Exclusion at the heart of today’s migration and displacement – new key trends survey
During the massive influx of refugees and migrants in 2015, Serbia was mainly a country of transit on the route to European Union for the several hundreds of thousands fleeing war and persecution. Even after the EU-Turkey Statement in March 2016 and de facto closure of the borders along the so-called Balkan route, the perception of those that remained stranded did not change and Serbia was still not considered as a destination country by most refugees and migrants, even though transit became ineffective and drastically prolonged compared to 2015 and early 2016.
Effective Management of Water Resources in Arab World Key to Future Growth and Stability
STOCKHOLM, 28 August 2018 – Water scarcity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region can either be a destabilizing factor or a motive that binds communities together, according to a new joint report from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank, with the difference determined by the policies adopted to cope with the growing challenge.
Most MENA countries have high immunization coverage rates. But immunization coverage has dropped considerably in some (including Iraq, the Syrian Arab Republic and Yemen), due to the conflicts, instability and the prevailing geopolitical situation in the region. Approximately 1.3 million surviving infants in MENA missed their third dose of DTP vaccine in 2016. In many of the region’s countries, problems of equity persist, particularly concerning displaced populations, nomads, ethnic groups and marginalized urban populations.
While there is room for disagreement about migration policy, the humanitarian imperative means that we must never needlessly sacrifice the survival and dignity of any vulnerable people, including migrants.
Europe: Three years after the EU Migration Agenda – report launch
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near East and North Africa region. The agency said in a new report issued today that a more pro-active approach based on the principles of risk reduction is needed to build greater resilience to droughts.
Ce Rapport sur le CPS analyse en détail les décisions prises par l'organe entre avril 2016 et mars 2018.
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Vers une plus grande subsidiarité : rétrospective des travaux du CPS sortant
Afrique du Sud et Nigeria : deux pays essentiels pour les initiatives continentales
Entretien avec le Rapport sur le CPS: vers une appropriation collective du CPS
Analyse des réunions du CPS de janvier à mars 2018
Scope: This independent report commissioned by the Start Network is part of a wider lessons learned endeavour to review the value added of the Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF) and the obstacles encountered by the mechanism since its inception in January 2017. Through an analysis of secondary sources and a focus on four country contexts, it provides an overview of the complexity of mixed migration flows along the Mediterranean towards Europe, and the context for MERF activity.
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The trend towards subsidiarity: a retrospective of the outgoing PSC
South Africa and Nigeria are crucial for continental initiatives
PSC Interview: Towards a collective ownership of the PSC
Decisions of the PSC from January – March 2018
UNHCR Desperate Journeys report provides snapshot of changing refugee movements to Europe
Despite a drop in the number of refugees and migrants reaching Europe last year, the dangers many face along the way have in some cases increased, according to a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, setting out changing patterns of movement.
The updated AIDA Country Report on Spain tracks recent developments in the asylum procedure, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and content of international protection throughout 2017. Spain registered 31,738 asylum seekers, almost doubling the number of applicants in 2016.
The European Agenda on Migration continues to provide a comprehensive framework for the EU's work on migration. Action is being taken forward on all the key work strands of the Agenda but the migratory challenge and pressure remains very high, bearing in mind the geopolitical fragility and long term demographic and socio-economic trends in Europe's neighbourhood and beyond.
n 2017, the total number of illegal border-crossings into the EU dropped to its lowest in four years, especially due to a fall in detections on the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkan routes, Frontex analysts write in the Risk Analysis for 2018 report released today.
The annual total of 204 700 marked a significant decrease compared to recent years, but not yet a return to the situation before 2014, when figures ranged between 72 000 and 141 000 detections.
Depuis le début de l’année 2017 en Côte d’Ivoire, l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) a assisté plus de 1 800 individus au retour volontaire, principalement depuis la Libye et le Niger. Le projet, qui a permis d’assurer l’accueil de ces migrants en Côte d’Ivoire, s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’Initiative Conjointe UE – OIM pour la Protection et la Réintégration des Migrants en Afrique de l’Ouest, financée par l’Union Européenne et mise en œuvre par l’OIM.
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On the Agenda – Focus on 30th summit
The election of 10 new PSC members shows that consultation within regions prevailed over competition between member states.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame is still struggling to convince all member states to agree to AU reforms.
Plans to make Nepad a development agency are pitting the old guard against the reformers.