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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.

20 Sep 2017 description

At the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, our country allocates an additional 6 million euros to the alarming humanitarian situation in the DRC. The Minister makes this announcement today in New York, at the occasion of a meeting with the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit and with UN humanitarian coordinator Mark Lowcock. Minister De Croo also asks the international community to make more humanitarian resources available to the DRC.

20 Sep 2017 description

Sous l’impulsion du vice-Premier ministre et ministre de la Coopération au Développement Alexander De Croo, notre pays va mobiliser 6 millions d’euros d’aide humanitaire supplémentaire pour faire face à la situation humanitaire alarmante en RDC. C’est ce qu’a annoncé le ministre aujourd’hui à New York à l’occasion d’un entretien qu’il a eu entre autres avec l’émissaire spécial de l’ONU pour les Grands Lacs, Saïd Djinnit, et le coordinateur humanitaire de l’ONU Mark Lowcock. Le ministre De Croo demande à la communauté internationale de libérer elle aussi plus de fonds humanitaires.

09 Jul 2017 description

Foreword

In 2016, BTC started implementing the new assistance paradigm which in 2015 was outlined for the upcoming fifteen years.