Tag: Somalia

#Refugees: New tragedy calls for EU to intervene now on the North African routes

#Refugees: New tragedy calls for EU to intervene now on the North African routes

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 18 April another tragedy struck the Mediterranean Sea with another sinking of a boat full of migrants from Somalia. The S&D Group has called for immediate action to prevent more meaningless deaths in the Mediterranean. For S&D right solution lies on the table as it has been formulated by the Italian government with the […]

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#Terrorism: Minute’s silence for terror bomb victims in Brussels and elsewhere

#Terrorism: Minute’s silence for terror bomb victims in Brussels and elsewhere

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The session began with a minute’s silence for the 32 people killed and 340 injured by the 22 March bomb attacks in Brussels. Parliament’s President Martin Schulz condemned the attacks as a cruel, inhuman and cynical attempt to infect Europeans with fear and hatred. These attacks made Tuesday 22 March a black day for Belgium […]

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#Somalia EU announces €29 million in humanitarian aid for Somalia

#Somalia EU announces €29 million in humanitarian aid for Somalia

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 20 January, the European Commission has announced €29 million in humanitarian support for the most vulnerable populations in Somalia for 2016. The new funding is aimed at helping over five million people who are in need of humanitarian assistance and the estimated one million people who remain displaced inside the country. Announcing the funds in the […]

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EU gives €12 million in new humanitarian aid for crisis in Yemen and impact in Horn of Africa

EU gives €12 million in new humanitarian aid for crisis in Yemen and impact in Horn of Africa

The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid by €12 million for people affected by the crisis in Yemen. The support will help address the most pressing needs of the suffering population. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides (pictured) said: “The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is reaching catastrophic proportions with 80% of the population […]

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IOM: Migrants risking lives in Mediterranean topped 45,000 in 2013

IOM: Migrants risking lives in Mediterranean topped 45,000 in 2013

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) more than 45,000 migrants risked their lives in the Mediterranean to reach Italy and Malta in 2013. The arrivals are the highest since 2008, with the exception of 2011 – the year of the Libyan crisis. More than 42,900 landed in Italy and 2,800 landed in Malta. […]

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Italy rescues 1,000 migrants off Lampedusa in 24 hours

Italy rescues 1,000 migrants off Lampedusa in 24 hours

Italian navy and coastguard vessels have rescued more than 1,000 migrants off Lampedusa in the past 24 hours, according to Italian officials. On Thursday (2 January) 823 migrants were picked up from four overcrowded, rickety boats. The migrants were mainly from Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq and Pakistan. On 1 January, 233 migrants were saved in a […]

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Somali pirate leader arrested in Belgium ‘sting’

Somali pirate leader arrested in Belgium ‘sting’

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

A man alleged to be one of Somalia’s most influential pirate leaders has been arrested in Belgium. Mohammed Abdi Hassan, also known as Afweyneh or Big Mouth, was detained at Brussels international airport on Saturday after a sting operation. Undercover agents had persuaded the Somali and an associate that they wanted to make a documentary […]

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