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13 Dec 2018 description

Becomes “Launch Partner” to UNDP’s Accelerator Labs in 60 Countries

New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has welcomed a further 25% increase in funding from the German government to its 2019 core resources, which follows a 60% increase for 2018.

12 Dec 2018 description
report World Bank

Germany, through KfW, contributes an additional €15 million to the Central America and Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Program

04 Dec 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

TRENDS

REGIONAL

EU parliament president proposes new scheme for responsibility sharing

04 Dec 2018 description

Nairobi December 04/2018 More than 200 agricultural experts have gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss on ways of enhancing food security in Africa under the GlobE pan-African conference.

The conference is a platform for six German-African Research Networks that are working on food security research.

Africa needs to strength collaborations with partners to enhance food security, GlobE Pan-African conference initiative indicated.

30 Nov 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

UNHCR has long upheld age, gender and diversity (AGD) mainstreaming as an essential approach to understand and respond to the needs of all persons of concern. UNHCR makes considerable efforts in Europe to integrate AGD considerations both in operational planning, programme implementation and while engaging with governments in protection, advocacy and legal interventions. This report highlights a range of initiatives across the region in 2017 and 2018 to illustrate this.

15 Nov 2018 description

Overview

During the first nine months of 2018, just under 25,100 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement' to 19 countries in Europe.2 This is 24% less than the same period in 2017, but already two-thirds more than the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.

13 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

BERLIN, 13 November 2018 – An initiative launched by UNICEF and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, to support refugees in accommodation centres, has made considerable progress towards protecting the rights of vulnerable children.

An estimated half a million refugee children and adolescents have applied for asylum in Germany since 2015. These children and adolescents often stay in accommodation centres for significant periods of time, although the centres do not provide adequate long-term shelter, protection or other basic services.

09 Nov 2018 description

By Jeanette Elsworth

GENEVA, 6 November, 2018 - The German Government has announced strong support for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the global plan to reduce disaster losses, including €5 million for implementation over the next three years.

Mr. Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), made the announcement during a meeting in Berlin last month with the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ms. Mami Mizutori.

31 Oct 2018 description

Arrivals

88,250 in Q1-Q3 2018

143,500 in Q1-Q3 2017

Dead and Missing

1,866 in Q1-Q3 2018

2,685 in Q1-Q3 2017

29 Oct 2018 description
report Theirworld

Billy Briggs - Education in emergencies writer

The Refugee Welcome Schools programme is being expanded and students are also sending aid to Syrian children.

Schoolchildren in UK cities are welcoming refugees and sending aid abroad as part of a European project to improve the lives of people fleeing war.

A pilot programme in Cardiff and Birmingham called Refugee Welcome Schools has proved hugely successful and there are plans to expand it to other British towns and cities.

29 Oct 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

TRENDS

REGIONAL

No NGO rescue boats currently in central Mediterranean, agencies warn

22 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- By September 2018, some 89,000 refugees and migrants, almost a quarter of whom children, arrived in Europe through the Mediterranean migration routes. Most children arrived in Greece and Spain.
- Between January and September 2018, nearly 16,700 children benefitted from UNICEF specialized child protection support in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Germany. With the start of the school year, 13,810 children were also reached with UNICEF-supported formal and non-formal education activities.

22 Oct 2018 description

Activists are concerned that a shortage of housing in Germany is hindering refugee integration

By Morgan Meaker

MUNICH, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Firas swapped civil war in Syria for a chaotic refugee camp in Germany. Now he wants a home.

Since January 2016, the 28-year-old graduate has lived in three different refugee camps in Germany's southern Bavarian region and is now worn out and sick of night-long noise.

19 Oct 2018 description

How a Syrian drama student found himself performing on stage in Verdi’s ‘Don Carlos’.

By Josie Le Blond in Nottuln, Germany | 19 October 2018

Koutaiba Al Rahmoon tap-dances across the stage in cut-off trousers and a kitsch Christmas jumper. The Syrian drama student had never performed before coming to Europe. Four years later, he’s perfectly at home in the wacky world of modern German opera.

01 Oct 2018 description

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, se félicite de la décision de Malte d’autoriser le débarquement, depuis le navire ONG Aquarius, de 58 personnes secourues en mer, ce qui met fin à leur calvaire après plusieurs jours en mer. Nous sommes également reconnaissants envers la France, l’Allemagne, le Portugal et l’Espagne qui ont offert d’accueillir ces personnes depuis Malte.

30 Sep 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is grateful to Malta for its decision to allow 58 rescued people from the NGO ship Aquarius to be disembarked, ending their ordeal after days at sea. We are also grateful to France, Germany, Portugal and Spain who have offered to receive these people from Malta.

30 Sep 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Highlights
- Morocco launches anti-smuggling operation
- Armed Clashes in Tripoli Take Heavy Toll on Migrants
- EU says it won’t reply to Italy’s ‘threats’ over migrants
- Rescue vessel Aquarius allowed to dock in Malta