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24 Jun 2016 description

Press re­lease of 22.06.2016 | Berlin – Every child in Lebanon, and that includes every refugee child, should be able to go to school. Ger­many and Poland will sup­port the Lebanese ed­u­ca­tion min­istry in achiev­ing this am­bi­tious goal. That was agreed be­tween BMZ State Sec­re­tary Friedrich Kitschelt and Un­der­sec­re­tary of State Joanna Wro­necka at to­day's Pol­ish-Ger­man gov­ern­ment con­sul­ta­tions.

24 Jun 2016 description

Libya - Germany and IOM Libya have signed an agreement for a six-month project aimed at providing direct assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs), migrants rescued at sea, detained migrants and other vulnerable migrants in the North African country.

The EUR 1 million project – which runs through 31 December 2016 – will include humanitarian assistance through the provision of Non Food Items (NFIs) to vulnerable IDPs and humanitarian assistance for those rescued at sea, as well as migrants detained in Libya and those vulnerable migrants in urban settings.

24 Jun 2016 description

Overview

The Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund has provided $32.3 million through its First Standard Allocation in 2016 to address most critical needs under the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan.

The Health, WASH, Emergency Shelter and Non-food Items, Protection and Food Security Clusters received the largest allocations. Around 60% of the total amount allocated went to national and international NGOs, and 40% to UN agencies.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • In May, WFP assisted more than 256,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kachin, northern Shan and Rakhine States.

  • Temporary displacements have been generated by security threats, elevated tension and sporadic armed clashes in Kachin and Shan States. Although initial observation suggests immediate public donations have been sufficient, displaced families may face crop loss if they miss the harvest season.

Operational Updates

22 Jun 2016 description

Integration, helping people to help themselves, and meeting immediate needs – three key aspects of the contributions the Technische Hilfswerk (THW) is making to benefit refugees. On World Refugee Day, THW President Albrecht Broemme declares: “The THW is happy to identify with the theme of this year’s international day of action: We Stand #WithRefugees.”

20 Jun 2016 description

Tunis, 20 June 2016 – German Ambassador Christian Much and UNICEF Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Khalil signed today an agreement for a contribution to assist strengthening the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in Libya.

“Children comprise around 40 percent of the Libyan population, and they are considered as the most vulnerable. Helping them is a huge priority. This is why we are now increasing our assistance to children for the second time in 2016,” Said Mr. Much.

20 Jun 2016 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Demands to Germany and the EU for dealing with refugees and migrants

(20/06/2016) The number of refugees in Germany rose in the past year and will continue to rise - but not only here. Across the world, more than 65 million people have fled their homes, three quarters of them find refuge in their home country or in another developing country.

16 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Since January 2015, more than 1,200,000 people crossed the Mediterranean. From late 2015 and onwards there has been a steady increase in the proportion of children among refugees and migrants not only on the Eastern Mediterranean, but also on the more dangerous and perilous Central Mediterranean migration route. Currently this proportion stands at 35 per cent of all arrivals in 2016. In addition, it is estimated that almost 500 children lost their lives in the Eastern and Central Mediterranean since the beginning of 2016.

15 Jun 2016 description
report European Commission
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Press Release
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Communication from the Commission: Fourth Report on Relocation and Resettlement
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Annex: Relocations from Greece by 14 June
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Annex: Relocations from Italy by 14 June
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Annex: Resettlement State of Play as of 10 June

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 15 June 2016

Today, the Commission adopted its latest progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken over the past month.

14 Jun 2016 description

GINEBRA, 13 de junio de 2016 (ACNUR) - Debido a la multitud de conflictos y crisis que causan una cantidad record de desplazamientos alrededor del mundo, el reasentamiento ha asumido un papel cada vez más vital en los esfuerzos del ACNUR para encontrar soluciones y abogar por un reparto de responsabilidades más justo para los refugiados, de acuerdo con un informe emitido hoy en una reunión anual en Ginebra.

14 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

“If you try to run, they shoot you; if you stop working they beat you. It was just like the slave trade.”

UNICEF reports on the dangers facing unaccompanied adolescent refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe

GENEVA, 14 June 2016 – More than 9 out of 10 refugee and migrant children arriving in Europe this year through Italy are unaccompanied, prompting UNICEF to warn of the growing threats of abuse, exploitation and death facing them.

13 Jun 2016 description

KIEV– The United Nations World Food Programme (WPF) has received a contribution of €6 million from the Federal Republic of Germany to continue to provide food assistance to more than 200,000 people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

“WFP is very grateful to Germany for this contribution that will help us provide assistance to tens of thousands of people who no longer have means to secure their most basic food needs,” said WFP Representative in Ukraine Dorte Ellehammer.

13 Jun 2016 description

Avec une multitude de conflits et de crises générant des déplacements de populations sans précédent à travers le monde, la réinstallation s’avère essentielle dans les efforts du HCR pour trouver des solutions et plaider pour un partage équitable des responsabilités dans l’aide aux réfugiés, peut-on lire dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui par le HCR.

13 Jun 2016 description

With a multitude of conflicts and crises causing record displacement around the world, resettlement has become an increasingly vital part of UNHCR’s efforts to find solutions and advocate for fairer responsibility-sharing for refugees, a UNHCR report released today at an annual meeting in Geneva says.

10 Jun 2016 description

The 2015 International Annual Report describes how SOS Children’s Villages around the world supported children and strengthened families and communities in 2015 through community-integrated responses in care, education, health and emergency services.

The 573 SOS Children’s Villages around the world in 2015 are described as ‘care and protection hubs’ for their local communities, as they provided a range of locally-tailored services to support vulnerable children.

09 Jun 2016 description
report Government of Togo

L’Allemagne a accordé jeudi une aide de 60 millions d’euros au Togo pour la période 2016-2017.

L’accord a été signé à Berlin entre le ministre des Affaires étrangères Robert Dussey et le ministre allemand de la Coopération Gerd Müller en présence du président Faure Gnassingbé actuellement en visite officielle dans le pays.

Cet appui vient s’ajouter à la contribution allemande au budget européen en faveur du Togo qui représente 20% du XIe FED.

07 Jun 2016 description

BALANCE

As of 22 May, US$ 31,381,306 is available with the administrative agent MPTF with deposits from:

Australia
US$ 5,848,785
May 2016

Denmark
US$ 1,448,394
January 2016

Germany
US$ 1,122,900
April 2016

Netherlands
US$ 6,810,000
April 2016

Sweden (SIDA)
US$ 7,467,624
March 2016

UK (DFID)
US$ 8,875,800
December 2015

2016 PLEDGES

07 Jun 2016 description

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Tuesday 6/7/2016 - 08:44 GMT |

Germany recorded around 16,000 new asylum seekers in May, almost unchanged from April, official data showed Tuesday, after the closure of the key Balkans route slowed a record influx.

Among the 16,281 asylum seekers who arrived in Germany in May, Syrians made up the biggest group at 2,685, followed by Afghans at 2,289 and 1,355 Iraqis.

The figures mark a sharp drop from last autumn's peak arrivals, when around 200,000 people arrived in November alone.

04 Jun 2016 description

By Olivia Lowenberg

Europe has been gripped by some of the heaviest rainfall in decades. In some of the hardest-hit parts of the continent, asylum-seekers are assisting with the cleanup.

As floodwaters sweep through Europe, some refugees are pitching in to help with the disaster relief efforts.

"We know what it means to live in a crisis area and to lose your home," Syrian Naja Al Hassas told the Deutsche Presse-Agentur, as he assisted with clean-up in In the German town of Simbach am Inn.

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.