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31 Aug 2015 description

Royal Fleet Auxillary (RFA) Lyme Bay will provide humanitarian support in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika

Royal Fleet Auxillary (RFA) Lyme Bay has been rerouted to assist humanitarian relief efforts in the Commonwealth country of Dominica following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

The British ship is carrying a range of disaster relief stores including bedding, shelter, torches and stretchers, as well as a Lynx Mk 8 helicopter and considerable supplies of fresh water.

31 Aug 2015 description

Message: Dominica: Evacuation of residents of Petit Savanne. Prime Minister declared nine 9 Special Disaster Areas.

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31 Aug 2015 description

Röszke, Hongrie | AFP | lundi 31/08/2015 - 00:07 GMT

par Csaba SEGESVARI / avec Serene ASSIR à Presevo en Serbie

Plusieurs dirigeants européens sont montés au créneau dimanche en faveur du droit d'asile des réfugiés au moment où des milliers de migrants progressaient sur la route des Balkans dans l'espoir de gagner l'espace Schengen.

30 Aug 2015 description

Luxembourg, Luxembourg | AFP | Sunday 8/30/2015 - 16:38 GMT |

European Union home affairs ministers will hold emergency talks on September 14 in Brussels on the continent's escalating migration crisis, the Luxembourg government said on Sunday.

"The situation of migration phenomena outside and inside the European Union has recently taken unprecedented proportions," said the statement from Luxembourg, which holds the EU's six-month rotating presidency.

28 Aug 2015 description

KATHMANDU – British Minister of State for International Development Right Honourable Desmond Swayne today toured the Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu that is managed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The HSA was funded by the United Kingdom and allowed the free flow of humanitarian aid into Nepal immediately after the April earthquake.

28 Aug 2015 description

DHAKA – More than 35,000 flood-affected people in southeastern Bangladesh are to receive financial assistance so they can replenish food and other necessities lost when the region was hit by cyclonic storm Komen earlier this month.

21 Aug 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 Aug 2015 description

Calais, France | AFP | Thursday 8/20/2015 - 14:35 GMT

by Benjamin Massot with Nina Larson in Geneva

Britain and France announced a new "command and control centre" Thursday to tackle smuggling gangs in Calais, as Europe grapples with its biggest migration crisis since World War II.

Under a deal signed by Home Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve, British teams will help bust smuggling gangs and reduce nightly attempts by desperate migrants and refugees to break into the Channel Tunnel.

20 Aug 2015 description

Le Haut Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, António Guterres, se félicite de la déclaration conjointe franco-britannique à propos de la situation à Calais ainsi que du plan d’action qui y est associé, tel qu’il a été annoncé aujourd’hui.

20 Aug 2015 description

Calais, France | Thursday 8/20/2015 - 11:38 GMT

by Benjamin Massot with Nina Larson in Geneva

Britain and France announced a new "command and control centre" Thursday to tackle smuggling gangs in Calais, as Europe grapples with its biggest migration crisis since World War II.

Under a deal signed by Home Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve, British teams will help bust smuggling gangs and reduce nightly attempts by desperate migrants and refugees to break into the Channel Tunnel.

20 Aug 2015 description

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, welcomes the joint Franco-British declaration on the situation in Calais and the associated action plan announced today.

20 Aug 2015 description
report IRIN

OXFORD, 19 August 2015 (IRIN) - Migrant arrivals to Europe in 2015 were widely expected to surpass the record levels reached in 2014, as conflicts in Syria and elsewhere raged on. But the staggering number of sea arrivals to Greece in recent weeks appears to have taken many by surprise. Greece recorded more than 50,000 arrivals in July, according to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, surpassing in just one month the 43,500 who arrived during the whole of 2014.

20 Aug 2015 description

August 17, 2015 - The recent government reaction to the events in Calais has focused on strengthening border control as a primary response. As many European states, including the UK, take this approach, the complex mixed migration flows and causes of human mobility have been lost in a heated debate characterised by increased security and threats to deport irregular migrants.

19 Aug 2015 description

New UK funding for UNRWA will help ensure schools reopen for half a million Palestinian children in time for new school year.

The UK has agreed an additional donation of £3 million ($4.69 million) to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), International Development Minister Desmond Swayne announced today.

18 Aug 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | mardi 18/08/2015 - 16:39 GMT

Paris et Londres signeront jeudi un accord sur la gestion de la crise des migrants qui affluent à Calais dans le nord de la France, portant notamment sur la sécurité, "la lutte contre les filières criminelles de passeurs" et l'aide humanitaire, a annoncé mardi le ministère français de l'Intérieur.

18 Aug 2015 description

Warsaw, Poland | AFP | Tuesday 8/18/2015 - 19:37 GMT

by Nina LARSON

A record 107,500 migrants crossed the European Union's borders last month, according to new figures Tuesday, showing they are arriving in dramatically increasing numbers and creating a humanitarian crisis for the 28-nation bloc.

EU border agency Frontex reported that its latest figures far outstripped the previous monthly record in June of 70,000.

11 Aug 2015 description
report Bond

1. Introduction

The briefing is designed to give incoming members of parliament a rapid overview of some of the world’s most fragile situations and highlight actions which key influencers can take to ensure the UK government most effectively delivers on its moral and political responsibilities. Beginning with summaries of key issues we face as agencies working in humanitarian crisis and conflict settings, the briefing then focuses on short summaries of 10 fragile situations and emergencies. The information is accurate to the middle of April 2015.