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- World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018
- General Assembly Adopts 4 Resolutions Aimed at Strengthening Coordination of Humanitarian, Disaster Relief Assistance
- Hike in record-dry months for Africa's Sahel worries scientists
- Public health guidance on screening and vaccination for infectious diseases in newly arrived migrants within the EU/EEA
- Agenda for Humanity Annual Synthesis Report 2018 - Staying the Course: Delivering on the Ambition of the World Humanitarian Summit
The persisting divisions between European Union (EU) Member States on the allocation of responsibility for asylum seekers have cast into uncertainty the reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). The stalemate in negotiations on the Dublin IV proposal has also undermined compliance with the Dublin III Regulation, with some countries preferring bilateral measures to EU-wide solutions on responsibility.
TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
No NGO rescue boats currently in central Mediterranean, agencies warn
The Portuguese Ministry of Internal Administration has announced a bilateral agreement for a pilot relocation of 100 refugees from Greece to Portugal. Following its pilot phase, the bilateral relocation scheme would be extended to cover 1,000 refugees in the course of 2019.
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.
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.
- 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
The Portuguese Aliens and Borders Service (SEF) continues to detain groups with special needs, in particular families with children and unaccompanied children, in the Temporary Installation Centre (CIT) of Lisbon Airport.
Aquarius has received formal permission from the Maltese authorities to enter the port of Valletta. MSF is relieved that a place of safety has been found for the 141 vulnerable people rescued on the Mediterranean. They are survivors of two search and rescue events which were coordinated by Libyan Joint Rescue Coordination Centre. We welcome the news that France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain have also agreed to share responsibility in a coordinated European response.
Colombia-Fuertes Lluvias 3/8/18
Las fuertes lluvias han estado afectando varias áreas del sureste de Colombia lo que ha provocado el desbordamiento de los ríos.
Según los medios locales, más de 9.500 familias se han visto afectadas por las inundaciones en los departamentos de Guainia y Vichada.
Durante las próximas 48 horas lluvias más fuertes con tormentas localizadas pueden continuar afectando las áreas ya afectadas
Venezuela- Fuertes Lluvias-3/8/18
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the actions of the past days by several European countries to collectively end a standoff on the Mediterranean involving some 450 refugees and migrants who had been stranded at sea amid a battle over disembarkation.
Since Saturday the governments of France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain and Portugal have agreed to land and together share processing of the 450 people, including any asylum claims that might be lodged.
The relocation scheme established by Council Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 (“Relocation Decisions”) to assist Italy and Greece over a two-year period from September 2015 has sparked heated debates at the EU level. Even though the Relocation Decisions formally expired on 26 September 2017, their effects continue to live on in the ongoing processing of pending relocation cases. At the same time, the relocation of asylum seekers has been at the heart of animated discussions on the reform of the Dublin system and sharing of protection responsibility between EU Member States.
Every year natural and man-made catastrophes cause a distressing loss of lives and considerable economic costs around the world. Both industrialised and developing countries are affected. Surprisingly, both are also materially underinsured.
This financing gap is borne largely by the public sector, and may create long-term fiscal instability at a time when government budgets are stretched. Furthermore rating agencies are starting to take a closer look at such contingent liabilities faced by public administrations.
COUNTRIES OF FIRST ARRIVAL
Bucharest – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is today (19-04) kicking off an innovative multi-country project to provide resettled refugees with the building blocks to start their new life in Europe.
Initially targeting 500 Syrian refugees, the LINK IT project aims to link pre-departure and post-arrival support to facilitate the social and economic integration of resettled refugees in four European countries: the United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal and Romania.
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 8-14 April 2018 and includes updates on measles, dengue, rubella, influenza, listeria and yellow fever.
Push for transfers at any cost – the Dublin system in 2017
The 2017 Dublin Update, published by the Asylum Information Database, releases figures for 18 European countries revealing an increase in transfers in the aftermath of European Union and domestic political commitments for a stricter enforcement of the Dublin system.
Overview of the main changes since the first report
The first report was published in November 2017.
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 25-31 March 2018 and includes updates on dengue, chikungunya, measles, listeria, Borna diseases and gonorrhoeae.. Access the full set of maps, graphs and visuals for the CDTR at: http://ecdc.europa.eu/cdtr