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Governments need to step up protection for the most vulnerable, from ‘vile crime’ of human trafficking: UN chief

Marking World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the United Nations sheds light on the plight of millions of children, women and men – especially migrants – who, every year, fall prey to traffickers across the world. 

Lao victims fled dam disaster floodwater with nothing: IOM

In Lao People’s Democratic Republic, commonly known as Laos, the UN is involved in an emergency relief operation after a huge dam breach on Monday released floodwater that destroyed entire villages.  Speaking from Bangkok, IOM’s Chris Lom, told UN News’s how the agency aims to help in the worst-affected areas.

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Orderly migration requires a united 'amalgam of forces'

Countries need to be better prepared for a more mixed and multicultural world, said the chief of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacey Swing, on Monday

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UN migration agency reports rise in displacement in northern Mali

A resurgence of communal violence and armed conflict in recent weeks has led to an increase in the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Mali, the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Friday.

Better data needed to protect children on the move: UN Migration Agency

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) which has joined with partners to call

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Migrant deaths at US-Mexico border surpass 400 in 2017: IOM

Although migrant apprehensions at the US-Mexican border decreased in 2017, the number of people who died while making the crossing remained high, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports.

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IOM calls on Social Media to 'help explain the dangers' of migration

Social media companies, in particular Facebook, need to do more to "help explain the dangers" of embarking on migrant journeys in search of a better life.

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People-smuggling networks in Libya 'must be tracked and prosecuted'

Illegal smuggling networks which have imprisoned, tortured and abused thousands of migrants trying to cross Libya, “must be tracked and prosecuted”.

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