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02 Aug 2015 description

Communiqué de presse commun du ministère de l'intérieur du Royaume-Uni et de la France.

Mme Theresa May, ministre britannique de l’intérieur et M. Bernard Cazeneuve, ministre français de l’Intérieur, se sont entretenus aujourd’hui à Londres de la crise migratoire. Les deux ministres ont discuté de l’agenda européen pour les migrations et de l’approfondissement de la coopération européenne sur la crise migratoire en Méditerranée, et de ses conséquences à Calais et à Coquelles.

02 Aug 2015 description

The Home Secretary met French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to reaffirm their joint commitment to tackle illegal migration.

Both Ministers attended a UK/France government meeting yesterday (Tuesday 28 July) on illegal migrants making the journey across the Mediterranean to get to Europe.

They discussed the European Agenda on Migration and wider diplomatic collaboration to resolve the migration challenge in the Mediterranean, which is contributing to the situation in Calais and Coquelles.

02 Aug 2015 description

Calais, France | AFP | 8/02/2015 - 00:38 GMT

France and Britain vowed Sunday that ending a crisis which has seen thousands of attempts by migrants to reach England from Calais in recent weeks is a "top priority".

The joint statement came as a French opposition lawmaker accused British Prime Minister David Cameron of failing to grasp "the severity of the problem", and said migrants should not be stopped from going to England unless stronger measures were taken.

01 Aug 2015 description

Calais, France | AFP | samedi 01/08/2015 - 06:34 GMT

Quelque 300 tentatives d'intrusion de migrants voulant gagner la Grande-Bretagne ont été constatées sur le site d'Eurotunnel près de Calais dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi, a-t-on appris de source policière, un chiffre en forte baisse par rapport aux nuits précédentes.

Selon cette source, 800 migrants étaient présents aux abords du site d'Eurotunnel où s'effectue le départ des navettes pour l'Angleterre via le tunnel sous la Manche.

01 Aug 2015 description

Dover, United Kingdom | AFP | Saturday 8/1/2015 - 02:45 GMT

by Robin MILLARD

For the hundreds of migrants who make it across the English Channel, a stark detention centre in a former fortress overlooking the sea often represents the bitter end of a long journey.

Recent arrivals have been bussed in to the Dover Immigration Removal Centre, a former citadel which looms above the port and is surrounded by a moat, high fencing, barbed wire and security cameras.

31 Jul 2015 description

Calais, France | AFP | Thursday 7/31/2015 - 14:40 GMT

by Clément ZAMPA

French police said they had prevented more than 1,000 desperate attempts by migrants to get into Britain via the Channel Tunnel Friday, as London vowed further measures to tackle the crisis.

"More than 1,000 attempts were thwarted last night, with around 30 arrests," the source said, adding there were no reports of migrants injured in their bid to enter the undersea tunnel linking France and Britain.

31 Jul 2015 description
report Médecins du Monde

Des milliers de migrants tentent de pénétrer dans l’Eurotunnel. Une entreprise risquée : l’hôpital de terrain de Médecins du Monde basé dans le campement de migrants à Calais voit les besoins médicaux exploser.

“La situation s’est considérablement dégradée. Hier, la moitié de nos patients étaient gravement blessés suite à des chutes de trains ou de camions”, explique Chloé Lorieux, qui travaille pour la branche calaisienne de Médecins du Monde.

31 Jul 2015 description

Calais, France | AFP | vendredi 31/07/2015 - 06:37 GMT

Plus "de 1.000 tentatives" d'intrusion par de nombreux migrants chrchant à gagner l'Angleterre ont encore été dénombrées dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi à l'entrée du tunnel sous la Manche près de Calais (France), a-t-on appris de source policière.

"Plus de 1.000 tentatives ont été déjouées cette nuit avec une trentaine d'interpellations. Aucun incident n'est pour l'instant à déplorer", a indiqué cette source à l'AFP.

30 Jul 2015 description

The spike in migrants attempting to cross the Channel tunnel into Britain isn't just rattling Paris and London. It's also brought the business of people smuggling, and crime more generally, into the local community.

CALAIS AND PARIS, FRANCE — This week has seen a massive spike in attempts by migrants trying to breach the Channel tunnel to get to Britain.

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30 Jul 2015 description

Calais, France | AFP | Thursday 7/30/2015 - 13:28 GMT

by Clément ZAMPA

Hundreds of migrants holed up in northern France made another desperate attempt to reach England in the early hours of Thursday, as Britain's prime minister came under fire for controversial comments on the crisis.

France has bolstered its police presence in the northern port city of Calais and migrants made fewer attempts to enter the Eurotunnel than in previous nights.

29 Jul 2015 description

Calais, France | Wednesday 7/29/2015 - 17:55 GMT

by David COURBET

One man died Wednesday in a desperate attempt to reach England via the Channel Tunnel as overwhelmed authorities fought off hundreds of migrants, prompting France to beef up its police presence.

British ministers convened for emergency talks on the mounting crisis, as Prime Minister David Cameron acknowledged the situation in the northern French city of Calais was "very concerning."

28 Jul 2015 description

Lille, France | AFP | Tuesday 7/28/2015 - 18:06 GMT

About 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Eurotunnel terminal in the French port town of Calais overnight in a desperate bid to reach England through the Channel tunnel, a spokesman said Tuesday.

"It was the biggest incursion effort in the past month and a half," said the spokesman for Eurotunnel, which is battling often deadly efforts by migrants to smuggle into Britain.

27 Jul 2015 description

Dans le prolongement de la visite du Président Hollande en mai dernier, et des entretiens à Paris du Ministre haïtien de l’Education nationale et de la formation professionnelle, M. Nesmy Manigat avec la Ministre française de l’Education nationale, de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, Madame N.Vallaud Belkacem et de la Secrétaire d’Etat à la coopération et à la francophonie, Madame A. Girardin, une première mission s’est rendue à Port-au-Prince du 20 au 24 juillet.

21 Jul 2015 description

• The situation regarding the major fires that broke out on17July in central and southern Greece is improving, after 74 new fires broke out within 24hover 18-19 July, according to the Hellenic Fire Service, as of 19 July.

• The FFFP module (Aerialforestfirefightingmoduleusingplanes) offered by France through the EU Voluntary Pool of assets, were deployed on 18 July. On 19 July, the French FFFP module conducted operations in Zakinthos Island and Malantreni performing more than 10 operation hours and 38 drops.

20 Jul 2015 description

Lille, France | AFP | Monday 7/20/2015 - 21:20 GMT

A migrant has died after being badly burnt while attempting to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais in a bid to reach Britain, French officials said Monday.

"One of three migrants who were involved in the accident last week has died," the northern Pas-de-Calais prefecture told AFP in a statement.

According to a migrant solidarity blog, the dead man was a 23-year-old Pakistani who succumbed on Friday to injuries he received on the night of July 13-14.

14 Jul 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By William James

LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) - Britain plans to create a 'secure zone' at the French port of Calais to protect lorries heading for England from migrants trying to enter the country illegally, interior minister Theresa May said on Tuesday.

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14 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN

By Christopher Horwood

NAIROBI, 14 July 2015 (IRIN) - In a new column, Christopher Horwood, who has worked in humanitarian and development aid for over three decades and is the founding coordinator of the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) in Nairobi, Kenya, urges EU leaders to rethink their contradictory approach to irregular migration

09 Jul 2015 description

Luxembourg, Luxembourg | AFP | Thursday 7/9/2015 - 18:45 GMT

France and Germany agreed Thursday to accept some 21,000 asylum-seekers and refugees as part of EU efforts to deal with the flood of migrants seeking refuge from conflicts across North Africa and the Middle East.

EU leaders agreed last month to take in 60,000 people over the next two years but on a voluntary basis after many member states objected strongly to proposed mandatory quotas.

08 Jul 2015 description

Calais, France | AFP | Tuesday 7/7/2015 - 08:16 GMT

A man was found dead Tuesday in the Channel Tunnel, French authorities said, a rare accident providing yet another example of the lengths taken by migrants desperate to reach Britain.

Vehicle shuttle services and Eurostar passenger trains were delayed as one of the six sections of the tunnel was closed for investigations, although it remained unclear how the migrant had died.

08 Jul 2015 description

La visite présidentielle du 12 mai 2015 avait acté l’engagement de la France envers l’éducation en Haïti, dans le cadre de la déclaration conjointe franco-haïtienne sur la coopération en matière d’enseignement, de formation professionnelle et de recherche. Cette visite avait permis de signer un premier appui de la France en faveur de la formation professionnelle en Haïti, pour le développement des compétences en lien avec la demande économique et l’insertion des jeunes haïtiens.