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30 Nov 2015 description
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Civil Protection Mechanism

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 30 November 2015

The European Agenda on Migration adopted by the Commission in May 2015 set out the need for a comprehensive approach to migration management. Since then, a number of measures have been introduced – including the adoption of two emergency schemes to relocate 160,000 people in clear need of international protection from the Member States most affected to other EU Member States, and the endorsement of the Commission Action Plan on Return.

04 Nov 2015 description

ATHENS, Greece, Nov 4 (UNHCR) – It was the crack of dawn when 30 asylum-seekers from Syria and Iraq gathered around the departure gate at Athens International Airport on Wednesday, bound for a new life in a new land.

The atmosphere was full of expectation. Some could barely contain their excitement, others were more reserved. The children were sleepy but calm and smiling. Amid hugs and goodbyes, last photos were taken and the refugees walked through the gate to leave years of war and hardship behind.

20 Oct 2015 description

Luxembourg, le 9 octobre 2015 – Suite à l’action Cactus en faveur des réfugiés, un chèque d’une valeur de 75 000€ a été remis officiellement par Laurent Schonckert, CEO de Cactus SA, Gilles Feipel, responsable Marketing, et Karin Pütz, responsable Communication, à la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise, représentée par Marc Crochet, directeur général adjoint, Rita Krombach, membre du Conseil d’administration, et Luc Scheer, membre du Comité de direction.

13 Oct 2015 description

Western Balkans - Refugee Crisis (ECHO, UNHCR, NGOs)

  • As the influx of refugees through the Western Balkans continues, the EU approved additional €17 million to support Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to cope with refugee influx. DG ECHO will manage €7 million out of this additional funding to address humanitarian needs; including health services, distribution of food, hygiene and basic non-food items for the winter, among other priorities.

12 Oct 2015 description

Pledges confirmed since 2013: 96,688
Additional places/visas granted under other forms of admission: 14,074
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 19,646
TOTAL places made available to date: 130,408

09 Oct 2015 description
report UN General Assembly


Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA, 1st Meeting (AM)

General Assembly President Urges Continuing Support in Absence of Solution to Palestinian Question, amid Broader Refugee Crisis

A total of 21 donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2016 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials urged stable financing for the Agency against a backdrop of expanding crises in the Middle East.

07 Oct 2015 description

Un total de 1.100 familias de Susucayán y Mozonte, en el Departamento de Nueva Segovia, son las beneficiadas con el nuevo servicio de agua potable de máxima calidad de manera continua, gracias a un proyecto de cooperación delegada donado por la Agencia Luxemburguesa de Cooperación al Desarrollo, e implementado por la Agencia Española de Cooperación (AECID) a través de ENACAL.

07 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Es necesario actuar para ofrecer ayuda y refugio y poner fin al derramamiento de sangre

Para la comunidad internacional, la llegada de decenas de miles de sirios a las fronteras europeas y las estremecedoras muertes de hombres, mujeres, niños y niñas durante el peligroso viaje para llegar hasta ellas se han convertido en un brutal recordatorio de la tragedia en la que está sumido el pueblo sirio. La desesperación en la que se ve sumida la población siria lleva a que muchas personas tengan que asumir riesgos inmensos para ellas y sus familias.

07 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Il faut agir pour offrir assistance et refuge et mettre fin au bain de sang

L’arrivée ces dernières semaines de dizaines de milliers de Syriens aux frontières de l’Europe et la mort choquante de femmes, d’enfants et d’hommes lors de leur périple périlleux, secouent la communauté internationale et l’interpellent devant la tragédie qui engloutit le peuple syrien. Leur désespoir est tel que les Syriens en sont venus à prendre d’immenses risques pour eux-mêmes et leurs familles.

07 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Action needed on aid, refuge, and to end the bloodshed

Author: Caroline Baudot, Oxfam Humanitarian Policy Adviser; Daniel Gorevan, Oxfam Campaigns and Policy Manager, Syria crisis

The arrival of tens of thousands of Syrians to Europe’s borders and the shocking deaths of women, children and men on their perilous journey has been a sharp reminder to the international community of the tragedy engulfing the people of Syria. Syrians put themselves and their families at so much risk only out of sheer desperation.

02 Oct 2015 description
report UN General Assembly


Continuing to address the broad range of challenges facing the global community, Heads of State and Government along with other high-level representatives hailed recent diplomatic successes, while decrying the plight of refugees and the crises leading to their flight, during day four of the General Assembly’s annual debate.

23 Sep 2015 description
report European Commission

What is the European Agenda on Migration and what is its state of play?

Tackling migration is one of the ten political priorities of this Commission. The European Agenda on Migration develops the political guidelines of President Juncker into tailored initiatives aimed at managing migration better in all its aspects. The Agenda, adopted on 13 May 2015 put forward concrete actions to respond to the immediate crisis and save lives at sea, and proposed structural responses for the medium and long term.

22 Sep 2015 description

Brussels, Belgium | Thursday 9/22/2015 - 10:17 GMT


EU interior ministers were set to hold emergency talks Tuesday to try and bridge deep divisions over Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II, as pressure builds for member states to reach an agreement.

21 Sep 2015 description

YANGON, September 18, 2015 – Luxembourg exchanged agreements with UNOPS today, to provide funding to improve food security and livelihoods for rural communities in Myanmar through the multi-donor Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT).

20 Sep 2015 description

Nickelsdorf, Austria | AFP | 9/21/2015 - 04:32 GMT

by Marianne BARRIAUX

Eastern European ministers were to meet Monday to attempt to bridge stark differences over their refugee policies, in an escalating crisis saw thousands of migrants shunted from one border to another over the weekend.

Several thousand finally entered Austria aboard crowded buses and trains on Sunday, while at least 13 refugees drowned off the coast of Turkey, the latest to perish as they try to escape conflict in their home countries mostly in the Middle East and Africa.

08 Sep 2015 description
report The Global Fund

The European Union has been providing support since the Global Fund was created in 2002.

To end 2014, the European Commission has contributed US$1.6 billion (€1.25 billion) to the Global Fund from the common EU budget and the European Development Fund (to which all EU member states contribute) and has pledged to increase this amount to US$ 2.1 billion (€1.62 billion) through 2016. It is the sixth-largest donor to the Global Fund, after the U.S., France, UK, Germany and Japan.

17 Jul 2015 description
report European Commission

Oslo, 07 July 2015


The European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides announces today his objective to dedicate 4% of the EU humanitarian aid budget to education for children in emergency situations.

22 May 2015 description

The European Commission is facilitating the deployment of a large cargo of equipment to Nepal. International Humanitarian Partnership countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Luxembourg) will establish a "base camp" for 60 humanitarian workers to support relief operations in the Sindhupalchowk district.

26 Apr 2015 description

Hong Kong, China | AFP | Sunday 4/26/2015 - 04:27 GMT

by Jennifer O'MAHONY

Aid groups and governments worldwide intensified efforts Sunday to help earthquake-hit Nepal, but blocked roads, downed power lines and overcrowded hospitals posed formidable challenges in an already poor country.

As the death toll in the Himalayan nation surpassed 2,500, the US together with European and Asian nations sent emergency crews to reinforce those scrambling to find survivors in the devastated capital Kathmandu and in cut-off rural areas.