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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/

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It has been just over a week since my return from Lesvos and I am still trying to process all that I learned and witnessed during my short stay helping out as a volunteer nurse.  The situation has not changed with the changing temperatures and political climate.  Refugees in the thousands are still making that perilous trip across choppy waters from Turkey to Greece in the hope of making a new life in Europe.  The political situation has changed somewhat. The EU is no long registering N. Africans, Iranians and Asians as they once were, creating a backlog of innocent and frustrated migrants on the island and elsewhere in Greece.  Today, only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans are allowed to pass through Greece and on towards other European countries.  Whereas these are bona fide refugees, many have come without documents to prove their countries of origin, and although they may be Hazara from Afghanistan their language is Farsi, so they can easily be labeled as Iranians and not allowed to continue their voyage.  There are very few translators in the camps who can help the local police with the registration process, so people are mislabeled, told they must be held until they can be deported and given only the necessities that volunteers can provide while they wait.

I had the privilege of working with the ragtag group of volunteers who came to help out on “Afghan hill” or Moria camp, where everyone but Syrians were directed to wait, sometimes for as much as 5 days, until they could be properly processed.  The clinic where we were working was well-run and professional. We saw hundreds of refugees a day, some still soaked through from their trips on the rubber boats, many with severe anxiety reactions, sore throats, viruses or just in need of a little bit of concerned care.  We had some translators, but they were few and often we relied on hand gestures to ascertain what the medical problem was. Often we could find a refugee who spoke that language as well as English. The refugees were all very happy to help us out.  I saw too many grown men weep when they tried to explain their trip while pulling out photos of loved ones lost.  I have no idea if those loved ones died during the trip or in their place of origin, but the memories of the sad parents or spouses of all those happy faces in the photos will haunt me forever.  There were children too traumatized to speak or to take a piece of candy that was offered. There were elderly people as well.  Many had come with their families, some alone as couples.  Once they were changed into dry clothing and given food, we were left trying to find a shelter for them and other vulnerable groups for the night.  The shelters (small camping tents)were few, so many were left to wait out the night next to a burning pile of plastic or the few branches that they could find.  Whereas the official “Syrian camp” was adjacent to ours (a walled compound manned by police), we did not mix.  If there was a more critical medical case, we brought those patients in wheelchairs (not an easy feat up the rutted grassless terrain) to be seen by Medecins san Frontiers or Medecins du Monde, which provided care in that gated and barb wired camp.  UNHCR was a presence there in the Syrian camp as well. I can’t say more than that.  There were two representatives in their tent and they were not seen at the shorelines where people were disembarking or swimming to the shore.  They did provide the many buses, which brought the newcomers to the camps each day.

I want to thank you all for your donations, kind thoughts and prayers, but most of all, I want to thank you for not forgetting about this tragedy that is unfolding.  These people need our help, not our derision. They are mostly innocent victims of bad political decisions. They represent all of us in some way or another.

I hope that this holiday season brings joy and peace to all of you and that the New Year can be one of hope for a better future for everyone.  Thank you again for your support.

Love and Peace, Anne

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A third of migrants received in Italy, excluding minors, is distributed in two regions: Sicily and Lazio, which host respectively 22% and 12% of the 73,883 total. The Veneto, however, is among the major regions of the North hosting fewer people, with 4%, while those with less migrants is the Valle d’Aosta, which is home to only 62, 0%.

The percentage is calculated based on the relationship between immigrants and population. The data is updated to May 6 and is contained in a table of the Interior Ministry where there is a breakdown by region of migrants in Cara centers for asylum seekers, in Sprar, the reception system for refugees, and temporary structures .

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the spread of Ebola in West Africa an international health emergency.WHO officials said a coordinated international response was essential to stop and reverse the spread of the virus.The announcement came after experts convened a two-day emergency meeting in Switzerland.So far more than 930 people have died from Ebola in West Africa this year.The United Nations health agency said the outbreak was an “extraordinary event”.”The possible consequences of further international spread are particularly serious in view of the virulence of the virus, the intensive community and health facility transmission patterns, and the weak health systems in the currently affected and most at-risk countries,” it said in a statement.TAG:WHO: Ebola ‘an international emergency’Ebola outbreak in West Africa global emergency – CNN.comWHO declares Ebola outbreak an international public health ..WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency – YahoWHO: Ebola an international health emergency | News24Ebola outbreak ‘international public health emergency’Ebola epidemic international health emergency – ITV.comEbola Outbreak Is International Public Health EmergencyWHO: Ebola Is Now An International Health Emergency ..WHO: Ebola outbreak is an international health emergency …BBC News – WHO: Ebola ‘an international emergency’Ebola is international health emergency – WMUR.comWHO: Ebola Outbreak is a Public Health EmergencyWHO: Ebola an international health emergency – Al ArabiWHO says Ebola outbreak is public health emergencyWHO: Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an international ..Ebola Outbreak 2014: WHO Could Declare Emergency of …Ebola Outbreak ‘International Public Health Emergency’Expert Panel to Consult on Ebola – NYTimes.comWHO starts emergency talks on Ebola – BBC.comSearch ResultsEbola outbreak now international emergency: WHOWHO declares Ebola epidemic an international health …Ebola: UN health agency to convene emergency meeting on Ebola crisis: WHO decides whether to declare international …Ebola an ‘international health emergency’ – Al JazeeraWorld Health Organization Says Ebola Outbreak “Wasn’t ..WHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergencyWHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency …WHO | Ebola virus disease update – West AfricaWhat Happens if the WHO Declares Ebola an ‘Emergency of .WHO: Ebola Is Now An International Health Emergency .Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency – Wfie.comWHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency – NewsEbola an international health emergency – Euro Asia NewsWHO declares Ebola epidemic an international healthEbola outbreak is a public health emergency – WSFA 12 NewsEbola outbreak is a public health emergency – The Fresno BeeEbola outbreak is international public health emergencyEbola outbreak is a public health emergency – WNCN.comEbola outbreak is a public health emergency – Times UnionEbola Outbreak Is a Public Health Emergency – 6ABC.comWHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency – KPTV ..Ebola ‘an international emergency’ | Stuff.co.nzWHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency – World ..Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency – The TribuneWHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency – WBRCEbola outbreak is a public health emergency.

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More than 2,000 illegal migrants sailing from North Africa have been saved off the southern coast of Sicily over the past two days, the Italian navy said on Wednesday.

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According to the navy, a total of 2,128 migrants were rescued before disembarking on the island; 600 were picked up at sea on Monday while on their way to the port of Augusta.

On Tuesday about 500 African migrants stormed their way past the triple-layered border fences of the Spanish African enclave of Melilla, in what Spanish authorities called one of the largest such crossings in years.

Spain has two enclaves in Morocco: Melilla and Ceuta, which are both located on the northern tip of Morocco. Thousands of migrants from all over Africa camp on the Moroccan side of the enclaves’ border every year waiting for an opportunity to scale the fence and enter European territory.

Regarded by many would-be migrants as Europe’s back-door, Italy and Spain have been struggling with illegal immigration for decades.

But according to the latest data released from the European Union’s border agency, Frontex, more than 20,000 migrants entered Europe illegally through Italy’s Lampedusa and Sicily in the third quarter of 2013 alone.

Due to the current political instability in North Africa and the Middle East, the number of illegal migrants has sky-rocketed in recent years.

Course Title: Global Right to health
( Training course for health volunteers in Africa)

Course Director : Dr A. Giamperoli
Director and Chief Corporate Planning and Control AUSL Cesena

Request for CME accreditation :
 employees of the Hospital of Cesena
 nurses
 doctors ( general practitioners , specialists in gastroenterology , gynecology and anesthesia ) .

Number of participants: 30 people

Date of Course:
 Friday, 11 October 2013 ( 14.00-19.00 )
 Saturday, October 12, 2013 ( 09:30 to 19:15 hours )

Course Venue : Museum of the Marine . Via Armellini , 18 Cesenatico (FC)

For information and registration :
 CRI Cesenatico , Tel: 0547 673334 (Mrs. Marika , 09-14 hours )
 Dr. Francis Sietchping Nzepa ( Mobile 3935392111 , e- mail: dr.francissiet @ yahoo.it )

Promoter of the course: Red Cross Cesenatico

realized
 in collaboration with Diabetic Association of Cesenatico
Co  the international partnership of the Red Cross Njombé – Penja in Cameroon
 with the support and patronage of the Municipality of Cesenatico , Municipality of Cesena and AUSL Cesena.

 

 

 

 

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In this special episode  Presadiretta tales you in SOUTH SUDAN, a country ravaged by war and now need everything. But there are Italian donors thanks to AMREF, an NGO, they were able to put on a great little miracle, a school for nurses and midwives who are saving the lives of hundreds of people.

Neurology cooperation in Africa, the EFNS perspective

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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 evening in Cesenatico (Forli Cesena) under the patronage of the Red Cross local office and the health care authorities of Cameroun and Italy took place the second meeting on Health cooperation between Italy and Cameroun. The coordinated work of African doctors in Italy and local providers may represent the key point of any friutfull collaboration see also on Dr Nzepa projects.

 

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