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Liberia + 2 others
Crisis del Ébola. Respuesta Humanitaria Española

La Oficina de Acción Humanitaria de la Cooperación Española, que gestiona la acción humanitaria en el exterior, lleva meses monitoreando la crisis del Ébola surgida en marzo en África Occidental

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Spain + 1 other
Halt Summary Pushbacks to Morocco

Investigate Beatings of Migrants at Enclave’s Border

(Berlin, August 18, 2014) – Spain should immediately halt summary returns of migrants to Morocco from its North African enclave, Melilla, Human Rights Watch said today. Spain should also investigate evidence that Guardia Civil officers beat migrants at the border fence.

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Spain + 1 other
Ebola : premier cas suspect en Espagne depuis la mort du missionnaire rapatrié

08/16/2014 23:12 GMT

MADRID, 16 août 2014 (AFP) - Une personne qui pourrait avoir contracté le virus d'Ebola, premier cas possible en Espagne après la mort du missionnaire espagnol rapatrié à Madrid le 7 août, a été placée en isolement dans un hôpital spécialisé à Alicante (ouest), ont annoncé samedi soir les autorités sanitaires.

Des examens ont été menés sur le patient mais "nous n'aurons pas les résultats avant la semaine prochaine, peut-être lundi", a précisé à l'AFP une source hospitalière à Alicante.

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Spain + 1 other
Spain, Italy struggle with surge in African migrants

08/13/2014 18:01 GMT

by Laure FILLON

MADRID, August 13, 2014 (AFP) - Spain and Italy struggled to cope Wednesday with a huge surge of African immigrants, plucking more than 2,300 people from flimsy vessels in just 24 hours as they made desperate attempts to reach the shores of southern Europe.

Enticed by a spell of calm weather, the number of Africans risking their lives on dinghies has surged to unprecedented levels, officials said.

Spain's government said it was sending nearly 500 police reinforcements to cope with the flow.

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Hundreds of migrants try to enter Spain

08/12/2014 18:46 GMT

by Anna CUENCA

MADRID, August 12, 2014 (AFP) - Spain picked up more than 700 African migrants trying to enter the country by boat on Tuesday, while hundreds more tried to scramble over a border fence into the Spanish territory of Melilla.

The coast guard said it intercepted 78 small boats carrying 755 sub-Saharan Africans across the Strait of Gibraltar, part of a surge of migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe's southern shores.

The migrants included 95 women and 20 children, the coast guard said in a Twitter message.

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Spain rescues 267 migrants from small boats

08/11/2014 18:33 GMT

MADRID, August 11, 2014 (AFP) - Spain's coastguard said it had rescued 267 sub-Saharan African migrants on Monday, including 39 women and three children who were among those trying to reach Spanish soil on a flotilla of small boats.

The migrants were picked up in the Strait of Gibraltar and taken to Tarifa, Spain's southernmost port, a spokesman for the coastguard told AFP.

Two coastguard boats backed by a helicopter patrolled the narrow straight that separates Spain from Morocco throughout the day to look for migrants.

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Lebanon + 9 others
Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 20-26 July

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REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

• On 30 July, the Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos briefed the Security Council on the first cross-border operation under SC Resolution 2165 (2014). The operation was carried out on Thursday, 24 July, from Turkey through Bab Al Salam border crossing into Syria and included food, shelter materials, household items and water and sanitation supplies for approximately 26,000 people in Aleppo and Idleb Governorates.

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Italy + 6 others
Se necesita acción urgente en Europa para frenar el aumento de muertes en el mar

Más de 800 personas han muerto en lo que va de año en el Mediterráneo. Muchos buscaban seguridad por conflictos o guerras civiles.

GINEBRA, Suiza, 24 de julio de 2014 (ACNUR/UNHCR) – En los últimos diez días, más de 260 personas han muerto o han desaparecido cuando intentaban cruzar el Mediterráneo hacia Europa.

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Haiti + 1 other
Inauguración de un sistema de distribución de agua potable en Haití

La Cooperación Española contribuye al desarrollo de los sistemas de agua en Haití, uno de los principales problemas después del terremoto de 2010

El pasado 10 de julio, el presidente de la República de Haití, Michel Martelly, inauguró un sistema de distribución de agua potable en la ciudad de Ouanaminthe en el noreste de Haití.

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Italy + 6 others
UNHCR calls for urgent European action to end refugee and migrant deaths at sea

More than 800 people, many of them seeking safety from conflict and civil war, have died this year in the Mediterranean, compared to a total 600 deaths in 2013, and 500 in 2012.

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World + 15 others
La Cooperación Española llevará a cabo un proyecto europeo en favor de la seguridad alimentaria en África Occidental

​​El Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación y el Representante de la UE en Togo, el Embajador Nicolás Berlanga Martínez, firmaron ayer la Convención de Delegación por la que España participará en el proyecto de la Unión Europea (UE) de Apoyo a la Reserva Regional de Seguridad Alimentaria de la Comunidad Económica de Estados de África Occidental (CEDEAO). La firma se realizó en presencia del Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Togo, Robert Dussey, de viaje oficial en España.

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Zaragoza supports West Bank mobile clinics

East Jerusalem

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is grateful to the City Council of Zaragoza, Spain, for continued support to Palestine refugees.

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World + 12 others
The Human Cost of Fortress Europe: Human Rights Violations against Migrants and Refugees at Europe’s Borders

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Amnesty

EU migration policies put lives and rights at risk

In their determination to seal off their borders, the European Union and its member states are putting the lives and rights of refugees and migrants at risk, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.

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World + 1 other
La nueva base logística de las naciones unidas en españa, clave para el envío de ayuda humanitaria al continente africano

  • El centro logístico del Plan Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), ubicado en el Puerto de la Luz de Las Palmas, forma parte de la Red de Depósitos de Respuesta Humanitaria de las Naciones Unidas (UNHR), un nodo de ayuda global que puede atender cualquier crisis humanitaria en el globo en menos de 48 horas.
  • La Cooperación Española ha financiado la creación de esta base logística que atenderá, principalmente, a la población afectada por las crisis humanitarias en África Occidental.
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World + 2 others
Inauguración de la Base Logística del Programa Mundial de Alimentos en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

La base logística, financiada por la Cooperación Española, tiene por objetivo dar respuesta inmediata a cualquier emergencia humanitaria que se produzca, en especial, en el continente africano.

España y Naciones Unidas inaugurarán mañana martes 8 de julio de forma oficial la base logística que el Programa Mundial de Alimentos tiene en el puerto de las Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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Spain + 3 others
Morocco says at least 20 injured in fighting between migrants

07/06/2014 18:40 GMT

RABAT, July 6, 2014 (AFP) - Fighting between African migrants in Morocco near the Spanish enclave of Melilla left at least 20 people injured on Sunday, local authorities said.

The unrest broke out in Gourougou forest overlooking the enclave where migrants gather waiting for a chance to sneak into Melilla as a passage to Europe.

The fighting between migrants from Mali and Cameroun left 20 people in need of hospital treatment, local authorities said, quoted by Morocco's MAP news agency.

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DFID should continue to prioritise humanitarian spending in the Middle East and press other EU nations to do the same warn MPs

European countries to increase their contributions to the humanitarian relief for the Syrian refugee crisis and those nations affected by say MPs on the International Development Committee.

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European Union provides nearly €13 million to support families living in extreme poverty in the West Bank and Gaza

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European Union

The European Union, Austria, Ireland and Spain are contributing to the Palestinian Authority's second payment of social allowances this year to poor and vulnerable Palestinian families in the West Bank and Gaza. The contribution, channelled through the PEGASE[1] mechanism, amounts to around €12.97 million (€10.22 million from the European Union, €1.25 million from the Government of Austria, €0.5 million from the Government of Ireland and €1 million from the Government of Spain)

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World + 7 others
Un programa de pesca de la FAO y la Cooperación Española recupera la pesca artesanal en los países afectados por el tsunami en 2004

Programa Regional de Medios de Vida Pesqueros (RFLP) es un programa de la FAO para los países del Sudeste Asiático afectados por el tsunami, financiado la Cooperación Española.

Son cuatro años de trabajo en el que 35.500 personas han recibido ayuda directa, en más de 1.100 actividades, que contaron con un presupuesto de 12 millones de euros.