• State officials abusing migrants, refugees on Europe's borders - Oxfam

    Source: Oxfam Country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Syrian Arab Republic, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, WorldViolence, brutality and unlawful treatment by authorities on the Western Balkans route are a frequent occurrence, claim refugees and migrants in a new report. Exposed: Abuse of migrants by state officials on Europe’s borders Violence, ...

  • Report says about 1,300 unaccompanied children at risk in Balkans

    Source: International Rescue Committee, Save the Children Country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, WorldChild refugees and migrants are at an increased risk of exploitation, violence and trafficking due to the restrictive border policies and inadequate social protection systems across the Balkans. UNACCOMPANIED REFUGEE CHILDREN AT EXTREME RISK IN ...

  • EU emergency assistance to help Peru cope with worst flooding in almost 30 years

    Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: PeruThe EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated and €250 000 has been mobilised for emergency relief to communities affected by floods and mudslides in Peru.The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated and €250 000 has been ...

  • Aid agencies use new rapid response fund to tackle Mediterranean migration emergencies

    Source: Start Network Country: WorldMembers of the Start Network can now respond to acute need among refugees, including thousands enduring freezing weather, with funding on its way within 72 hours of an alert first being raised.Aid agencies have begun tackling sudden humanitarian crises involving migrants in the Mediterranean region through a ...

  • EU to support refugees in Serbia

    Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Serbia, World"We are stepping up our humanitarian assistance in Serbia, bringing it to a total of €20 million. We will continue working closely with the Serbian authorities..." said Commissioner Stylianides.Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides ...

  • Refugees In Serbia experiencing 'life-threatening conditions' as temperatures plummet

    Source: Christian Aid Country: Greece, Serbia, WorldThe provision of food is becoming a major challenge for agencies. In this cold weather, people need access to hot, nutritious food, as well as adequate shelter and heating, says Christian Aid.Marija Vranesevic, Programme Manager at Philanthropy – Christian Aid’s partner organisation in Serbia, commented: ...

  • French police hold former Kosovo PM after arrest warrrant

    French police have detained Kosovo's former prime minister based on an arrest warrant issued by Serbia. Ramush Haradinaj, who is also a former guerrilla fighter, was stopped as he flew in from Kosovo's capital, Pristina. Kosovo's foreign ministry said the arrest warrant issued by Serbia was "unacceptable". The government said it is ...

  • Etihad Airways to review European investment strategy – sources

    Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is reviewing its strategy of investing in European airlines and is seeking an exit in a shake-up that could lead to the departure of CEO James Hogan, company and industry sources told Reuters. Etihad saw a strategy to take equity stakes in carriers like Air Berlin, Alitalia ...

  • Joe Caruana Curran remains ASA president as Farrugia Sacco withdraws candidature

    Joe Caruana Curran (left) will remain president of the Aquatic Sports Association for another three years after Lino Farrugia Sacco (right) withdrew his nomination.The nomination was withdrawn via a letter former judge Farrugia Sacco presented this evening at the start of the association’s general meeting.The reasons for the withdrawal were ...

  • The other side of low unemployment – a crisis in the private sector

    Maltese private sector enterprises are currently experiencing a human resources crisis as a result of the country’s low unemployment numbers, the GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs CEO Abigail Mamo told The Malta Independent on Sunday.Ms Mamo stressed the dire situation in which businesses find themselves, with some even having to resort ...

  • Robust funding critical to ending the pandemic of violence against women and girls

    Source: UN Women Country: WorldUrging governments and international actors to back up agreed international commitments, this year’s “Orange the World” initiative will focus on raising money to end violence against women and girls.UNiTE campaign’s “Orange the World” initiative urges raising money to end violence against women and girls during ...

  • Editorial: Malta is the only EU country not in the anti-Isis coalition

    A full, three-hour long debate in the House on Thursday about the Budget vote for the Foreign Ministry did not tackle, except fleetingly, the elephant in the Chamber: Malta is the only EU country not in the anti-Isis coalition.According to the US State Department, the participants in the coalition are ...

  • National team kick off campaign in Andorra

    The Maltese national team face Andorra in an international match in La Vella this evening (kick-off: 18.00), as they start their commitments in a revamped European Championship. This will be the first outing for Damien Neill’s men in the qualifying phase of the tournament following the introduction of a new format ...