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22 Jul 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | Friday 7/22/2016 - 09:29 GMT

Police in Paris on Friday dismantled a tent camp under a railway housing over 2,600 people mainly from Afghanistan and east Africa, part of an ongoing drive to remove camps sprouting up around the French capital.

The operation in northern Paris was the 26th of its kind over the past year in the city, which is struggling to accommodate asylum-seekers.

22 Jul 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Friday 7/22/2016 - 08:23 GMT

by Mathilde AUVILLAIN

Italy is scrambling to find extra places for incoming migrants amid fears the failure of a European relocation plan may result in mass encampments.

Rome bowed to pressure from the EU at the end of last year and implemented a rigorous system to identify all arrivals on its shores in exchange for a deal which should have seen thousands of refugees relocated across Europe.

18 Jul 2016 description
report Oxfam

Six richest countries host less than 9% of refugees – Oxfam

The six wealthiest countries – which make up more than half the global economy - host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries are shouldering most of the responsibility, Oxfam said today.

While Germany has recently welcomed far more refugees than the other richest nations, there remains a major gap with poorer countries hosting the vast majority of refugees.

13 Jul 2016 description

Contents - Director’s Note

  • RTSM prepares Vanuatu for the Pacific Resilience Programme (PREP) and other potential climate change financing modalities - Negotiators work together in Bonn, to operationalise the Paris Agreement

  • Cook Islands begins preparations for COP22 - Climate change negotiation skills for Pacific island women

  • France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal - Raising public awareness on the Green Climate Fund

12 Jul 2016 description

AFD and the State of Côte d'Ivoire today signed an allocation agreement for the Health Systems Strengthening Program in the context of France’s Debt Reduction-Development Contract (C2D). This program will improve the health of populations and reduce maternal, neonatal and child mortality.

The program aims to:

12 Jul 2016 description

London/Grande-Synthe, 12 July 2016

On Thursday 7 July, six Afghan men were refused entry to the migrant camp in Grande-Synthe. The town council that manages the site in partnership with the French government and the camp manager, the AFEJI, now states that men travelling alone will not be allowed access to the camp. A decision which comes amid growing pressure put on refugees and migrants by authorities in northern France.

11 Jul 2016 description
report European Union
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Executive Summary

The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.

Introduction

06 Jul 2016 description
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Extraterritorial Obligations of the United Kingdom under CESCR
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Extraterritorial Obligations of France under CESCR
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Extraterritorial Obligations of Sweden under CESCR

UK CALLED TO CONTROL ITS ARMS EXPORTS AFTER DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN YEMEN

From 6-24 June 2016, The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights reviewed the following countries: Angola, Burkina Faso, France, Honduras, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

05 Jul 2016 description
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Fossé entre l’aide française et les besoins de ses pays prioritaires : le cas de la sous-nutrition

Paris, 5 juillet 2016 – En contradiction avec la loi Canfin*, l’aide publique au développement française (APD) est en décalage profond avec les préoccupations de ses pays prioritaires. Si ceux-ci  font de la lutte contre la sous-nutrition une priorité, c’est loin d’être le cas de la France, dont la part de l’APD consacrée à la nutrition ne dépasse pas 2,2% dans ces pays (dont 91% à des projets d’aide alimentaire d’urgence).

30 Jun 2016 description

Summary

 As of 29 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

28 Jun 2016 description

Bangui, Centrafrique | AFP | mardi 28/06/2016 - 07:51 GMT |

par Christian PANIKA à Bangui et Célia LEBUR à Libreville

Enlèvement de policiers en plein Bangui, villages attaqués en province, rebelles qui ne désarment pas: après plusieurs mois d'accalmie, la Centrafrique renoue avec les violences au moment où la force militaire française Sangaris s'en va.

27 Jun 2016 description

Jean-Marc Ayrault salue l’annonce par le président de la République le 26 juin du maintien de la contribution française au Fonds mondial de lutte contre le VIH, la tuberculose et le paludisme à hauteur de 1,08 milliard d’euros pour les trois prochaines années (2017- 2019).

La France est le deuxième contributeur au Fonds mondial. Il s’agit d’un signe fort de notre engagement dans la lutte contre les grandes pandémies.

27 Jun 2016 description
report The Global Fund

PARIS - The Government of France announced today it will contribute €1.08 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for the three-year period beginning in 2017, demonstrating strong leadership in global health.

24 Jun 2016 description

Countries in Europe need to build on existing systems for vector control, disease surveillance, laboratory testing and emergency risk communications in order to strengthen their preparedness and response to Zika virus, and prevent or contain quickly any outbreak in Europe.

This is the main conclusion reached at a meeting of 18 European countries at high or moderate likelihood of Zika virus transmission. Experts from these countries gathered in Lisbon, Portugal, during 22–24 June 2016 to participate in the WHO regional technical consultation on Zika virus for Europe.

24 Jun 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 19-25 June 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, public health risks associated with refugee movements, Zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile fever.

23 Jun 2016 description

 As of 22 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

23 Jun 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean

215,380 arrivals by sea in 2016*

2,868 dead/missing in 2016*

* data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 22 June 2016

Trends on sea arrivals

Between 13 and 19 June, some 405 refugees and migrants arrived by sea in Greece. This is a slight increase from the previous week when 358 people arrived to the Greek shores. For the fourth time in the last ten days, there were 40-60 daily new arrivals to Samos.

22 Jun 2016 description

OUAGADOUGOU - Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) se réjouit de la première tranche de contribution de la France pour 2016 d’un montant d’un million d’euros, soit environ 1.1 millions de dollars américains ou 664 millions de francs CFA, pour l’opération dénommée “Intervention Prolongée de Secours et de Redressement” (IPSR) couvrant la période 2015-2017.

21 Jun 2016 description

Key Figures Mediterranean

211,385 arrivals by sea in 2016*
2,856 dead/missing in 2016*

*data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 15 june 2016