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23 Jan 2017 description

BERLIN – Germany’s support for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reached an all-time record in 2016 of €791.5 million.

Of this amount, the largest single contribution ever to a WFP operation – €570 million – went to Syria and neighbouring countries, helping to restore food assistance to nearly six million of the most vulnerable people in this region last year.

In addition, the German Government boosted WFP preparedness, resilience, nutrition and innovation programmes through increased multi-year investments.

22 Jan 2017 description

Tracking hunger and strengthening resilience

An IFPRI-Germany partnership towards sustainable development

JANUARY 20, 2017 JANNA DE LA PAZ

21 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The past year was a turning point in the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe, marked by changing migration trends, more dangerous journeys and shift in the profiles of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe, including women and children. Moreover, in 2016 the number of unaccompanied and separated children crossing the Central Mediterranean doubled compared to the previous year.

20 Jan 2017 description

On January 17 the ECRE’s Asylum Information Database (AIDA) published an overview of the latest asylum trends revealing sharper discrepancies in the distribution of refugees across Europe, as well as persisting disparities in the recognition of international protection.

19 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

18 de enero, 2017 — El Reino Unido, Suecia, Alemania y Noruega anunciaron hoy nuevas contribuciones al Fondo de Naciones Unidas para el post conflicto en Colombia por un total de 16,8 millones de dólares. Los recursos financiarán proyectos encaminados hacia la construcción de una paz estable y duradera en ese país.

El alto consejero para el post conflicto, derechos humanos y seguridad, quien también actúa como copresidente del Fondo, el ministro colombiano Rafael Pardo, expresó su gratitud.

15 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Rapport mondial 2017 : Les démagogues menacent les droits humains

Donald Trump ainsi que des démagogues européens favorisent l’intolérance et les discriminations

13 Jan 2017 description

Bogotá (ene. 13/16). Con la visita que adelanta este viernes 13 de enero a Colombia, el Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Alemania, Frank Walter - Steinmeier, este país europeo refrendará su apoyo a Colombia en los esfuerzos que lidera el Presidente Juan Manuel Santos por alcanzar la paz en el país.

13 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN

Those who thought Europe’s refugee “crisis” was over were reminded this week that tens of thousands of refugees remain stranded in Greece and the Balkans.

13 Jan 2017 description

Belgium - Over 10,000 asylum seekers have now been relocated from Greece and Italy to other European Union (EU) member states through the EU relocation programme, according to IOM, which is facilitating the operation.

This week, 168 people left Greece for Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway and Portugal. Another 81 people were relocated from Italy to Spain. This brings the total number of people relocated under the scheme to 10,189 since its launch in October 2015.

10 Jan 2017 description

One year after the great refugee influx reached Europe, lasting changes are seen to have occurred in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. All four have tightened their asylum policies, in some cases drastically, and border controls between them have been reinstated for the first time since the 1950s. While differences over joint EU migration policy also remain, the situation has also created awareness of the need to improve coordination of migration and integration policies in Northern Europe. Closer coordination with Germany would also be desirable.

09 Jan 2017 description

The European Commission is currently working alongside EU Member States to facilitate emergency aid deliveries in Iraq, to help people affected by the crisis in Mosul.

08 Jan 2017 description

by Reuters
Sunday, 8 January 2017 12:34 GMT

Migrants told police they paid between 500 euros and 800 euros ($526-842) per person to be taken from Italy to Germany

BERLIN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A people smuggler left 19 migrants, including five children, at a motorway parking area in freezing temperatures in southern Germanyy and fled the scene, police said on Sunday.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

31 Dec 2016 description

Italy plans to open new detention centres for holding migrants prior to their expulsion

  • New government takes tougher migrant stance

  • German Christmas market attacker came to Italy by boat

  • 2016 was a record year for migrant boat arrivals

By Steve Scherer

ROME, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Italy will seek to deport more migrants who have no right to be in the country and will open new detention centres to hold them before their expulsion, according to a written directive and a ministry source.

28 Dec 2016 description
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The Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the critical needs of million of people affected by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The Fund operates within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), with the objective to expand the delivery of humanitarian assistance in partnership with national and international NGOs and UN agencies.

23 Dec 2016 description

The ECDC communicable disease threats report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. Summarising information gathered by ECDC through its epidemic intelligence activities regarding communicable disease threats of concern to the European Union, it also provides updates on the global situation and changes in the epidemiology of communicable diseases with potential to affect Europe, including diseases that are the focus of eradication efforts.

23 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP was able to distribute full rations of food in the month of November to refugees as a result of contributions received from donors.

  • WFP Tanzania is preparing a new Country Strategic Plan (CSP), for implementation by mid-2017. The CSP will introduce a new strategic approach to programming, aiming to directly translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2 and 17 into country-level actions and align the WFP portfolio of assistance with national and United Nations plans.

23 Dec 2016 description

Ukraine - IOM has signed donor agreements in Ukraine for up to USD 40 million in the spheres of migration and border management, crisis response and IDP support with the EU, United Kingdom, and United States.

The EU-funded EUR 27.2 million IMMIS project foresees the establishment of an integrated migration management information system for the State Migration and State Border Guard Services of Ukraine.

Another US-funded project worth USD 1.4 million aims to reform the recruitment system and curb corruption within the State Border Guard Service.

23 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Authorities, UNHCR, and partners encountered close to 7,000 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants. Over 5,670 (i.e. 81%) were accommodated in governmental facilities (see chart), while the remainder were counted sleeping rough in Belgrade City centre or at the border with Hungary. With the centre in Pirot receiving its first residents this week, there are now 15 government centers sheltering refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.