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17 Nov 2018 description

The following statement is attributable to Physicians for Human Rights’ Asylum Network Program Officer Kathryn Hampton, MSt:

13 Nov 2018 description

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 13, 2018

09 Nov 2018 description

Statement by Eric Schwartz, president of Refugees International, on Proposed Administration Rule and Anticipated Presidential Proclamation on Asylum:

“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security memorandum on limiting access to asylum is appalling, and Refugees International is deeply alarmed about any presidential proclamation that would bar access to asylum to those entering the United States between U.S. ports of entry.

07 Nov 2018 description

Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 29 October 2018

  • The DEN-2 outbreak in New Caledonia has been declared over. – Source: Bulletin Épidémiologique and personal communication with country officials, Direction des Affaires Sanitaires et Sociales de Nouvelle-Calédonie, 5 November 2018. – The alert has been removed from the map.

06 Nov 2018 description

Mexico City — Each year, the Caravana de Madres de Migrantes Desaparecidos (Caravan of Mothers of Missing Migrants) crosses Mexican territory in search of their children who went missing trying to reach the United States.

For the first time, the Mothers’ Caravan was joined in Mexico City by mothers from other continents, with the aim of building a transnational movement to remind the international community that one disappearance, one death, is one too many.

06 Nov 2018 description

Geneva — IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 100,630 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 4 November, including 49,013 to Spain, the region’s most active destination point this year, with just under 50 per cent of all 2018 arrivals. The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 154,825 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 337,773 at this point in 2016 (see chart below).

05 Nov 2018 description

Berlin - D’après le Projet de l’OIM sur les migrants disparus (MMP), au moins 3 114 personnes ont péri ou disparu le long d’itinéraires migratoires à travers le monde en 2018. La région méditerranéenne, le Moyen-Orient, l’Afrique du Nord et les Amériques regroupent les itinéraires les plus meurtriers de la planète, chaque zone recensant au moins 100 décès en 2018 (voir tableau ci-dessous), certaines se comptant par milliers.

02 Nov 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Anna Kucirkova

TEXAS, USA, Nov 2 2018 (IPS) - Cholera outbreaks across history regularly killed a hundred thousand or more. It isn’t well known today because it was essentially eliminated in the Western world.

It last erupted in the U.S. in the 1800s, eradicated by water and sewage treatment systems that prevented it from spreading via contaminated water. However, cholera is making a comeback around the globe, and it could again become a major killer.

02 Nov 2018 description

Berlin – IOM’s Missing Migrants Project (MMP) estimates that at least 3,114 people died or have gone missing on migratory routes across the globe in 2018. The Mediterranean region, the Middle East, North Africa and the Americas rank among the planet’s deadliest migration corridors, each zone tallying confirmed fatalities of at least 100 in 2018, some into the thousands.

25 Oct 2018 description
report American Red Cross

As part of a global network, Red Cross and Red Crescent teams have long delivered humanitarian relief to migrants around the world—most recently providing first aid, water, and family reconnection services to thousands walking through Central America. Here at home, the American Red Cross helps migrants in a number of ways, including responding to requests for services and support from government authorities and other nonprofits assisting the needs of migrants.

Disaster relief

24 Oct 2018 description

U.S. programs can make the Northern Triangle a better place to live than to leave.

As several thousand Central American migrants moved through Honduras, Guatemala and into Mexico on their way toward the United States, President Trump tweeted that he would begin cutting off foreign aid to these countries.

23 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – In the first six months of 2018, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, supported the resettlement of 47,197 refugees departing from 106 different countries. The Organization plays a key role in the resettlement process by providing services that prepare refugees to integrate in their new countries.

20 Oct 2018 description

1. Background information

What’s happening?

  • On October 10, 2018 the Trump Administration proposed drastically expanding the definition of who constitutes a “public charge” through a proposed rule in the Federal Register.

  • Under current immigration law, an individual can be denied entry or denied a change of immigration status if they are considered a “public charge.”

  • The proposed rule is not yet final and there is an opportunity to submit public comments.

19 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 91,093 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 17 October, with 42,494 to Spain, the leading destination this year. In fact, since late September’s arrivals were reported, Spain in 2018 has now received via the Mediterranean more irregular migrants than it did throughout all the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined.

The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 145,193 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 320,033 at this point in 2016.

11 Oct 2018 description
report Food for the Hungry

Congress approves five-year extension of U.S. government global food security initiatives

PHOENIX, Ariz. (September 28, 2018) — Global humanitarian organization Food for the Hungry commends congressional bipartisan passage of the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act, which aims to combat hunger and malnutrition in developing countries.

09 Oct 2018 description

Faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 1 octobre 2018 :

  • Tonga : L’épidémie de dengue de type 2 a été déclarée éteinte.. ‒ Source: communication personnelle avec les autorités sanitaires le 8 octobre 2018. ‒ L’alerte ne figure plus sur la carte.

06 Oct 2018 description

San José — La Conferencia Regional sobre Migración (CRM), con el apoyo de OIM y del Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR), organizó un taller en Costa Rica esta semana (25-26/09) para promover lineamientos para la coordinación y el intercambio de información para la búsqueda de migrantes desaparecidos.

De acuerdo con datos del Proyecto Migrantes Desaparecidos de OIM, hasta la fecha en 2018 cerca de 374 migrantes han fallecido en su paso por las América y por el Caribe, mientras que otros permanecen desaparecidos.

05 Oct 2018 description
report Christian Aid

Foreword

On 8 October 2018, the IPCC will publish its long awaited report on limiting climate change to 1.5ºC. The report will underscore the increasing vulnerability of planetary systems to increasing temperatures. One recent study notes that limiting warming to 1.5ºC is at the high end of what we currently experience, while 2ºC would take us into a climate regime unparalleled in human history.

05 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 84,345 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 3 October, with 38,451 to Spain, the leading destination this year.

The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 139,677 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 312,153 at this same point in 2016. Deaths on the Mediterranean remain high, at 1,777. However, that figure is well below fatalities recorded at this time last year (2,749) or 2016 (3,682).