Twenty-four suspected people smugglers were arrested during an international operation coordinated by Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, along with Austria and Germany.
SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA
Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th 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.
European governments return nearly 10,000 Afghans to risk of death and torture
European governments have put thousands of Afghans in harm’s way by forcibly returning them to a country where they are at serious risk of torture, kidnapping, death and other human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today in a new report.
Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
A. Situational analysis including new developments
Kyiv – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and KfW Development Bank, on behalf of the German Government, yesterday (02/10) signed an agreement in Kyiv to implement a two-year project that will support some 2,000 conflict-affected Ukrainians develop new or improve existing income opportunities.
These cases are important. We need to know that these trials are happening because these are the crimes we are fleeing. —Hassan, Syrian refugee in Germany, February 2017
Over the last six years the Syrian crisis has claimed the lives of an estimated 475,000 people as of July 2017, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. All sides to the conflict have committed serious crimes under international law amid a climate of impunity.
Bamako, le 2 octobre 2017
La République fédérale d’Allemagne renforce officiellement sa participation au Fonds Fiduciaire en Soutien à la Paix et la Sécurité au Mali avec une nouvelle contribution de 824 000 Euros. Cet appui s’est concrétisé au cours d’une cérémonie tenue ce 2 octobre, au Quartier Général de la MINUSMA. Ces fonds serviront à la construction et l’équipement de l’extension de l’école nationale de police de Bamako et à l’organisation de formations au profit des Forces de Sécurité maliennes.
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 24-30 September 2017 and includes updates on typhoid fever, West Nile fever and chikungunya.
29,401 Total persons relocated
20,323 Relocated from Greece (30% of 66,400)
** 9,078** Relocated from Italy (23% of 39,600)
On the sidelines of the Prime Minister's Conference on sustainable and climate-resilient development of the Mekong Delta on September 26, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue met with Lucia Bergfeld, First Secretary, Counselor of Development of German Embassy in Vietnam; Jasper Abramowski, Director of the German Agency for Development Cooperation (GIZ) in Vietnam
Last week, the first deportation from Germany to Afghanistan was carried out after the country temporarily suspended deportations of Afghans in May following an attack close to the German Embassy. The deportation concerned eight Afghan nationals. On the same day an attack was reported to have killed three civilians in Kabul.
International efforts in Afghanistan: Lessons from a whole-of-government response and the creation of Provincial Reconstruction Teams
Office of the Spokesperson
September 21, 2017
Ministers of Canada, Denmark, Egypt, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States met September 18 to discuss Syria and related issues. They agreed on the following points, which will guide their united efforts:
About DTM`s Flow Monitoring Surveys
This research started in October 2015 and is being conducted within the framework of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities for monitoring populations on the move through the Mediterranean and Western Balkan Routes to Europe.
Compilation of available statistical data indicates that the arrivals to Europe through the Mediterranean in the first eight months of 2017 is lower when compared to the same period in 2016. As of 31 August 2017, national authorities in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Spain registered 131,167 newly arrived migrants mostly from the Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia which is in a sharp contrast to 297,255 recorded during the same period in 2016 (56% decrease).