UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today released its recommendations for the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU).
“UNHCR calls on Romania to use its upcoming Presidency to mobilize the EU around the stronger and fairer response for forcibly displaced people that is at the heart of the Global Compact on Refugees. This includes demonstrating solidarity across the EU for refugees and countries hosting them,” said UNHCR’s Regional Representative for EU Affairs, Gonzalo Vargas Llosa.
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2018 — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved €50 million ($60.48 million equivalent) for the Romania Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Project. This loan will support enhanced resilience of critical disaster and emergency response facilities and strengthen institutional capacities for investment planning for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.
People in need of protection still face substandard living conditions in Regional Centres for Procedures and Accommodation of Asylum Seekers in Bucharest and Giurgiu, Romania. Fact-finding visits conducted between 18 and 22 June 2018 looked at conditions prevailing in the two centres, as well as the situation in the Otopeni Public Custody Centre.
Bucharest – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has launched an innovative partnership with Mastercard to support migrants and refugees in building a better life in Romania.
The collaboration between IOM and Mastercard will provide financial education for vulnerable groups and lead to the development of tailor-made financial products for migrants and refugees.
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2018 — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a €400 million ($493.06 million equivalent) Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan for Romania, which includes a Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option (CAT DDO). This loan will help support Romania’s efforts to effectively prepare for - and respond to - natural disasters and climate change by strengthening institutions and legislation.
A project to bring children together through song is extended to include refugees.
By Helen Womack in Bucharest, Romania
Lina Jammal knew her son Sam was musical. When he was a small boy, he would jump up on the sofa and sing along with the celebrities on the radio or television, using a hairbrush as a microphone.
Now Sam and his sister Sara have joined a choir as part of a Romanian programme to integrate children from different backgrounds, including refugees, through singing.
BY TATIANA PROSKURYAKOVA
Heavy rain has affected Romania over the past few days, causing floods, landslides and damage.
About DTM´s Flow Monitoring Surveys
Analysis of respondents surveyed in Romania
• Demographic profile
• Journey to Europe
• Reasons for leaving and destination countries
About DTM`s Flow Monitoring Surveys
Acknowledgements & Methodology
This report was written by Felicia Nica with support from the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Romania, and was edited by ECRE.
Advertised as a "tourist yacht" to Europe, spacious and loaded with food and water, it was in fact a stripped-down, rusty blue fishing boat lacking any supplies for two stormy days at sea. Almost 160 men, women, and children were crammed on board, sick and fearful as the boat rocked violently from side to side, its leaky hold taking on water.
Read more on IRIN.
The number of arrivals to Romania by sea has increased over the past months, as indicated by several incidents of Coast Guard interception of boats travelling through the Black Sea.
Romania's coast guard has rescued more than 150 migrants from a troubled ship on the Black Sea in an operation highlighting an emerging route for migrants trying to reach Western Europe.
Coast guard deputy commander Cristian Cicu says the rusty ship was towed to the Black Sea port of Constanta, about 250 kilometers east of Bucharest, shortly before dawn on September 13.
An initial count showed 153 people on board the ship, including 53 children.
Rise in boats intercepted by Romanian coastguard fuels fears that smugglers are trying to reactivate dangerous transit passage to Europe
A dangerous new route for refugees trying to reach Europe is thought to have opened up in the Black Sea, which coastguards in Romania are warning could prove more deadly than the current Mediterranean crossings.
On the occasion of European Immunization Week 2017, Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, visited Romania on 27–28 April to provide high-level support to national efforts to control the largest measles outbreak recorded in recent years in the country. The outbreak in Romania began in January 2016 and is currently among several in the WHO European Region that together threaten the Region’s progress towards elimination of the disease.
Heavy snowfalls, a deep freeze and powerful blizzards in the south and east of Romania affect approximately 40,000 people, causing the deaths of many elderly people by hypothermia
A cold snap hit Eastern Europe in early January 2017 and Romania has been one of the worst affected countries. The severe weather has affected the poor farmers and other people living in the area. Along with the economic impact of the weather, many people experienced the emotional trauma of seeing their homes buried in deep snow, with access roads to neighbouring villages blocked.
Details of Response Emergency: Support to cold snap affected people in East Romania Date of Emergency: 12th of January 2017 (Forecasted to continue also through 16-19 January) ACT Requesting Member: Ecumenical Association of Churches in Romania - AIDRom
I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
Bucharest, 24 October 2016 - Mohamad is an Iraqi teenager who took refuge in Romania in 2014 when he was 15 years old. He had to flee because of protracted conflict in his home country that persists to this day, according to reports in the international press. During an attack, his parents were killed in front of him. Mohamad was shot in the legs but the surgery performed in poor conditions at a hospital in Iraq managed to worsen the situation of his wound.
Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking body GRETA calls on Romania to intensify efforts to prevent trafficking in children
Strasbourg, 30.09.2016 – In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) calls on Romania to step up its efforts to prevent trafficking in children and to improve the identification and assistance to child victims.