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01 Sep 2015 description
report Voice of America

VOA News
Last updated on: September 01, 2015 2:35 PM

The International Organization for Migration said Tuesday that more than 350,000 migrants have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean this year, fleeing turmoil and poverty in the Mideast and Africa in search of a better life in Europe.

01 Sep 2015 description

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Tuesday 9/1/2015 - 20:15 GMT

Madrid said Tuesday it was joining Barcelona's initiative to form a "network of cities" to welcome some of the hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants arriving in Europe.

The two cities, where left-wing councils run by citizen protest movements took power from conservatives this year, criticised the Spanish government's response to the migrant crisis.

28 Aug 2015 description

Italy - IOM’s Chief of Mission for Libya, Othman Belbeisi, reported today on the latest deaths from that country’s coastal waters. “We are still waiting for more details, but we have learned there were 400 migrants on one of two boats; 100 have already been rescued - nine of them women, and two girls,” Belbeisi explained.

25 Aug 2015 description

La Oficina de Acción Humanitaria de la Agencia Española de Cooperación (AECID) ha aprobado, una contribución por valor de 200.000 euros para el proyecto ¨Asistencia alimentaria de emergencia a la población no refugiada de la Franja de Gaza¨, con cargo a la contribución 2015 al Fondo Humanitario España-Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA).

25 Aug 2015 description

Italy - IOM reports this morning that deaths of all migrants and refugees attempting to reach Europe by sea in 2015 now total 2,373. The death toll recorded on this same date in 2014 was 2,081.

Over the last 365 days, IOM has recorded 3,573 migrants who died attempting to reach Italy, Greece and Spain by sea – an average of nearly ten deaths per day.

14 Aug 2015 description

Italy - The number of migrants and asylum seekers who have arrived in Europe by sea so far in 2015 is now approaching a quarter of a million, according to IOM analysis.

With rescues at sea occurring at a rate of over 1,000 migrants a day this summer off Italy and Greece, the number of arrivals has already surpassed the total arrivals in 2014.

Deaths at sea are also at record levels this year. In the last eight days there have been two more shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, pushing total fatalities calculated by IOM’s Missing Migrants Project to at least 2,300.

11 Aug 2015 description
report IRIN

NADOR, 10 août 2015 (IRIN) - Le Maroc est devenu un véritable goulet d’étranglement pour les migrants d’Afrique subsaharienne qui cherchent à se rendre en Europe, arrêtés dans leur élan par les gouvernements marocain et espagnol qui travaillent main dans la main pour stopper le flux des migrants à travers la Méditerranée.

Des milliers de migrants en situation irrégulière n’ont pas pu ou pas voulu profiter du processus de « régularisation » offert de manière limitée par l’État marocain sous la forme de près de 18 000 permis de séjour d’un an.

10 Aug 2015 description

El proyecto responde a una de las prioridades estratégicas de la Cooperación Española y de la Unión Europea para mejorar la disponibilidad y acceso a los alimentos en caso de crisis

29 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN

NADOR, 29 July 2015 (IRIN) - Morocco has become a choke point for sub-Saharan African migrants aiming to reach Europe, pinched by the Moroccan and Spanish governments working together to halt the flow across the Mediterranean.

Thousands of irregular migrants were unable or unwilling to take advantage of the Moroccan government’s limited “regularisation” process that granted less than 18,000 one-year residency permits.

They now play a cat-and-mouse game with the police in the northern Riff mountains overlooking the Spanish enclave of Melilla.

14 Jul 2015 description

Italy - Through last weekend, approximately 4,800 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean and brought to Italian and Greek ports. The Italian Coast Guard saved 3,720 migrants in the Channel of Sicily, while Hellenic maritime forces brought to safety another approximately 1,100 migrants.

Tuesday a total of 611 migrants rescued since Sunday night are due to arrive in the port of Taranto on the Swedish coast guard ship Poseidon. It is not known at this time if they were rescued from a single craft or from several. Another 200 rescued migrants arrived Monday night in Lampedusa.

10 Jul 2015 description

El proyecto trabajará en la creación de las condiciones necesarias, en el Sistema Público de Salud de Mozambique, para el establecimiento de un programa de formación médica de postgrado en seis especialidades prioritarias para el Ministerio mozambiqueño.

El pasado 30 de junio dio comienzo en Maputo, con apoyo de la Cooperación Española, el curso de Metodología docente, gestión de programas y evaluación de la formación médica especializada, el cual fue inaugurado por el Viceministro de Salud de Mozambique y en el que participan 41 médicos mozambiqueños.