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19 Feb 2018 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES

Between 1 and 31 January 2018, over 8,000 people arrived via the Mediterranean to Europe, an 11% increase compared to the same month in 2017 during which over 7,200 arrived. Arrivals duing January comprised of 19% children, 13% women and 68% men.

10 Feb 2018 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 4-10 February 2018 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, hepatitis A, seasonal influenza, rubella, measles, meningitis, mass gathering monitoring (Olympics) and yellow fever.

07 Feb 2018 description
  • 186,768 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE
  • 172,362 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA
  • 14,406 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND

Highlights

07 Feb 2018 description

A US$3 million allocation from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) will support a joint UNDP, UNCDF, and UN Women programme to advance gender equality and sustainable development by supporting inclusive and equitable local development.

“The allocation to the Inclusive and Equitable Local Development (IELD) programme affirms the Swiss government’s strong commitment to gender equality and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” said UNDP Gender Team Director Randi Davis.

01 Feb 2018 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 17:49 GMT

GENEVA, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Almost a dozen countries have agreed to advance their annual contributions to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees to help it plug a major shortfall after a partial cut-off of U.S. funding, its chief said on Tuesday.

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30 Jan 2018 description

SUMMARY

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical public health issue globally. If we are to preserve human and animal health, policy interventions and global collaboration are vital to improve our understanding of AMR dynamics and to inform containment and mitigation strategies.

23 Jan 2018 description

In 2014 the OECD carried out work to take stock of OECD countries' achievements in building resilience to major natural and man-made disasters. The report suggested that albeit significant achievements were made through effective risk prevention and mitigation management, past disasters have revealed persistent vulnerabilities and gaps in risk prevention management across OECD. Based on the findings of this OECD-wide report a cross-country comparative study was undertaken in Austria, France and Switzerland to test the recommendations put forward in specific country contexts.

18 Jan 2018 description

Fifteen UN and international organisations working in humanitarian relief and sustainable development are behind a Sustainable Impact Hub in Davos during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

The joint Hub is a dedicated partnership venue located at Promenade 72, Davos Platz. WEF participants and the press are invited to drop in to learn about and advance partnerships with the organizations and partners working together under the theme Leave no one behind: Partnering for impact. It will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from 22 to 26 January.

17 Jan 2018 description

Havana, 1 December 2017 -- Switzerland government is providing 1.9 million Swiss francs (1.93 million dollars) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to support Cuban families affected by Hurricane Irma. The funds will be used for housing rehabilitation and emergency food assistance for the most vulnerable groups of the population reaching about 660 thousand people.

10 Jan 2018 description
  • 176,042 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 164,754 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 11,288 Total arrivals to Europe by land

Highlights

26 Dec 2017 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES

Between 1 January 2017 and 30 November 2017, 171,300 refugees and migrants arrived by sea and land to Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus only, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). While sea arrivals to Europe in November were 51% lower than last year, largely due to fewer people crossing from Libya, higher numbers crossed from Libya in November than in October while Spain recorded the highest number of land and sea arrivals this year.

21 Dec 2017 description

Bern, 21.12.2017 - The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) has opened a humanitarian office in Damascus to improve access to those in need, and to monitor and coordinate projects more closely. Up to now, Switzerland mainly provided humanitarian aid to people in need through one of its representations in neighbouring countries. The humanitarian effort in connection with the Syria crisis is currently Switzerland's biggest humanitarian operation.

11 Dec 2017 description

La Cooperación Suiza (Cosude), el Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central (CEPREDENAC) y el Consejo Superior Universitario Centroamericano (CSUCA), firmaron este lunes un convenio de colaboración para ejecutar el proyecto "Gobernanza de Riesgo de Desastres en Centroamérica".

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

Highlights

01 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

El gobierno de Suiza entregó ayer un donativo de 1,93 millones de dólares al Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y al Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), el cual será destinado a la rehabilitación de viviendas e industrias, así como al apoyo alimenticio en los territorios afectados por este fenómeno hidrometeorológico.

30 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

146,287 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE

137,771 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA

8,516 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND