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02 Dec 2016 description

MAPUTO - The Irish Government today announced a contribution of EUR 1.5 million to support emergency operations by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Mozambique, where 1.4 million people are unable to meet their food needs due to an El Niño-induced drought.

Ireland’s contribution comes as WFP is scaling up assistance to reach 700,000 people with life-saving support, as needs culminate during the hunger season in the coming 2-3 months.

01 Dec 2016 description

DAR ES SALAAM – Ireland today provided the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with a contribution of EUR 500,000 to support refugees hosted in Tanzania. With these funds, Ireland is helping WFP maintain its assistance operations for a quarter of a million refugees. The refugees, primarily from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are hosted by the Government of Tanzania at three camps in Kigoma Region in the west of Tanzania.

11 Nov 2016 description

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D. and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D. have announced that the Government is to release €3.9 million of humanitarian funding in response to ongoing severe crises in the Central African Republic, Chad and Niger.

04 Nov 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 30 Oct–5 Nov 2016 and includes updates on influenza, poliomyelitis, Zika fever, MERS CoV, cholera, West Nile virus, and enterovirus detections in Europe.

28 Oct 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 23-29 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extensively drug-resistant TB.

28 Oct 2016 description

3,930 FATALITIES 2016 (1 JAN—27 OCT)

3,777 FATALITIES 2015 (1 JAN—31 DEC)

The number of migrant deaths and disappearances recorded by IOM in 2016 so far have reached 5,328.
Most of the increases have been in the Mediterranean where an estimated 3,930 people have died trying to make the crossing in 2016 so far.

21 Oct 2016 description

Minister Flanagan and Minister of State McHugh announce additional €1.5 million in humanitarian funding for Haiti in response to Hurricane Matthew

- Brings Ireland’s total funding to the Haiti hurricane response to €1.7 million

- Funding is being provided to experienced NGO partners

21 Oct 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 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extremely drug-resistant TB.

14 Oct 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 9-15 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

12 Oct 2016 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

07 Oct 2016 description

Minister Flanagan and MoS McHugh announce Airlift of humanitarian assistance to people besieged by ISIS in Mosul, Iraq

  • Ireland dispatches 80 tonnes of humanitarian relief supplies to northern Iraq

  • Builds on our contribution last month of €1.5 million to the UN’s Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund

  • International community must urgently scale up its response efforts

06 Oct 2016 description
  • Minister announces a further €2.5 million in humanitarian assistance to Syria through UN and the Red Cross

  • Disburses a further €5m in committed funding to the EU humanitarian response

  • Minister emphasises importance of EU cooperation on the humanitarian response & welcomes Commission Stylianides timely visit to Ireland

23 Sep 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 18-24 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

23 Sep 2016 description

The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is a cost-effective way to support humanitarian action in Sudan. Under the direction of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), the SHF aims to support the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to the most critical humanitarian needs as defined by the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) or any agreed upon strategy by the HC. The SHF provides funding to international and national non–governmental organizations and UN agencies. The SHF receives voluntary donor contributions and supports humanitarian response year–round.

09 Sep 2016 description
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Only 311 Syrian refugees have been taken in by Ireland, despite Government promise last year to welcome 4000.

On September 10th 2015, following the public outcry emanating from the drowning of three-year-old Syrian refugee, Alan Kurdi, the Irish Government promised 4,000 refugees would be offered safety in Ireland.

Exactly one year on, just one unaccompanied child, and a total of 311 Syrian refugees have been taken in by Ireland.

Just one unaccompanied child

09 Sep 2016 description
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A report launched this week by the Asylum Information Database (AIDA), managed by ECRE, documents the limited and fragmented application of admissibility and safe country concepts in 20 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Serbia and Turkey.

06 Sep 2016 description
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Transforming horizontal and vertical relationships

02 Sep 2016 description

Germany - With an increasing number of migrant children reported missing in Europe, questions arise about the availability, coverage and reliability of data on children migrating to and through the European Union.

IOM’s Berlin-based Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) analyses the evidence base in its latest Data Briefing Issue 5, released today (2/9).