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27 Jun 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

2015 and 2016 have been landmark years in the development or renewal of global commitments relative to humanitarian aid, development and disaster risk reduction. After extensive consultation and negotiation processes, international consensus was reached in the form of frameworks for sustainable development (SDGs), disaster risk reduction (Sendai Framework), climate change mitigation (Paris Agreement) etc.

20 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Until 28 February 2017, there were 13,439 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 9,101 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 48% increase). Greece has seen a 98% lower number of arrivals in February 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 2,611 and 125,494 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 17,479 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 28 of February 2017.

13 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Until 31 January 2017, there were 4,480 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 5,273 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 15% decrease). Greece has seen a 97% lower number of arrivals in January 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 1,387 and 67,954 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 11,233 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 8 of February 2017.

24 Jan 2017 description

DEVELOPMENTS

The total number of arrivals to Europe by the end of December 2016 has been recorded as 387,739. This is in stark contrast to the 1, 046,599 arrivals recorded in 2015. The decrease in numbers of arrivals can be observed across many of the countries which saw the highest numbers of arrivals in 2015. In Greece 2016 brought 176,906 arrivals compared to the 857,363 recorded in 2015, a 79% decrease, while Italy saw a slight (16%) rise in numbers of arri-vals, from 155,842 in 2015 to 181,436 in 2016.

21 Oct 2016 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 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extremely drug-resistant TB.

31 Jul 2016 description

Verified Population - July 2016
2,837*

Population profile

Gender
Female 51% Male 49%

Age
18 years and above: 53%
5-17 years: 33%
Below 5 years: 14%

Ethnicity
Karen 94% Mon 3% Other 3%

Religion
Christian 84% Buddhist 16%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population

31 May 2016 description

Verified Population - May 2016
2,849*

Population profile

Gender
Female 51% Male 49%

Age
18 years and above: 53%
5-17 years: 33%
Below 5 years: 14%

Ethnicity
Karen 94% Mon 3% Other 3%

Religion
Christian 84% Buddhist 16%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population

31 Mar 2016 description

Verified Population - March 2016
2,954*

Population profile

Gender
Female 51% Male 49%

Age
18 years and above: 53%
5-17 years: 33%
Below 5 years: 14%

Ethnicity
Karen 94% Mon 3% Other 3%

Religion
Christian 84% Buddhist 16%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population

01 Oct 2013 description

The world has a unique chance to eradicate polio. With billions of dollars of support and coordinated efforts by governments and international health organizations, it could be the biggest public health victory since the eradication of smallpox. Also in this issue: Fundamental Principles, humanity first; Conflict in northern Mali, shifting sands; Refugees, unexpected guests.

See online edition and previous issues.

04 Sep 2002 description

The Swiss government has granted a SFr. 50 million credit to be used by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC, in a broad-based action programme aimed at assisting flood-stricken regions in Europe and Asia.

The recent floods have cost many lives and devastated infrastructure and housing in Europe and Asia. In response, on 22 August the Swiss government approved a supplementary credit of SFr. 50 million on behalf of the flood victims.