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.
As of 18 July 2016 some 241,263 people crossed the Mediterranean Sea reaching Europe. During the reporting period, the trend in sea arrivals continued to decrease through the Eastern Mediterranean with approximately 1,327 people arriving to Greece contributing to 158,377 for the first half of 2016. As of 18 July, 79,851 persons have arrived by sea to Italy in 2016, compared to 93,540 at the end of July 2015.
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.
Trends of Sea Arrivals
Between 01 and 07 August, 682 refugees and migrants arrived on the Greek islands – an increase from the 562 who arrived the previous week. As of 07 August, 160,914 refugees and migrants have crossed the sea from Turkey to Greece, including 48% from the Syrian Arab Republic, 25% from Afghanistan and 15% from Iraq. So far in August, most arrivals have been to Chios and Samos.
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.
Trends of Sea Arrivals
Trends of Sea Arrivals
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 15 June 2016
Today, the Commission adopted its latest progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken over the past month.
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 29 May - 4 June 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, an outbreak of enterovirus and yellow fever.
Communiqué de presse
Copenhague, 18 mai 2016
Virus Zika en Europe : risque global de propagation faible à modéré à la fin du printemps et en été
Selon une nouvelle estimation des risques publiée aujourd’hui par le Bureau régional de l’OMS pour l’Europe, le risque global d’épidémie de maladie à virus Zika dans la Région européenne de l’OMS est faible à modéré à la fin du printemps et en été. Si ce risque est variable d’un point à l’autre de la Région, il est plus élevé dans les pays où les moustiques du genre Aedes sont présents.
Copenhagen,18 May 2016
The overall risk of a Zika virus outbreak across the WHO European Region is low to moderate during late spring and summer, according to a new risk assessment published today by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. While this risk varies across the Region, it is higher in countries where Aedes mosquitoes are present.
By Camille Roch, 12 May 2016, 12:38 UTC
How to present the challenges faced by refugees to a young audience so they can relate to someone else’s experience? If you’re a teacher and if you’ve ever considered starting a discussion on refugee rights with your class, you may have wondered this.
We found out how a Human Rights Friendly School in Portugal uses personal testimonies to draw a more complete image of what it’s like to be a refugee.
“We were settled, stable,” says Zacaria as he tells students about his life back in Syria.
Migratory flows to Europe: new dimensions to deep-rooted patterns
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
From 1 January 2007 to 20 April 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 66 countries and territories.
42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.
17 countries have reported evidence of Zika virus transmission prior to 2015, with or without ongoing transmission or have reported an outbreak since 2015 that is now over.
The European Union is making its first contribution in 2016 to the Palestinian Authority's (PA) quarterly payment of social allowances. Around 119,000 poor Palestinian families in the West Bank and Gaza will receive financial payments through the PA's cash transfer programme. This contribution, amounts to around €12.2 million and is funded by the European Union (€10 million) and the Governments of Austria (€1.5 million), Ireland (€0.7 million) and Portugal (€0.025 million).
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).
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.
Planning and Preparation: In Thessaloniki, the municipal council announced that a funding proposal will be submitted to UNHCR for a total of 1,500 accommodation places for refugees.
Arrivals and Departures: On 23 February, the border crossing between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia reopened with a limited number of people allowed to cross after two days of closure. The border was again closed as of 05h30 on 24 February.