This step marks first collaboration between Germany and the World Bank in Somalia
MOGADISHU, January 23, 2018 —The German Government announced its commitment of EUR 23.4 million to support infrastructure work in Somalia. Channeled through the World Bank’s Multi Partner Fund (MPF) the contribution will strengthen municipal planning and implementation capacity to improve access to basic infrastructure.
Shoaib, who found safety in Germany, is one of 12 displaced children daring to dream in The Dream Diaries.
BERLIN, Germany – Safe from the conflict in Afghanistan, 11-year-old Shoaib has his sights set on one goal.
“When I wake up in the morning, I think about soccer,” says the young football fan. “I go to bed at night and I still think about soccer. In Afghanistan I played soccer and here in Germany I play soccer too. In my life, so many things have changed but playing soccer stayed the same.”
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 14-20 January 2018 and includes updates on influenza, yellow fever and salmonellosis.
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
# of arrivals in Europe through Italy, Greece and Spain in 2017
(UNHCR, 10 January 2018)
1 in 4
Of all arrivals in 2017 are children
(UNHCR, 10 January 2018)
# of child asylum-seekers in Europe between January and November 2017
(Eurostat, 10 January 2018)
Despite reports of asylum applications “dropping off drastically” in the European Union throughout 2017, statistics published by national authorities seem to reveal a more complex picture across the continent.
(MissionNewswire) Throughout Germany, Salesian missionaries operate several projects and facilities for young refugees who have sought asylum and arrived in the country without their family. The goal is to help these youth with their daily lives and assist with finding them a home and employment, along with integrating them into their new communities.
L’Ambassadeur Georg Schmidt, Directeur Régional pour le Sahel et l’Afrique de l’Ouest, au Ministère allemand des Affaires Etrangères, était reçu le samedi 13 janvier dernier par M. Oumar Ba, le chef du bureau régional de la MINUSMA à Gao. Les deux personnalités ont discuté de différents sujets comme les progrès accomplis et les problèmes rencontrés dans la mise en œuvre de l’Accord pour la paix et la réconciliation au Mali, la situation sécuritaire dans la région et la force militaire conjointe des pays du G5 Sahel.
176,042 Total arrivals to Europe
164,754 Total arrivals to Europe by sea
11,288 Total arrivals to Europe by land
Baghdad, 09 January 2018 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes an additional contribution of € 17 million ($20.2 million) from the Government of Germany towards survey and clearance of explosive hazards in support of humanitarian and stabilization initiatives. The overall contribution, totalling € 44.2 million ($52.5 million) since 2016, makes the Government of Germany the most significant donor to UNMAS in Iraq.
Germany is undergoing a fierce debate over migration since Chancellor Angela Merkel accepted more than a million migrants in 2015.
BERLIN, Jan 2 (Reuters) - The Bavarian allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party on Tuesday said minors seeking asylum should undergo medical age tests, a measure the German Medical Association said could be a violation of ethics.
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NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes contributions from Canada, the European Union (ECHO), Germany, Japan, Spain and the United States Food for Peace (USAID/FFP), which have sustained assistance to refugees in Mauritania in 2017. The US$11.7 million in funding has allowed the agency to provide uninterrupted support to some 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the additional contribution of 34.5 million euros for 2017 and four million euros for 2018 from the Federal Republic of Germany to provide assistance to displaced Iraqis. This brings the total amount received from Germany for this contribution for the period 2015-2018 to a total of 90.5 million euros.
TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
Between 1 January 2017 and 30 November 2017, 171,300 refugees and migrants arrived by sea and land to Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus only, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). While sea arrivals to Europe in November were 51% lower than last year, largely due to fewer people crossing from Libya, higher numbers crossed from Libya in November than in October while Spain recorded the highest number of land and sea arrivals this year.
The past year saw the ongoing historic displacement of millions from conflict and persecution, and a weak response from the world’s richest nations to address the problems.
Interview by Eleanor Albert
David Miliband, Interviewee
December 22, 2017
22 December 2017
On 8 and 13 December 2017, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) signed two agreements with the German Development Bank (KfW) totaling EUR 23.15 million from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
ROME – With more than eight million people now dependent on food assistance for survival in Yemen, the fate of those caught up in the country’s long running conflict is now in the hands of a small number of donor governments. Nearly 80 percent of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) funding for Yemen this year has been provided by the United States, Germany, the European Union, and the United Kingdom, with the US providing the largest single amount (US$386 million).
1.1 Strategic Overview
The 2018 Europe Regional Migration Plan is being published on the heels of the November 2017 Red Cross Red Crescent Statutory meetings in Antalya, which reaffirmed that migration will remain one of the most important issues of our time, and set a benchmark for the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s long-standing work and humanitarian approach to migration.
Yusuf puts experience gained from two conflicts to good use as a volunteer firefighter in Fürstenwalde.
FURSTENWALDE, Germany – In the vehicle bay of Fürstenwalde-Mitte fire station, a young volunteer checks the gears of a large fire engine. Yusuf Abdirahim, a 37-year-old asylum-seeker, knows what he is doing. He has been a member of this brigade for almost as long as he has been in Germany.