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15 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Rapport mondial 2017 : Les démagogues menacent les droits humains

Donald Trump ainsi que des démagogues européens favorisent l’intolérance et les discriminations

13 Jan 2017 description

Belgium - Over 10,000 asylum seekers have now been relocated from Greece and Italy to other European Union (EU) member states through the EU relocation programme, according to IOM, which is facilitating the operation.

This week, 168 people left Greece for Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway and Portugal. Another 81 people were relocated from Italy to Spain. This brings the total number of people relocated under the scheme to 10,189 since its launch in October 2015.

03 Jan 2017 description

Weekly Report

Key Figures
Mediterranean
361,788
arrivals by sea in 2016*
5,022
dead/missing in 2016*

Trends of Sea Arrivals

28 Dec 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 million 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.

23 Dec 2016 description

Weekly Report

Key Figures
Mediterranean
358,923
arrivals by sea in 2016*
4,913
dead/missing in 2016*

Trends of Sea Arrivals

23 Dec 2016 description

The ECDC communicable disease threats report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. Summarising information gathered by ECDC through its epidemic intelligence activities regarding communicable disease threats of concern to the European Union, it also provides updates on the global situation and changes in the epidemiology of communicable diseases with potential to affect Europe, including diseases that are the focus of eradication efforts.

22 Dec 2016 description

Key Figures
Oct 2015 – 06 Dec 2016

1,950 persons relocated
5,839 places pledged
39,600 target
As of 06 Dec 2016

20 Dec 2016 description

The added value of the CHF has been demonstrated again in 2016, combining flexibility and strategic focus, with the timely allocation of approximately $40 million for 66 projects, strengthening the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator and enabling humanitarian interventions and assessments by 38 partners (4 UN, 23 INGO, 11 NNGO), in alignment with the Strategic Objectives of the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).

16 Dec 2016 description
report Oxfam

Less than 3% of 5 million Syrian refugees resettled in rich countries: Oxfam

Less than three per cent of nearly five million refugees living in Syria’s neighbouring states have been resettled in rich countries according to a report published today by Oxfam. The UK has resettled just 18 per cent of its fair share of Syrian refugees when compared to the size of the country’s economy.

15 Dec 2016 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

Between 05 and 11 December, 698 refugees and migrants crossed the sea from Turkey to the Greek islands – an increase from the 144 who crossed the previous week. Thus far, 172,607 persons have arrived to Greece by sea in 2016 in comparison to 856,723 who crossed during the same period in 2015. As of 04 December, the main countries of origin of those who arrived in Greece remain the Syrian Arab Republic (47%), Afghanistan (24%) and Iraq (15%). Children comprised 37% of arrivals with men making up 42% and women 21%.

14 Dec 2016 description

On Saturday foreign minister Bert Koenders met with the Nigerien authorities in the capital Niamey, to discuss a joint approach to tackling the surge in migration that has turned Niger into a key crossroads for West Africans on the move. Speaking in Niger, the minister noted that ‘thanks to its geographical location, Niger has become the main nexus in the route to Libya and Europe. Almost all West African migrants pass through the city of Agadez, so it could play a key role in solving a problem that is impacting directly on Europe.’

14 Dec 2016 description

The Netherlands is once again coming to the aid of refugees in Syria. The aid is intended for displaced Syrians who are struggling to survive in appalling conditions in their own country, as well as a sizeable group of Iraqi refugees who have fled to northern Syria from Mosul. Foreign trade and development minister Lilianne Ploumen made the decision in response to the heightened need for help. ‘The ongoing violence means that humanitarian aid is still sorely needed. Mediation attempts aimed at alleviating the suffering are still bogged down, unfortunately.

10 Dec 2016 description

The Governments of Sweden and the Netherlands have made financial contributions of USD 3.3 million and USD 800,000 respectively towards UNDP’s regional initiative on preventing and responding to the growth of violent extremism in Africa through a development lens.

The project also received an earlier contribution of USD 2 million from the Government of Japan.

09 Dec 2016 description

Les Gouvernements de la Suède et des Pays-Bas ont respectivement accordé un financement de 3,3 millions de dollars US et de 800 000 dollars afin de soutenir l'initiative régionale du PNUD pour la prévention et la lutte contre la montée de l’extrémisme violent en Afrique.

Ce projet avait préalablement bénéficié d’une contribution de 2 millions de dollars du Gouvernement du Japon.

06 Dec 2016 description

Libya - The Government of the Netherlands has donated nearly EUR 1 million to fund a 12-month IOM project: Supporting Humanitarian Repatriation and Reintegration of Vulnerable Migrants out of Libya.

It will provide assistance to some 400 stranded migrants who voluntarily return to their countries of origin. Of these, 180 particularly vulnerable migrants will be eligible for post-arrival reintegration support.

29 Nov 2016 description

The Netherlands supports Jordan in coping with the protracted Syrian crisis. As the Syrian population now comprises 20% of the total population we understand the pressure imposed on public services and infra-structure. The Netherlands government also acknowledges steps adopted by Jordan in following the London Conference last February. Access for Syrian children to the formal education system and opening up of employment possibilities are commended.

29 Nov 2016 description

The Netherlands Embassy in Jordan announced on Monday, 28 November, a contribution of EUR 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of education services provided by the Agency to Palestine refugee children from Syria. This announcement comes as part of the Dutch government’s launch of a special regional fund in response to the Syria crisis to support affected countries, including Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq. In Jordan, funds are allocated to programmes targeting Jordanians and refugees from Syria.

16 Nov 2016 description
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Tyre, November 17, 2016 - 2,500 Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian children have in past months attended football trainings and life skills education across Lebanon, with the aim of building bridges across communities. This month, the most successful Dutch football player of all times – Johan Neeskens – joins forces with UNICEF, War Child, Right to Play and the Royal Netherlands Football Association, to train the childrens’ youth leaders.

11 Nov 2016 description

Key Figures
Oct 2015 – 08 Nov 2016
1,549 persons relocated
4,954 places pledged
39,600 target
As of 08 Nov 2016