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 18-24 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.
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).
More Countries Joining Ban Treaty
(Geneva, September 1, 2016) – Cluster munition attacks in Syria and Yemen are causing unacceptable civilian suffering and deserve a strong response, Human Rights Watch said today during the release of the Cluster Munition Monitor 2016 report.
Paris, France | AFP | Wednesday 8/31/2016 - 13:47 GMT
A year ago, the highly publicised death of a three-year-old Syrian boy sparked outrage across the world and drove home the grim reality of Europe's growing migration crisis.
Germany threw open its borders and volunteers across Europe flocked to train stations and frontier crossings to welcome those fleeing war and poverty.
But a major backlash swiftly followed. The EU's outer borders have since come back down hard, the so-called Balkan migrant route has shut and anti-migrant sentiment has soared.
Paris, France | AFP | mercredi 31/08/2016 - 09:23 GMT | 715 mots
par Florence DE MARIGNAN
Il y a un an, la photo du corps sans vie du petit Aylan, enfant syrien retrouvé noyé sur une plage turque, faisait le tour du monde et choquait l'Europe.
Dans l'année qui suit, à une phase éphémère d'ouverture des frontières sous l'impulsion de l'Allemagne, va succéder une rafale de mesures restrictives dans l'Union européenne.
As a result of the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine thousands of people were forced to leave their homes in Ukraine. The number of displaced people continues to increase. By 04 July, 2016, the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine (MoSP) had registered 1,790,267 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine and 3.1 million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. As of 20th June 2016, the UNHCR reported 1,389,452 Ukrainians are seeking – or already received – asylum or refuge in other countries. Out of these – 1,092,212 are in Russia and 139,143 in Belarus.
Assisted Voluntary Returns Peaked at 70,000 in 2015: IOM
Switzerland - IOM assisted 69,540 migrants from 97 host and/or transit countries and 156 countries of origin in 2015, as part of its Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes, according to the newly-released AVRR 2015 Key Highlights report.
204.311 llegadas por mar en 2016
publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 31/5/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015
Migratory flows to Europe: new dimensions to deep-rooted patterns
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.
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.
ASMARA, Eritrea, May 2 (UNHCR) – A group of 37 Somali refugees arrived in Slovakia from Eritrea on April 14 on their way for eventual resettlement in the United States, with the help of UNHCR, the Office of Refugee Affairs (ORA) and the International Organization of Migration (IOM).
The group takes the total of Somali refugees relocated this year to 281. They include 132 to Australia, 58 to Slovakia and 54 to Canada.
Low public spending, ineffective social protection policies and programmes are hampering progress for children in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
GENEVA, 20 April 2016 — Children who are falling furthest behind in society benefit the most when countries invest in more effective social protection, according to a new UNICEF Report launched today.
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.
10 March 2016
Distinguished President, Excellencies,
Over the past ten days, many delegations have shared with me their alarm about the growing disarray in many countries. And among other issues, I have raised with many of them my concerns about arrests, harassment and spurious prosecutions of journalists, activists, political opponents and human rights defenders.
SLOVENIA - EUCPM activation 22/10
Personal protective equipment, sleeping bags, blankets, bedding, beds, mattresses, heating devices, tents, medical equipment, light towers, tables, residential and sanitary containers
CROATIA - EUCPM activation 26/10
Personal protective equipment, sleeping bags, blankets, beds, mattresses, heating devices, tents, cords, raincoats
Budapest, 11 February 2016
UNHCR urges Central European leaders to show solidarity with refugees ahead of the V4 Summit
The UN Refugee Agency is urging leaders in Central Europe to show greater solidarity with desperate refugees who seek sanctuary in the continent as war, conflict and extremism force millions out of their homes.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 25 January 2016