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UN working to address slavery, abuses against African migrants and refugees, Security Council told

The United Nations is stepping up its work to stop the grave abuses perpetrated against refugees and migrants along the Central Mediterranean routes, including alleged slave trade in Libya, two UN agency chiefs told the Security Council Tuesday.

Mediterranean crossing still world’s deadliest for migrants – UN report

Crossing the Mediterranean to Europe is “by far the world’s deadliest” journey for migrants, with at least 33,761 reported to have died or gone missing between 2000 and 2017, a United Nations report finds.

Refugees treated with “complete indifference”: UN expert

Refugees, migrants and others are being treated almost as sub-human in some circumstances, according to independent rights expert Agnes Callamard, who delivered her report to the General Assembly a few days ago.

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IOM chief pleads for humanitarian access to save lives in Yemen

The head of the UN migration agency, IOM, was in Yemen on Monday to stress the need for immediate humanitarian access in order to save millions of lives.

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Countries take stock of UN declaration on refugees, migrants

One year ago, the world met in New York to underscore the need to protect millions of people fleeing conflict and persecution in their homelands.

At the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, leaders took stock of a plan that aims to bring greater security to refugees and migrants.

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UN and Africa: focus on human rights in Burundi, hunger in DRC and human trafficking in Libya

UN human rights experts concerned about situation in Burundi

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Migration, human trafficking major challenges in Libya: UN official

It is important to look at migration in Libya “not just as an internal problem, but as a regional issue.”

That’s according to Maria do Valle Ribeiro, deputy head of the UN mission in the country, UNSMIL.

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UN and Africa: focus on West and Central Africa, tourism and Côte d’Ivoire

Over 7 million children crossing borders in West and Central Africa: UN

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Migrant workers sending home more money than a decade ago

The amount of money migrants send home to their families in developing countries has increased by 51 per cent over the past decade, “lifting millions out poverty,” a new report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has fo

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High seas robberies pose new threat to migrant sailing season

More than 6,000 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea after leaving the North African coastline at the weekend.

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