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UNHCR/F. Noy

Migrants are human beings with “inalienable rights”, need protection

Migrants, particularly women and children, need protection from the international community, as they are human beings with “inalienable rights”.

That’s according to Götz Schmidt-Bremme, the Co-Chair of forum on issues facing migrants which is taking place in June this year.

He said up to 80 per cent of African women are often forced into prostitution en route to their destinations.

OM/Ilaria Lanzoni 2015

Irregular migrants from Dominican Republic receiving support in Haiti

Irregular migrants returning to Haiti from the Dominican Republic are receiving support from UN agencies and partner organizations such as the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Increasing numbers of people of Haitian origin have been leaving the Dominican Republic since June after missing a deadline to regularize their immigration status.

The two nations share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.

UNHCR/Jason Tanner

Haitians leaving Dominican Republic “feel desperate”

Haitians leaving the Dominican Republic are desperate and concerned about the future, according to a UN Police Officer stationed at a border crossing between the two countries.

Jose Diaz has been working for nearly a year in the UN Police Station of Malpasse, located about 50 kilometers from Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince.

Increasing numbers of people of Haitian origin have been returning to Haiti from the Dominican Republic since the month of June after missing a deadline to regularize their immigration status.