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11 Dec 2017 description

Summary of the situation

Between October 2016 and September 2017, countries of the European Region reported 15,941 confirmed measles cases; 86% (n=13,712) of these cases were reported in 2017. In this period, the highest incidence was reported in Romania (252.4 cases per 1 million population), followed by Italy (82.4 cases per 1 million population) and Tajikistan (77.3 cases per 1 million population). In 2017, there were 20 measles deaths, including 10 reported in Romania.

07 Dec 2017 description
  • 160,247 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 150,895 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 9,352 Total arrivals to Europe by land


02 Dec 2017 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 26 November - 2 December 2017 and includes updates on influenza, plague, monkeypox, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue and Zika.

01 Dec 2017 description

Brussels – On 29 and 30 November IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and its project partners organized the closing event of the Skills2Work project.

Funded by the European Commission, Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs (DG Home), and implemented with 11 regional partners, the Skills2Work project aims to facilitate labour market integration and participation of Beneficiaries of International Protection (BIPs) by promoting the early validation of formal and informal skills and competences.

28 Nov 2017 description

The European Emergency Response Capacity is commonly referred to as the "voluntary pool". It consists of a range of emergency response capacities that countries participating in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism make available for EU emergency response operations.

17 Nov 2017 description

Le vice-Premier et ministre de la Coopération au développement Alexander De Croo a décidé de libérer une contribution supplémentaire de 7 millions d’euros en faveur du Fonds pour les pays les moins avancés. Il prend cette décision en marge de la COP23, la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le Climat qui se déroule actuellement à Bonn. Avec ces moyens supplémentaires, la Belgique veut aider les pays les plus vulnérables à améliorer leur résilience face au changement climatique.

08 Nov 2017 description

31,472 Total persons relocated

21,229 Relocated from Greece (32% of 66,400)

10,243 Relocated from Italy (26% of 39,600)

02 Nov 2017 description

The European Emergency Response Capacity is commonly referred to as the "voluntary pool". It consists of a range of civil protection capacities which countries that participate in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism make available for EU emergency response operations.

31 Oct 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview presents available information on the reported perpetrators of incidents where the use of explosive weapons affected the delivery of aid. It is based on 195 reported events that were identified by Insecurity Insight in open sources or confidentially provided by aid agencies to the Security in Numbers Database (SiND) during the first six months of 2017.

30 Oct 2017 description





30 Oct 2017 description





26 Oct 2017 description

The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices

Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan

There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Saidi, a 14-year-old Afghan, is attending the Don Bosco Institute of Tournai. He is one of five refugee boys attending the school and receiving shelter, education and support services. In Belgium, like in many countries across Europe, Salesian missionaries have been assisting young refugees with programs that help them to integrate into their new communities.

19 Oct 2017 description

La Belgique et la FAO unissent leurs efforts pour sauvegarder les moyens d’existence des communautés agricoles affectées au Cameroun et au Tchad

19 octobre 2017, Dakar – Dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad, la crise sécuritaire exacerbe les défis auxquels sont confrontés les agriculteurs et éleveurs vulnérables, déjà exposés aux effets des aléas climatiques durant la dernière décennie.

19 Oct 2017 description

Belgium and FAO join efforts to safeguard the livelihoods of crisis-hit agricultural communities in Cameroon and Chad

19 octobre 2017, Dakar – In the Lake Chad Basin, the security crisis exacerbates the challenges faced by vulnerable farmers and herders, already affected by climate hazards over the past decade.

Herders bear a heavy burden because of the crisis, as their livelihoods are severely affected or even destroyed. Livestock have been deliberately killed, looted by insurgents or abandoned by herders fleeing violence.

18 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On 5 April 2017, representatives of over 70 countries, international organisations and civil society came together in Brussels for the ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’ conference (Brussels conference) to build on momentum from the previous London and Kuwait conferences and mobilise funding to respond to the needs of the people affected by the Syria crisis. The EU, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United Nations (UN) co-chaired this fifth pledging conference for Syria and the region.

17 Oct 2017 description


Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 25,556 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 22 countries in Europe, only 11% less than the total for 2016 and already 130% more than the average rate of 11,100 submissions per year during the last decade.

10 Oct 2017 description

In reaction to a number of articles published the last few days, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo clarify the Belgian policy regarding the support to schools in the Palestinian Territories.

08 Oct 2017 description


Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

30 Sep 2017 description
  • The relief and recovery efforts are still ongoing at a high intensity. Accessibility gradually improving, pharmacies and banks have re-opened, and water pipes being repaired. Situation is still defined as relief effort and medevacs are still ongoing, but the overall response is gradually shifting to recovery.

  • However lack of transportation in situ is severely challenging the distribution of relief items.