migrants

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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27,000 lives saved by search and rescue charity in Mediterranean

Around 27,000 lives have been saved in the past two years by a charity set up by one American family who felt a “call to action” to help refugees and migrants.

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At summit for refugees and migrants, senior UN officials underline the importance of collective action

Speaking at the opening of the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants, a number of senior UN officials stressed on the importance of the Summit and called on world leaders for collective action to address the global crisis.

“Words no longer enough” when it comes to refugee crisis

Words are no longer enough when it comes to the biggest refugee and humanitarian crisis of our lifetime, a humanitarian activist has said.

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Europe urged to increase relocation of refugees and migrants

“Unnecessarily slow and challenging.”

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As migration continues to accelerate in south-east Asia, UN health agency calls for a focus on migrants’ health

Noting greater vulnerability of the health of migrant populations, including heightened risks of infectious diseases, malnutrition, substance abuse and maternal and neonatal mortality, the United Nations health agency has urged a regional meeting of health officials in south-east Asia for an increased focus on their health needs.

Greece facing ‘serious challenges,’ needs EU help to manage refugee crisis – UN agency chief

Greece still faces great challenges in managing its refugee crisis, particularly if European Union countries do not step up their relocation and family reunion programmes, the head of the United Nations refugee agency said during a recent visit to the country.