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19 Aug 2016 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Open sources reported damage to, loss of or the destruction of a wide range of humanitarian infrastructure on 160 occasions between January 2015 and June 2016.

17 Aug 2016 description

Introduction
The first six months of 2016 in Sudan witnessed a varie-ty of interconnected, intricate, and parallel population movements, influenced by numerous factors; highlight-ing the complexity of the drivers of migration in, through and out of Sudan. Migrants in Sudan (internal and external) are experiencing vulnerabilities and are in need of critical life-saving services.

17 Aug 2016 description

The Operations and Movement Management Unit was established for effective implementation of refugee resettlement and migrants’ assisted voluntary return and reintegration in line with IOM’s global principle of providing dignified, orderly and cost effective services to:
• Refugees hosted in Sudan and selected for resettlement in third countries
• Migration health processing for travel abroad
• Vulnerable migrants willing to voluntarily return to Sudan
• Humanitarian evacuation

16 Aug 2016 description

An estimated at US$43 million in contributions and deposits are committed to the CHF-Afghanistan pooled fund in 2016, representing 70% of the Fund’s target set at US$59 million by the Humanitarian Coordinator or 15% of the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).

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.

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.

02 Aug 2016 description

The Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund has allocated US$32.3 million this year to partners in hard-to-reach and under-served areas in support of emergency humanitarian needs along the Anbar and Mosul corridors. The first standard allocation prioritised the most time sensitive life-saving activities in the health, water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter and non-food items, protection and food security clusters. About 60 per cent of the allocated amount was provided to national and international NGOs, and 40 per cent to UN agencies.

01 Aug 2016 description
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The Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the critical needs of millions of people affected by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The Fund operates within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), with the objective to expand the delivery of humanitarian assistance in partnership with national and international NGOs and UN agencies.

26 Jul 2016 description

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The current refugee crisis is the greatest humanitarian challenge to have faced the European Union since its foundation. Although the outcome of the referendum on 23 June 2016 was that the UK should leave the EU, the UK remains a full member of the EU, with all the responsibilities that entails, until the final withdrawal agreement is ratified. It is vital, both on moral grounds and in order to help maintain good relations with the other 27 Member States, that the UK Government should participate fully in EU action to resolve this humanitarian crisis.

18 Jul 2016 description

Addis Ababa July 18/2016 The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) have signed a 129 million Birr grant agreement that would help the latter carry out better research activities in the health sector.

Director General of AHRI Dr. Taye Tolera and Head of Development Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden Dr. Anneka Knutsson, signed the agreement.

12 Jul 2016 description
report World Vision

BRUSSELS, 12 July 2016 – Today at the United Nations children joined world leaders to launch a new partnership and fund to make ending violence a public priority and a collective responsibility. End Violence Against Children - The Global Partnership brings together governments, including EU Member States, foundations, the UN, civil society, the academia, the private sector and young people in driving action toward achieving the new global target to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children.

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
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Extraterritorial Obligations of the United Kingdom under CESCR
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Extraterritorial Obligations of France under CESCR
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Extraterritorial Obligations of Sweden under CESCR

UK CALLED TO CONTROL ITS ARMS EXPORTS AFTER DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN YEMEN

From 6-24 June 2016, The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights reviewed the following countries: Angola, Burkina Faso, France, Honduras, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

24 Jun 2016 description

Overview

The Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund has provided $32.3 million through its First Standard Allocation in 2016 to address most critical needs under the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan.

The Health, WASH, Emergency Shelter and Non-food Items, Protection and Food Security Clusters received the largest allocations. Around 60% of the total amount allocated went to national and international NGOs, and 40% to UN agencies.

21 Jun 2016 description

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Tuesday 6/21/2016 - 17:30 GMT

Sweden toughened its rules for new asylum seekers on Tuesday as well as for refugees wanting to join their families in the country, after receiving 160,000 asylum claims last year.

The Swedish parliament voted 240 to 45 for the bill that will suspend for three years the granting of temporary residence permits to asylum seekers as well as limiting the number of refugees who will be permitted to join family members already settled in the country.

20 Jun 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Stockholm, June 20, 2016) – The Swedish Parliament is expected to approve a restrictive new asylum bill on June 21, 2016, that could harm the well-being of migrant children in need of protection and undermine their opportunity to effectively integrate into Swedish society, Human Rights Watch said today. The bill, which will apply to all children and adults who applied for asylum after November 24, 2015, will temporarily roll back some rights currently available under Swedish asylum law.

17 Jun 2016 description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has received an additional 30 million Swedish krona (approximately USD 3.6 M) from the Government of Sweden to support the agency’s work in Myanmar in the areas of democratic governance, local development and environmental sustainability. This follows an initial contribution of 30 M Swedish krona received in 2014.

UNDP Country Director, Toily Kurbanov said that he was encouraged by the support provided by the Government of Sweden.

16 Jun 2016 description
report European Commission

Eurostat news release 120/2016

More than 1 out of 3 continued to come from Syria

During the first quarter of 2016 (from January to March 2016), 287 100 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), down by 33% compared with the fourth quarter of 2015 (when 426 000 first time applicants were registered) .