Photo exhibit gives identity back to refugees

A photography project which aims to give refugees and migrants their identity back has opened at UN Headquarters in New York.

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As fires burn through Calais ‘Jungle,’ UNICEF urges protection of children remaining in the camp

“Deeply troubled” that last night, while fires burned in parts of the Calais refugee and migrant camp that has become known as “the Jungle” burned, many children were forced to sleep out in the cold, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today underscored that authorities on the ground must guarantee their protection.

New and “protracted” refugee flows on radar of humanitarians

Humanitarians are taking a closer look at “neglected and protracted” refugee situations as well as new refugee flows under a global compact aimed at addressing challenges faced by people on the move, a senior UN official has said.

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Mediterranean death toll hits record high

The death toll among refugees and migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea has reached an all-time high, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has reported.

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Mediterranean death toll in 2016 ‘worst we have seen’ – UN refugee agency

With just two months left in 2016, and despite a substantial drop in the number of migrants and refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean, the number of people losing their lives has witnessed a three-fold overall increase this year, and in one particular route by more than five-fold, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

Migrants to be protected under new city agenda: UN migration chief

“All migrants will be protected” in the world’s cities if governments stick to new global standards for urban living, agreed this week at the UN’s Habitat III conference in Ecuador.

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Urgent solutions for refugee and migrant children in Calais ‘long overdue’ – UNICEF

With the imminent clearance of the Calais camp and wet winter weather fast approaching, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe, said today that the commitment by the United Kingdom and France to find urgent solutions for the hundreds of refugee and migrant children languishing there for months, “could not come a minute too soon.”

UN Gender Focus: refugees, human trafficking and judicial rights

Detainees on Pacific island “completely without hope”

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