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25 May 2018 description
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EU EMERGENCY TRUST FUND FOR AFRICA

TRUST FUND FOR STABILITY AND ADDRESSING ROOT CAUSES OF IRREGULAR MIGRATION AND DISPLACED PERSONS IN AFRICA

27 Jul 2017 description
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Communication: Fourteenth Report on Relocation and Resettlement

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 26 July 2017

Today, the Commission has adopted its 14th progress report on relocation of asylum seekers within the EU and resettlement of refugees from outside the EU.

16 May 2017 description
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Communication: Twelfth Report on Relocation and Resettlement

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Strasbourg, 16 May 2017

Today, the Commission adopted its twelfth progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 12 April 2017.

11 May 2017 description
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TRUST FUND FOR STABILITY AND ADDRESSING ROOT CAUSES OF IRREGULAR MIGRATION AND DISPLACED PERSONS IN AFRICA

15 Dec 2016 description
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Brussels, 15 December 2016

The European Union invests €170 million to tackle instability and irregular migration in the Horn of Africa

The European Commission has today approved a package of 11 new actions under the EU Trust Fund for Africa to improve stability and address the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa region.

08 Dec 2016 description
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Eighth Report on Relocation and Resettlement
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Fourth Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 8 December 2016

The Commission is today reporting on progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement and on the EU's relocation and resettlement schemes.

The Commission also adopted a fourth Recommendation today that takes stock of the progress achieved by Greece to put in place a fully functioning asylum system and sets out a process for the gradual resumption of Dublin transfers to Greece.

28 Sep 2016 description
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Communication: Sixth Report on Relocation and Resettlement
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Communication: Third Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 28 September 2016

The Commission is today reporting on the progress made on the EU's relocation and resettlement schemes and the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement.

16 Sep 2016 description
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TRUST FUND FOR STABILITY AND ADDRESSING ROOT CAUSES OF IRREGULAR MIGRATION AND DISPLACED PERSONS IN AFRICA

The European Union and Africa enjoy a long-standing and comprehensive partnership, which has deepened and diversified over decades and in particular since the first Africa-EU Summit in 2000. The Valletta Summit in November 2015 complemented already existing processes with African Countries, focusing on different aspects of migration.

16 Mar 2016 description
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Brussels, 16 March 2016

16 Mar 2016 description
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Brussels, 16.3.2016
COM(2016) 165 final

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL AND THE COUNCIL

03 Dec 2015 description
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Bruxelles, le 2 décembre 2015. Le phénomène actuel devrait être le plus fort jamais observé, dépassant celui de 1997/1998.

L’Union européenne a annoncé aujourd’hui une contribution de 125 millions d’euros pour financer des mesures d’urgence dans les pays touchés par le phénomène météorologique extrême «El Niño» en Afrique, dans les Caraïbes, en Amérique centrale et en Amérique du Sud. Le phénomène actuel devrait être le plus fort jamais observé, dépassant celui de 1997/1998.

02 Dec 2015 description
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Brussels, 2 December 2015

The current El Niño is expected to be the strongest on record, surpassing the 1997/1998 El Niño. The European Union is today announcing a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather phenomenon ‘El Niño’ in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America.

23 Sep 2015 description
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What is the European Agenda on Migration and what is its state of play?

Tackling migration is one of the ten political priorities of this Commission. The European Agenda on Migration develops the political guidelines of President Juncker into tailored initiatives aimed at managing migration better in all its aspects. The Agenda, adopted on 13 May 2015 put forward concrete actions to respond to the immediate crisis and save lives at sea, and proposed structural responses for the medium and long term.

27 May 2015 description
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Proposal for a Council decision on provisional relocation measures for Italy and Greece

Brussels, 27 May 2015

Two weeks after presenting the European Agenda on Migration, the Commission is today adopting the first proposals of its comprehensive approach to improving the management of migration.

14 Jan 2015 description
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Facts and Figures on the arrivals of migrants in Europe

What is smuggling of migrants?

To enter the EU, irregular migrants often turn to smugglers.

05 Aug 2011 description

MEMO/11/549

Brussels, 5 August 2011

Background

More than 12 million people are affected by the Horn of Africa's worst drought in 60 years (according to a United Nations estimate). Two consecutive rainy seasons have failed, leading to a 25% drop in rainfall in rural areas in Somalia, Northern and Eastern Kenya, Southern and Eastern Ethiopia and Djibouti. As a result harvests have failed, livestock mortality has soared, and food and water have become extremely expensive and difficult for most people to get hold of.

30 Jun 2010 description
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Satisfactory Azmera season in the Central Highlands region

The vegetation index derived from satellite imagery shows that the 2010 Azmera season, short rainy season covering the central highlands, started very well with the first dekad of April. The Azmera rains start usually in March. This late start may have a negative impact on land preparation and planting of the long cycle crops  sorghum, finger millet). The total rainfalls during the March-May period, as estimated from satellite observations, show notable deficits in most of the highlands, mainly in the Debub zoba (Fig. 1).

23 Jun 2010 description
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IP/10/782

Brussels, Wednesday 23 June 2010

Today, the European Commission adopted a € 20 million humanitarian financial package to support 12 million people affected by drought in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda. This funding will help efforts to develop the populations' resilience to drought and adapt to climate change.

Commissioner Georgieva stated: "Drought is by far the main cause of natural disasters in the Greater Horn of Africa. Worryingly, the effect of climate change is felt more dramatically in this region.

21 Jun 2010 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15 (2) and (3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1) The population of the arid and semi-arid lands of the Greater Horn of Africa is severely affected by recurrent and persistent hazards, being either man-made or natural;

(2) The increasingly recurrent rain failures in the central part of the Horn of Africa, compounded by the severity of the 2009 …