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France + 3 others
Migrant arrests at Calais double

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Guardian

French police arrested more than 7,400 migrants trying to cross Channel to Britain in first six months of year

French police arrested more than 7,400 migrants in Calais trying to make their way across the Channel to Britain in the first six months of this year.

The figure is more than double the 3,129 arrested in the same period last year. In the first fortnight of July alone officers detained 1,200 migrants in Calais, the local police prefecture said on Friday.

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World + 15 others
La Cooperación Española llevará a cabo un proyecto europeo en favor de la seguridad alimentaria en África Occidental

​​El Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación y el Representante de la UE en Togo, el Embajador Nicolás Berlanga Martínez, firmaron ayer la Convención de Delegación por la que España participará en el proyecto de la Unión Europea (UE) de Apoyo a la Reserva Regional de Seguridad Alimentaria de la Comunidad Económica de Estados de África Occidental (CEDEAO). La firma se realizó en presencia del Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Togo, Robert Dussey, de viaje oficial en España.

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Assurer l’accès des populations aux services essentiels avec la mise en œuvre du fonds Bêkou

15/07/2014

Afin d’améliorer l’articulation entre interventions d’urgence et de développement en République centrafricaine, la Commission européenne, l’AFD, la coopération néerlandaise et la banque de développement allemande KFW mutualisent leurs financements en faveur de la gestion de la crise en République Centrafricaine.

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World + 26 others
2013 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement

United Nations increases health spending in 2013

COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.

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DFID should continue to prioritise humanitarian spending in the Middle East and press other EU nations to do the same warn MPs

European countries to increase their contributions to the humanitarian relief for the Syrian refugee crisis and those nations affected by say MPs on the International Development Committee.

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Niger + 1 other
La France finance des solutions locales

Avec le financement du gouvernement français, le PAM et la FAO ont mis en œuvre un programme visant à réhabiliter les terres agricoles et ainsi accroître la résilience des communautés*.

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World + 5 others
World Refugee Day: more people being offered protection in the EU

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European Union

Every year conflicts, persecution and natural disasters force millions of children, women and men to flee their homes in search of safety. Some look for refuge in EU. Last year alone member states offered protection to 135,700 asylum seekers, nearly half of which were given refugee status. In honour of World Refugee Day on 20 June, we take a look at what the Parliament and the EU are doing to help.

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Haiti + 1 other
Le projet « Frontière » en Haïti

Le 17 juin 2014, l’Ambassadeur de France en Haïti a remis aux directeurs généraux des Douanes, de l’Immigration et émigration et de la Police nationale haïtienne du matériel équivalent à une valeur de 200 000€.

Cette remise de matériel clôture le projet « Frontière » que mène la France en Haïti depuis septembre 2012. Ce projet de 900 000€ a été mise en place à la demande de M. Laurent Lamothe qui souhaitait qu’Haïti puisse bénéficier de l’expertise française en matière de gestion intégrée des frontières.

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Germany + 3 others
10 June 2014: Europe – Severe Weather

In the past few days severe weather (thunderstorms, rains, winds, hail, lightning) hit parts of Europe; starting from France and moving towards northern Germany. Damage was observed mostly in Germany, as well as France and Belgium.

GERMANY

•Severe weather (strong winds, rains, lightning, hail) affected northern Germany on 9-10 June.

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La Police nationale congolaise dotée de moyens de transport et de matériels informatiques

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European Union

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE

Avec l’appui de la Mission EUPOL RD Congo et de la France

Ce vendredi 6 juin 2014, près du site de l’ancienne Ecole de Formation des Officiers de Police Judiciaire (EFOPJ) sur l’avenue Flambeau a eu lieu la remise officielle de quatre véhicules de type pick-up (pour une valeur de 120 000 USD), et de matériels informatique (pour un montant global de 70 000 USD).

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Centrafrique: premiers retours de soldats français "à partir du 15 septembre"

06/06/2014 08:09 GMT

PARIS, 6 juin 2014 (AFP) - Le commandant de l'opération française en Centrafrique, le général Francisco Soriano, a indiqué vendredi que le retour de ses soldats commencerait à partir du 15 septembre, avec le relais de la mission de l'ONU.

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‘Fortress Europe’ Closing the Doors to Syrian Refugees

LONDON, Jun 5 2014 (IPS) - Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict in their home country have come up against a less than accommodating “Fortress Europe”.

As of June 1, according to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are more than 2.7 million Syrian people who have sought refuge outside of their home country. Notable host countries include Lebanon (estimated 1.1 million), Jordan (600,000), Turkey (760,000), Iraq (200,000) and Egypt (140,000).

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France + 3 others
Des centaines de migrants évacués par la police à Calais

05/28/2014 13:58 GMT

Par Marine LAOUCHEZ

CALAIS, 28 mai 2014 (AFP) - Plusieurs centaines de migrants, certains victimes d'une épidémie de gale, ont été évacués mercredi par les forces de l'ordre françaises de la zone portuaire de Calais (nord), où ils étaient installés depuis des semaines dans l'espoir de rejoindre l'Angleterre.

Au total, quelque 200 policiers et gendarmes ont été mobilisés pour évacuer trois camps abritant environ 550 migrants, selon les estimations officielles.

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France + 3 others
Outcry as French police demolish Calais migrant camps

05/28/2014 14:13 GMT

by Marine LAOUCHEZ, Abhik CHANDA

CALAIS, May 28, 2014 (AFP) - French police on Wednesday expelled around 550 people from makeshift camps in the northern port of Calais after a scabies outbreak, drawing criticism from rights groups over the treatment of migrants hoping to reach Britain.

Some 200 policemen were deployed to evict the occupants from the camps which were then bulldozed.

French officials defended the action on public health grounds. But it was slammed as "reckless and ill-considered" by charity group Doctors of the World.

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France + 3 others
Forced evictions at Calais camps risk exacerbating health concerns

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Amnesty

Today's expulsion of an estimated 700 migrants and asylum-seekers from camps in northern France risks aggravating the health problems that the authorities say prompted the evictions, Amnesty International has said.

French police this morning encircled the makeshift settlements occupied by migrants and asylum-seekers in the Calais area and began a process of dismantling them, justifying their actions as a response to a reported outbreak of scabies in the camps.

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Mali + 1 other
France defers troop pull-out after Mali clashes

05/20/2014 21:36 GMT

PARIS, May 20, 2014 (AFP) - France has delayed plans to pull troops out of its former colony Mali after a fresh bout of clashes in a key town.

France said earlier this month it was ending its "frontal war phase" in Mali after sending troops there in 2013 to free the country's vast desert north from Islamists and Tuareg rebels who seized control after a coup.

It planned to redeploy 2,000 of its 3,000 remaining troops serving in Mali under an operation named Serval to other countries in the Sahel region.

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Serbia + 14 others
EU assistance underway for flood victims in Serbia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina

17/05/2014 - The European Union is providing coordinated assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism which has been activated upon the request of Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina due to the severe flooding in the two countries. In less than a day and a half following the request, a total of 14 EU Member States offered assistance.

Bulgaria, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are deploying rescue boats, high capacity pumps and operational teams to Serbia.

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France + 1 other
Courbe d'apprentissage : Des réfugiés syriens arrivent près de Paris

SAINT-OUEN, France, 29 avril (HCR) – A quelques pas du boulevard périphérique, un groupe d'enfants syriens joue au football dans la rue. Leurs mères sont assises sur le trottoir sur des sacs de couchage. Certaines font des allers et retours dans la rue avec leurs bébés dans des poussettes.

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France + 1 other
Learning experience for UNHCR as Syrian refugees arrive in the outskirts of Paris

SAINT-OUEN, France, April 29 (UNHCR) – A stone's throw from the Périphérique, Paris' busy ring road, a group of Syrian children play football in the street, while their mothers sit on the pavement on sleeping bags or push babies up and down the road in strollers.

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Le PAM apprécie la réponse des donateurs à l'appel des victimes de la faim en RDC

KINSHASA – Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) tient à remercier les donateurs qui ont récemment mobilisé plus de 48 millions de dollars américains pour l’assistance alimentaire en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Ces fonds proviennent de la Banque africaine pour le développement, la France, l’Irlande, le Japon, l’Arabie Saoudite, la Corée du Sud, la Suède, la Suisse, la Turquie, et les Etats-Unis.