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02 May 2016 description
report European Union

Asylum applicants considered to be unaccompanied minors

Slightly more than half are Afghans

In 2015, 88 300 asylum seekers applying for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU) were considered to be unaccompanied minors. While their number always stood between 11 000 and 13 000 in the EU over the period 2008-2013, it almost doubled in 2014 to reach slightly more than 23 000 persons, then nearly quadrupled in 2015.

28 Apr 2016 description
report Cordaid

The Dutch have generously donated to the victims of the earthquake in Nepal, now one year ago. What has Cordaid, as a member of the cooperating aid organizations in The Netherlands (SHO), achieved with the 2.3 million euros it received from the aid campaign? A lot! In two districts we provided life-saving relief and worked on long-term reconstruction. To date, 63% of the money is spent and we have been able to help more than 8300 families who were affected by the devastating earthquake.

These are some of the results we have achieved with the funds of the SHO:

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

26 Apr 2016 description

The number of Syrians arriving in Europe seeking international protection continues to increase. However, it remains low compared to Syria`s neighboring countries, with slightly more than 10% of those who have fled the conflict seeking safety in Europe.

26 Apr 2016 description

The number of Syrians arriving in Europe seeking international protection continues to increase. However, it remains low compared to Syria`s neighboring countries, with slightly more than 10% of those who have fled the conflict seeking safety in Europe.

24 Apr 2016 description

The Netherlands has contributed more than $2 billion to the work of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide loans, grants and technical assistance that help the poor and vulnerable in Asia and the Pacific.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides information on the Netherlands' contributions to ADB in terms of capital subscription and funding, the country’s delegates to ADB, and the involvement of Dutch companies and consultants in ADB projects.

16 Apr 2016 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2016 – Eight nations and the European Commission today pledged a package of more than US$1 billion -- US$141 million in grants, US$1 billion in soft loans, US$500 million in guarantees – to a World Bank-led financing initiative in support of Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon, as well as recovery and reconstruction across the region. The package means that the new facility will be able to generate up to US$800 million in concessional loans in the next year.

15 Apr 2016 description
report European Commission
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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).

13 Apr 2016 description

474 Interviews of Iranian and Pakistani migrants conducted to date by IOM in Croatia, fyROM, Slovenia, Greece, Serbia and Hungary

About DTM’s Flow Monitoring Surveys

13 Apr 2016 description
report Government of Iraq

The information presented in this report is undertaken by the Government of Iraq (Gol) and International Organizations working in Iraq; figures are variable, may change according to the situation.


• Since the beginning of the ISF liberation operations in the South of Ninawa areas on 25 March, 2016, the Iraqi Red Cresent Society has provided reief items to 363 displaced families (2, 178 individuals) in Makhmour District.

13 Apr 2016 description

The Stabilization Facility for Libya was launched today at the Senior Officials’ Meeting in Tunis in the presence of H.E. Dr. Taher Al-Jehaimi, Minister of Planning in the Libyan Government of National Accord, Mr. Rüdiger König, Director General of Crisis Prevention, Stabilization and Peace Building in the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, UNSMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, and Dr. Noura Hamladji, UNDP Libya Country Director.

10 Apr 2016 description

Amsterdam, Pays-Bas | AFP | dimanche 10/04/2016 - 11:46 GMT

par Mariëtte Le Roux

Après avoir fui la guerre au péril de leurs vies, les réfugiés sont menacés de nouvelles attaques en Europe, celles de microbes proliférant dans des camps bondés où pourraient se déclarer à grande échelle des infections diverses, prévenu des experts.

Leurs systèmes affaiblis par la fatigue, le manque de nourriture, d'eau propre et de médicaments, les réfugiés sont aujourd'hui les cibles faciles de maladies évitables, mais aux conséquences dramatiques faute de soins.

10 Apr 2016 description

Amsterdam, Netherlands | AFP | Sunday 4/10/2016 - 09:44 GMT

by Mariëtte Le Roux

Having survived perilous escapes from war zones, refugees find themselves assailed anew in Europe by germs proliferating in crowded, unsanitary camps that could become outbreak hotspots, infectious disease experts have warned.

Their systems weakened by physical exhaustion, a lack of safe food, clean water and medicine, refugees are sitting-duck targets for entirely preventable diseases that can scar, maim, even kill.

05 Apr 2016 description

Turkey - Since 4 April, IOM Turkey has facilitated the departure of 74 Syrians for resettlement to Europe as part of the 18 March 2016 agreement between EU Heads of State and the Government of Turkey.

As the first three boats carrying migrants departed Greece for Turkey under the deal, IOM’s office in Turkey arranged the logistics for the resettlement of the refugees from Turkey to Europe.

04 Apr 2016 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Statement

Brussels, 4 April 2016

Press statement to Ebs in Ankara

I have just met with the President of the Turkish Republic. It was a very constructive meeting. Before that I met with Prime Minister Davutoglu, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Interior.

Whether it is addressing the ongoing refugee crisis or fighting terrorism, Turkey is our key partner, and the EU is Turkey's partner. Today's meetings happened in this light.

On migration

31 Mar 2016 description

Baghdad, 31 March 2016 – The Kingdom of the Netherlands is giving US$5.69 million (€5 million) to the United Nations Development Programme to support stabilization in areas newly liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

The Dutch contribution will be allocated in two installments to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) which channels fast-track support to liberated areas to help rehabilitate civic infrastructure, kick-start local economies, boost government capacity and promote community reconciliation.

31 Mar 2016 description

On 30th March morning in Hanoi, Vietnam - Netherlands Intergovernmental Committee on Climate Change Adaptation and Water Management convened its 5th meeting. Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam Nguyen Minh Quang and Minister of Infrastructure and Environment of Netherlands Melanie Schultz co-chaired the meeting.

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.