015, GENEVA – The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Margareta Wahlström, today said that urban areas must invest more in reducing the risk from flash floods such as those which have claimed hundreds of lives in Guatemala, South Carolina in the US and the south of France in recent days.

07 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Es necesario actuar para ofrecer ayuda y refugio y poner fin al derramamiento de sangre

Para la comunidad internacional, la llegada de decenas de miles de sirios a las fronteras europeas y las estremecedoras muertes de hombres, mujeres, niños y niñas durante el peligroso viaje para llegar hasta ellas se han convertido en un brutal recordatorio de la tragedia en la que está sumido el pueblo sirio. La desesperación en la que se ve sumida la población siria lleva a que muchas personas tengan que asumir riesgos inmensos para ellas y sus familias.

07 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Il faut agir pour offrir assistance et refuge et mettre fin au bain de sang

L’arrivée ces dernières semaines de dizaines de milliers de Syriens aux frontières de l’Europe et la mort choquante de femmes, d’enfants et d’hommes lors de leur périple périlleux, secouent la communauté internationale et l’interpellent devant la tragédie qui engloutit le peuple syrien. Leur désespoir est tel que les Syriens en sont venus à prendre d’immenses risques pour eux-mêmes et leurs familles.

07 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Action needed on aid, refuge, and to end the bloodshed

Author: Caroline Baudot, Oxfam Humanitarian Policy Adviser; Daniel Gorevan, Oxfam Campaigns and Policy Manager, Syria crisis

The arrival of tens of thousands of Syrians to Europe’s borders and the shocking deaths of women, children and men on their perilous journey has been a sharp reminder to the international community of the tragedy engulfing the people of Syria. Syrians put themselves and their families at so much risk only out of sheer desperation.

06 Oct 2015 description

The Bahamas, Bermuda - Tropical Cyclone JOAQUIN
• Hurricane JOAQUIN is moving off the coast of Bermuda, as a Category 1 Hurricane. Previously it affected several Caribbean islands with heavy rains and winds, causing floods in the Bahamas and killing one person in Haiti.
• Over the next 24 h it is forecast to move north-east over the Atlantic Ocean, away from Bermuda, weakening.

03 Oct 2015 description

Calais, France | AFP | samedi 03/10/2015 - 16:11 GMT

par Baptiste BECQUART

Une centaine de migrants ont tenté de manière concertée de s'introduire au cours de la nuit de vendredi à samedi dans le tunnel sous la Manche reliant la France au Royaume-Uni, "en présence" à proximité, selon la police, de militants anarchistes.

03 Oct 2015 description

10/3/2015 - 17:05 GMT

by Baptiste Becquart

More than 100 migrants stormed the Channel Tunnel early Saturday, penetrating a third of the way through and attacking staff in an incident that halted overnight traffic.

The attempt to go through the tunnel from France to Britain came as the daily flow of thousands of migrants and refugees flocking to Europe's shores showed little sign of easing, with 168,000 migrants and refugees arriving in September alone, UN figures showed.

03 Oct 2015 description
report UN News Service

2 October 2015 – Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration. A strong advocate for the rights of migrants – and for action to increase the benefits of migration for countries of origin, destination, and migrants alike – he works to foster cooperation on issues such as protecting migrants affected by crises and ensuring their role in the development process. A former Attorney General of Ireland, Mr.

01 Oct 2015 description

Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

30 Sep 2015 description
report Caritas

CSAN (Caritas Social Action Network) et le Secours Catholique (Caritas France) s’unissent aujourd’hui pour appeler les gouvernements français et britanniques à reconnaître l’urgence de la crise humanitaire à Calais. Les discussions doivent être ré-ouvertes afin de développer et de mettre en œuvre des solutions opérationnelles visant à résoudre une situation qui demeure intenable pour les deux pays. De plus, la France et le Royaume-Uni doivent veiller à ce que toute mesure d’intervention respecte avant tout la dignité humaine.

30 Sep 2015 description

United Nations, United States | AFP | Wednesday 9/30/2015 - 11:53 GMT

by Carole LANDRY

Europe's migrant crisis took center stage at the United Nations on Wednesday with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon seeking to muster a global response to the worst refugee crisis since World War II.

Leaders from some 70 nations prepared to meet as Greek authorities recovered the bodies of a migrant woman and a child who drowned when their dinghy capsized in the Aegean, the latest reminder of the tragedy.

29 Sep 2015 description

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Tuesday 9/29/2015 - 12:48 GMT

by Hui Min NEO with Nina LARSON in Geneva

Germany toughened rules Tuesday for asylum seekers from the Balkans as Europe struggled to cope with a record surge in migrants, with new figures showing more than half a million have crossed the Mediterranean so far this year.

Berlin added Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro to a list of so-called safe countries, so people claiming asylum from those conflict-free states can be deported more swiftly to free up resources for refugees from war-torn countries like Syria.

28 Sep 2015 description

Avec le soutien du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), la Croix-Rouge française et la Croix-Rouge italienne ont récemment lancé une opération transfrontalière de rétablissement des liens familiaux, afin d'aider les migrants à reprendre contact avec leurs proches.

28 Sep 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Sun, 27 Sep 2015 09:50 GMT

With one million people expected to seek asylum in Europe this year and governments arguing over how to cope, thousands of volunteers are taking to the Internet to offer refugees shelter free of charge.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.

24 Sep 2015 description

Budapest, Hongrie | AFP | vendredidi 25/09/2015 - 03:00 GMT

par Peter MURPHY / Geza Molnar

Les relations se sont envenimées jeudi entre Etats des Balkans sur fond de crise des migrants, la Croatie et la Serbie bloquant un peu plus leur frontière commune et la Hongrie déployant des barbelés à sa frontière slovène, une première entre pays de l'espace Schengen.

24 Sep 2015 description

Working with the support of the ICRC, the French and Italian Red Cross Societies recently set up a cross-border "restoring family links" operation to help migrants re-establish contact with their families.

In recent months, an unprecedented number of migrants and refugees from Syria, Eritrea, Palestine, Nigeria and elsewhere have arrived in Italy and other southern European countries. In 2014, the Italian authorities registered 171,011 migrants. In the first five months of 2015, they registered a further 52,761 migrants.

23 Sep 2015 description

Approximately 3,500 exiles are living in a former garbage dump on the outskirts of Calais, France. Conditions at the site, known as the Jungle, are miserable and worsening, despite the efforts of non-profit organizations on site and local charitable initiatives.

The rain has already caused damage at this sandy, hilly location. A quarter of the site was flooded within one week. People are living in small camping tents that are not suitable for rainy winter weather. Some have built shelters, making do with cardboard boxes, bags and plastic tarps or salvaged wood.

23 Sep 2015 description
report European Commission

What is the European Agenda on Migration and what is its state of play?

Tackling migration is one of the ten political priorities of this Commission. The European Agenda on Migration develops the political guidelines of President Juncker into tailored initiatives aimed at managing migration better in all its aspects. The Agenda, adopted on 13 May 2015 put forward concrete actions to respond to the immediate crisis and save lives at sea, and proposed structural responses for the medium and long term.

22 Sep 2015 description

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Tuesday 9/22/2015 - 19:59 GMT

Three young Dutch start-up entrepreneurs have launched a website to find temporary accommodation for refugees fleeing to Europe, modelled on the popular Airbnb home rental site.

But on Refugee Hero, created in just four days and launched on Monday, no money changes hands.

Instead private individuals, and organisations such as churches, schools and mosques, can advertise how much space they can spare for free, and leave a contact phone number for migrants seeking accommodation to get in touch.