Protection and Human Rights

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09 Oct 2015 description

This paper is the third in a series of five reports on workshops designed to broadcast and replicate good practices for urban refugee programmes. The workshops are the result of the Building Communities of Practice for Urban Refugees project funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM). A workshop has taken place in each of the five geographic regions. In addition to the workshops, there will be a roundtable event in a particular city in each region.

09 Oct 2015 description
report Christian Aid

Strategic report

Objectives and activities

In 2015, as the Millennium Development Goals reach their deadline, the world can reflect on real progress. Since 1990, thanks to the actions of millions of people around the globe, extreme income poverty has been cut by almost two-thirds, child mortality has fallen by more than half, and more children are attending primary school than ever before.

But these achievements tell only part of the story.

09 Oct 2015 description

The European Union and its Member States must urgently scale up their responses to the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe as winter approaches before more lives get lost, five major humanitarian organisations said today.

As another high-level EU migration meeting convenes on October 8, the organisations – CARE International, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Welthungerhilfe, International Catholic Migration Committee (ICMC), and World Vision – called for a common and comprehensive approach that addresses root causes of displacement and prioritizes human rights.

09 Oct 2015 description

Luxembourg, Luxembourg | AFP | Friday 10/9/2015 - 04:27 GMT


European Union nations agreed on Thursday to speed up the deportation of failed asylum seekers as they took a harder line toward tackling the bloc's worst migration crisis since World War II.

Interior ministers endorsed a dedicated programme to send back those they described as economic migrants -- who are largely from poor African nations -- and not refugees from conflict zones.

09 Oct 2015 description

Rome, Italie | AFP | vendredidi 09/10/2015 - 03:00 GMT

Un premier contingent de réfugiés s'envole vendredi depuis Rome pour la Suède dans le cadre du programme de l'Union européenne sur une meilleure répartition des demandeurs d'asile qui affluent dans le sud de l'Europe, sur lequel les Européens s'étaient profondément divisés.

Les 20 réfugiés érythréens qui vont être transférés d'Italie en Suède dans la matinée sont les premiers sur 160.000 qui pourront bénéficier de ce programme de "relocalisations" inédit au sein de l'UE.

08 Oct 2015 description

United Nations, United States | AFP | Thursday 10/8/2015 - 21:01 GMT

The UN Security Council will vote on Friday on a draft resolution authorizing European military action against migrant smugglers in the high seas off Libya's coast, diplomats said.

European warships launched Operation Sophia on Wednesday to seize traffickers' boats in international waters and stem the tide of migrants making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean.

08 Oct 2015 description
report European Union



Ukrainians accounted for the biggest share of the 1 400 illegal border crossings on the Europe’s eastern borders in the second quarter of this year, but only 10 cases were related to irregular migration, according to Frontex’s Eastern European Borders Quarterly report.

The rest of the illegal crossings by the citizens of Ukraine were in large part linked to smuggling.

08 Oct 2015 description

Luxembourg, Luxembourg | AFP | jeudi 08/10/2015 - 09:20 GMT

par Cédric SIMON

A la veille des premiers transferts de réfugiés au sein de l'UE, les 28 Etats membres ont fait front commun jeudi pour un renvoi plus systématique des migrants économiques, "l'autre face de la médaille" de leur réponse à la pire crise migratoire en Europe depuis 1945.

08 Oct 2015 description

Key messages

• It is not the absence of law requiring state and non-state parties to armed conflict to respect and protect civilians that is causing protection problems, but a persistent failure to comply with the law.

08 Oct 2015 description

Luxembourg, Luxembourg | AFP | jeudi 08/10/2015 - 18:33 GMT

L'UE s'est engagée jeudi à aider les pays des Balkans et les voisins de la Syrie, frappés par l'exode de réfugiés vers l'Europe, tout en leur demandant de coopérer pour partager le fardeau.

08 Oct 2015 description
report IRIN

LONDRES, 8 octobre 2015 (IRIN) - MSF dit que le bombardement de son hôpital à Kunduz par un avion de guerre américain est un crime de guerre. Les quatre enquêtes distinctes* qui sont actuellement menées pour faire la lumière sur l’événement, qui a fait 22 victimes, devraient permettre de déterminer si l’organisation d’assistance médicale a raison. Si l’on se fie aux précédents, toutefois, il est peu probable que des poursuites criminelles soient engagées quelles que soient les conclusions des enquêtes.

08 Oct 2015 description
report European Union

Press release 714/15 Justice Home Affairs Foreign affairs & international relations

1. In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in flows of refugees and migrants towards countries neighbouring Syria along the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans route. The majority are persons in need of international protection. This is placing reception capacities of most affected countries[1]under severe pressure, with serious humanitarian consequences. It poses significant challenges to border management and asylum systems, as well as security challenges.

08 Oct 2015 description
report Caritas
  • Con motivo de la reunión del Consejo Europeo de Justicia e Interior que tiene lugar hoy y mañana en Bruselas

  • Esta petición coincide con una reunión en Málaga de la entidades de Iglesia que trabajan en la acogida a migrantes en la Frontera Sur

08 Oct 2015 description
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Complete written statement

UNHCR’s top International Protection expert warned today of growing risks to people fleeing war and persecution, and said a renewed spirit of commitment from governments worldwide to the core human rights and rule of law principles on which the international refugee system is based is becoming urgently needed.

08 Oct 2015 description

Luxembourg - IOM Director General William Lacy Swing has called on the European Union (EU) to adopt policies that balance full protection for refugees, orderly border management and dignified return for those who do not qualify for asylum.

In prepared remarks to be delivered later today at a high level EU conference in Luxembourg on refugees and migration flows through the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans, Ambassador Swing said: “IOM welcomes another milestone along the path of a new migration policy with your adoption today of a Declaration.”

08 Oct 2015 description


2 Introduction
Solon Ardittis and Frank Laczko

3 Regional cooperation in international migration: The case of the Arab Region Enas El Fergany

9 La genèse de la politique d’immigration au Maroc
Charef Mohamed

14 Beyond root causes: Fragmented migration in the Middle East and North Africa region
Michael Collyer,Bashair Ahmed, Markus Breines, Vanessa Iaria and Elisa Pascucci

08 Oct 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 8 Oct 2015 00:01 GMT

Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation

By Joseph D'Urso

LONDON, Oct 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Frustrated by the lack of technological solutions to the European refugee crisis, a group of London-based techies has started working with charities to find ways to help people on the move, most of whom have mobile phones.

Read more on AlertNet.

08 Oct 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Efforts are being made to better understand and respond to the needs of older people and people with disabilities in humanitarian crises. Islamic Relief has been chosen to be part of a three-year programme developed by a number of different organisations, academics and government bodies.