250 million people on the move globally

War, human rights violations, underdevelopment, climate change and natural disasters are leading more people to leave their homes than at any time since reliable records began.

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Security Council deplores maritime tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea

The United Nations Security Council has deplored the recent maritime tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea that resulted in up to 500 deaths when an overcrowded boat capsized en route from Libya to Europe, emphasizing the need for better coordination of efforts to deal with the smuggling of migrants.

“Terrible conditions” for migrants in Libya Detention centers

The living conditions for migrants being held in detention centers in Libya have been described by the UN as “terrible,” with cases of abuse allegedly frequent.

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UN and Africa: focus on Libya, Darfur and South Sudan

“Terrible conditions” for migrants in Libya Detention centers

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Caution urged in relocation of migrants from Europe to Turkey

The lack of safeguards regarding the relocation of migrants and refugees from Europe to Turkey under a new deal is a cause of concern for the UN refugee agency, UNCHR.

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“Unfairy Tales” bring much-needed attention to young refugees

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released a series of animated short films called “Unfairy Tales” designed to bring attention to the refugee stories of children and young adults.

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'Refugees need protection, not rejection,' UN says in wake of EU-Turkey deal

The United Nations refugee agency has stressed the importance of ensuring safeguards in carrying out today's agreement between the European Union (EU) and Turkey on the situation of refugees and migrants making their way to Europe.

In Greece, UN envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt shines light on emergency response for thousands of refugees

Angelina Jolie Pitt, the United Nations refugee agency’s special envoy, is today visiting Greece, which has become the main entry point to Europe for refugees and asylum seekers fleeing Syria and other strife torn countries.

On eve of migration summit, UN rights expert urges EU countries to revisit border controls

Making Turkey the “gatekeeper’ does not absolve Europe from its responsibility of welcoming migrants, a United Nations human rights expert today, warning that the only way for Europe to secure its borders is to offer safe and regular channels for mobility.

Language holds key to migrant success in Europe

Acquiring language skills is a big challenge for migrants and refugees entering Europe but it’s also the key to success, a renowned US economist says.

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