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How will the refugee surge affect the European Economy ? • Germany may spend as much at 8 billion euros this year and has projected an additional 0.5% of GDP per annum of public spending in 2016 and 2017 to meet initial needs of the newly arrived immigrants and to integrate them in the labour market • Austria has announced an additional 0.3% of GDP in 2016 and Sweden 0.9% of GDP in 2016. • Hungary, a major transit country into the Schengen area, has announced additional spending of 0.1% of GDP in 2015, to cover costs associated with the new flows of refugees. • Since 2011, the Turkish government has provided aid to Syrian refugees amounting to 0.8% of 2014 GDP ($US 7 billion) • The European Commission has announced additional funding of €9.2 billion to address the refugee crisis over 2015-16 (0.1% of EU GDP). • In the short run the additional public spending may act as a demand stimulus. The latest edition of the OECD Economic Outlook estimates that in 2016 and 2017, the additional spending to provide support on refugees could boost aggregate demand in the European economy by about 0.1-0.2% of GDP. 1. (...) Labour market access is also subject to a waiting period and certain conditions Source: OECD (2015) Migration Policy Debate n°8 • Labour market entries will be very progressive and relatively small for most countries • Under the high scenario, the cumulative impact of the asylum seekers inflow by the end 2016 is estimated to – less than one million entries in the EEA & Switzerland labour market, corresponding to 0.4% of labour force. – less than 400 thousand in Germany or 1% of the total labour force 3.
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Score: 884832.9 - https://www.un.org/en/developm...ean_Christophe_Dumont_14CM.pdf
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Search Close Search UNICEF Fulltext search Max Article Boreholes provide clean water for thousands When the devastating effect of the El Nino weather system reached its peak in Papua New Guinea around June 2016, the prolonged drought experienced since May 2015, had taken a visible toll on food crops. (...) Sixteen-year-old Bevelyn Moses was amongst thousands of school children who lost up to 200 hours of learning over six months in 2016. (...) Over 60 percent of the population does not use improved water supplies and less than 20 percent use improved sanitation facilities, leading to widespread open defecation in rural communities. The country is spending more on health care costs which could be avoided with the right investment in the WASH sector.
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Score: 879962.3 - https://www.unicef.org/png/sto...-provide-clean-water-thousands
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., UNICEF Afghanistan, comforts a child in the Hairatan Health Center whose mother has brought him for routine immunization. “More than two thousand health facilities across the country are equipped with cold chain facilities to keep vaccines at the right temperature -- and that’s very good news as we recommit to eradicating polio, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in Afghanistan,” Sheema said. (...) In addition to being more cost-effective and climate-friendly, it keeps children healthy and they have more time for school because they do not have to spend hours fetching water – a practice that brings considerable risk, especially for girls. “Now that we have water taps and a reliable source of energy, our children spend their time learning and studying,” a grateful parent told Sheema.
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Score: 879549.6 - https://www.unicef.org/rosa/st...storing-childhoods-afghanistan
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Gulfam Mustafa, UN Volunteer Partnership and Resource Mobilization Officer serving with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Guinea Bissau As an international UN Volunteer, I live in a country thousands of miles away General enquires Email: unv.media@unv.org Tel: +49-228-815 2000 Fax: +49-228-815 2001 Partnership enquires Email: partnershipsupport@unv.org Tel: +49-228-815 2000 Fax: +49-228-815 2001 2 from my home. (...) Parents should stay at home, set aside the time to spend with their children, help them improve self-confidence, and build stronger family bonds. (...) For one year and three months of telecommuting, I got the opportunity to spend time with my family and not worry about my little children.
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Score: 879549.6 - https://www.unv.org/node/24393/pdf
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Many of these students are now taking online classes and are spending more time on virtual platforms, which can leave children vulnerable to online exploitation. (...) “Everyone is staying at home and so spending more time online. This means all of us must also be aware of the risks of being online.” (...) UNICEF Representative for Bhutan Dr Will Parks said that under the shadow of COVID-19, the lives of thousands of children have temporarily shrunk to just their homes and their screens.
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Score: 879549.6 - https://www.unicef.org/bhutan/...-risk-during-covid-19-pandemic
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Measuring migration’s development impacts – our approach The impacts we are interested in include impacts across a range of aspects of development, and at different ‘levels’ AREA OF IMPACT EXAMPLES ECONOMIC Poverty, risk, growth, inequality, labour force participation, trade EDUCATION Educational spending, attendance, provision, quality HEALTH Health spending, attendance, provision, quality GENDER Female migrants’ own opportunities, gender roles, attitudes towards gender WIDER SOCIAL Traditional culture, family structures, confidence in home society Our methodological tools included: – Nationally representative household survey • Thousands of households screened • Targeted immigrants, recent emigrants + returnees • Households without migrants also included • 1100 – 1500 households given full interview • 178 questions • Included opinion questions – Stakeholder interviews – Literature and data review – Policy audit – Workshops To start to understand causality we have data on households with migrants and those without.
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Score: 879549.6 - https://www.un.org/en/developm...ordination/9/docs/chappell.pdf
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I come from a country south of the Rio Grande, heir to a culture that is thousands of years old, the cradle of great civilizations, proud of its origins with all the races, responsible for its present and builder of its future. (...) Chairman, Peruvians keep fresh in the hard disk of our collective memory the horror of terrorism. We lost 25 thousand human lives during the 20 years of terrorism and paid the cost of more than 30 billion dollars that left the poor even poorer. (...) If all the countries of the region have declared our firm pacifist will, it makes no sense for us to continue spending on weapons the resources that we need to invest in the great and profitable enterprise of knowledge, investing in the minds of our people.
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Score: 878885.5 - https://www.un.org/webcast/ga/56/statements/011110peruE.htm
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By Sylvia Nabanoba and Vanessa Zola in Kosti, Sudan A thick rubber pipe snakes its way from Sudan’s White Nile River for over two kilometres, pumping its contents into a large reservoir in Al Jabalain locality, where thousands of saplings are growing.The tree nursery has a capacity to produce 200,000 saplings a year – the fruit of a partnership between the country’s forestry body, the Forests National Corporation (FNC), and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. (...) There are about a quarter of a million South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State, which has a population of over 1.7 million people. Nyakong, and thousands of women like her, frequently spend up to eight hours trekking to remote forest areas to forage for increasingly scarce firewood – a journey that leaves them vulnerable to sexual violence. (...) Topics:  Africa Sudan climate change environment Source:  UNHCR More from this author Restoring Sudan’s forest cover, one tree at a time These 10 refugees will compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio Most Read Today Culture and Education Swahili gaining popularity globally Economic Development Crypto-currency adoption in Africa: The ups and downs Human Rights Remembering the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda 27 years later Economic Development One year of free trading in Africa calls for celebration despite teething problems Health Africa needs to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination six-fold 16 Days of Activism Violence against women has worsened due to COVID-19 pandemic More of interest Restoring Sudan’s forest cover, one tree at a time Grandi praises generosity of Niger for hosting thousands of refugees UN Summit seen as “game changer” for refugee and migrant protection More from Africa Renewal COVAX delivers its 1 billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose Innovative financing needed to tackle climate change in Africa UN Secretary-General calls for accelerated action on jobs and social protection to avoid an uneven global recovery and prevent future crises African countries commit to ending all forms of polio at regional meeting About Africa Renewal The Africa Renewal information programme provides up-to-date information and analysis of the major economic and development challenges facing Africa today.
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Score: 878885.5 - https://www.un.org/africarenew...99s-forest-cover-one-tree-time
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As governments increase their spending, they will ask us: “How should we spend this money? (...) On the contrary, most are literally thousands of years old. It’s the way the tools are used that is so innovative. (...) Now, the whole world sees what we see. 9  In the world we see, we will be able to track exactly how much donor countries are spending on women and children. And they will be spending a lot more than they are now.  In the world we see, developing countries will pay close attention to women’s and children’s health.
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Score: 878312.9 - https://www.who.int/pmnch/even...100607_melindagates_speech.pdf
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In the 2018 budget, health recurrent spending occupies 79 percent of the budget while investment spending occupies 21 percent (see Figure 6A & B). The budgeted share occupied by recurrent spending in The 2018 budgeted share for recurrent spending is on par with 2017 expenditure, but is significantly higher than 2016 expenditure. A decade ago, recurrent spending occupied a 44 percent share and investment spending a 56 percent share of on-budget expenditure.
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Score: 878032.3 - https://www.unicef.org/mozambi...4/2018-Budget-Brief-Health.pdf
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