Migrants and refugees

News in Brief 20 January 2021

  • Central Mediterranean: 43 die in first shipwreck for the year, IOM and UNHCR report
  • Violence disrupting main supply chain in Central African Republic
  • UN agencies concerned over worsening humanitarian crisis in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
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News in Brief 10 December 2020

  • WFP chief laments preventable tragedy of child hunger
  • $1.44 billion plan for Venezuela refugee and migrant aid response
  • Rohingya island transfer untenable, says rights expert
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News in Brief 8 October 2020

  • Pandemic could worsen 'devastating tragedy' of stillbirth: UN report
  • Mediterranean rescuers should be applauded, not criminalized: Rights expert
  • Food price index hits 'multi-months high': FAO
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News in Brief 7 September 2020

  • Alert over migrants stranded following Mediterranean rescue
  • Andaman Sea ordeal claims 30 Rohingya refugee lives
  • Call for world action over clean air and blue skies
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News in Brief 7 August 2020

  • 'Immediate and huge' needs facing Beirut and Lebanon
  • Mauritania shipwreck, another preventable tragedy
  • Lift sanctions 'bringing suffering and death'
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Millions of migrants across Russia, Central Asia, ‘teetering on the brink’, as UN launches urgent appeal

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched an urgent $7 million appeal on Thursday, to ease the impact of COVID-19 on migrant communities in five Central Asian countries and the Russian Federation, where the pandemic is pushing a growing number of migrant workers into poverty.

Libya: UN report urges accountability for deadly attack against migrant centre

Warring parties in Libya, as well as foreign governments supporting them, are being urged to investigate deadly airstrikes last July which killed at least 53 migrants and refugees at a detention centre in the northwest of the country. 

Friday's Daily Brief: Security Council resolutions on CAR and Somalia, ICC to probe crimes against Rohingya, Tolerance Day, Americas migrant deaths, Ebola

A recap of Friday’s main stories: The Security Council adopts resolutions on Central African Republic and Somalia: ICC to investigate crimes against Rohingya; UNESCO marks International Day for Tolerance; rise in migrant deaths in the Americas, and encouraging news on Ebola in the DRC.

Wednesday's Daily Brief: New food agency partnership for children, conference on solidarity for Venezuela, snow leopard at risk of extinction

A recap of Wednesday's top stories:  UN food agency partnership to feed millions of hungry children; Solidarity conference for 4.5 million Venezuelans on the move;  new panel to aid internally displaced persons; healthy working conditions still not universal - UN rights expert; Environment Programme to help endangered snow leopard.

UN and partners call for solidarity, as Venezuelans on the move reach 4.5 million

Since 2015, approximately 4.5 million Venezuelans have fled their country as the Latin American nation's political, humanitarian and economic crisis drags on, creating one of the “direst” displacement crises in the world, the UN and European Union said on Wednesday, ahead of a solidarity conference next week.