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14 Nov 2017 description

Italy’s contribution supports efforts to vaccinate every last child against polio in the only two countries reporting cases of the disease in 2017.

taly has provided EURO 4.5 million to support efforts to reach and vaccinate all children under five years of age in Pakistan and Afghanistan – the only two countries worldwide that have reported polio cases this year.

14 Nov 2017 description

157,020 Arrivals by sea in 2017

363, 401 Arrivals in 2016

2,966 Dead/ Missing

14 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 157,020 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 12 November, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 341,215 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

IOM Rome reported Monday (13 November) Italy’s Ministry of Interior has registered 114,606 migrants arriving by sea so far, this year, which is down from 164,872 at this time in 2016. That is a 30.5 per cent drop-off over last year’s totals at this time.

13 Nov 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 12 Nov 2017): 114,252
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 22 Oct 2016): 164,766
Total arrivals 1 Nov - 12 Nov 2017 3,076
Total arrivals 1 Nov - 22 Oct 2016 5,339
Average daily arrivals in October 2017 so far: 256
Average daily arrivals in September 2017: 183
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 12 Nov) 2,992
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 12 Nov) 4,271
Dead and missing in 2016 5,096

12 Nov 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 5-11 November 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, chikungunya, West Nile virus, Plague, monkeypox, legionnaires's disease, influenza and Marburg virus disease.

10 Nov 2017 description

155,856 Arrivals by sea in 2017

363,401 Arrivals in 20106

2,961 Dead / Missing

10 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 155,856 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 8 November, with just over 73 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder landing in Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 340,934 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

09 Nov 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub
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The increase in the numbers of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers traveling in mixed migratory movements constitutes a major political and humanitarian challenge. North Africa is affected by such movements as a region of origin, transit and destination for those who have left their homes fleeing war, conflict, discrimination, and those seeking to improve their opportunities and a better future.

09 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

FOLLONICA, Italy, Nov 9 2017 (IPS) - As countless refugees arriving on Italy’s shores report torture, extortion and forced labour in Libyan detention centers, many say they never intended to make the journey to Europe until the chaos in Libya left them no other choice.

09 Nov 2017 description
report IRIN

Italy's policies appear designed to deter asylum seekers but most have nowhere else to go

Eric Reidy

08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

08 Nov 2017 description

31,472 Total persons relocated

21,229 Relocated from Greece (32% of 66,400)

10,243 Relocated from Italy (26% of 39,600)

07 Nov 2017 description

The flight of the Rohingya has caught the world’s attention. Since 25 August, more than half a million men, women and children fled from one country to another in search of safety and respite.
The conditions of those now living in Bangladesh, having crossed from Myanmar, are dire. Many have arrived with just the clothes they happened to be wearing; they arrive scarred, wounded, traumatised.

07 Nov 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 29 October-4 November 2017 and includes updates on chikungunya, Legionnaires' disease, malaria, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), influenza A(H7N9), plague, poliomyelitis, seasonal influenza and West Nile virus. Access the full set of maps, graphs and visuals for the CDTR at: http://ecdc.europa.eu/cdtr

07 Nov 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 of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on West Nile virus, chikungunya, influenza, Legionnaires' disease and plague.

07 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 154,609 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 5 November, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder arriving in Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 337,773 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

06 Nov 2017 description

Trinidad, 6 nov (ABI).- Responsables del Programa Amazonia Sin Fuego (PASF) y del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia (COE) entregaron herramientas y equipos de protección para el control y prevención de incendios, informaron fuentes institucionales.

"Felicito los resultados que se han obtenido en el Beni con el sacrificio de quienes están activos en este tema, por eso hacemos una nueva entrega", dijo el director de la Agencia Italiana de Cooperación para el Desarrollo, Vicenzo Oddo, citado por el diario La Palabra del Beni.