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24 Sep 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | samedi 24/09/2016 - 20:10 GMT

Un migrant soudanais est mort samedi soir après avoir été percuté par un train de marchandises à Calais, ville du nord de la France où affluent des milliers de migrants espérant passer en Grande-Bretagne, a-t-on appris auprès des autorités locales.

24 Sep 2016 description

Tours, France | AFP | Saturday 9/24/2016 - 20:58 GMT

President Francois Hollande, under pressure from the right wing, on Saturday stepped up his pledge to combat illegal migration, vowing to dismantle a squalid settlement near Calais and prevent similar camps from becoming established in France.

"There will be no camps in France," said Hollande, two days ahead of a maiden visit to the notorious "Jungle" settlement near Calais, where between 7,000 and 10,000 desperate migrants live.

23 Sep 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18-24 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

23 Sep 2016 description

Avec ces nouveaux financements, l’AFD poursuit son accompagnement en faveur de deux secteurs clefs, l’eau et l’assainissement et la formation des jeunes, pour le bien-être des populations et l’émergence du Sénégal. Au total, ce seront plus de 400 millions d’euros (262 milliards de FCFA) qui seront engagés par l’AFD sur la période 2014-2016, faisant de l’Agence un des principaux contributeurs au Plan Sénégal Emergent.

23 Sep 2016 description
report Mizzima News

By Mizzima
On Friday, 23 September 2016

France has allocated € 1.4 M to improve food security in Rakhine and Kachin States and to contribute rebuilding livelihoods in Chin State in 2016, the French Embassy to Myanmar said in a statement on 21 September.

23 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission

eurostat news release 181/2016

Syrians continued to be the most numerous

During the second quarter of 2016 (from April to June 2016), 305 700 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 6% compared with the first quarter of 2016 (when 287 100 first time applicants were registered).

23 Sep 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | vendredi 23/09/2016 - 14:09 GMT |

Deux migrants repérés vendredi au beau milieu de la Manche sur un petit canot pneumatique à destination de l'Angleterre ont été secourus par les gendarmes maritimes français, ont annoncé les autorités françaises.

21 Sep 2016 description

27SM Niue News: 2015 SPREP Annual Report is now launched

The SPREP Annual Report for 2015 is now available online having been presented at the 27th SPREP Meeting in Niue on Day one. The Report, available in both English and French outlines the activities and project implemented with members and partners in 2015 as the region strives to achieve the SPREP vision - a Pacific environment that sustains our livelihoods and natural heritage in harmony with our cultures.

20 Sep 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

The deteriorating situation in and around the refugee camp in Calais has not deterred the refugees and migrants fleeing from conflict areas in Africa and the Middle-East, to take shelter near the French port city. Amongst them are many Sudanese migrants. The encampment remains the most popular site to continue their long journey to the United Kingdom. Reporting from the 'Jungle', Radio Dabanga will release stories, interviews and photos over the coming period.

20 Sep 2016 description

Calais, France | AFP | Tuesday 9/20/2016 - 12:38 GMT |

Building work began Tuesday on a wall to protect the port in the northern French city of Calais from repeated attempts by migrants to stow away on trucks heading for Britain, an AFP reporter said.

The wall, a kilometre (half a mile) long and four metres (13 feet) high, will pass within a few hundred metres of the sprawling migrant camp known as the "Jungle", which charities say now houses more than 10,000 people.

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19 Sep 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | Monday 9/19/2016 - 20:06 GMT

The squalid migrant camp known as the "Jungle" in France's northern port of Calais has become home to nearly 1,000 more people since August, bringing the total to more than 10,000, two charities working there said Monday.

"The total number of people is 10,088. The previous count was 9,106, making it an increase of 12 percent in a month," according to the French association L'Auberge des Migrants and the British non-governmental organisation Help Refugees.

19 Sep 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | lundi 19/09/2016 - 17:44 GMT

La "Jungle" de Calais, dans le nord de la France, où affluent des migrants espérant passer en Angleterre, accueille désormais plus de 10.000 personnes, soit presque 1.000 personnes de plus qu'en août, ont affirmé lundi deux associations actives dans le bidonville.

Selon l'association française l'Auberge des Migrants et l'ONG britannique Help Refugees, "le nombre total de personnes est de 10.088. Il était au recensement précédent de 9.106, soit une augmentation de 12% en un mois".

19 Sep 2016 description

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has begun building a new laboratory that will enable it to step up its efforts to help countries use nuclear techniques to control insect pests, including mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus and other diseases.

The construction is part of the Renovation of the Nuclear Applications Laboratories project (ReNuAL), a plan to begin upgrading the eight IAEA Nuclear Sciences and Applications laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, which opened their doors in 1962.

19 Sep 2016 description

Prospects have seldom felt this grim for many of the migrants living in the notorious Calais 'Jungle'. Yet another winter is on the horizon. The French government has vowed to shut the camp down once and for all. Yet another barrier, a wall, appears set to go up. And just this week, residents of the port city of Calais held demonstrations and set up roadblocks, demanding that the camp be razed.

16 Sep 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | Friday 9/16/2016 - 15:43 GMT

UPDATES FIGURES, ADDS HOUSING MINISTER STATEMENT, BACKGROUND

Police in Paris on Friday evacuated a tent camp where some 2,100 migrants were living in squalid conditions, the latest operation to dismantle camps sprouting up around the French capital.

Police moved in at dawn to remove the migrants, mainly from Sudan, Eritrea and Afghanistan, who were sleeping in tents and on mattresses in the camp in northern Paris.

16 Sep 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | vendredi 16/09/2016 - 15:08 GMT

Plus de 2.000 migrants ont été évacués dans le calme vendredi d'un campement dans le nord de Paris, où Soudanais, Afghans et Erythréens étaient installés depuis plusieurs semaines dans des conditions sanitaires déplorables.

Selon les autorités, il s'agit de la deuxième plus grosse opération de ce type sur près d'une trentaine menées dans la capitale depuis juin 2015. L'évacuation la plus importante (près de 2.500 personnes) remontait au 22 juillet.

16 Sep 2016 description

Greece - As the European Union (EU) relocation scheme reaches its one year anniversary, only 5,000 asylum seekers have been relocated from Greece and Italy to other EU Member States with IOM assistance. The EU programme adopted a year ago was set up to relocate 160,000 asylum seekers from frontline EU Member States. Since then, IOM has assisted 4,954 people relocate from Greece and Italy with pre-departure preparation and travel assistance.

16 Sep 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | vendredi 16/09/2016 - 06:37 GMT

Un campement d'au moins 1.500 migrants dans le nord de Paris, où Soudanais, Afghans et Erythréens s'étaient installés dans des conditions sanitaires déplorables, a commencé à être évacué vendredi, a constaté une journaliste de l'AFP.

L'évacuation, précédée d'un important déploiement policier a débuté vers 05H00 GMT, quand un groupe de femmes et d'enfants a été rassemblé pour monter dans un bus.

16 Sep 2016 description

On 1 September 2016, French Minister of the Interior, Bernard Cazeneuve, announced that the northern part of the so-called ‘Jungle’ – the migrant camp set up in Calais in northern France in the spring of 2015 – is to be dismantled. With refugees about to be evicted from their shelters, specific measures to protect the 627 unaccompanied foreign minors MSF assists in the camp have yet to be proposed.