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US Mission to the EU Organises Briefing on Congolese Resettlement
On Monday, 7 April 2014, the U.S. Mission to the European Union organised informal briefings and roundtable discussions with NGOs and State representatives on international plans to increase the resettlement of Congolese refugees from the Great Lakes region with experts from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM).
First Syrians arrive in the UK under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS)
The first group of Syrian refugees to be accepted under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS) arrived in the United Kingdom on Tuesday 25 March. The Scheme, announced by the UK Government in January, will offer the most vulnerable refugees fleeing the crisis protection in the UK.
Farid – A young champion and a prize winning Afghan refugee
Farid, a young Afghan refugee resettled to Portugal in 2012, was separated from his family due to the conflict in Afghanistan. He has since become a national boxing champion in Portugal and the recipient of a human rights medal from the Portuguese Parliament, serving as an inspiration to others.
Q&A - UNHCR'S CALL FOR THE ADMISSION OF 100,000 SYRIAN REFUGEES IN 2015 AND 2016
Following UNHCR's call for States to make multi-annual commitments towards a goal of providing resettlement and other forms of admission for an additional 100,000 Syrian refugees in 2015 and 2016, this Q&A addresses the main questions related to this appeal.
In January 2014, 30 Syrian refugees were welcomed to the city of Le Havre. Matthieu Tardis, Head of the Secretariat General at France Terre d’Asile, ERN National Network Focal Point and SHARE partner, reflects on the new French humanitarian admission programme for Syrian refugees and its long-term impact for French resettlement.
On Wednesday, 12 March 2014, in response to an approach by members of the Syrian community in Ireland and in light of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria, the Irish government announced that it is putting in place an immigration-based humanitarian admission programme for Syrians.
Asylum, Migration & Integration Fund adopted by the European Parliament - what does it mean for resettlement?
Following its adoption by the Civil Liberties, Justice & Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (the LIBE Committee) on 9 January 2014, the European Parliament has since voted to adopt the Asylum, Migration & Integration Fund (AMIF) for 2014-20. Read the full article to learn more about the AMIF and what it means for refugee resettlement in Europe during 2014-20.
European Commission continues support for the SHARE Network during 2014-15!
Since March 2012, the SHARE Project - led by ICMC - has facilitated a programme of events and activities involving over 300 participants from 15 European countries, and published a number of resources and publications to promote and support local and regional resettlement in Europe. Recognising the achievements of SHARE, the European Commission has decided to continue supporting the Network during 2014-2015. SHARE II will begin in March 2014 and run until August 2015.