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21 May 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Anti-Smuggling Operation Bound by Human Rights Law

(Brussels, May 21, 2015) – European Union military action against human smuggling networks should not put the lives and rights of migrants and asylum seekers in jeopardy, Human Rights Watch said today. The Council of the European Union agreed on May 18, 2015, to create a naval operation, EUNAVFOR Med, to identify, capture, and destroy boats used by smugglers in the Mediterranean.

20 May 2015 description

The £10 million funding will immunise children, ensure women can deliver babies safely and help rebuild damaged health facilities.

Britain is leading the rebuild of thousands of hospitals in Nepal to get health services up and running and ensure vulnerable groups like girls and women are protected following the devastating earthquakes, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today, during her visit to the country.

20 May 2015 description

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £800 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

20 May 2015 description

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Wednesday 5/20/2015 - 03:46 GMT

by Alice RITCHIE

After braving the leaky boats of the Mediterranean, many migrants to Europe make another dangerous crossing, risking their lives hidden inside or under the wheels of lorries to try to reach Britain.

Meron, an Eritrean refugee, was just 15 when he spent a fortnight last September in the French port of Calais waiting to cross over to Dover.

16 May 2015 description

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Saturday 5/16/2015 - 00:12 GMT

Three British helicopters sent to help with rescue efforts in Nepal following a devastating earthquake are to return without being used, the British government said on Saturday.

Two major earthquakes have hit Nepal within three weeks, leaving almost 8,500 people dead and leaving huge numbers without shelter.

"We are disappointed that our Chinooks will not be supporting the World Food Programme's request for help in distributing aid," a government spokesman said.

14 May 2015 description

Nepal Red Cross Society Rapid Response Team deployed in Charikot, the worst affected area, within 3 hours of Second Nepal Gorkha Earthquake -2015 om May 12.

At 16:00 hours of 12th May, 2015, Nepal Red Cross Society responded the Government of Nepal request to deploy 6 trauma specialists in Charikot area. Six stand-by paramedics from the UK and Italy flew to the worse affected area with the help of Government of Nepal. Nepal Red Cross Volunteer Dr. Komal Raj Aryal led the Rapid Response Team to Charikot.

12 May 2015 description
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Asylum decisions in the EU

Syrians remain the main beneficiaries

The 27 EU Member States for which data are available granted protection status to 185 000 asylum seekers in 2014, up by almost 50% compared with 2013. Since 2008, more than 750 000 asylum seekers have been granted protection status in the EU.

These data on the results of asylum decisions in the EU are released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

More than 1 out of 3 persons granted protection status in the EU was Syrian

12 May 2015 description

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £800 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

12 May 2015 description

On 25 April, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck an area between Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal. The government of Nepal has requested international assistance and the UK government is responding. Thousands are in need of shelter, water and food. We are working to ensure survivors get the help they need.

Summary of UK humanitarian response

The UK’s humanitarian response now stands at more than £23 million and includes:

  • more than 60 search and rescue responders and medical experts to support the relief effort in Nepal

11 May 2015 description

Developments since the tenth update As of 8 May 2015, WHO has reported 26 683 cases, including 11 022 deaths, linked to the West African epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) with onset in December 2013. Nine countries have reported EVD cases. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have experienced widespread and intense transmission. Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the USA have at some point reported imported cases or import-related local transmission linked to the epidemic in West Africa, but all six countries have been declared Ebola-free.

09 May 2015 description

Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, has announced that a further 92 British Army Gurkha engineers will be supporting the relief effort in Nepal.

The additional military support will see the Gurkhas provide direct welfare support to the villages of serving Gurkhas and their families, as well as Gurkha veterans. Military personnel will also provide immediate assistance to other Nepalese civilians in their Area of Operations.

Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, said:

06 May 2015 description

Vital shelter kits will help thousands of people who lost their homes following the Nepal earthquake.

Britain has already provided much-needed emergency shelter to more than 65,000 displaced people across Nepal and more shelter kits are being delivered in the coming days, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

03 May 2015 description

Britain releases new £5.3 million support package to the UN following their ‘Flash Appeal’ to help people affected by the Nepal earthquake.

The UK government’s humanitarian response package for the Nepal earthquake now stands at £22.8 million, following a contribution to the United Nations’ emergency appeal, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

03 May 2015 description

Six trusted NGOs and charities to deliver life-saving aid to those affected by the earthquake in Nepal

Following activation of the UK’s Rapid Response Facility (RRF) on Sunday 26 April, International Development Secretary Justine Greening today announced 6 trusted NGOs and charities who will deliver life-saving aid to those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

03 May 2015 description

Latest flights have delivered much-needed aid into Kathmandu.

An RAF C-17 aircraft and 2 commercial transport aircraft have arrived in Nepal delivering crucial water purification equipment, shelter and medical supplies, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced.

In total the 3 aircraft have delivered supplies which include:

•3 forklift trucks and heavy lifting machinery to help cargo move quickly through Kathmandu airport operated by the World Food Programme

•more than 1,900 5-litre water purification jerrycans for use by Oxfam

01 May 2015 description

Helicopters will help the British and Nepalese earthquake response by ferrying people and aid supplies across Nepal.

The UK government is preparing to send 3 Royal Air Force CH47 Chinook aircraft and providing funding for additional UN helicopters to assist the response to the recent earthquake in Nepal, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

30 Apr 2015 description

Britain is playing a leading role in response to the Nepal earthquake

A RAF C-17 aircraft has arrived in Nepal, carrying a team of Gurkha engineers as well as crucial aid supplies including shelter kits and solar lanterns, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

The aircraft carried 18 tonnes of supplies including: