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22 Jul 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Friday 7/22/2016 - 08:23 GMT

by Mathilde AUVILLAIN

Italy is scrambling to find extra places for incoming migrants amid fears the failure of a European relocation plan may result in mass encampments.

Rome bowed to pressure from the EU at the end of last year and implemented a rigorous system to identify all arrivals on its shores in exchange for a deal which should have seen thousands of refugees relocated across Europe.

20 Jul 2016 description

Bern, 20.07.2016 - A conference of donor countries was held today in Washington to mobilise funds to ensure better humanitarian support for the tens of thousands of internally displaced persons fleeing the fighting that has been ravaging Iraq since May. Switzerland has decided to allocate an additional CHF 1 million, increasing its commitment to CHF 10 million for 2016.

18 Jul 2016 description

Bern, 18.07.2016 - The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has delivered twelve new ambulances to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC). A Swiss delegation accompanied the delivery in the Syrian capital Damascus. The ambulances are urgently needed in Syria because the country's health system has too few ambulances to cope with the enormous number of victims caused by the war, including attacks against hospitals.

17 Jul 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

by Reuters Saturday, 16 July 2016 12:08 GMT

ZURICH, July 16 (Reuters) - Negotiations between Switzerland and the European Union on immigration restrictions will be stepped up in the next few weeks, the Swiss government said on Saturday, with a high-level meeting planned for September.

Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Sept. 19 to seek a solution to an issue that has dominated relations between the two sides since Switzerland voted to limit immigration in 2014.

11 Jul 2016 description
report European Union
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Executive Summary

The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.

Introduction

06 Jul 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean

231,024 arrivals by sea in 2016*

2,896 dead/missing in 2016*

* data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 5 July 2016

Trends of sea arrivals

Between 27 June and 3 July, 239 refugees and migrants crossed the sea to Greece – a decrease from the 358 that crossed the previous week. By the end of June, 158,311 people had crossed the sea to Greece in comparison with 75,204 in the same period in 2015.

04 Jul 2016 description

Actualités locales, 04.07.2016

La Suisse vient d’investir 290.000 dollars US (CHF 282.260) afin de réhabiliter le système d’adduction d’eau potable dans la commune urbaine de Gao. Ce soutien permettra aux communautés d’avoir accès à une eau de qualité et d’améliorer ainsi les conditions d’hygiène et d’assainissement de la ville.

01 Jul 2016 description

Contents

329 Index of countries/areas

329 Index, Volume 91, 2016, Nos. 1–27

331 Health conditions for travellers to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj), 2016

336 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2016

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329 Index des pays/zones

329 Index, Volume 91, 2016, Nos 1-27

331 Dispositions sanitaires pour les voyageurs se rendant en Arabie saoudite pour le pèlerinage à La Mecque (Hadj), 2016

24 Jun 2016 description

2015: une année décisive pour la coopération internationale de la Suisse

24 Jun 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 June 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, public health risks associated with refugee movements, Zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile fever.

23 Jun 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean

215,380 arrivals by sea in 2016*

2,868 dead/missing in 2016*

* data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 22 June 2016

Trends on sea arrivals

Between 13 and 19 June, some 405 refugees and migrants arrived by sea in Greece. This is a slight increase from the previous week when 358 people arrived to the Greek shores. For the fourth time in the last ten days, there were 40-60 daily new arrivals to Samos.

21 Jun 2016 description

Key Figures Mediterranean

211,385 arrivals by sea in 2016*
2,856 dead/missing in 2016*

*data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 15 june 2016

17 Jun 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 June 2016 and includes updates for several diseases.

15 Jun 2016 description
report European Commission
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Press Release
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Communication from the Commission: Fourth Report on Relocation and Resettlement
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Annex: Relocations from Greece by 14 June
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Annex: Relocations from Italy by 14 June
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Annex: Resettlement State of Play as of 10 June

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 15 June 2016

Today, the Commission adopted its latest progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken over the past month.

10 Jun 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 5-11 June 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, an outbreak of enterovirus and yellow fever.

09 Jun 2016 description

The Colombian government and FARC rebels have issued a joint statement stipulating that the final agreement on ending the conflict and building sustainable and long lasting peace in Colombia is to be deposited in Switzerland. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) welcomes this statement. The FDFA has been providing specialised expertise for the negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC rebels.

04 Jun 2016 description

UNDP-Ukraine’s programme for “Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine” shows first signs of success in facilitating recovery, improving public services, restoring trust and building bridges between authorities and communities in the Donbas region.

03 Jun 2016 description

Trends on sea arrivals

So far this year, 203,981 people made the journey to seek safety in Europe. Almost three-quarters of these had travelled from Turkey to Greece prior to the end of March. Since March arrivals in the eastern Mediterranean route have decreased by 95.32%. In May 1,465 of people arrived to Greece by sea this is 40.13% less than in the previous month (3,650 arrivals).

03 Jun 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats.

This issue covers the period 29 May - 4 June 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, an outbreak of enterovirus and yellow fever.