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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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Mediterranean: Coast guard on alert after shipwrecks as smugglers take advantage of calm waters

About 6,600 migrants and refugees were rescued in the past few days trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, United Nations authorities have said, as rescuers are on the lookout for up to 245 people missing after two shipwrecks this weekend.

Consultations on migration compact begin; UN envoy urges policies that reject ‘us vs. them’ tactics

A lack of trust leads to increased intolerance and xenophobia, the United Nations envoy on international migration told UN Member States told, calling on Governments to review and put in place effective migration policies that reject an “us vs. them” mentality between national and migrants.

Refugees along Mediterranean crossing may face 'horrendous abuses' at the hands of smugglers – UN

One person out of every 35 trying to cross the inland sea between northern Africa and Italy in 2017 has died out in the deep waters of the Mediterranean, the United Nations refugee agency reported today, calling for “credible alternatives to these dangerous crossings for people in need of international protection.”

UNICEF fears for stranded refugee children in Europe

Some 25,000 refugee and migrant children stranded at transit points across Europe are at risk of emotional distress due to uncertainty about their future, the UN children’s fund, UNICEF,

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Europe: 24,600 refugee children 'in limbo' at risk of mental distress, UNICEF warns

Nearly 75,000 refugees and migrants, including an estimated 24,600 children, currently stranded in Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Western Balkans are at risk of psychosocial distress caused by living in a protracted state of limbo, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today.

UNICEF calls for action to prevent more deaths in Central Mediterranean as attempted crossings spike

Noting increases in number of migrants, including children, attempting to reach European shores using the Central Mediterranean route, and consequent rise in number of deaths, the United Nations Children's Fund has called for safe and legal pathways for those who are fleeing conflict, poverty and depravation.

UN and Africa: focus on migrants and South Sudan

Migrant slave market horrors revealed in Libya

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Rights of refugees and migrants with disabilities must be priority in new global action plan – UN experts

Accessible social and health services, with dedicated human and financial resources must be addressed and made available for persons with disabilities in the new global framework on refugees and migrants, a group of United Nations human rights experts have urged, as UN-led intergovernmental talks on the issue are set to launch consultation in 2018.

UN agencies welcome EU policy to protect migrant and refugee children

New policy guidance from the European Commission aimed at improving the protection of migrant and refugee children has been welcomed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the UN refugee agency.