MEDITERRANEAN SEA

News in Brief 15 August 2019

  • Children’s lives’ in Mediterranean Sea must take priority over politics, says UNICEF 
  • UN steps up efforts against Dengue fever in Yemen 
  • WHO welcomes Switzerland’s decision to end tobacco deal at Dubai Expo 
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News in Brief 22 January 2019

  • Repeal of Guatemala ‘reconciliation law’ would lead to amnesty for rights violators: Bachelet
  • Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur European States’ solidarity, urge UN agencies
  • Human rights must be bedrock of “Globalization 4.0”, UN experts tell Davos leaders
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Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies

A spate of migrant shipwrecks and rescues in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days is evidence that urgent action is required from European States to address the issue, the UN said on Tuesday

Spain’s decision to take in stranded boat welcomed by UN Refugee Agency

Spain’s reported announcement that it will allow a boat to dock carrying hundreds of migrants and refugees that was originally turned away from Italy is a “generous display of solidarity”, the UN Refugee Agency said on Monday.   UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley spoke with Daniel Johnson.

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News in Brief 24 August 2017 (AM)

Europe: Refugee and migrant arrivals drop but dangers persist, says UNHCR

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News in Brief 18 July 2017 (PM)

International community urged to avert repeat of CAR crisis

The international community is being urged by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator to “sustain support” for the Central African Republic or CAR.

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News in Brief 19 May 2017 – (AM) Geneva

Thousands more migrants rescued on Mediterranean Sea crossing

Nearly 3,000 migrants have been saved in a single day after trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa to Europe.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, migrants and CAR

“Tragic milestone”: 1 in 5 South Sudanese children now a refugee, UNICEF

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World must agree a more responsible, humane way to manage migration

It’s time for the international community to come together to “more responsibly and humanely manage the movement of people”.

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News in Brief 31 March 2017 (PM)

UNHCR relieved shipwreck victims now safe

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