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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”.

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Supporting the initiative of Dr. Nzepa under patronage of the Red Cross

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Back again in Africa Sergio Sepioni, surgeon volunteer Cri, who has participated in several experiences abroad and is now ready to return to Burkina Faso participating in the initiative of “The Commitment non-profit organization” chaired by the doctor from Gubbio Luigi Panata for years engaged in humanitarian missions.

“The area of West Africa, now is not the most appropriate for a humanitarian mission, Ebola is present in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria that are right next to Burkina, currently still spared from infection” – tells Sergio Sepioni, explaining how the departure was postponed from before Christmas next Sunday 18 January. “The program includes at least one hundred interventions of ophthalmology that – says the same Sepioni – will be performed by Dr Sbordone. head of the hospital of Citta ‘di Castello-Gubbio-Gualdo and Sandro Sbordone doctor of the University of Naples, along with two optical technichians Salciarini Gabriele and Simone Cecchini, capable staff, with Luigi Panata medical director, skilled after years of Africa programs on isolation of infections. “Last year it was created a optometric clinic to measure and view a complete laboratory for fitting of eyeglasses.

For Sergio Sepioni already surgeon at Calai, look at measures of “old and new surgery”, but above all an experience as a nIMG_2518utritionist for the development of diets for malnourished children from 6 months to 2 years. This is also based on the experience already had in Burkina Faso. The scenario that awaits doctors Commitment is not easy. “The inhabitants of Burkina live in absolute poverty, with an income of $ 530 per capita per year, amounting to little more than a dollar a day – continues the same Sepioni that also speaks of another initiative. In fact, in a poor water, this year Commitment inaugurate a well to 3,000 people, Tantaogo, the result of sensitivity and good heart of Gubbio and Gualdo. Donate a well is then giving life. “

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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.

Neurology cooperation in Africa, the EFNS perspective


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

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

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)

Concentrating on the modern era, ‘War and Medicine’ are considered in the constant evolving relationship between warfare and medicine, beginning with the disasters of the Crimean War and continuing through to today’s conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

This CT scan shows a clear skull fracture due to “arm blanche” beating (see above).

The young (37y old) Bangladesh citizen was working in Tripolis with other houndreds) and attacked during the 2011 summer revolution. Admitted in a local medical centre slowly recovered from a non commotive head trauma. Succeding to cross the Sicily channel on a boat was rescued by Italian Coastal guards. In January while admitted in refugee camp in central Italy suffered of an ischemic stroke (see down).

Malaria is the most diffused human parasitic disease, with 300-500 million infected in the world and about 2 million deaths per year. This disease is endemic in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. The disease can be seen almost anywhere, however, as a result of international travel. Malaria is transmitted by mosquitos.

Cerebral malaria is a true medical emergency. In critically ill patients, treatment includes chloroquine, usually given by intramuscular injection, and quinine (or quinidine) given intravenously. In less severe cases, chloroquine alone can be used. If infection occurs in an endemic area of chloroquine-resistant falciparum malaria
(now most areas of the world except parts of Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Middle East), quinine plus pyrimethamine-sulfadoxine (Fansidar), doxycycline, or clindamycin should be used. In Southeast Asia, where multiple drug resistance occurs, various regimens include quinine plus tetracycline, artesunate (or artemether) plus mefloquine, and mefloquine plus doxycycline. Anticonvulsants should be given to control seizures. Transfusions of whole blood or plasma may be required. Other supportive measures include reduction of fever, fluid and glucose replacement, and respiratory support. Sedation may be necessary in excited or delirious patients. The use of dexamethasone is deleterious in the treatment of cerebral malaria. Mannitol should be used for life-threatening cerebral edema. An infrequent possibly corticosteroid-responsive postmalarial encephalopathy has been described.

Brain injury due to malaria+dengue in a 42y old man leading to permanent comatose state.

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