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01 Jul 2015 description

Geneva, 01.07.2015

Mediterranean Crisis 2015 at six months: refugee and migrant numbers highest on record

23 Jun 2015 description
report European Union

FRONTEX

2015-06-23

Since the beginning of the year some 153 000 migrants were detected at Europe’s external borders. This represents a 149% increase when compared to the same pe­riod in 2014 when 61 500 migrants entered Europe.

In May the total number of detections rose by 26% in relation to April and reached 50 500. Considering seasonal trends, it is expected that the migratory pressure will continue to increase during the summer period on all routes.

17 Jun 2015 description

SUMMARY

There were 24 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) reported in the week to 14 June, compared with 27 cases the previous week. In Guinea, 10 cases were reported from 4 prefectures (Boke, Conakry, Dubreka, and Forecariah). A total of 14 cases were reported from 2 districts (Kambia and Port Loko) in Sierra Leone.

17 Jun 2015 description

BANGUI - Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a reçu un don de 250 tonnes de riz, d'une valeur de US $ 127,440 de la République du Brésil pour ses opérations en République Centrafricaine (RCA). Cette contribution a été complétée par les financements de l'Espagne et d'Andorre - US $ 192,583 et US $ 10 316, respectivement - pour couvrir les frais de transport et de distribution.

16 Jun 2015 description

BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation of 250 metric tons of rice, valued at US$127,440 from the Republic of Brazil for its operation in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). This contribution was twinned with funding from Spain and Andorra - US$192,583 and US$10,316 respectively - to cover transport and distribution costs. This combined contribution means WFP can provide food assistance to the most vulnerable, including internally displaced persons, and families suffering from food insecurity.

10 Jun 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • In recent weeks, the decline in case incidence and the contraction of the geographic area affected by Ebola virus disease (EVD) transmission that was apparent throughout April and early May has stalled. In total, 31 confirmed cases of EVD were reported in the week ending 7 June: 16 cases in Guinea and 15 in Sierra Leone.

03 Jun 2015 description

Advice for disaster risk reduction specialists and protected area managers on how best to use protected area systems as effective buffers, to prevent natural hazards from developing into unnatural disasters

Nigel Dudley, Camille Buyck, Naoya Furuta, Claire Pedrot, Fabrice Renaud and Karen Sudmeier-Rieux

PREFACE

22 May 2015 description
report IRIN

By Javier Pérez de la Cruz

MELILLA , 22 May 2015 (IRIN) - It is a hot, sunny spring day in Melilla, Spain and a Syrian family is sheltering from the sun under a plastic tent while a group of young Africans are chatting in the shade of a small bridge.

20 May 2015 description

El proyecto, financiado por la Cooperación Española, proveerá de letrinas y tratamiento y gestión de agua a la comuna de Ercilla

13 May 2015 description

El Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación activó los protocolos de crisis nada más conocerse la tragedia que asoló el pasado sábado Nepal y países limítrofes.​

El Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación ha enviado un avión cargado con 30 toneladas de material de ayuda humanitaria a Nepal, para paliar la situación de la población afectada por el terremoto ocurrido en el país.

12 May 2015 description

Rabat, Maroc | AFP | mardi 12/05/2015 - 13:42 GMT

Les garde-côtes marocains ont empêché mardi 22 migrants de traverser illégalement le détroit de Gibraltar vers l'Espagne à bord d'embarcations de fortune, selon un communiqué des autorités.

Les gardes-côtes ont avorté "une tentative collective d’émigration illégale d'un groupe de 22 ressortissants originaires de pays d'Afrique subsaharienne", selon un communiqué de la préfecture de Tanger (nord) cité par l'agence MAP.