One year on, UN officials take stock of efforts to address large movements of refugees, migrants

United Nations officials today highlighted the need to continue working together towards more equitable ways to share the responsibility for refugees, as well as achieve safe and orderly migration, at an event to take stock one year after the international community agreed to find solutions to better manage human mobility.

News in Brief 12 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Myanmar refugee exodus reaches "unprecedented" levels

More than 370,000 refugees have now arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar in recent days, the UN said on Tuesday.

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Abuse, exploitation and trafficking 'stark reality' for migrant children trying to reach Europe – UN report

More than 75 per cent of migrant and refugee children trying to reach Europe via the Central Mediterranean route face appalling levels of abuse, exploitation and trafficking, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said, calling on the continent to establish safe and regular pathways for migration.

Flow of refugees, migrants to Europe slows but sea journey remains deadly – UN

Fewer refugees and migrants arrived in Europe in the first half of this year, but the likelihood of dying among people seeking to reach Europe is still “alarmingly high,” the United Nations refugee agency today reported, calling for renewed commitments to protect people.

More survivors, remains of deceased African migrants found on Yemen beach, says UN agency

Over the past three days, the UN migration agency has found more survivors and victims' remains from last week's tragedy – when hundreds of migrants were forced from two boats into the sea off the coast of Yemen.

Yemen sees second sea tragedy in two days

Up to 20 migrants from East Africa are feared dead in a new tragedy off the coast of Yemen after they were forced overboard by traffickers, the UN said on Thursday.

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Smugglers throw hundreds of African migrants off boats headed to Yemen – UN

A total of 280 migrants have reportedly been forced from boats over the past two days by smugglers off the coast of Yemen – up to 70 feared dead, the United Nations migration agency has reported.

Search and rescue missions in Sahara Desert help 1,000 migrants, says UN migration agency

Search and rescue operations conducted by the United Nations migration agency have saved a total of 1,000 migrants in northern Niger since April, the agency reveals.

Tallying fewer crossings, UN agency reports rise in migrant deaths at US-Mexico border

Even as the flow appears to have thinned, migrants crossing the United States-Mexico border are dying at a faster rate in 2017 than in past years, according to a new United Nations agency study.

Migrant workers in south-east Asia lack access to fair, responsive legal remedies – UN report

Access to justice is often out of reach for migrant workers in South-east Asia, the United Nations labour agency reported today in a study that shows non-governmental organizations assisting more often than Government officials or trade unions.