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18 Oct 2017 description

A la demande des autorités malgaches et à la suite à l’épidémie de peste, le centre de crise et de soutien du ministère de l’Europe et des affaires étrangères a coordonné l’envoi à Madagascar d’une aide humanitaire (sous la forme de matériel médical spécifique) et, en lien avec l’agence nationale de santé publique, d’une mission d’experts médicaux.

17 Oct 2017 description


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.

17 Oct 2017 description

Rome, 17 October 2017 – A symposium called Religion and Responses to Migrants and Refugees in Europe: The Catholic Church in Comparative Perspective took place in Rome between 12 and 14 October. It was organized by the University of Notre Dame, together with the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. The key question it sought to address was how religion can play a role in integrating people and facilitating encounters and dialogue.

17 Oct 2017 description


Alors que les ministres de l’Intérieur des pays de l’Union européenne étudiaient la possibilité de rétablir les contrôles systématiques aux frontières intérieures de l’UE lors d’une rencontre au Luxembourg vendredi dernier, nos organisations exho rtent les autorités françaises à se conformer au droit international, européen et français en cessan t les atteintes aux droits des personnes migrantes et réfugiées à la frontière avec l’Italie.

16 Oct 2017 description

GENEVE (16 octobre 2017) – Plusieurs experts des droits de l’homme de l’ONU* exhortent la France à mettre en œuvre des mesures à long terme afin de fournir de l’eau potable et des services d’assainissement aux migrants résidant à Calais et dans d’autres régions de la côte nord française.

16 Oct 2017 description

GENEVA (16 October 2017) – UN human rights experts* are urging the Government of France to devise long-term measures to provide access to safe drinking water and sanitation for migrants in Calais and other areas along the northern French coast.

After the migrant camps in the vicinity of Calais, the so-called “Calais Jungle” were dismantled in November 2016, migrants continued to return to the area. Many of the migrants are living without shelter and proper access to drinking water, toilets or washing facilities.

13 Oct 2017 description

The Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC), a human rights arm of the Bar of England and Wales, published a fact-finding report on the results of the dismantlement of the Calais camp known as the “Jungle” which took place one year ago. They found that over 4000 unaccompanied minors claiming to have family in the UK were currently stranded in France and were at-risk of being targeted by human traffickers.

12 Oct 2017 description

A l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la fille organisée par les Nations unies, la France rappelle son engagement en faveur de la défense des droits fondamentaux des filles et en faveur de leur accès à l’éducation.

10 Oct 2017 description

PARIS – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Monday that France has a leading role to play in resettling refugees and managing migration flows in Europe.

During a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, Grandi added that the UNHCR supports France in its efforts to “lead Europe towards a more supportive approach to manage refugees who are at Europe’s external borders.”

He welcomed the French government’s plan to guarantee the right of asylum and better deal with refugees’ arrivals.

08 Oct 2017 description


Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18th 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.

05 Oct 2017 description

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.

04 Oct 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents reportedly affecting educational workers between January 2016 and June 2017. It includes 83 KIK incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources. The actual number of KIK incidents affecting educational workers is undoubtedly higher.

Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources identified 83 KIK2 incidents that affected 119 educational workers1 in 19 countries. A high number of incidents were reported in Pakistan (20%, 17 out of 83 incidents) and Afghanistan (14%, 12/83).

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

A. Situational analysis including new developments

02 Oct 2017 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 24-30 September 2017 and includes updates on typhoid fever, West Nile fever and chikungunya.

30 Sep 2017 description
  • The relief and recovery efforts are still ongoing at a high intensity. Accessibility gradually improving, pharmacies and banks have re-opened, and water pipes being repaired. Situation is still defined as relief effort and medevacs are still ongoing, but the overall response is gradually shifting to recovery.

  • However lack of transportation in situ is severely challenging the distribution of relief items.

30 Sep 2017 description

29,401 Total persons relocated
20,323 Relocated from Greece (30% of 66,400)
** 9,078** Relocated from Italy (23% of 39,600)

29 Sep 2017 description

Introduction: Message from the Director General

I am pleased to introduce the Annual Report for 2016 and Director General’s Overview of Progress since the 27th SPREP Meeting held in Niue in September, 2016. It has been another successful year of implementation and results in support of Pacific island countries and territories.

SPREP Strategic Plan 2017–2026

28 Sep 2017 description

Thursday, September 28, 2017 — The Embassy of Dominica in Brussels (member of the Embassies of the Eastern Caribbean States) is working closely with the EU Directorate General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), to trigger the EU's emergency response system, to aid Dominica for both monetary and material relief.

28 Sep 2017 description

Key Findings

  • Most of the migrants are men (95%).

  • 7% of migrants recorded at flow monitoring points are minors.

  • 46,450 migrants were counted at flow monitoring points, representing an average of 127 migrants per day.

  • The majority of the migrants surveyed indicate their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya while 41% say they want to go to Europe, mainly Spain and Italy.

  • Algeria, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger are major transit points after Mali.