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24 May 2016 description

The United States and 47 other UN member states have endorsed the joint statement below affirming the importance of and adherence to international humanitarian law at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, May 23–24.

20 May 2016 description

During this quarter, if the security context remained relatively stable, no significant improvement of the humanitarian situation is reported. USD 9.6 million have been allocation for the first standard allocation, a relatively higher amount to the first allocation organised in 2015. In line with the Humanitarian Response Plan ‘strategy, the strategic objective of this allocation was to respond to critical and urgent humanitarian needs to improve access of affected populations to basic services and contribute to reducing violence in and among communities.

20 May 2016 description

Au cours de ce trimestre, si le contexte sécuritaire a resté relativement calme, aucune amélioration notable du contexte humanitaire n’est rapportée. 9,6 millions de dollars ont été alloués pour la première allocation standard, soit un montant légèrement supérieur à celle organisée début 2015.

19 May 2016 description
report European Commission

Today, the Commission adopted its latest progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken up to 13 May 2016. Overall, progress remains unsatisfactory since the Commission's second report, despite signs of increased preparation for future action: few relocations have taken place since mid-April, though the pipeline of future relocations has been strengthened.

11 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

Migratory flows to Europe: new dimensions to deep-rooted patterns

11 May 2016 description

The new issue of FMR explores the ideas and practices that are being tried out in order to engage both development and humanitarian work in support of ‘transitions’ and ‘solutions’ for displaced people. What we need, says one author, is “full global recognition that the challenge of forced displacement is an integral part of the development agenda too”. FMR issue 52 includes 32 articles on ‘Thinking ahead: displacement, transition, solutions’, plus ten ‘general’ articles on other aspects of forced migration.

10 May 2016 description

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | Tuesday 5/10/2016 - 12:09 GMT

Two migrants were in hospital after authorities pulled them from icy waters off Denmark on Monday as they tried to reach Sweden to ask for asylum, Danish police said.

The rescued migrants were part of a group of four who attempted crossing the strait between Denmark and Sweden, where the water is around eight degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit).

09 May 2016 description
report IRIN

By Kristy Siegfried

OXFORD, 9 May 2016

International refugee law is in crisis. James Hathaway, a professor of refugee law, wrote those words nearly 20 years ago, but they could just as easily have been written today.

09 May 2016 description

*One Afghan boy overcomes tragedy in a tale of resilience and Austrian hospitality. *

VIENNA — Shahzad Haidari doesn’t remember exactly how old he was – maybe 10, maybe 11 – when his father was killed by the Taliban. But in those months of grinding poverty that blurred together, his mother’s counsel rose in clarity: “Learn English. It is the only way we can come out of this,” she told him. “Seek knowledge from your birth until the grave.”

09 May 2016 description

The Kingdom of Sweden has announced a SEK 65 million (US$ 8 million) contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s Emergency Appeals for Syria and for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). The generous un-earmarked contributions will allow for greater flexibility and improved efficiency in the Agency’s capacity to respond to the needs of Palestine refugees affected by the conflict in Syria as well as for those in the West Bank and Gaza.

06 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA, 6 May 2016 –– UNICEF today called for urgent measures to protect unaccompanied refugee and migrant children in Europe – who are at serious risk of abuse, trafficking and exploitation and whose number reached a record of more than 95,000 last year.

06 May 2016 description
report Guardian

Isabella Lövin

The author is Sweden’s minister of international development cooperation

In Sweden, where the government regards reproductive health as central to gender equality, International Day of the Midwife is seen as cause for celebration

In the mid-18th century, the maternal mortality rate in Sweden approached 900 deaths for every 100,000 births. A hundred years later, the introduction of professional midwives had contributed to the rate being pushed down to 230. Today, four women die per 100,000 live births.

05 May 2016 description
report European Commission
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Commission proposal for a Council Recommendation on internal border controls

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 4 May 2016

02 May 2016 description
report European Union

Asylum applicants considered to be unaccompanied minors

Slightly more than half are Afghans

In 2015, 88 300 asylum seekers applying for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU) were considered to be unaccompanied minors. While their number always stood between 11 000 and 13 000 in the EU over the period 2008-2013, it almost doubled in 2014 to reach slightly more than 23 000 persons, then nearly quadrupled in 2015.

02 May 2016 description

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | Monday 5/2/2016 - 11:42 GMT |

Denmark on Monday extended random identification checks along the German border until June 2, saying they were needed to deter "an extraordinarily large number of refugees and migrants" from entering the country.

"There is still considerable pressure on Europe's borders and... migrants and refugees find alternative routes when the borders are closed," Integration Minister Inger Stojberg said in a statement.

26 Apr 2016 description

Confirmed pledges (persons) since 2013: 130,955
Additional places/visas granted under Other Legal Forms of Admission:* 15,823
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 32,369
TOTAL places made available to date: 179,147

26 Apr 2016 description

The number of Syrians arriving in Europe seeking international protection continues to increase. However, it remains low compared to Syria`s neighboring countries, with slightly more than 10% of those who have fled the conflict seeking safety in Europe.

26 Apr 2016 description

The number of Syrians arriving in Europe seeking international protection continues to increase. However, it remains low compared to Syria`s neighboring countries, with slightly more than 10% of those who have fled the conflict seeking safety in Europe.

15 Apr 2016 description
report European Commission
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Table 1: EU28 Official Development Assistance 2006-2015 and gaps to individual EU targets

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 13 April 2016

New figures confirm the EU and its Member States have kept their place as the world's leading aid donor in 2015.

13 Apr 2016 description

13/04/2016 - Development aid totalled USD 131.6 billion in 2015, representing a rise of 6.9% from 2014 in real terms as aid spent on refugees in host countries more than doubled in real terms to USD 12 billion. Stripping out funds spent on refugees, aid was still up 1.7% in real terms, according to official data collected by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).