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15 Nov 2018 description

Overview

During the first nine months of 2018, just under 25,100 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement' to 19 countries in Europe.2 This is 24% less than the same period in 2017, but already two-thirds more than the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.

27 Oct 2018 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo provides € 5,5 million extra humanitarian aid for Yemen. Minister De Croo takes this decision following the demand from UN emergency aid coordinator Mark Lowcock in the UN Security Council in New York yesterday. He called for a humanitarian truce and additional humanitarian aid for the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world.

26 Oct 2018 description

26/10/2018

Low precipitation during the winter 2017–18 primary planting season caused severe drought throughout Afghanistan that continued during the spring and summer months. The shortage of rainfall has resulted in dry pasture, poor quality fodder, spread of livestock diseases and animal deaths, and a shortage of water for rainfed and irrigated agriculture.

05 Oct 2018 description

August Development
- 391 refugees (114 families) were submitted for resettlement, of which 373 were from DRC, 18 from BDI, SOM and Sudan, and none from South Sudan.
- 328 refugees (85 families) departed to the USA (228), Norway (75) and Sweden (25).
- UNHCR facilitates 7 US missions (RSC pre-screening, CIS and Cultural orientation).
- Resettlement focal point staff have been trained on proGres V4 and an action plan to transition from proGres V3 to V4 has been established.

28 Sep 2018 description

Objective :
Protéger la sécurité alimentaire, la nutrition et les revenus des ménages ciblés dans les zones transfrontalières, en protégeant leurs moyens de subsistance en prévision d’une aggravation de la sécheresse à travers le déstockage et la fourniture de services de santé animale et de semences fourragères.

12 Sep 2018 description

The Government of Belgium has made an additional contribution of EUR 4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support its core educational services. This generous contribution was announced on 27 June at the UN General Assembly in New York and comes at a critical time for UNRWA, which is currently facing an unprecedented funding shortfall, threatening the ability of the Agency to sustain its core services including education.

04 Sep 2018 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo reaffirms Belgium’s support for the humanitarian response in the lake Chad Basin. In the margins of the High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region in Berlin, the Minister notes that Belgium invests more than 9 million EUR in humanitarian aid this year for the region, where more than 11 million people need aid to survive.

04 Sep 2018 description

Le Vice-Premier ministre et Ministre de la Coopération au Développement Alexander De Croo réaffirme le soutien de la Belgique à la réponse humanitaire dans le bassin du lac Tchad. En marge de la Conférence de Haut Niveau sur le lac Tchad à Berlin, le ministre note que la Belgique investit cette année plus de 9 millions d’euros d’aide humanitaire dans la région où 11 millions de personnes ont besoin d'aide pour survivre.

30 Aug 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

No room for Prejudiced Asylum Officers

Boris Dittrich
Advocacy Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program

The process of seeking asylum is difficult for anyone, but sexual and gender minorities fleeing persecution in their home countries can be particularly vulnerable, as two recent decisions by Austrian asylum officers show.

24 Aug 2018 description
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Key figures:

192,513 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

372,741 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)

54,937 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

19,303 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

871 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

1,527 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

1,858 vulnerable refugees and asylumseekers evacuated since November 2017

Funding:
USD 85 M required for 2018

01 Aug 2018 description

BRUXELLES- En cette période de besoins sans précédent pour le système humanitaire, le gouvernement de la Belgique s'emploie à faire en sorte que le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) dispose de la souplesse nécessaire pour décider de l’utilisation des fonds.

La Belgique a récemment engagé 14,4 millions d'euros pour le PAM, la première contribution pluriannuelle entièrement flexible du pays à l'organisation. Cela permettra au PAM d'allouer des fonds là où les besoins sont les plus importants et les plus urgents entre 2018 et 2020.

31 Jul 2018 description

BRUSSELS – At a time of unprecedented demands on the humanitarian system, the Government of Belgium is stepping up to ensure that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has flexibility in deciding how the funds it provides are spent.

Belgium recently committed €14.4 million to WFP, the country’s first fully flexible multi-year contribution to the organization. This will enable WFP to allocate funding where needs are greatest and most immediate from 2018 to 2020.

25 Jul 2018 description

FOREWORD

In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.

18 Jul 2018 description

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE CONJOINT

Avec le BENELUX, la Belgique apporte 1 million d’euros au Fonds Fiduciaire des Nations Unies pour la paix et la sécurité au Mali en soutien à la Commission d’enquête Internationale sur les violations et abus des droits de l’homme au Mali

02 Jul 2018 description

Objectif: Renforcer la résilience des moyens d’existence des réfugiés et des communautés d'accueil dans le nord et le centre-ouest de l'Ouganda face à l’insécurité alimentaire et la malnutrition.

Partenaires: Agency for Accelerated Regional Development (AFARD).

Bénéficiaires: 10 108 ménages.

Activités réalisées:

  • Identification, sélection et sensibilisation des ménages bénéficiaires.

02 Jul 2018 description

Objectif:

Soutenir le rétablissement des secteurs de l’agriculture et de la pêche, en particulier dans les 12 zones touchées par le cyclone.

Partenaires:

Le Ministère des pêches et des forêts, le Ministère des pêches (MP), l’Autorité de biosécurité des Fidji (FBA) et la Communauté du Pacifique.

Bénéficiaires directs:

331 aquaculteurs et 18 agents du FBA.

Activités réalisées:

26 Jun 2018 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has decided to grant an additional € 4 million in humanitarian aid to UNRWA, the UN agency responsible for distributing humanitarian aid to more than 5 million Palestinian refugees in the Middle East. This new support brings Belgian aid to the UNRWA to more than € 11 million this year. With this support, Belgium wants UNRWA schools to reopen their doors to more than half a million Palestinian children after the summer holidays.

25 Jun 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/12033-PAL/2223

General Assembly
Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA, 1st Meeting (PM)

A total of 20 donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2018 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials called for stable financing for the Agency amid devastating conflicts and violence in the Middle East.