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28 Apr 2016 description

Arrivals and Departures

On 27 April, Sweden's Migration Agency forecast that Sweden expects between 40,000 and 100,000 people to claim asylum this year (which is a decrease from the original forecast of between 70,000 and 140,000).

Conditions of People

28 Apr 2016 description

by Katie Taylor on Thursday, April 28th 2016

With one in five children worldwide not receiving essential vaccines, achieving equitable vaccination coverage rates is a global priority. This World Immunization Week, the global community rallies together to “close the gap.”

28 Apr 2016 description

This World Immunization Week, we are closer than ever to the target of a world free of polio, with just two remaining polio endemic countries- Afghanistan and Pakistan. Read more about what remains to be done to carry the world across the threshold here.

28 Apr 2016 description

ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE, MICROCEPHALY AND GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME

 As of 27 April, 55 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 42 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

 Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

28 Apr 2016 description
report UN News Service

27 de abril, 2016 — La Asamblea General y el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU adoptaron hoy sendas resoluciones con el mismo texto sobre la Arquitectura de Naciones Unidas para la Consolidación de la Paz, una medida que ofrece un ímpetu renovado al concepto de paz sostenible.

El inusual e histórico evento bicameral forma parte del amplio proceso de reevaluación que realiza el sistema de Naciones Unidas sobre cómo debe afrontar las situaciones de conflicto.

28 Apr 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 26 Apr 2016): 154,553

Total arrivals in Greece during Apr 2016: 3,101

Average daily arrivals during Apr 2016: 119

Average daily arrivals during Mar 2016: 870

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 17

Dead and missing 272 dead - 152 missing (2015) 132 dead - 24 missing (9 April. 2016)

28 Apr 2016 description

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Thursday 4/28/2016 - 16:27 GMT

Six refugee families who have been living on a British military base in Cyprus since 1998 won their legal action against the British government on Thursday although their future is still in limbo.

The group were among 75 people who landed on the southwest coast of Cyprus after the boat in which they were travelling to Italy foundered.

They were recognised as refugees but Home Secretary Theresa May in 2014 decided that they could not be admitted to Britain.

28 Apr 2016 description

Since 2007, Generations For Peace has trained 8,920 volunteers from 50 countries, and with our support, volunteer-led programmes have reached 229,020 children, youth, and adults in communities facing different forms of violence. Our cascading model, in which volunteers we have trained directly (1st generation) go on to train other 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even up to 6th generation volunteers in their communities, increases our reach and reinforces the sustainability of our efforts.

28 Apr 2016 description

Highlights:

  1. March 2016 was marked by the closing of the Balkan route to Europe on March 8 and the implementation of the EU-Turkey Agreement on March 20. These developments have resulted in slowing arrivals to Greece while refugees and other mixed migrants find new ways to enter Europe.

28 Apr 2016 description

MÉXICO, D.F., 27 de abril de 2016 (ACNUR) - Los países de Latinoamérica y el Caribe están comprometidos a facilitar la naturalización como solución para los migrantes y refugiados apátridas. Recientemente, varios gobiernos de la región han comenzado a tomar medidas en este sentido. En Bolivia, una resolución adoptada por el Ministerio de Gobierno establece un procedimiento especial para eliminar el requisito de demostrar un periodo mínimo de residencia, y reduce considerablemente los gastos de naturalización.

28 Apr 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

The recent drowning of 500 refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea was not only preventable, but arguably caused by policy. A policy known colloquially as "Fortress Europe", designed to make the journey to Europe as difficult as possible for asylum seekers.

28 Apr 2016 description

The first ever World Humanitarian Summit will take place in Istanbul in May 2016.

The International Development Committee is currently inquiring into the Global Humanitarian System. The Committee has written to the Secretary of State for international Development, Justine Greening MP, in order to contribute to the debate. In the letter, the Chair, Stephen Twigg MP, sets out six priority areas for discussion at the summit which the Committee feels will help the international community fulfil its responsibilities to deliver a more effective and efficient humanitarian system.

28 Apr 2016 description

FAO and OIE map campaign to stamp out a virus that kills millions of sheep and goats each year

28 April 2015, Rome - A devastating livestock disease is continuing to extend its global reach and is now present in 76 countries.

Georgia recently reported its first-ever case of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), a viral disease which is capable of severely impacting goat and sheep populations, while a new outbreak has occurred in the Maldives, showing that even island states are vulnerable to the plague.

28 Apr 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | Thursday 4/28/2016 - 08:51 GMT

A highly contested EU deal with Turkey may not be ideal, but it is the only solution to stem the migration crisis, the bloc's Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides said Thursday.

The deal in which Turkey agrees to take back certain migrants fleeing to Greece in exchange for visa-free travel in the EU has angered member countries and rights activists.

28 Apr 2016 description

The Paris Agreement has been signed on April 22 by global leaders. The valubale text, reached at COP 21 in December, set an unprecedented standard in addressing the causes and impact of climate change. Now it needs to be translated into urgent and ambitious investment and action. In this quick guide, we explain the World Food Programme’s work to build the resilience of vulnerable people to climate change, and what the Paris Agreement means for our goal of ending hunger by 2030. 

28 Apr 2016 description

Le 22 avril, les dirigeants mondiaux se sont réunis et ont signé l’Accord de Paris. Ce texte décisif, conclu lors de la COP21 en décembre, a établi des normes sans précédent en matière de lutte contre les causes et les impacts du changement climatique. A présent, l’accord doit se traduire par des actions et des investissements urgents et ambitieux.