The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21 May - 27 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, hepatitis A, cholera, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.
According to available data, there have been 46,015 new arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain between 1 January and 30 April 2017.
Until 30 April 2017, there were estimated 37,248 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 27,926 arrivals recorded at the end of the same month in 2016 (33% increase). Contrary to that, Greece has seen a 96% lower number of arrivals by the end April 2017 when compared to the same period 2016 (5,742 and 156,551 respectively).
Author: Thomas Ruttig and Jelena Bjelica
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 14 May - 20 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, polio, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.
Between January and April 2017, 45,011 people entered Europe by sea- 90 per cent of them arrived in Italy. While the proportion of children among sea arrivals in the first four months of 2017 has decreased by ten per cent compared to the same period last year, the number of children on the Central Mediterranean Route, who arrive unaccompanied or separated, is on the rise with 5,500 newly registered UASC- one thousand more than the same period of time last year.
Tunis, 10 May 2017 - The Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Germany announced an additional funding of 6.5 million euro to UNICEF to respond to the needs of children in Libya. Some 30,000 conflict affected and displaced children and their families will benefit from child protection, education, water and sanitation programmes supported by this new donation. This funding will be essential to ensure continuous access to quality education for boys and girls and to provide recreational and psychosocial support for conflict-affected children.
Reached through Shelter/NFI assistance from UNHCR and partners in 2017
received legal assistance from UNHCR partners in 2017
received coal or winter clothing through UNHCR’s 2016/2017 winterization programme
USD 37.7 million
required for 2017
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 7 May - 13 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, type E botulism, yellow fever and Legionnaires' disease.
Belgium - The UN Migration Agency’s (IOM) office in Greece reports that, as of 30 April 2017, over 12,000 asylum seekers have been relocated from Greece to other European Union (EU) Member and Associated States.
The total through the end of April was 12,496 asylum seekers who have been relocated from Greece since the launch of the EU Relocation Scheme in October 2015, continuing a clear upward trend.
BERLIN, 10 May 2017
A six-month IRIN investigation into Berlin shelters reveals that female refugees in Germany have grossly inadequate protection from sexual and gender-based violence. Minimum standards are not legally binding and rarely enforced or monitored, while dozens of women interviewed said they had experienced sexual harassment, a lack of support, and reported living in fear of being assaulted.
30,617 in Q1 2017
171,132 in Q1 2016
361,709 in 2016
1,015,078 in 2015
Dead and Missing
836 in Q1 2017
732 in Q1 2016
5,096 in 2016
3,771 in 2015
Key figures (Oct 2015 - 12 Apr 2017)
- 5,001 persons relocated
- 10,659 places pledged
- 34,953 target
BY PHILLIP CONNOR
The European Union, Norway and Switzerland received nearly 66,000 asylum applications from unaccompanied minor migrants in 2016, a decline of nearly 40% from 2015’s record total but still well above the total of prior years, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency.
Over half of the beneficiaries were Syrians
The 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) granted protection status to 710 400 asylum seekers in 2016, more than double the number of 2015. In addition to these, the EU Member States received over 14 000 resettled refugees.
Mogadishu, 1 May 2017 – Germany has donated 70 million euros ($76 million) to Somalia and plans to at least double that amount of assistance to help scale up humanitarian response to the ongoing drought in the Horn of Africa country.
The announcement was made by the German Foreign Affairs Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, during a one-day visit to Somalia to assess the humanitarian situation in the country.
Fostering Development through Transitional Social and Economic Integration
Climate Change Matters in this edition celebrates the handing over of the Pacific Greenhouse Gas abatement Programme through renewable Energy (PiGGarEP) projects in Palau and tuvalu. the excellent outcomes from both Palau and tuvalu need to be replicated in other communities and in remote outer islands. it’s at these times that we ask ourselves - “is the pilot approach to building resiliency in the Pacific the best approach? What happens to the many communities and outer islands with similar issues? do they need the same interventions?”.
Embajador Jörg Ranau expresó voluntad de su país de seguir apoyando
Una importante ayuda humanitaria, valorizada en más de 1 millón de euros, comprometió Alemania al Perú para atender a la población damnificada por los desastres naturales en diversas regiones afectadas por El Niño costero, informó hoy el embajador de dicho país, Jörg Ranau.
The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) deployed Internet connectivity and security telecommunications services at the first humanitarian hub in Gwoza.
The first Local ETS Working Group in Maiduguri took place on 7 April and participants from five agencies attended.
The ETS carried out a mission in Damaturu between 15-17 March where over 35 humanitarians were trained on radio communications procedures.