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29 Apr 2017 description

Assistance alimentaire française : la France alloue 700 000 € pour contribuer à la réponse aux besoins humanitaires dans les États Kachin et Rakhine, et pour soutenir la reconstruction des moyens de subsistance dans le Rakhine.

• État Kachin :

26 Apr 2017 description

Over 200 children have already been brought to Britain from France under the Dubs scheme

By Anna Pujol-Mazzini

LONDON, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain announced on Wednesday it would extend a scheme to take in vulnerable child migrants from Europe, but charities said thousands of children travelling alone would still be left in danger.

The immigration minister, Robert Goodwill, said Britain would resettle 480 unaccompanied child migrants from the European Union, instead of the 350 previously agreed upon.

24 Apr 2017 description

"Hundreds of children remain in the area - many alone"

By Anna Pujol-Mazzini

LONDON, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Refugees and migrants sleeping rough in the French port of Calais, some of them unaccompanied children, have been teargassed, beaten and abused by police since the "Jungle" camp was dismantled last year, a report published on Monday found.

21 Apr 2017 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 16-22 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, cholera, poliomyelitis, measles, legionnaires' disease and yellow fever.

19 Apr 2017 description

Following the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault proposed to President Hollande that France send emergency humanitarian aid to the victims and to medical personnel in northern Syria.

The humanitarian medical shipment has just been distributed locally in Syria by the Union des Organisations de Secours et des Soins Médicaux (UOSSM – United Relief and Medical Care Organizations), a partner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

19 Apr 2017 description

Depuis septembre 2015, MSF a rouvert des activités dans le nord de la France pour venir en aide aux réfugiés bloqués à Calais, à Grande-Synthe et sur d'autres sites. MSF a fermé son dernier projet dans le nord après le démantellement de Calais, en octobre 2016, mais contine de surveiller la situation, en appui aux associations locales.

14 Apr 2017 description

The camp in Grande-Synthe near Dunkirk was destroyed this week after a fire broke out, injuring at least 10 people.

14 Apr 2017 description

Toronto, ON- On April 4th, a chemical agent was dropped on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, Syria. The nerve gas killed over 100 people including over 25 children and injured hundreds more.

UOSSM’s Response:

12 Apr 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Between January 2015 and December 2016, 183 aid workers were reportedly arrested, charged, detained, or imprisoned in 27 events, based on Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources.

11 Apr 2017 description
report Médecins du Monde

Il y a à peine un mois, Médecins du Monde tirait la sonnette d’alarme à propos de la situation à Grande-Synthe. Dans la presse et directement auprès des autorités françaises, l’organisation avertissait que la surpopulation et l’insécurité grandissante allaient mener à des tensions intenables. Mais les appels à une réorganisation du camp sont restés sans réponse concrète sur le terrain.

11 Apr 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

A huge fire has partially destroyed the Grande-Synthe migrant camp close to Dunkirk in northern France. Many of its residents moved from the Calais "Jungle" when it closed in October.

Hundreds of migrants were evacuated late on Monday as a blaze swept through wooden shelters at a migrant camp in northern France, reducing it to "a heap of ashes," the regional chief said.

07 Apr 2017 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 2-8 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, MDR TB and Measles.

03 Apr 2017 description

In response to concerns regarding increased numbers of refugees and migrants arriving at their borders, several European States, including European Union (EU) Member States, have constructed fences along their borders and increased border controls, including internal border controls within the Schengen area*.

31 Mar 2017 description
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One out of ten respondents in a global survey said they would welcome refugees in their homes, while 80% overall said they would want their country to provide shelter.Respondents in China, Germany and the UK emerged as overall the most welcoming countries in the world.

Refugees Welcome Survey 2016 - Views of Citizens Across 27 Countries

30 Mar 2017 description

Refugee rights subsiding? New AIDA comparative report

An AIDA comparative report launched today discusses the impact of Europe’s two-tier protection regime, distinguishing between refugee status and subsidiary protection, on the rights of those granted protection.

28 Mar 2017 description

Les pays directement concernés par la route migratoire reliant l’Afrique à l’Europe par la Méditerranée centrale veulent mieux coordonner leurs activités. La conseillère fédérale Simonetta Sommaruga a échangé dimanche 19 et lundi 20 mars à Rome avec ses homologues de huit pays européens et nord-africains sur des approches communes pour relever les défis liés à cette route migratoire. La priorité est de sauver des vies et de lutter contre le trafic d’êtres humains.

24 Mar 2017 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 March 2017 and includes updates on influenza, Legionnaires' disease and rubella.