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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

07 Nov 2016 description

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs donated an additional million euros to help refugees in Iraq. The aid will be carried out by the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) which Dorcas is part of. As military operations against IS in Mosul intensify, it is expected that hundreds of thousands of people will flee the city. These people will desperately need shelter and aid.

03 Nov 2016 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Between January 2015 and September 2016, more than 664,500 refugee and migrant children claimed asylum in Europe. This represents around a third of all asylum claims registered in Europe during the same period of time.

Around half of all refugee and migrant children sought international protection in Germany.
Other countries, which have recorded high numbers of asylum claims by children are Sweden, Hungary, Austria, France, Switzerland and Belgium.

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.

26 Oct 2016 description

Key Figures
Oct 2015 – 27 Sep 2016

1,196 persons relocated
3,809 places pledged
39,600 target

As of 27 Sep 2016

26 Oct 2016 description

On Monday foreign minister Bert Koenders met with his Malian counterpart, Abdoulaye Diop. The two ministers discussed the peace process in Mali and MINUSMA, the UN mission to which the Netherlands will continue contributing next year. The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, was also present at the meeting.

25 Oct 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

303,838
Refugees and migrants arriving by sea to Europe in 2016 (as of 30 September).

3,498
Refugees and migrants estimated to have died / gone missing at sea in 2016 (as of 30 September). Compared to 3,771 in 2015.

166,824
Estimated sea arrivals in Greece in 2016 (as of 30 September) compared to 385,069 during the same period in 2015

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.

20 Oct 2016 description

Contributions

Since its inception in 2014, the CHF-Afghanistan pooled fund has received just over US$120 million in contributions from eight key donors dedicated to coordinated humanitarian action in Afghanistan.

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.

14 Oct 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 281,740 Refugees and migrants arriving by sea to Europe in 2016 (as of 31 August).

  • 3,169 Refugees and migrants estimated to have died / gone missing at sea in 2016 (as of 31 August). Compared to 2,776 during the same period in 2015.

  • 163,734 Estimated sea arrivals in Greece in 2016 (as of 31 August) compared to 237,947 during the same period in 2015.

  • 115,072 Estimated Sea arrivals in Italy in 2016 (as of 31 August) compared to 116,149 during the same period in 2015.