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24 May 2017 description

Mogadishu, 23 May 2017 – The local community living near the African Union base camp in the Somali capital Mogadishu, are now enjoying uninterrupted supply of clean water.

A water point constructed by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), was handed over to the community today, by the AU Special Representative for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira.

19 May 2017 description

Abstract

​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 14 May - 20 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, polio, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.

16 May 2017 description

At 31 March 2017, there were 1,328 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,048 in immigration detention on the mainland and 280 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 544 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 24,063 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

12 May 2017 description

Abstract

​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 7 May - 13 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, type E botulism, yellow fever and Legionnaires' disease.

12 May 2017 description

Description: Ce rapport intervient dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre par l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) de deux projets distincts mais complémentaires, financés par l’Union européenne, à savoir: le projet CARE (Approche Coordonnée pour la Réinsertion des victimes de la traite qui retournent volontairement dans un pays tiers) et le projet TACT (Action Transnationale – Retour et réinsertion sûrs et dignes des victimes de la traite qui rentrent volontairement dans trois pays prioritaires : Albanie, Maroc et Ukraine).

12 May 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report follows on from the implementation of two distinct but complementary projects implemented by IOM: Coordinated Approach for the REintegration of victims of trafficking returning voluntarily to any third country (CARE project) and Transnational ACtion – Safe and sustainable return and reintegration for victims of Trafficking returning voluntarily to priority countries: Albania, Morocco and Ukraine (TACT project).

08 May 2017 description

Key figures (Oct 2015 - 12 Apr 2017)
- 5,001 persons relocated
- 10,659 places pledged
- 34,953 target

05 May 2017 description

FOREWORD

Statelessness and arbitrary (immigration) detention have been important areas of focus of my work since I took up the position of Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in 2012. Across Europe, including in many of the countries discussed in the report, I have urged authorities to take action to prevent statelessness and ensure that people are not faced with further violations of their rights simply because they lack an effective nationality.

27 Apr 2017 description

Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy

MPs and Peers sceptical regarding commitment from Ministers on scrutiny of billion pound conflict fund

A critical report from the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy has forced the Government to recognise that the billion pound Conflict, Stability and Security Fund requires scrutiny and that the Joint Committee is the appropriate body to carry that out.

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.

26 Apr 2017 description

At 28 February 2017, there were 1,383 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,119 in immigration detention on the mainland and 264 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 550 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 24,760 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

25 Apr 2017 description
report Refugee Council

A landmark cross-party report has found that Government policies are creating a costly “two-tier system” of refugee protection leaving many homeless and destitute, seriously damaging their prospects of integration.

'Refugees Welcome?' released today by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees, which the Refugee Council provides the secretariat for, found that refugees want to contribute their skills and talents to the UK, but face a number of barriers.

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.

16 Apr 2017 description

UK announces a doubling of support to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases, such as trachoma, Guinea worm and river blindness, over the next 5 years.

The UK will protect over 200 million people from the pain and disfigurement caused by treatable tropical diseases, International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced today.

16 Apr 2017 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 committed £2.3 billion since 2012. This includes allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

16 Apr 2017 description

DFID has been operating in Iraq since 2014 to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by Daesh’s capture of large areas of Iraq. The United Nations (UN) has declared Iraq a Level 3 humanitarian emergency, a category reserved for the most serious and complex crises. Millions of people in Iraq are displaced and in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Minorities are under threat and the deteriorating security situation has had a major impact on women and children’s rights and wellbeing.

16 Apr 2017 description

UK support will be provided to medical teams in Syria following the appalling chemical attack on Idlib this week, Priti Patel announced today.

The International Development Secretary announced additional funding today (09/04/2017), which will ensure health workers on the ground in Syria can deliver healthcare and essential medicines across the country; enabling them to prepare for future medical emergencies.