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UN agency begins assisting thousands of West African migrants to leave Libya

The United Nations migration agency and the Government of Niger welcomed the first 504 people from Libya to Niger, kicking off a voluntary mass evacuation of nearly 4,000 migrants.

News in Brief 8 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Aid resumes to Rohingya in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State

Food aid deliveries have resumed to thousands of people affected by violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, the UN said on Friday.

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Security Council condemns reported slave trade of migrants in Libya

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the slave trade of African migrants in Libya as “heinous human rights abuses which may also amount to crimes against humanity,” and called on those responsible to be held to account.

UN agency to fly 15,000 migrants home from Libya in wake of reported abuses

The United Nations migration agency plans to fly 15,000 more migrants home from detention centres in Libya before year-end in the wake of shocking reports of rampant migrant abuse and squalid and overcrowded conditions at these facilities across the North African country.

Libya’s planned transit centre would keep migrants from risky Mediterranean crossing – UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed the decision by the Libyan authorities to set up a “transit and departure facility” in Tripoli for refugees and migrants in need of international protection – an initiative that offers viable alternatives to their dangerous journeys along the Central Mediterranean route.

News in Brief 28 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

10 million Syrians "do not know where their next meal is coming from"

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UN working to address slavery, abuses against African migrants and refugees, Security Council told

The United Nations is stepping up its work to stop the grave abuses perpetrated against refugees and migrants along the Central Mediterranean routes, including alleged slave trade in Libya, two UN agency chiefs told the Security Council Tuesday.

UN Daily News Programme 21 November 2017

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

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“Collective responsibility” key to end migrant slavery

World leaders have a “collective responsibility” to stop human trafficking and modern slavery, the UN chief told members of the Security Council on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 20 November 2017 (PM)

UN chief “horrified” by reports of alleged slavery of migrants in Libya

The UN Secretary-General is calling for an investigation into reports of alleged slavery of migrant workers in Libya.

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