Fair Play World Cup, held in central Dublin, draws players from refugee communities all over Ireland whose countries of origin range from Vietnam to South Sudan
By Cormac O Brien
Dublin, July 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Fadi hits a penalty shot into the back of the net, it is hard to believe that just a few years ago the Syrian teenager thought his footballing days were over when a house collapsed on him in an accident in his native Aleppo.
Europe: Three years after the EU Migration Agenda – report launch
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., has announced additional humanitarian funding of €250,000 for the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). This additional funding will support the Agency in delivering urgently needed food, shelter, education and social services for 1.3 million Palestine refugees in Gaza.
Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA, 1st Meeting (PM)
A total of 20 donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2018 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials called for stable financing for the Agency amid devastating conflicts and violence in the Middle East.
Addis Ababa, 14 June 2018: The Government of Ireland today announced the disbursement of €1 million to the office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in support of its work with refugees in Ethiopia. The money, made available through Irish Aid, Ireland’s official programme for overseas development assistance, will go to supporting the delivery of international protection and critical services to the over 920,000 refugees hosted by Ethiopia.
Dominic MacSorely who is chief executive of Concern Worldwide says he welcomes the commitment made by Irish Aid to fund the relief efforts in South Sudan where there is a humanitarian crisis taking place. Simon Coveney and Ciarán Cannon the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development respectively, together announced that the Irish Government will provide €3 million of funding that will be used to finance the UN South Sudan Humanitarian Fund.
Today, during his first visit to Jordan as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Tánaiste Simon Coveney, T.D., announced additional funding to support Syrian refugees and their hosts in Jordan, and visited Za’atari Refugee Camp. The Tánaiste also met, this afternoon, with the Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Al Safadi.
The relocation scheme established by Council Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 (“Relocation Decisions”) to assist Italy and Greece over a two-year period from September 2015 has sparked heated debates at the EU level. Even though the Relocation Decisions formally expired on 26 September 2017, their effects continue to live on in the ongoing processing of pending relocation cases. At the same time, the relocation of asylum seekers has been at the heart of animated discussions on the reform of the Dublin system and sharing of protection responsibility between EU Member States.
Somalia “is one of the most challenging environments for humanitarian aid operations”
€3 million funding provided to UN Somalia Humanitarian Fund
The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D, and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr. Ciarán Cannon, T.D., today announced Irish funding of €3 million for the severe humanitarian crisis in Somalia.
COUNTRIES OF FIRST ARRIVAL
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has called for immediate action to reduce backlogs and cut the length of time people are waiting for a decision on their protection applications.
The war in Syria has created the largest displacement crisis in the world. Almost 12 million people have fled their homes since the war began seven years ago.
Over 6 million are displaced in Syria, with a further 5.5 million having fled the country.
Most of the refugees are living in neighbouring Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan.
Turkey hosts over 2.9 million Syrians. There are more than 1 million Syrians in Lebanon and 660,000 in Jordan.
Iraq has also seen a growing number of Syrians arriving, hosting more than 241,000, while 122,000 are in Egypt.
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 8-14 April 2018 and includes updates on measles, dengue, rubella, influenza, listeria and yellow fever.
Push for transfers at any cost – the Dublin system in 2017
The 2017 Dublin Update, published by the Asylum Information Database, releases figures for 18 European countries revealing an increase in transfers in the aftermath of European Union and domestic political commitments for a stricter enforcement of the Dublin system.
The updated AIDA Country Report on Ireland tracks legislative, policy and practice-related developments in the area of asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention and content of international protection throughout 2017.
ROME – Alors que le secteur humanitaire est sollicité de manière croissante, un groupe de gouvernements partenaires renforcent leurs efforts afin de s’assurer que le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) dispose de fonds flexibles pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires dans les situations d’urgence soudaines et dans les crises prolongées.
ROME – At a time of unprecedented demands on the humanitarian system, a group of government partners are stepping up to ensure that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has flexible funding to meet acute humanitarian needs in sudden onset emergencies and neglected or protracted crises.