Migrants and refugees

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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3'23"

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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3'37"

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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3'12"

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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3'59"

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.