176,042 Total arrivals to Europe
164,754 Total arrivals to Europe by sea
11,288 Total arrivals to Europe by land
Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister Cannon announce further support to the severe humanitarian crisis in Yemen
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 additional Irish funding of €500,000 towards the humanitarian response in Yemen, now the world's largest crisis, with over 20 million people in need of some form of humanitarian assistance.
UK and Ireland funds cash-based safety net to meet the urgent needs of the chronically poor and to build resilience.
The UK Aid and Irish Aid are providing £6.8m (circa $9m or 6.6bn MWK) that will ensure the World Food Programme and a Save the Children-led NGO consortium can provide cash transfers to meet the food needs of over 500,000 vulnerable Malawians. The Vice President, together with UN and NGO implementing partners, will launch this support in Nsanje today, Wednesday 20th December.
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 10-16 December 2017 and includes updates on diphtheria, influenza, Salmonella and cholera.
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 3-9 December and includes updates on influenza, Listeria monocytogenes IVb, measles, MERS-CoV, plague, poliomyelitis, rubella, and yellow fever.
Mary O’Reilly from Baldoyle in Dublin has given Syrian refugee Wassim a room in her home under the Irish Red Cross-run Register of Pledges. Read about their experience below.
The Irish Red Cross is facilitating the placement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees into medium to long term accommodation across the country and since August 2017, has placed 65 refugees into housing.
160,247 Total arrivals to Europe
150,895 Total arrivals to Europe by sea
9,352 Total arrivals to Europe by land
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.
Tánaiste and Minister Cannon announce additional Irish funding of €500,000 to support Palestine Refugees in Gaza
The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D. and the Minister of State for International Development and the Diaspora, Ciarán Cannon, T.D. have announced additional humanitarian funding of €500,000 which will provide urgently needed food, shelter and social services for 1.3 million Palestine refugees in Gaza.
Brussels – On 29 and 30 November IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and its project partners organized the closing event of the Skills2Work project.
Funded by the European Commission, Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs (DG Home), and implemented with 11 regional partners, the Skills2Work project aims to facilitate labour market integration and participation of Beneficiaries of International Protection (BIPs) by promoting the early validation of formal and informal skills and competences.
30 November 2017, Harare – The Governments of the Sweden and Ireland today signed an agreement of cooperation with the United Nations committing US$4.7 million to support a Joint Programme on Zero Tolerance to Gender Based Violence (GBV) 365 in Zimbabwe.
Dublin – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, this week (21/11) organized a Migrant Information Day event in collaboration with the New Communities Partnership (NCP), a migrant-led umbrella organization in Ireland.
Held at the Dublin headquarters of the Irish Human Rights Equality Commission, the event was attended by David Stanton TD, Minister of State for Justice at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration, and Integration, who spoke about the importance of providing information to migrants.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has welcomed the government’s decision to bring Ireland into line with the European Union (EU) law that regulates the provision of accommodation to asylum-seekers, and provides for the right to work where they do not receive a decision within nine months.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, to make 530 places available for family members of refugees.
The new humanitarian admissions programme is expected to allow family members and dependents, including those not covered under the existing provisions of the International Protection Act 2015, to rejoin their family in Ireland.
31,472 Total persons relocated
21,229 Relocated from Greece (32% of 66,400)
10,243 Relocated from Italy (26% of 39,600)
Galway diners were treated to a night to remember, after Syrian and foreign-born chefs living in Ireland came together to serve a five course meal in Michelin starred restaurant Loam.
Combining the distinct flavors of the Middle East with the best quality in Irish produce, the night was a sellout, with funds raised going towards supporting asylum-seekers to further their culinary skills at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).
146,287 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE
137,771 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA
8,516 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND