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03 Dec 2018 description

La Belgique va contribuer, dans les deux années à venir, à raison de 4,4 millions d’euros (5 millions de dollars US) à la lutte contre les maladies tropicales négligées au travers du Projet spécial élargi pour l'Élimination des Maladies tropicales négligées (ESPEN pour Extended Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases). Ce projet de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé vise à maîtriser voire éliminer cinq maladies tropicales. La fondation Bill & Melinda Gates doublera la mise belge.

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.

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.

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.

30 May 2018 description

Overview

During the first three months of 2018, almost 9,700 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement1 to 13 countries in Europe.2 This is similar to the first quarter of 2017 and already almost twothirds of the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.

13 Apr 2018 description

Belgium will raise its budget for humanitarian aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to 25 million euros this year. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation has announced this in Geneva, where a humanitarian donor conference for the DRC is taking place. The humanitarian crisis in the DRC has worsened considerably during the last 2 years.

13 Apr 2018 description

L’an dernier, la Belgique a mobilisé un montant de 17 millions d’euros en faveur de l’aide humanitaire à la RDC. Le ministre De Croo va faire passer ce montant à 25 millions d’euros cette année. Notre pays entend ainsi donner un signal à la communauté internationale et à nouveau témoigner sa solidarité à la population congolaise. La Belgique invite aussi les autres pays à accroître leur efforts.

14 Mar 2018 description

Overview

During 2017, almost 38,900 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement1 to 25 countries in Europe,2 36% more than during 2016 and over three times greater than the average rate of 12,400 submissions per year during the last decade.
Between 2007 and 2016, Europe’s proportion of resettlement sub-missions globally has increased from approximately 9% to more than 18%, and in 2017 reached 52%. This is primarily due to a significant decrease globally in new submissions for resettlement, most notably to the United States of America.

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

30 Jan 2018 description

Le Gouvernement belge prend acte de l'annonce par les autorités congolaises de mesures concernant l'agence de développement belge Enabel et la maison Schengen à Kinshasa.

30 Jan 2018 description

The Belgian government takes note of the announcement by the Congolese authorities of measures concerning the Belgian development agency Enabel as well as the Schengen house in Kinshasa.

Belgium regrets this announcement which threatens to prevent the Enabel agency to operate directly and significantly in favour of the Congolese population, mostly in the sectors of agriculture, public health and education. This decision would also affect hundreds of the agency’s Congolese staff.

30 Jan 2018 description

BRUXELLES – En 2017, le gouvernement belge a renforcé son partenariat avec le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations unies (PAM) en vue de lutter contre la faim et la malnutrition. L'année dernière, la Coopération au Développement belge a versé une aide de près de 20 millions d'euros pour les opérations du PAM, ayant permis de porter assistance à plus de 14,5 millions de personnes dans neufs pays différents et soutenir les opérations d’intervention pour les crises humanitaires les plus préoccupantes.

30 Jan 2018 description

BRUSSELS – In 2017, the Government of Belgium reinforced its partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition. Last year, the Belgian Development Cooperation contributed nearly €20 million to WFP operations that assisted more than 14.5 million people in nine countries and supported responses to some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises.

12 Jan 2018 description

Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, has decided to allocate 1 million euro to the Start Fund. This fund is managed by the Start Network, an international network of humanitarian NGO’s. The Start Fund’s objective is to reduce the funding gap within the current humanitarian system for small to medium-sized humanitarian crises.

11 Jan 2018 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo presented the Belgian policy regarding the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission, in a session behind closed doors.

11 Jan 2018 description

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders et le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre de la Coopération au développement Alexander De Croo sont intervenus à huis-clos devant la Commission des Relations extérieures de la Chambre pour exposer la politique belge à l’égard de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

20 Dec 2017 description

Belgian funding channelled through the UN bodies will benefit tens of thousands at risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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.

17 Oct 2017 description

Overview

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.