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13 Dec 2017 description
report Pew Research Center

By Phillip Connor

Syrians filed more than twice as many asylum applications as any other origin group during Europe’s record migration surge in 2015 and 2016. In response, some European countries such as Germany prioritized the review of Syrian asylum applications above other nationalities of asylum seekers and approved a greater share of them than non-Syrians.

13 Dec 2017 description

Climate change hits people in poverty hard through extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and changed conditions for agriculture and other livelihoods. It threatens much of the development that has been made in low- and middle-income countries in recent decades. Combating climate change is a high priority for the Swedish Government, and Sida is committed to support its partners in taking climate action. In 2016, Sida provided 2.8 billion SEK in grants for climate action across sectors, making up 15% of Sida’s total disbursements.

08 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 3-9 December and includes updates on influenza, Listeria monocytogenes IVb, measles, MERS-CoV, plague, poliomyelitis, rubella, and yellow fever.

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.

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

Entre el jueves 30 de noviembre y el domingo 3 de diciembre, cerca de 600 mujeres del movimiento de acción comunal de todo el país se dan cita en Santa Marta para reflexionar y concertar propuestas para favorecer la incidencia política de las mujeres desde los territorios. El encuentro es apoyado por la Embajada de Suecia y la MAPP-OEA, y por entidades públicas de orden territorial y nacional.

01 Dec 2017 description

This World AIDS Day, December 1, the Government of Sweden, together with the regional offices of UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO, announces the start of a USD45 million Joint United Nations (UN) four-year Regional Programme to reduce unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), new HIV infections, maternal mortality and sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) across East and Southern Africa.

01 Dec 2017 description

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.

01 Dec 2017 description

The Government of Sweden and four UN agencies announce a new joint programme to boost efforts to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and to end AIDS.

This World AIDS Day, the Government of Sweden and the regional offices of UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO announce the start of a USD 45 million Joint UN four-year regional programme to reduce unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), new HIV infections, maternal mortality and sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) across East and Southern Africa.

30 Nov 2017 description

La Suède apporte une contribution d’environ 4.1 millions de dollars américainsau Fonds Fiduciaire en Soutien à la Paix et la Sécurité au Mali - Bamako, le 29 novembre 2017 – La Suède officialise sa participation au Fonds Fiduciaire en Soutien à la Paix et la Sécurité au Mali avec une contribution d’environ 4.1 millions de dollars américains. Cet appui s’est concrétisé au cours d’une cérémonie tenue ce 29 novembre au Quartier Général de la MINUSMA.

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

"These young people have become a part of Sweden. They should not be hurt by the extremely long processing times"

STOCKHOLM, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Sweden will let some migrants who arrived as unaccompanied minors and turned 18 during the process of applying for asylum stay even if their applications are rejected, a rare relaxation of rules imposed at the height of the 2015 migration crisis.

21 Nov 2017 description

IFRC Position on Children on the Move

  1. All children on the move, irrespective of their legal standing, age, gender, or health status should have access to protection and humanitarian assistance.

  2. Because of their higher vulnerabilities, unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) require particular and urgent protection.

  3. No child should be detained based solely on her or his migration status.

21 Nov 2017 description

Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, though ceasefire violations decreased.

Protection concerns: There were nearly 1.1 million crossings of the five checkpoints in eastern Ukraine; UNHCR continued to provide support to improve conditions for persons crossing.

Assistance provided: In September, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,500 people.

16 Nov 2017 description

Executive Summary

Many refugees and other migrants migrate to Europe to seek asylum, and with asylum a more secure life and improved livelihoods. Recent REACH assessments have found that a number of these refugees and other migrants lack information about legal migration pathways when they set out on their migration journeys.1 Aside from asylum, they are often unaware of other types of legal mechanisms that would enable them to remain in Europe legally.

16 Nov 2017 description

Arrivées par la mer

138,800 1er-3ème Tr. 2017
303,838 1er-3ème Tr. 2016

361,709 en 2016
1,015,078 en 2015

Morts et portés disparus

2,666 1er-3ème Tr. 2017
3,543 1er-3ème Tr. 2016

5,096 en 2016
3,771 en 2015

16 Nov 2017 description

Sea Arrivals

138,800 in Q1-Q3 2017
303,838 in Q1-Q3 2016

361,709 in 2016
1,015,078 in 2015

Dead and Missing

2,666 in Q1-Q3 2017
3,543 in Q1-Q3 2016

5,096 in 2016
3,771 in 2015