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20 Feb 2018 description
  • Hungarian authorities admitted 23 asylum-seekers from Serbia into asylum procedures at its socalled “transit zones”, compared to 39 in the preceding two weeks.

14 Feb 2018 description

The Inquiry's remit is to evaluate Sweden's concerted engagement in Afghanistan – political-diplomatic efforts, military operations, and development cooperation – between 2002 and 2014, with a particular focus on activities in northern Afghanistan between 2006 and 2014. The Inquiry is to describe, analyse and evaluate the Swedish engagement on the basis of the considerations and objectives established, and make proposals for the future work of the Government and relevant government agencies with international missions and operations.

10 Feb 2018 description

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 4-10 February 2018 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, hepatitis A, seasonal influenza, rubella, measles, meningitis, mass gathering monitoring (Olympics) and yellow fever.

30 Jan 2018 description

SUMMARY

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical public health issue globally. If we are to preserve human and animal health, policy interventions and global collaboration are vital to improve our understanding of AMR dynamics and to inform containment and mitigation strategies.

20 Dec 2017 description

Abstracts from the Research Network Annual Meeting 2017

by Louise Juul Hansen

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Red Cross Red Crescent Research Network on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support brought together 32 people from 16 countries to share their research experience on two themes: mental health of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers and caring for staff and volunteers. The annual meeting was a combination of key note speakers, abstract presenters and workshops. The book of abstracts is available for download here.

08 Dec 2017 description

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 3-9 December and includes updates on influenza, Listeria monocytogenes IVb, measles, MERS-CoV, plague, poliomyelitis, rubella, and yellow fever.

02 Dec 2017 description

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 26 November - 2 December 2017 and includes updates on influenza, plague, monkeypox, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue and Zika.

01 Dec 2017 description

This World AIDS Day, December 1, the Government of Sweden, together with the regional offices of UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO, announces the start of a USD45 million Joint United Nations (UN) four-year Regional Programme to reduce unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), new HIV infections, maternal mortality and sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) across East and Southern Africa.

01 Dec 2017 description

The Government of Sweden and four UN agencies announce a new joint programme to boost efforts to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and to end AIDS.

This World AIDS Day, the Government of Sweden and the regional offices of UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO announce the start of a USD 45 million Joint UN four-year regional programme to reduce unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), new HIV infections, maternal mortality and sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) across East and Southern Africa.

28 Nov 2017 description

The European Emergency Response Capacity is commonly referred to as the "voluntary pool". It consists of a range of emergency response capacities that countries participating in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism make available for EU emergency response operations.

21 Nov 2017 description

IFRC Position on Children on the Move

  1. All children on the move, irrespective of their legal standing, age, gender, or health status should have access to protection and humanitarian assistance.

  2. Because of their higher vulnerabilities, unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) require particular and urgent protection.

  3. No child should be detained based solely on her or his migration status.

02 Nov 2017 description

Resumen de la situación en las Américas y otras regiones

Si bien se han notificado casos esporádicos de enterovirosis desde los años 60, no fue sino hasta agosto de 2014 que se documentó el primer brote con casos en los Estados Unidos (1).

27 Oct 2017 description

De acuerdo a la decisión de la Junta Asesora del Fondo Humanitario de Colombia se realizó una Ronda de Financiamiento para emergencias crónicas (3 proyectos por $150,000.00 ($450,000.00 en total con una duración por proyecto de 6 a 8 meses sin posibilidad de NCE).

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

21 septembre 2017 – Seuls 15 pays dans le monde disposent des trois politiques nationales de base qui contribuent à garantir que les parents disposent du temps et des ressources nécessaires pour soutenir le développement cérébral sain de leurs jeunes enfants, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Only 15 countries worldwide have three essential national policies that support families with young children – UNICEF

New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development

06 Sep 2017 description

Between them, those shortlisted for this year’s prestigious humanitarian award have helped thousands uprooted from their homes and forced to flee.

GENEVA - From promoting education among refugees in western Uganda to welcoming LGBTI asylum-seekers fleeing persecution in Central America, the five runners-up for this year’s annual UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award illustrate the commitment and dedication of those who support people displaced by war and conflict.

15 Aug 2017 description

Key Figures

20.7 million
People in need

9.8 million
People in acute need

14.8 million
People lack access to basic health services

2.0 million
People internally displaced

2.2 million
Women and girls of reproductive age

1.1 million
Malnourished pregnant women at risk of contracting cholera

2.6 million
Women & girls at risk of gender-based violence

04 Aug 2017 description

Overview

Arrivals in the Mediterranean from 01 January until 30 June 2017 total 102,847 (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). This compares to 231,075 for the same period in 2016. In the first half of the year, 9,286 persons arrived in Greece by sea (158,377 arrived during same period in 2016, a decrease by 94%).

30 Jul 2017 description

To date, She Decides, the international initiative of Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, has raised €260 million ($300 million). ‘That’s great news for millions of women and girls in developing countries. Because it means they’ll retain access to family planning facilities like sex education, contraception, safe abortion and maternity care. So great strides have once again been made since the Brussels conference this spring, when countries and private organizations pledged around €180 million for the initiative,’ the Minister said.