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23 May 2017 description

The number and frequency of recorded natural disasters, along with the associated impact and damage to livelihoods and economies (local, national), are increasing significantly. Natural disasters often destroy critical agricultural assets and infrastructure, disrupting production cycles, trade flows and livelihoods means. This affects food security and causes additional disruptions throughout the value chains. Such disasters may slow overall economic growth, especially where agriculture and food production still account for a large share of gross domestic product and employment.

23 May 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 59,135 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 21 May, with over 80 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 190,977 arrivals across the region through 21 May 2016.

Mediterranean Developments

IOM Rome reported that, through 21 May this year, 50,041 migrants or refugees have landed in Italy (See chart below).

23 May 2017 description

Germany - The UN Migration Agency (IOM)’s Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) recently (19/05) hosted an expert workshop, Measuring Irregular Migration: Innovative Data Practices to discuss recent practices on collecting data on irregular migration. The workshop is part of a project aimed at strengthening data analysis in the context of irregular migration to Europe, and is funded by the UK Department of International Development (DFID).

23 May 2017 description

VIENNA, 23 May 2017 – Young people are most vulnerable to terrorist radicalization and greater efforts should be made to prevent youth from being misled by violent extremists, said OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz today as he opened the 2017 OSCE-wide Counter-Terrorism Conference in Vienna.

23 May 2017 description
report iTrack

This document is the ethical and privacy impact assessment (E/PIA) report for the iTRACK project (D3.1). The development and deployment of a technology such as the iTRACK system may have various consequences, including those related to privacy and ethics. The purpose of an E/PIA is to assess the risks that the project technology poses for privacy and ethics and propose how to mitigate these risks. The analysis carried out in the E/PIA, will in turn inform the technology development.

23 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia continued to stabilize. 7,364 were counted on 30 April. 5,985 (i.e. 81%) were accommodated in 18 governmental centres across the country, while the rest were counted squatting mainly in Belgrade City.

  • Based on all available information, 43% of those accommodated were children, 42% adult men, and 15% adult women; 57% originated from Afghanistan, 19% from Iraq, 13% from Pakistan, 6% from Syria and 5% from other counties.

23 May 2017 description
report iTrack

Deliverable 9.1 - iTRACK Stakeholder engagement and dissemination plan - presenting the information concerning the structure of the dissemination activities, outlining the methodology for identifying and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders at EU and global levels to raise awareness of and inform them about iTRACK’s activities and findings, thereby establishing foundations for effective external communication of the project’s concept and potential scientific breakthroughs.

23 May 2017 description
report iTrack

This document is part of Simulation methodology development task of the project. The task follows an incremental approach in using simulation-based techniques for testing technologies and receiving from user-feedback during each phase of the iTRACK project. In the first phase of the project a user-centred approach is adopted to define system requirements for the iTRACK system and policies of its use. The board game is designed to mimic existing processes and procedures of decision-making of humanitarian missions in violent and unstable environment.

23 May 2017 description

Cancun, Mexico, 23 May 2017 – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today announced a major revision to its Disaster Resilience Scorecard designed to boost the number of cities and towns reducing their disaster losses by 2020 in line with a key global agreement.

The revision brings the Scorecard into alignment with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the global plan for reducing disaster losses, and is a major boost to the goal of having more strategies in place at local level for reducing disaster losses from climate change and other risk drivers.

23 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

26,160 People benefitted from alternatives to camps in UNHCR accommodation since the beginning of the programme

20,962 People benefitted from cash assistance through UNHCR and UNHCRfunded partners in February

19,314 UNHCR accommodation places currently active as alternatives to camps

1,581 Asylum-seekers transferred from the islands to improved accommodation on the mainland in state-run sites or UNHCR accommodation this month

23 May 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - May 2017): 6,421

Total arrivals in Greece during May 2017: 1,257

Average daily arrivals during May 2017: 60

Average daily arrivals during Apr 2017: 39

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 7

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during May 2017: 807

23 May 2017 description

“Nineteen illegal immigrants were apprehended on the country’s territory from Friday to Sunday”, the National Police Headquarters informed Hungarian news agency MTI on Monday. According to the statistics, which have also been published on the police.hu website, six, nine and two foreign nationals who were in Hungary illegally were apprehended on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, and accompanied back by police to the other side of the temporary border security fence. Two migrants were caught along Hungary’s borders with Romania and Ukraine.

23 May 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world. This infographic focuses on arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region and also provides a global view. #MissingMigrants

23 May 2017 description

Conseil des droits de l’homme

Trente-cinquième session

6-23 juin 2017

Point 3 de l’ordre du jour

Promotion et protection de tous les droits de l’homme, civils, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris le droit au développement

Note du secrétariat

23 May 2017 description

Human Rights Council

Thirty-fifth session

6-23 June 2017

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Note by the Secretariat

23 May 2017 description
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Human Rights Council

Thirty-fifth session

6-23 June 2017

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Note by the Secretariat

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, on his follow-up visit to Greece from 12 to 16 May 2016.

23 May 2017 description
report UN Radio

Lors d'une allocution devant la 70e assemblée mondiale de la santé, la Directrice générale de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) est revenue sur les leçons tirées de la crise Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest. Dr Margaret Chan a rappelé que la semaine dernière, la République démocratique du Congo a confirmé une nouvelle épidémie d'Ebola près de la frontière avec la République centrafricaine. C'est la huitième épidémie d'Ebola dans ce pays.