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21 Oct 2016 description

​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 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extremely drug-resistant TB.

21 Oct 2016 description
report NetHope

Until he left Afghanistan at age 18, Hamid Husaini had only been to school three years. Today, he bakes pies at an ice cream shop in southern Germany, and studies German and math with a donated Google Chromebook.

20 Oct 2016 description


Since its inception in 2014, the CHF-Afghanistan pooled fund has received just over US$120 million in contributions from eight key donors dedicated to coordinated humanitarian action in Afghanistan.

17 Oct 2016 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 14 October 2016

Today the Commission has proposed mobilising aid worth €31.5 million from the EU Solidarity Fund following the floods of the Spring 2016 in Bavaria.

15 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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More than 12,400 people benefit from the Germany and UK funded projects in five Lebanese municipalities

Bakaa, 14 October 2016: His Excellency Mr. Arthur Nazarian, Minister of Energy and Water inaugurated today five water projects in the Bekaa Valley. The three reservoirs and two wells, funded by the governments of Germany and the UK - with support from UNICEF, will improve access to potable water for local communities and refugees.

14 Oct 2016 description

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 9-15 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

13 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In 2016, more than 241,930 refugee and migrant children sought asylum in Europe. This is three times the number of children, who arrived by sea in Greece and Italy.

12 Oct 2016 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

12 Oct 2016 description

This report presents DTM Libya’s third round of statistical findings from its Flow Monitoring baseline assessments. It presents the results of data captured on migrants across 6 Flow Monitoring areas in Libya, grouped into 4 regions, between the 5th and the 25th of September 2016, as a result of 57 baseline assessments.

12 Oct 2016 description

The rapid surge of asylum seekers and other migrants entering Europe during 2015, many with Germany as their prized destination, has led German policymakers to focus on longer-term integration issues. A central question for policymakers has been how to integrate the hundreds of thousands of newcomers into society and the German labor market. Impending skills shortages and an aging population have encouraged many in Germany to see the refugee crisis as an opportunity, and consider refugees a resource.

10 Oct 2016 description


This briefing focuses on data on the rising number of migrant and refugee children arriving in Europe by sea.1 It highlights the gaps and limitations in data collection, inconsistencies in terminology, and the most significant findings for policy. Mapping the definitions and data sources used in the context of migrant children in Europe reveals a complex and diverse picture that leaves many opportunities for improving coherence and comparability.

05 Oct 2016 description

A German program is encouraging refugees and asylum-seekers to volunteer their time and welcome fellow new arrivals.

By: Josie Le Blond and Gordon Welters in Berlin | 5 October 2016

“What shall we play today?” Hassan asks the lively sea of young faces gathered round him. “Football!” comes the unanimous response.

02 Oct 2016 description

Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Sunday 10/2/2016 - 19:35 GMT

by Peter MURPHY and Nina LAMPARSKI

Hungary's populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban suffered a blow Sunday in his revolt against the European Union after low voter turnout voided his referendum aimed at rejecting a contested migrant quota plan.

02 Oct 2016 description

Following the signing of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP on September 26, Germany has announced a contribution of EUR 2 million to the United Nations Post-conflict Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Colombia. The contribution will fund projects aimed at building a stable and lasting peace in Colombia.

29 Sep 2016 description

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 29 September 2016–The Government of Germany- has granted EUR 2.5 million to the Mekong River Commission to implement its strategic work, including climate change and adaptation, flood and drought management and sustainable hydropower.

28 Sep 2016 description

En el marco de la firma del Acuerdo de Paz el 26 de septiembre, Alemania ha anunciado una contribución de 2 millones de euros al Fondo de Naciones Unidas para el Posconflicto, que servirá para financiar proyectos encaminados hacia la construcción de una paz estable y duradera en Colombia. El Fondo Multidonante de las Naciones Unidas para el Posconflicto, establecido en febrero de 2016 y anclado en la estructura de financiación “Colombia en Paz,” nace como respuesta a las necesidades de estabilización y construcción de paz en el país.

23 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission

Islamabad, 23 September 2016: The Government of Pakistan has signed a Financing Agreement today with the European Union for the implementation of a 22 Million EUR project titled "Aid to Uprooted People in Pakistan. Additional 12 Million EUR will be provided by the Government of Germany.

23 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission

eurostat news release 181/2016

Syrians continued to be the most numerous

During the second quarter of 2016 (from April to June 2016), 305 700 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 6% compared with the first quarter of 2016 (when 287 100 first time applicants were registered).

23 Sep 2016 description

51,031* migrants assisted with Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) from 1 January to 30 June 2016

23 Sep 2016 description

The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is a cost-effective way to support humanitarian action in Sudan. Under the direction of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), the SHF aims to support the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to the most critical humanitarian needs as defined by the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) or any agreed upon strategy by the HC. The SHF provides funding to international and national non–governmental organizations and UN agencies. The SHF receives voluntary donor contributions and supports humanitarian response year–round.