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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
report Kids for Kids

The Calais crisis is a tragedy, but what about the basic cause? Why are so many young men braving horrendous danger to try, by all means possible, to reach London? What are their lives like that they leave their homes and their families with no way to return? “My heart goes out to these young men following their Dick Whittington dream that the roads of London are paved with gold” said Patricia Parker MBE, founder of Kids for Kids, today. “Compared to the conditions they have left behind, they are right.

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.

30 Jul 2015 description
report British Red Cross

A group of migrants arrived in Kent yesterday, after a harrowing journey through the Eurotunnel – with many injured and traumatised.

Most people required on-the-spot first aid after risking their lives to get to the UK.

There was also a need for basic supplies, such as blankets, as most arrived here with few or no belongings.

Crushed to death

According to news reports, there were around 1,500 attempts to cross into the UK from Calais on the night of Tuesday 28 July.

29 Jul 2015 description

Mediante una cooperación entre el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (Conred), con el apoyo de la Cooperación Internacional del Gobierno Británico, se efectuó una donación (valorada en US $82 mil 95.55) de la licencia del programa informático Lotus Notes, que permitirá a la Conred fortalecer el manejo de información y, con ello, lograr mayor eficacia, eficiencia y rapidez en la coordinación y manejo de las emergencias.

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

By Mr. Ueretan Bauro, Editor Te Uekera, Kiribati

21 July, 2015, Nuku’alofa, Tonga - Kiribati is one of the three Pacific Island Countries that will benefit from the Upper Air Service Agreement, facilitated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

The agreement is between SPREP, the overseer of the utilisation fund and the three countries, Cook Islands, Kiribati and Tuvalu.

26 Jul 2015 description

The UK and UNDP launch a new partnership to support humanitarian coordination

Erbil, 26 July 2015 - The first meeting between the Government of Iraq’s Joint Coordination and Monitoring Center (JCMC) and the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) occurred today in Erbil. The UK and UNDP also launched a new partnership aimed at building the capacity of these two key institutions.

21 Jul 2015 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has allocated £900 million since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

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.

20 Jul 2015 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has allocated £900 million since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

20 Jul 2015 description

The Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund is a partnership among the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, the Asian Development Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation to help build resilience against the impacts of extreme weather events and weather-related changes that affect the urban poor in medium-sized Asian cities. The fund provides supplemental grants for investment projects, technical assistance and other support.