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14 Dec 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Global

13 November 2017: Save the Children announced that it had fired 16 staff over reports of sexual violence in the past year. Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

12 Dec 2017 description

Les associations nationales d’hébergement et de lutte contre l’exclusion ont été réunies aujourd’hui 8 décembre 2017 par le ministre de l’ Intérieur et le ministre de la Cohésion des Territoires pour une présentation du projet gouvernemental d’examen de la situation administrative des étrangers présents dans les centres d’hébergement accueillant les sans-abri.

11 Dec 2017 description

L’OIM travaille avec les autorités nationales, locales et des partenaires locaux, afin de mieux comprendre, connaître et analyser les mouvements migratoires à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Le suivi des flux de population (FMP) est une activité qui permet de quantifier et de qualifier les flux, les profils des migrants, les tendances et les routes migratoires sur un point d’entrée, de transit ou de sortie donné. En Guinée, quatre (4) points de suivi ont été installés depuis fin mars 2017 dans les localités frontalières avec Mali.

11 Dec 2017 description

Beyrouth/Paris – La semaine dernière (24/11), l’OIM, l’organisme des Nations Unies chargé des migrations, a soutenu la réinstallation de 22 réfugiés syriens en France. Avec ce groupe, le nombre de réfugiés réinstallés en France depuis le Liban s’élève à 1 937 depuis le début du programme financé par l’UE en 2014.

Bruno Foucher, Ambassadeur de France au Liban, était présent à l’aéroport international Rafik Hariri à Beyrouth pour assister au départ des réfugiés et leur souhaiter le meilleur dans leur nouvelle vie en France.

11 Dec 2017 description

Summary of the situation

Between October 2016 and September 2017, countries of the European Region reported 15,941 confirmed measles cases; 86% (n=13,712) of these cases were reported in 2017. In this period, the highest incidence was reported in Romania (252.4 cases per 1 million population), followed by Italy (82.4 cases per 1 million population) and Tajikistan (77.3 cases per 1 million population). In 2017, there were 20 measles deaths, including 10 reported in Romania.

08 Dec 2017 description

The French National Assembly debated yesterday a proposal permitting the detention of asylum seekers who can be transferred to another Member State under the Dublin Regulation as soon as they register their asylum application at the Prefecture.

08 Dec 2017 description

L’OIM travaille avec les autorités nationales, locales et des partenaires locaux, afin de mieux comprendre, connaître et analyser les mouvements migratoires à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Le suivi des flux de population (FMP) est une activité qui permet de quantifier et de qualifier les flux, les profils des migrants, les tendances et les routes migratoires sur un point d’entrée, de transit ou de sortie donné. En Guinée, cinq (5) points de suivi ont été installés depuis fin mars 2017 dans les localités frontalières avec Mali.

07 Dec 2017 description

Nous sommes en décembre, et malgré la trêve hivernale, les exilés de Calais sont dépossédés quotidiennement des biens leur permettant de se protéger du froid.

Cette stratégie de harcèlement et d’épuisement n’est en réalité qu’un choix politique qui relève de la maltraitance institutionnelle. Cela n’est plus supportable.

La mission de nos associations est de permettre à chacun d’accéder à ses droits fondamentaux et à la dignité.

07 Dec 2017 description
  • 160,247 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 150,895 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 9,352 Total arrivals to Europe by land

Highlights

06 Dec 2017 description

by John Borton and Sarah Collinson

For years nationals from outside the European Union (EU) have sought to enter the EU by irregular means, outside the regulatory norms of sending, transit and receiving countries. Since early 2015, however, the number of refugees and migrants entering (and trying to enter) the EU irregularly has increased dramatically, presenting the EU and its member states with profound organisational and political challenges and confronting the formal humanitarian sector with tests that it has struggled, and often failed, to meet.

05 Dec 2017 description

Tunis, 4 December 2017 – H.E. French Ambassador to Libya, Ms. Brigitte Curmi and Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (DSRSG) and of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya, Ms. Maria Ribeiro, signed the agreement for France’s contribution to the UN electoral project “Promoting Elections for the People of Libya (PEPOL)” in a ceremony that took place today at the French Embassy to Libya, relocated in Tunis. The French contribution of Euro 200,000 comes in addition to the recently signed contribution of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

03 Dec 2017 description
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Baghdad, 29 November 2017 - during a ceremony hosted by the Iraqi Communications and Media Committee (CMC), H. Exc. Mr. Bruno Aubert, Ambassador of France to Iraq and Mrs. Louise Haxthausen, UNESCO Director and Representative to Iraq, signed the project “Voices of Peace: Promoting Peaceful Coexistence in the Liberated Areas of Iraq through Community media”, in the presence of Dr. Ali Naser, Executive Director of the Communication and Media Commission of Iraq.

02 Dec 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 26 November - 2 December 2017 and includes updates on influenza, plague, monkeypox, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue and Zika.

01 Dec 2017 description

Key figures

199,091 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

304,305 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

44,306 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

116,545 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Highlights

30 Nov 2017 description

Helen Griffiths (@GriffithsH_) is with the children’s rights division at Human Rights Watch.

Nov 30 2017 (IPS) - It was mid-morning in late June, but the warehouse in Calais was dark, cold, and drafty. I sat on the ground with “Marie,” a tall, slim French woman in her early twenties. Bent forward with a look of concentration, she described how the French police are not only harassing the hundreds of migrants in Calais, they are targeting aid workers too. “They put pressure, stopping what we are doing.”

28 Nov 2017 description

The European Emergency Response Capacity is commonly referred to as the "voluntary pool". It consists of a range of emergency response capacities that countries participating in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism make available for EU emergency response operations.

28 Nov 2017 description

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 — On 5 December, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will open a day centre in Pantin, Paris, to offer unaccompanied young migrants respite, medical care and administrative support.  After often arduous journeys undertaken without the protection of their families, many young people arriving in France receive neither shelter nor assistance from the authorities, forcing them to sleep rough in the most appalling conditions. 

28 Nov 2017 description

Beirut/Paris – Last week (24/11) IOM, the UN Migration Agency, supported the resettlement of 22 Syrian refugees to France. With this group, the number of refugees resettled to France from Lebanon has reached 1,937 refugees since the start of the EU-funded programme in 2014.

Bruno Foucher, Ambassador of France to Lebanon, was present at Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport to personally see off the refugees and wish them well as they embarked on their new lives in France.