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06 May 2016 description

Between 1 January and 31 December 2015, an estimated 1,008,616 fled to Europe by sea. 84% of them came from refugee-producing countries, with 49% from Syria, 21% from Afghanistan and 9% from Iraq. 17% were women and 25% were children under the age of 18.

05 May 2016 description
  • As of 4 May 2016, 57 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 44 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

  • Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

  • 44 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

  • 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

04 May 2016 description

From:Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street and The Rt Hon David Cameron MP First published: 4 May 2016

David Cameron announced a new initiative for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children to be resettled in the UK from Greece, Italy and France.

04 May 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | mercredi 04/05/2016 - 07:37 GMT |

Les forces de police ont investi mercredi matin un lycée en travaux dans le nord-est de Paris pour évacuer les migrants qui l'occupent depuis près de deux semaines, une opération marquée par des heurts.

Le lycée avait été investi dans la nuit du 21 au 22 avril par 150 migrants, notamment afghans, yéménites, soudanais, érythréens et somaliens, venant d'un campement sauvage où vivaient plus de 1.600 personnes sous une ligne de métro aérien.

02 May 2016 description

Paris, FRANCE | AFP | Monday 5/2/2016 - 08:41 GMT |

Police evacuated more than one thousand people from a makeshift migrant camp near a Paris metro station on Monday, the third time the camp has been cleared in as many months.

Shortly after 6:00 am, people who had been staying in the tightly packed tents under an elevated section of the Stalingrad station in the north of Paris began boarding buses to take them to reception centres.

The evacuation passed off largely without incident, authorities said.

02 May 2016 description

Paris, FRANCE | AFP | lundi 02/05/2016 - 07:59 GMT

Un campement d'un millier de migrants, qui s'était reconstitué ces dernières semaines sous le métro aérien à Paris, a été évacué lundi, troisième opération au même endroit depuis mars.

"1.619 personnes ont été mises à l'abri" et acheminées "vers des centres d'hébergement" de la région parisienne essentiellement, a annoncé la préfecture.

28 Apr 2016 description

ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE, MICROCEPHALY AND GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME

 As of 27 April, 55 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 42 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

 Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

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

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

27 Apr 2016 description
infographic REACH Initiative

As part of a wider project to understand the profile and motivations of people migrating to the European Union, this factsheet presents key findings related to migration from Mali. Information presented here is based on interviews with key informants, who were asked to report on migration from their community. Findings presented here are based on a small, purposive sample of respondents in Gao, a key transit point for migrants passing through Mali, and should be considered indicative only.

27 Apr 2016 description

France donated a large quantity of medicines to the Benghazi Medical Center on April 26.

This aid comes on top of aid provided jointly with Germany on April 16 during the visit to Tripoli by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault and his German counterpart.

26 Apr 2016 description

Confirmed pledges (persons) since 2013: 130,955
Additional places/visas granted under Other Legal Forms of Admission:* 15,823
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 32,369
TOTAL places made available to date: 179,147

23 Apr 2016 description

France has contributed more than $4 billion to the work of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide loans, grants and technical assistance that help the poor and vulnerable in Asia and the Pacific.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides information on France's contributions to ADB in terms of capital subscription and funding, the country’s delegates to ADB, and the involvement of French companies and consultants in ADB projects.

22 Apr 2016 description

More EU support is being provided to help Ecuador in the aftermath of the recent earthquake, through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Several EU countries are offering various kinds of support, with rescue teams and relief items now being dispatched by four EU Member States, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

21 Apr 2016 description

SUMMARY

From 1 January 2007 to 20 April 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 66 countries and territories.

Mosquito-borne transmission:

  • 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

  • 17 countries have reported evidence of Zika virus transmission prior to 2015, with or without ongoing transmission or have reported an outbreak since 2015 that is now over.

21 Apr 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | jeudi 21/04/2016 - 08:39 GMT |

Les migrants mineurs arrivés seuls dans la région de Calais (nord) dans l'espoir de passer en Angleterre sont dans une "situation de très grande vulnérabilité" et doivent être mieux protégés, alerte le Défenseur des droits en France.

19 Apr 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | Tuesday 4/19/2016 - 16:28 GMT

Migrants from the Jungle camp in Calais used branches to block roads into the northern French port early Tuesday as officials warned they were stepping up attempts to reach Britain.

Over the past three weeks, there has been a sharp increase in migrant attempts to stow away in the back of lorries which then board ferries or shuttle trains to England, officials say.

Such attempts have stoked tensions with the police after a period of calm following last month's dismantling of part of the sprawling Jungle camp.

16 Apr 2016 description

Beyrouth, Liban | AFP | samedi 16/04/2016 - 15:57 GMT

par Sabine WIBAUX

Le président français François Hollande a promis samedi à Beyrouth une aide militaire ainsi que 100 millions d'euros pour soutenir le pays face à la crise de réfugiés syriens, lors de la première étape d'une tournée de quatre jours au Moyen-Orient.

16 Apr 2016 description

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Saturday 4/16/2016 - 15:17 GMT

French President Francois Hollande announced in Beirut on Saturday 100 million euros in aid for Lebanon which is hosting more than one million refugees from war-torn Syria.

"French assistance will be increased to 100 million euros ($113 million) in the next three years," he said at a joint press conference in the Lebanese capital with Prime Minister Tammam Salam.

16 Apr 2016 description

Nice, France | AFP | samedi 16/04/2016 - 14:38 GMT |

Une cinquantaine de migrants ont tenté en vain de passer en force en France depuis l'Italie dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi à Menton, dans le sud-est de la France, selon les autorités locales.

"Tous les migrants qui avaient réussi à passer le poste-frontière, de même que ceux qui avaient emprunté la voie ferrée venant d'Italie, ont été interpellés", a indiqué un responsable du département des Alpes-Maritimes.

16 Apr 2016 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2016 – Eight nations and the European Commission today pledged a package of more than US$1 billion -- US$141 million in grants, US$1 billion in soft loans, US$500 million in guarantees – to a World Bank-led financing initiative in support of Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon, as well as recovery and reconstruction across the region. The package means that the new facility will be able to generate up to US$800 million in concessional loans in the next year.

14 Apr 2016 description

SUMMARY

From 1 January 2007 to 13 April 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 64 countries and territories.

Mosquito-borne transmission:

 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.  17 countries have reported evidence of Zika virus transmission prior to 2015, with or without ongoing transmission or have reported an outbreak since 2015 that is now over.

Person-to-person transmission: 