UN and Africa: focus on African migrants, Darfur and Ghana

African migrants reportedly forcibly recruited into Yemen war

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African migrants reportedly forcibly recruited into Yemen war

Migrants from Africa are reportedly being forcibly recruited to fight for militias in Yemen; that’s according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Harsh winter poses additional hazards to child refugees and migrants arriving in Europe – UN

With children now accounting for more than one in three of the tens of thousands of refugees and migrants flooding into Europe, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today voiced concern at the impact recent sub-zero temperatures and snowy conditions were having on them.

Deputy UN chief presents new report on global migrant trends, highlighting rising numbers for 2015

Presenting the key findings of the latest United Nations survey on international migrant trends, the UN Deputy Secretary-General today stressed that the issue of migration is one of the most challenging and important that the Organization is taking on in the new global landscape.

World should prepare for increased migration

The World should prepare for an overall increase in the number of people who are migrating away from home.

That’s one of the key findings in a UN report published on Tuesday.

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Ban names former UN humanitarian official as Special Adviser on 2016 refugee and migrant summit

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Karen AbuZayd of the United States as Special Adviser for an upcoming UN summit on managing large-scale movements of migrants and refugees.