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26 Aug 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 21-27 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and malaria in Greece.

26 Aug 2016 description

Region-Country:: Europe and Central Asia / Greece

Greece - A group of 160 asylum seekers left Greece on Thursday (25/08) and arrived safely in France with IOM’s support under the European Union’s Relocation Programme.

The group comprised 128 Syrians, 30 Iraqis, and two stateless individuals. Of these, there were 93 men, 67 women, and 53 children under the age of 18.

IOM staff accompanied the asylum seekers on the chartered flight from Athens to Lyon, ensuring assistance throughout the journey and safe disembarkation in France.

23 Aug 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | mardi 23/08/2016 - 10:00 GMT

Un Soudanais d'une trentaine d'années est mort de ses blessures, après une rixe survenue mardi matin entre migrants soudanais et afghans à proximité de Calais (nord de la France), où sont concentrés plusieurs milliers de réfugiés, a-t-on appris auprès de la préfecture.

Un second migrant soudanais a été blessé à la tête, mais ses jours ne sont pas en danger.

Il s'agit du 11e migrant mort à Calais et ses environs depuis le 1er janvier 2016, selon un décompte officiel.

23 Aug 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | Tuesday 8/23/2016 - 09:38 GMT | 233 words

One Sudanese migrant was killed and another injured in clashes with Afghan migrants outside the French port of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.

The two migrants were among a group of people from the "Jungle" camp who tried to access a motorway to smuggle onto trucks crossing the Channel to Britain on Monday night, local police said.

In scenes that play out nightly, police pushed back the would-be stowaways.

19 Aug 2016 description

Calais, France | AFP | Friday 8/19/2016 - 17:08 GMT

Nearly 7,000 migrants are now living in the camp known as the "Jungle" in the French port of Calais, marking a sharp increase in recent months, local authorities said Friday.

The surge in the population of the largely makeshift camp emerged from a head count carried out by authorities on Wednesday.

The new figure of 6,901 people is 2,415 higher than in June.

It is considerably lower however than the figure of more than 9,000 claimed by a charity which works in the Jungle assisting migrants.

19 Aug 2016 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

Between 08 and 14 August, 698 refugees and migrants crossed the sea from Turkey to the Greek islands – a very slight increase from the 682 who arrived the previous week. So far in August, 1,380 people have arrived by sea in Greece and the average number of daily arrivals has been 99 compared with 60 in July. Most arrivals in August so far have been to Chios, Lesvos and Kalymnos.
As of 14 August, 161,599 refugees and migrants have arrived by sea in Greece with 48% from the Syrian Arab Republic, 25% from Afghanistan and 15% from Iraq.

18 Aug 2016 description
report Swiss Re
  • Total economic losses from disaster events in H1 2016 rise by 38% to USD 71 billion, primarily due to natural catastrophe
  • Insured losses from both natural and man-made catastrophes rise by 51% to USD 31 billion in H1 2016
  • Earthquakes in Japan, thunderstorms in the US and Europe, and wildfires in Canada cause largest insured losses
  • As many as 6 000 lives lost in disaster events in H1 2016, compared to 12 000 in the same period of the previous year

Preliminary sigma estimates show total economic losses from natural catastrophes and …

17 Aug 2016 description

The Operations and Movement Management Unit was established for effective implementation of refugee resettlement and migrants’ assisted voluntary return and reintegration in line with IOM’s global principle of providing dignified, orderly and cost effective services to:
• Refugees hosted in Sudan and selected for resettlement in third countries
• Migration health processing for travel abroad
• Vulnerable migrants willing to voluntarily return to Sudan
• Humanitarian evacuation

16 Aug 2016 description
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Chiffres Clefs

1,1M Personnes affectées (Source HRP)
442,000 Personnes ciblées par les partenaires
61 268 Déplacés internes estimés
275 682 Réfugiés dans les pays limitrophes
4,6M En insécurité alimentaire chronique et aiguë
4,6M Cas de malaria (janvier –juillet 2016)

Faits saillants

  • Exercice de vérification des retournés spontanés à Makamba

15 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 18 July 2016 some 241,263 people crossed the Mediterranean Sea reaching Europe. During the reporting period, the trend in sea arrivals continued to decrease through the Eastern Mediterranean with approximately 1,327 people arriving to Greece contributing to 158,377 for the first half of 2016. As of 18 July, 79,851 persons have arrived by sea to Italy in 2016, compared to 93,540 at the end of July 2015.

12 Aug 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiolgists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 7-13 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever in Angola, polio, MERS CoV and West Nile virus.

12 Aug 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | Friday 8/12/2016 - 12:07 GMT | 264 words

A French judge on Friday rejected a bid by authorities in Calais to close unlicensed shops and eateries in the northern port's "Jungle" migrant camp.

The authorities sought an emergency order to close 72 unlicensed stalls and restaurants dotted among the tents housing at least 4,500 migrants and asylum-seekers who are aiming to reach Britain.

12 Aug 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | vendredi 12/08/2016 - 09:59 GMT |

La "Jungle" de Calais, dans le nord de la France, où affluent régulièrement des migrants espérant passer en Angleterre, accueille aujourd'hui plus de 9.000 personnes, soit 2.000 de plus qu'en juillet, selon deux ONG actives dans le bidonville.

Parmi ces 9.106 personnes recensées dans les différentes zones du bidonville par les associations l'Auberge des Migrants et Help Refugees, on compte 865 mineurs, dont 676 non accompagnés, ont-elles précisé vendredi.

11 Aug 2016 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

Between 01 and 07 August, 682 refugees and migrants arrived on the Greek islands – an increase from the 562 who arrived the previous week. As of 07 August, 160,914 refugees and migrants have crossed the sea from Turkey to Greece, including 48% from the Syrian Arab Republic, 25% from Afghanistan and 15% from Iraq. So far in August, most arrivals have been to Chios and Samos.

10 Aug 2016 description

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Les mouvements migratoires concernant le Togo sont notables aussi bien au niveau interne que vers l’extérieur. Ces dernières années, les destinations se sont diversifiées. Mais les Togolais vont de préférence vers les pays africains (80 %) : le Ghana (415 049), le Nigéria (100 428), la Côte d’Ivoire (55 680), le Bénin (45 498) et le Burkina Faso (23 768). Au regard des statistiques, les pays de l’OCDE sont moins souvent les destinations privilégiées des migrants togolais : l’Allemagne (10 219), la France (9 371), l’Italie (4 422) et la Belgique (2 708).

09 Aug 2016 description

London, 09 August: Medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is today releasing new video documenting the conditions experienced by refugees under the age of 18 who have travelled through Europe seeking protection.

The video material contains an interview with Samir, a 17 year old unaccompanied minor who has first-hand experience of physical violence by the authorities. The second of the two videos documents mental healthcare services for at-risk young people in Calais. This video was recorded over the past three months.

08 Aug 2016 description

Dans le cadre de son aide humanitaire à la Libye, la France a décidé l’octroi d’une nouvelle subvention d’un montant de 450 000 € au comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR). Cette subvention lui permettra de renforcer l’assistance matérielle et le soutien technique aux hôpitaux et aux autres structures de santé libyens.

08 Aug 2016 description

Engagée en faveur d’une meilleure insertion des jeunes haïtiens dans le monde du travail, l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD) finance la modernisation d’un important centre de formation professionnelle de Port-au-Prince.

05 Aug 2016 description

The Communicable Disease Threat Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issues covers the period 31 July - 6 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever in Angola, chikungunya, dengue, West Nile virus and polio.