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The Calais “Jungle” is the nickname given to a refugee and migrant encampment in the vicinity of Calais, France, where migrants and refugees live. Many living in this camp attempt to illegally enter the UK via the Port of Calais or the Eurotunnel by stowing away on lorries, ferries, cars, or trains traveling to the UK. The camp gained global attention during the European refugee and migrant crisis when the population of the camp grew and French authorities carried out evictions.

Calais’ “jungle”, a sprawling camp now home to up to 10,000 migrants hoping to reach Britain, is to be totally torn down “by the end of the year”, the French government confirmed on Friday night.

However, truckers, local farmers and businesses said that despite the pledge they will go ahead with a planned operation to block the A16 motorway to and from the Channel port and Eurotunnel site on Monday.

“It would be better if they put off their trip as I can guarantee it will be a black day in terms of travel. The truckers will set of two convoys from Boulogne and Dunkirk and then block Calais. Everything will be stuck,” said a local police source.

 

Alors que les autorités françaises sont déterminées à démanteler la “Jungle” de Calais, la tension ne cesse de monter autour du camp. Démolir le camp, et ensuite? Le démantèlement n’est pas une solution, et les réfugiés “libérés” devront être abrités ailleurs, estime Julie Lavayssière de l’association Utopia56 dans un entretien à Sputnik.

PHILIPPE HUGUEN Calais: Cazeneuve marche sur des œufs Selon le ministre de l’Intérieur Bernard Cazeneuve, le gouvernement poursuivra, et avec la plus grande détermination, le démantèlement de la “Jungle” de Calais. Mais la démolition du camp est-elle vraiment une solution? Mme Lavayssière ne le pense pas. “Cela ne ferait qu’éclater la Jungle en des dizaines de petits camps autour. Le problème serait toujours le même, par contre le travail des associations, de la municipalité et de la police n’en serait que plus compliqué”. D’autant plus que ces gens ne vont pas partir et qu’ils demanderont l’asile, dit en écho Maya Konforti de l’association “l’Auberge des migrants”.

En savoir plus: https://fr.sputniknews.com/france/201609031027598328-jungle-calais-demolition-consequences/

Neurology cooperation in Africa, the EFNS perspective

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The burden of stroke is increasing in developing countries that struggle to manage it efficiently. A gorup od Portuguese doctors  identified determinants of early case-fatality among stroke patients in Maputo, Mozambique, to assess the impact of in-hospital complications. Paper published on Int J of Stroke official journal of the WSO. On the same issue a paper on low cost lysis perspective with streptokinase.

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In 2050 nearly 1.5 billions people aged over 60 will live in less developed countries. According to UN data and WHO facts sheet 2010 Niger will have the fewest people over 60 (5%).

In the picture the dark areas represent regions in 2050 where the percentage of 60+residents rises over 25% of total population.

Longer life fewer babies will push on a demographic shift, by 2050 one in 5 people will be aged 60+ they will outnumber people under 14y

 

Last september the 10th at Stockholmassen took place the EFNS annual meeting. I had the chance to follow this great session chaired by JOHANN SELLNER, MUNICH, GERMANY
ISRAEL STEINER, PETACH-TIKVA, ISRAEL.

Travel related CNS infections
Erich Schmutzhard, INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA

Diseases such as Malaria and many Parassitosis are getting more and more frequent in western populations. Tailored campaigns may help migrants and travellers to better prevent serious consequences (see post on malaria). Even a a couple of weeks visit to relatives in endemic malaric areas without appropriate prophilaxis may expose a family to infections. Once back in europe in case of troubles doctors should think to uncommon diseases more frequently (? to let them know is our duty).

Neurological complications of vaccination
Israel Steiner, PETACH TIKVA, ISRAEL

Perivaccinic neurological complication in a wide definition may be more frequent then expected even if hard to diagnose. GB syndrome also may be a potential consequence.

Emerging CNS infections of worldwide importance
Johann Sellner, MUNICH, GERMANY

After the large diffusion of transpalnations al over the world in acute post transplantation and later phases minor infectious agent may play a crucial role. (rabia, HSV)

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