International Migrants Day

News in Brief 18 December 2018

  • $2.7 billion appeal for South Sudan refugees - Africa’s largest displacement crisis
  • Vital humanitarian air service risks being grounded in Central African Republic
  • Migration ‘is a force for dignity’, says IOM on International Migrants Day
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UN Daily News Programme 18 December 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn.

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News in Brief 18 December 2017 (AM)

Make migration work for all: UN Secretary-General

Solidarity with the world’s 258 million migrants has never been more urgent, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday.

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Migrant stereotypes 'completely disconnected' from reality

Although some people believe migrants arrive in countries to “steal” local jobs and take advantage of social services, these perceptions are not based in reality.

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World should not have been “too surprised” by migrant crisis

The world should not have been “too surprised” by this year’s migrant and refugee crisis.

That’s according to the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing.

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