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31 Aug 2015 description
report Caritas

By Caritas Internationalis

“Sudanese? No, Libyan,” said Amjaad.

There are many nationalities among the 2000 plus people living in the ‘Jungle 2’ camp near the northern French port of Calais. Sudanese, Afghans, Syrians and Eritreans: all united by histories of conflict and poverty that propelled them from home to here.

31 Aug 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- The Foreign Ministry on Sunday reiterated the importance of the electronic system on Kuwait's humanitarian and charity work whose first stage was launched on Thursday. The network connects the Kuwaiti donor, charity and humanitarian institutions with the ministry and diplomatic missions abroad, as well as foreign receivers of aid. The e-system was given the go-ahead by Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry Khaled Suleiman Al-Jarallah during a training workshop organized by the humanitarian and charity work team at the ministry's follow-up and …

31 Aug 2015 description

Röszke, Hungary | AFP | Monday 8/31/2015 - 03:06 GMT

by Csaba Segesvari and Serene Assir in Presevo reception camp, Serbia

European Union leaders on Sunday called for action to defend the "dignity" of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc's eastern borders over the escalating crisis.

Home affairs ministers will meet on September 14 in Brussels to try and "strengthen the European response" to the influx, said Luxembourg, which holds the rotating EU presidency.

31 Aug 2015 description

GENÈVE, 26 aout (HCR) – Le chef du HCR, António Guterres, a réitéré mercredi la nécessité de protéger les réfugiés fuyant vers l'Europe en les protégeant contre les passeurs et en créant un système efficace pour leur permettre de demander l'asile en toute légalité.

31 Aug 2015 description

For the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, providing cash relief or vouchers to disasteraffected families is proving a viable alternative to the direct distribution of food or other relief items and supports early recovery and restoring livelihoods.

Such assistance can take a variety of forms:

Cash grants:

Households receive money to meet their basic food and non-food needs or to purchase assets enabling them to resume economic activity.

Cash for work:

31 Aug 2015 description

GENEVE, 28 août (HCR) – Plus de 300 000 réfugiés et migrants ont déjà emprunté des voies maritimes périlleuses en Méditerranée en 2015, avec près de 200 000 d'entre eux ayant rejoint la Grèce et quelque 110 000 autres l'Italie.

Le HCR a publié ce vendredi les toutes dernières statistiques à Genève, en faisant état d'une forte augmentation par rapport à 2014, où près de 219 000 personnes avaient traversé la Méditerranée pour l'ensemble de l'année.

31 Aug 2015 description

Röszke, Hongrie | AFP | lundi 31/08/2015 - 00:07 GMT

par Csaba SEGESVARI / avec Serene ASSIR à Presevo en Serbie

Plusieurs dirigeants européens sont montés au créneau dimanche en faveur du droit d'asile des réfugiés au moment où des milliers de migrants progressaient sur la route des Balkans dans l'espoir de gagner l'espace Schengen.

31 Aug 2015 description

SG/SM/17038-OBV/1508

SECRÉTAIRE GÉNÉRAL
COMMUNIQUÉS DE PRESSE

On trouvera ci-après le message du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, à l’occasion de la Journée internationale des victimes de disparition forcée, le 30 août:

30 Aug 2015 description

Luxembourg, Luxembourg | AFP | Sunday 8/30/2015 - 16:38 GMT |

European Union home affairs ministers will hold emergency talks on September 14 in Brussels on the continent's escalating migration crisis, the Luxembourg government said on Sunday.

"The situation of migration phenomena outside and inside the European Union has recently taken unprecedented proportions," said the statement from Luxembourg, which holds the EU's six-month rotating presidency.

30 Aug 2015 description

La Rochelle, France | AFP | Sunday 8/30/2015 - 13:12 GMT

People fleeing war and persecution must be welcomed into France, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday as Europe faces a mounting migrant crisis.

"Each asylum demand must be examined rapidly," he told members of the ruling Socialist Party gathered in the western town of La Rochelle.

Migrants and refugees who "are fleeing war, persecution, torture, oppression, must be welcomed," he said, adding that the rule should be to treat them with "dignity."

30 Aug 2015 description

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Sunday 8/30/2015 - 12:01 GMT

Switzerland said Sunday it was planning to send financial assistance to help Balkans nations cope with the massive numbers of migrants and refugees passing through in a bid to reach the European Union.

The Swiss foreign ministry confirmed a report in the NZZ am Sonntag weekly that the wealthy Alpine nation aimed to send financial aid to Serbia, Macedonia and Bosnia Herzogovina to help them deal with the ballooning migrant crises on their territories.

30 Aug 2015 description

La Rochelle, France | AFP | dimanche 30/08/2015 - 10:54 GMT

Les migrants qui "fuient la guerre, les persécutions, la torture, les oppressions, doivent être accueillis" en France, a estimé dimanche le Premier ministre français, Manuel Valls.

"Donc, chaque demande d'asile doit être examinée, rapidement", a ajouté le chef du gouvernement socialiste lors d'un discours devant son parti à La Rochelle (ouest). Les "migrants doivent être traités dignement, abrités, soignés".

30 Aug 2015 description
report AlertNet

Author: Magdalena Mis

STOCKHOLM, Aug 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Africa must harvest its rain to cope with droughts and irrigate crops for a "green revolution" to feed its growing population, experts told a global water conference in the Swedish capital.

Read the full article on AlertNet.

30 Aug 2015 description

Athens, Greece | AFP | Saturday 8/29/2015 - 22:01 GMT

A 17-year-old migrant was killed during a shootout at sea between Greek port police and human smugglers, the government said late Saturday.

"A serious incident occurred off the island of Symi when a yacht carrying 70 migrants from Turkey's western shores tried to illegally enter (Greek waters)," the marine ministry said in a statement.

Greek port police and officials from the EU border agency Frontex managed to halt and board the boat.

29 Aug 2015 description

GINEBRA, 27 de agosto de 2015 (ACNUR) - Con alrededor de 60 millones de personas desplazadas forzosamente a nivel mundial y las travesías en embarcaciones precarias por el Mediterráneo en los titulares de los periódicos casi a diario, se está volviendo cada vez más común ver los términos ‘refugiado’ y ‘migrante’ intercambiados en el discurso mediático y público. Pero, ¿hay una diferencia entre ellos? ¿Y esa diferencia es importante?

29 Aug 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:40 GMT
Author: Reuters

TRIPOLI, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Three people have been arrested in Libya on suspicion of involvement in launching a boat packed with migrants that sank off the country's Mediterranean coast, killing up to 200 people, a security official said on Saturday.

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29 Aug 2015 description

Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Saturday 8/29/2015 - 18:18 GMT

A razor-wire barrier along Hungary's border with non-EU member Serbia, aimed at keeping out migrants, has been completed, the Hungarian defence ministry said on Saturday.

"Two days before the August 31 deadline, the first section of the border closure has been completed," the ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency MTI.

29 Aug 2015 description
report Government of Italy

Italy is responding to the appeal by the Serbian authorities, who are faced with a significant influx of refugees arriving from the Middle East and heading for northern Europe. Italian Development Cooperation has arranged funding of 100,000 euro for the Serbian Red Cross for initial assistance activities.

29 Aug 2015 description

1. About These Guidelines

Purpose of These Guidelines

The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist humanitarian actors and communities affected by armed conflict, natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate essential actions for the prevention and mitigation of gender-based violence (GBV) across all sectors of humanitarian response.

29 Aug 2015 description

Kecskemét, Hungary | AFP | Friday 8/30/2015 - 17:37 GMT

by Csaba Segesvari and Serene Assir in Presevo reception camp, Serbia

Calls multiplied Sunday for Europe to finally get to grips with its ever-deadlier migrant crisis after Austria's horrific truck tragedy, as people continued to pour into Hungary from Serbia despite a newly completed razor-wire barrier.