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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.

17 Aug 2016 description

Introduction
The first six months of 2016 in Sudan witnessed a varie-ty of interconnected, intricate, and parallel population movements, influenced by numerous factors; highlight-ing the complexity of the drivers of migration in, through and out of Sudan. Migrants in Sudan (internal and external) are experiencing vulnerabilities and are in need of critical life-saving services.

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

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.

11 Aug 2016 description
report Irish Aid

Under the Karamoja Primary Education Programme, Irish Aid supported the construction and rehabilitation of 21 Primary Schools throughout the region with €12.7 million in funding. The programme, aimed to increase access and retention of pupils in primary schools, through infrastructure improvement of three schools in each of the seven districts, benefitting a total of 17,000 pupils in Karamoja.

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.

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.

01 Aug 2016 description
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The Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the critical needs of millions of people affected by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The Fund operates within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), with the objective to expand the delivery of humanitarian assistance in partnership with national and international NGOs and UN agencies.

11 Jul 2016 description
report European Union
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The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.

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10 Jul 2016 description

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh TD, today visited Uganda's border region with South Sudan and announced €600,000 in new humanitarian assistance for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

The Minister was visiting Adjumani refugee settlement in Northern Uganda, together with Ugandan State Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Musa Ecweru MP.

16 Jun 2016 description

On Monday 13 June, Irish Aid airlifted 23 tonnes of emergency relief items to families displaced by recent flooding in Ethiopia.

The El Niño weather event, one of the strongest ever measured, has caused unpredictable and severe weather conditions in Ethiopia. The country has experienced its worst drought in decades. Food production has declined dramatically, and the food and nutrition security situation in many parts of Ethiopia has deteriorated significantly. Over 10 million people are in need of assistance.

16 Jun 2016 description

Minister Charles Flanagan, United Nations, Press Releases, Middle East and North Africa, 2016

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., today (Wednesday) announced funding of €4.5 million for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees.

15 Jun 2016 description
report European Commission
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Press Release
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Communication from the Commission: Fourth Report on Relocation and Resettlement
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Annex: Relocations from Greece by 14 June
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Annex: Relocations from Italy by 14 June
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Annex: Resettlement State of Play as of 10 June

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 15 June 2016

Today, the Commission adopted its latest progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken over the past month.

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

31 May 2016 description
  • Minister Flanagan condemns cowardly attacks on hospitals and medical facilities in Syria

  • Minister of State McHugh stresses the importance of investing in Syria’s youth

  • In Yemen, 80% of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and Overseas Development Aid, Joe McHugh, TD, today announced €3 million in Irish Aid humanitarian funding, in response to the tragic crisis in Syria.

31 May 2016 description

Verified Population - May 2016
12,230

Population profile

Gender
Female 50% Male 50%

Age
18 years and above: 56%
5-17 years: 31%
Below 5 years: 13%

Ethnicity
Karen 86% Burman 8% Mon 2% Other 4%

Religion
Christian 36% Buddhist 44% Muslim 20%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent data changes to-date

31 May 2016 description

Verified Population - May 2016
2,849*

Population profile

Gender
Female 51% Male 49%

Age
18 years and above: 53%
5-17 years: 33%
Below 5 years: 14%

Ethnicity
Karen 94% Mon 3% Other 3%

Religion
Christian 84% Buddhist 16%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population

31 May 2016 description

Verified Population - May 2016
10,326*

Population profile

Gender
Female 49% Male 51%

Age
18 years and above: 56%
5-17 years: 33%
Below 5 years: 11%

Ethnicity
Karenni 94% Shan/Thai Yai 3% Other 3%

Religion
Animist 51% Christian 33% Buddhist 15% Other 1%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes to-date

31 May 2016 description

Verified Population - May 2016
37,958*

Population profile

Gender
Female 51% Male 49%

Age
18 years and above: 53%
5-17 years: 34%
Below 5 years: 13%

Ethnicity
Karen 93% Burman 4% Other 3%

Religion
Christian 37% Buddhist 49% Muslim 13% Other 1%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent data changes to-date

31 May 2016 description

Verified Population - May 2016
11,260*

Population profile

Gender
Female 51% Male 49%

Age
18 years and above: 54% 5-17 years: 32% Below 5 years: 14%

Ethnicity
Karen 86% Burman 10% Other 4%

Religion
Christian 49% Buddhist 43% Muslim 8%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent data changes to-date