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05 Dec 2016 description

Ottawa Convention concludes in Chile

Santiago, Chile – The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties (15MSP) has concluded a week of work in Santiago, Chile, recording success in stockpile destruction with Poland announcing it had destroyed one million stockpiled landmines bringing to 158 the number of States that no longer hold stocks. With Poland's stockpile destruction, the States Parties have now destroyed more than 49 million landmines.

04 Nov 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 30 Oct–5 Nov 2016 and includes updates on influenza, poliomyelitis, Zika fever, MERS CoV, cholera, West Nile virus, and enterovirus detections in Europe.

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.

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.

12 Oct 2016 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

09 Sep 2016 description
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A report launched this week by the Asylum Information Database (AIDA), managed by ECRE, documents the limited and fragmented application of admissibility and safe country concepts in 20 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Serbia and Turkey.

02 Sep 2016 description

Germany - With an increasing number of migrant children reported missing in Europe, questions arise about the availability, coverage and reliability of data on children migrating to and through the European Union.

IOM’s Berlin-based Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) analyses the evidence base in its latest Data Briefing Issue 5, released today (2/9).

26 Aug 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 21-27 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and malaria in Greece.

12 Aug 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiolgists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 7-13 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever in Angola, polio, MERS CoV and West Nile virus.

11 Aug 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

The flood of refugees coming to the EU through the Belarus city of Brest is growing. One can see them in trains between Belarus and Poland every day. Where are these people coming from, and what are they looking for?

By Ales Petrovich

05 Aug 2016 description

The Communicable Disease Threat Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issues covers the period 31 July - 6 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever in Angola, chikungunya, dengue, West Nile virus and polio.

29 Jul 2016 description

Vienna, Austria | AFP | Friday 7/29/2016 - 20:27 GMT

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said that the EU's deal with Turkey on halting the flow of migrants towards the bloc is at risk of breaking down, in comments published Friday.

"The risk is big. The success so far of the pact is fragile. President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan has already hinted several times that he wants to scrap it," Juncker told Austrian daily Kurier.

11 Jul 2016 description
report European Union
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Executive Summary

The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.

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06 Jul 2016 description

By RFE/RL's Belarus Service July 06, 2016

BREST, Belarus -- Every day, the train between the Belarusian city of Brest and the Polish border town of Terespol is packed. A train that usually comprises three or four cars now has eight.

24 Jun 2016 description

Press re­lease of 22.06.2016 | Berlin – Every child in Lebanon, and that includes every refugee child, should be able to go to school. Ger­many and Poland will sup­port the Lebanese ed­u­ca­tion min­istry in achiev­ing this am­bi­tious goal. That was agreed be­tween BMZ State Sec­re­tary Friedrich Kitschelt and Un­der­sec­re­tary of State Joanna Wro­necka at to­day's Pol­ish-Ger­man gov­ern­ment con­sul­ta­tions.

13 Jun 2016 description

In a wide-ranging opening speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein sheds a light on "preventable calamities" and worrying trends in human rights around the world, including detailed concerns about the situation in more than 50 countries

Distinguished President of the Council,
Director-General,
Excellencies
Colleagues and friends

20 May 2016 description

Geneva, 20 May 2016 – The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's permanent committees have concluded two days of work where matters related to treaty compliance and universal adoption of its norms, landmine clearance and survivors’ assistance were discussed and remaining challenges were identified.

11 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

Migratory flows to Europe: new dimensions to deep-rooted patterns

06 May 2016 description
report Transitions Online

New EU proposal for asylum reform includes fines for those who do not comply and elicits predictable response from region’s politicians.

5 May 2016

Central European leaders have loudly voiced their dissatisfaction with the EU’s latest draft asylum rules, which were officially proposed on 4 May. The new guidelines, passed by the European Commission, seek to spread the burden now faced by those on the EU’s outlying borders, such as Greece and Italy, The Wall Street Journal reports.

04 May 2016 description

Prague, Czech Republic | AFP | Wednesday 5/4/2016 - 13:59 GMT

Hungary and Poland on Wednesday slammed a European Union plan to fine member states that refuse to accept their quota of refugees, with Budapest calling it "blackmail" and Warsaw saying it sounded like an April Fool's joke.

The European Commission has proposed making EU countries pay a "solidarity contribution" of 250,000 ($290,000) euros per refugee they decline to take in as Europe struggles with its worst migration crisis since World War II.