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.
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.
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.
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.
HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS
The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners in Serbia, continued rising, now to around 6,300. 80% (or 5,000) were accommodated in governmental facilities, with 1,863 in five Asylum Centres and 3,137 in “Transit” or Reception Centres. The others were counted at the border with Hungary and around 1,000 sleeping rough at night in Belgrade City centre.
Hurricane Matthew has affected several Caribbean islands. Southwestern Haiti is, so far, the worst hit. Through the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), Sweden is therefore sending several experts to Haiti in order to assist UN and EU humanitarian support to mitigate the consequences for the population.
Middle income countries currently host around six million refugees worldwide but struggle to find affordable and sustainable means of coping with the additional costs associated with an influx of refugees.
A new global facility aims to close the financing gap by providing a source of long term concessional financing for middle income countries worldwide hosting large numbers of refugees.
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.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began supporting asylum seekers in Götene municipality in Sweden with mental health and psycho-social activities, on Monday. The project comes following an assessment of asylum seekers’ needs in Sweden and uses an innovative and culturally sensitive model of care that prioritises early intervention. Working alongside an existing network of volunteers, the project seeks to highlight the need for mental health services for asylum seekers in the country and prove MSF’s model of mental health care in Europe.
The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is a cost-effective way to support humanitarian action in Sudan. Under the direction of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), the SHF aims to support the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to the most critical humanitarian needs as defined by the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) or any agreed upon strategy by the HC. The SHF provides funding to international and national non–governmental organizations and UN agencies. The SHF receives voluntary donor contributions and supports humanitarian response year–round.
19/9/2016 - OECD countries need to address the growing anti-immigration backlash and reinforce migration and integration policies while fostering international cooperation in this area, according to a new OECD report.
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Les pays participant aux deux sommets sur les réfugiés devraient s’engager à renforcer leurs offres de réinstallation et d’aide
The number of refugees and migrants to Europe has grown considerably over recent years, igniting discussions on the economic impacts of refugees to host countries.
At Global Refugee Summits, Commit to Resettlement and Aid
(New York, September 13, 2016) – The massive refugee crisis demands an unprecedented global response, Human Rights Watch said today. At two summits on September 19 and 20, 2016, at the United Nations, world leaders should take bold steps to share responsibility for millions of people displaced by violence, repression, and persecution.
New York — The Swedish Government has pledged to increase its 2016 core contribution to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), providing an additional $9.4 million to help UNDP support the world's poorest and most vulnerable countries, respond to emergencies and crises worldwide, and improve UN coherence. With the $64 million provided earlier in the year, Sweden’s contribution to UNDP’s regular resources in 2016 totals $73 million. This contribution by the Swedish Government enables predictable and flexible funding to help UNDP deliver on its strategic plan through 2017.
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.
Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Friday 9/9/2016 - 14:01 GMT
Sweden will next year begin medical testing to determine the age of unaccompanied child refugees, officials said Friday over fears adults are trying to pass themselves off as minors to up their chances of getting asylum.
The National Board of Forensic Medicine told reporters it would begin age tests in early 2017.
Forensic examiners will determine whether an asylum seeker is over or under the age of 18 based on dental assessments of wisdom teeth and magnetic imaging of the knee joint.
Afghanistan’s Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), is a Country Based Pooled Fund (CBPF) directed by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, with operational support from OCHA. The CHF-Afghanistan is a strategic financing tool with three key objectives to:
support humanitarian partners (national and international NGOs, UN Agencies and IOM) to address the most pressing evidence-based needs in accordance with humanitarian principles;