migrants

News in Brief 2 January 2019

  • We need to focus on saving lives in UK channel, says UN migration agency
  • Five new Member States begin two year terms on UN Security Council
  • UN Stamps maintain first class look in 2019
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Dozens of migrants dead and missing, adds to mounting toll off Spanish coast

A group of migrant boats stranded at sea, was rescued off the Spanish coast on Thursday, and at least 25 people are believed to be dead or missing, including a pregnant woman, the UN Refugee Agency, UNCHR, has reported.

New migration pact highlights key role of business in protecting migrants, say UN experts

A group of UN experts welcomed a call for Member States and businesses to join forces in protecting the rights of migrants on Thursday, following the recent adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) on 10 December.

General Assembly officially adopts roadmap for migrants to improve safety, ease suffering

The United Nations General Assembly officially endorsed the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration on Wednesday, a non-binding agreement adopted in Marrakech on 10 December by 164 Member States, and described by UN chief António Guterres as a “roadmap to prevent suffering and chaos”.

News in Brief 7 December 2018

  • Protecting migrants’ lives at sea is a ‘primary concern’, say UN agencies
  • More than half world’s population using the Internet
  • 123 civilians die in Yemen every week: UNHCR
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News in Brief 05 December 2018

  • Climate action vital for good human health, new UN health report finds
  • Syrian civilians must be protected amid ISIL executions and airstrikes: Bachelet
  • UN labor agency reports migrant workers are 164 million in number
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News in Brief 04 December 2018

  • Global aid appeal targets more than 93 million most in need next year
  • Yemen’s warring parties ‘yearning’ for end to conflict: WFP chief
  • War used as ‘selling point’ by people smugglers to ship migrants to Yemen
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News in Brief 30 November 2018

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Central American migrants must be protected, urge UN experts

Migrants who have made, or who are making the journey to the United States border in caravans confront increasing threats to their lives, liberty and security, United Nations independent experts said on Wednesday, calling for their full protection.

News in Brief 9 November 2018

  • Bid to deliver aid ‘to up to 14 million’ in Yemen where people risk becoming ‘living ghosts’: WFP
  • Cameroon alert as refugee arrivals reach 30,000 in Nigeria
  • IOM migrant caravan survey
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