Migrants and refugees

Governments urged to ‘do the hard work’ to better manage global migration

As world leaders met at the United Nations on Wednesday to discuss the first global agreement designed to better manage international migration, a leading voice on migrants’ rights urged them to “do the hard work” of turning words into action.

Vulnerable children face ‘dire and dangerous’ situation on Greek island reception centres, UNICEF warns

Overcrowding in Greek island reception centres for refugees and migrants has made conditions for children there increasingly “dire and dangerous”, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, warning that “severe emotional distress” affects many and that self-harm is a “possibility”.

News in Brief 18 September 2018

  • Myanmar crimes were worse than we expected, says UN investigator
  • 900,000 people affected by typhoon Mangkhut, say UN aid agencies
  • More countries should take in refugees after US decision to cut quota: UNHCR
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Major increase in Europe’s refugee and migrant death rate: UNHCR

The number of refugees and migrants reaching the European continent is going down, but the rate of fatalities has gone up dramatically, according to a new report from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR

New In Brief 03 September 2018

  • Jailed journalists in Myanmar must be freed ‘immediately’, says UN right chief Bachelet
  • Mediterranean crossings deadlier than ever, new UNHCR report shows
  • Facebook’s definition of terrorism potentially “discriminatory“: UN human rights expert
  • Tsunami tests to go ahead in 24 Indian Ocean nations
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Refugees overcrowded to ‘boiling point’ on Greek island, warns UN agency

The Government of Greece has been urged by the United Nations to do more to help thousands of asylum-seekers and migrants who have been “crammed” into island reception centres, amid reports that children have tried to take their own lives there.

News In Brief 28 August 2018

  • UN investigators find possible war crimes in Yemen
  • Chile’s migration solution reunites Haitian families: IOM
  • Support stepped up for children in DRC’s Ebola-affected areas: UNICEF
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News in Brief 24 August 2018

  • Rohingya emergency one year on: thousands of lives saved, but challenges remain
  • DRC Ebola outbreak latest: response scaling up, but threats remain
  • Venezuela exodus is stretching neighbours’ patience, warns UN migration agency IOM
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News in Brief 23 August 2018

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News In Brief 16 August 2018

  • Palestinian school reopening may be short-lived, warns UNRWA
  • Child deportations from US, Mexico drive extreme violence, poverty and trauma: UNICEF
  • Reversal of genocide acknowledgement, ‘undermines rule of law’
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