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02 May 2016 description

Le 22 avril 2016 a été inaugurée l’installation de SATMED, une plateforme d’e-santé par transmission satellitaire, à l’Hôpital des enfants à Niamey au Niger. Le projet SATMED a mis à disposition de cet hôpital géré par CURE Niger l’installation d’une antenne satellitaire, la connectivité, l’accès à la plateforme SATMED ainsi que les formations techniques nécessaires.

26 Apr 2016 description

Confirmed pledges (persons) since 2013: 130,955
Additional places/visas granted under Other Legal Forms of Admission:* 15,823
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 32,369
TOTAL places made available to date: 179,147

25 Apr 2016 description

Luxembourg, le 22 avril 2016 – Un an après qu’un tremblement de terre de magnitude 7,8 ait frappé le Népal, un nombre estimé de 4 millions de Népalais vivent toujours dans des conditions précaires. L’habitat reste la préoccupation majeure au niveau de l’aide humanitaire dans ce pays où plus de 800 000 logements avaient été détruits ou endommagés lors de la catastrophe du 25 avril 2015 qui avait des milliers de morts.

15 Apr 2016 description
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Table 1: EU28 Official Development Assistance 2006-2015 and gaps to individual EU targets

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 13 April 2016

New figures confirm the EU and its Member States have kept their place as the world's leading aid donor in 2015.

13 Apr 2016 description

13/04/2016 - Development aid totalled USD 131.6 billion in 2015, representing a rise of 6.9% from 2014 in real terms as aid spent on refugees in host countries more than doubled in real terms to USD 12 billion. Stripping out funds spent on refugees, aid was still up 1.7% in real terms, according to official data collected by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

11 Apr 2016 description

La Direction de la coopération au développement et de l’action humanitaire du ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes a mis un Rapid Deployment Satellite Terminal à la disposition d’Unicef le 30 mars 2016 dans le cadre de la lutte contre une nouvelle propagation de l’épidémie Ebola dans la région est de la Guinée.

16 Mar 2016 description

Asylum seekers and other migrants are arriving in Europe and encountering rapidly changing border controls as they seek transit through Europe. The EU is implementing its “hotspot” approach for new arrival registration in Italy and Greece. This is a snapshot of the situation based on available unclassified data as of March 4, 2016.

08 Mar 2016 description

SLOVENIA - EUCPM activation 22/10
Assistance offered
Personal protective equipment, sleeping bags, blankets, bedding, beds, mattresses, heating devices, tents, medical equipment, light towers, tables, residential and sanitary containers

CROATIA - EUCPM activation 26/10
Assistance offered
Personal protective equipment, sleeping bags, blankets, beds, mattresses, heating devices, tents, cords, raincoats

28 Jan 2016 description
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Member States' financial pledges since 23 September 2015, € million
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Member States' Support to Emergency Relocation Mechanism
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State of Play of Hotspot capacity
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Returns since September
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Accepted Member States' Support to Civil Protection Mechanism for Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Greece

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 25 January 2016

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

23 Dec 2015 description

Asylum seekers and other migrants are arriving in Europe and encountering rapidly changing border controls as they seek transit through Europe. The EU has begun implementing its “hotspot” approach for new arrival registration in Italy and Greece, while efforts to increase reception and temporary shelter capacity in Balkan states continue. This is a snapshot of the situation based on available data as of December 14, 2015.

03 Dec 2015 description
report UN News Service

02 de diciembre, 2015 — La Conferencia de la ONU sobre Cambio Climático (COP21) sirvió de marco hoy para la presentación de una nueva iniciativa que tiene el fin de mejorar los sistemas de alerta temprana de desastres por fenómenos meteorológicos.

Los gobiernos de Australia, Canadá, Francia, Alemania, Luxemburgo y los Países Bajos anunciaron que aportarán 80 millones de dólares para equipar a decenas de naciones con mejores sistemas de ese tipo.

02 Dec 2015 description

In poor and vulnerable countries, weather data is often unreliable or totally lacking.

CREWS is an initiative which aims to significantly increase the capacity for seamless Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (MHEWS), to generate and communicate effective impact-based early warnings, and risk information for hazardous hydro-meteorological and climate events.

Its purpose is to protect lives, livelihoods, and property in Least Developed Country (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

02 Dec 2015 description

Dans les pays pauvres et vulnérables, les données météorologiques sont souvent peu fiables ou totalement absentes.

CREWS est une initiative qui vise à augmenter de manière significative les capacités des systèmes d’alerte intégrés multirisques afin d’amplifier la prévention et l’information sur les risques d’événements hydrométéorologiques et climatiques dangereux.

02 Dec 2015 description

By Brigitte Leoni

PARIS, 2 December 2015 - The governments of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg and The Netherlands have agreed to give more than US$80 million to equip up to 80 countries with better climate risk early warning systems.

Countries from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and, more broadly, nations in Africa will be the first to be supported. They are on the frontline of the most dramatic consequences of climate change and the least equipped with efficient early warning systems.

30 Nov 2015 description
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Member States pledges
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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.