refugees and migrants

News in Brief 15 June 2021

  • COVID hitting domestic workers hardest: ILO
  • 'Digital dumpsites' study highlights growing e-waste threat
  • UN calls for immediate access to 33,000 children in Tigray
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News in Brief 8 June 2021

  • Chilly Spring, cold comfort for planet as emissions rise again
  • Ocean blues, as CO2 spike threatens marine life, jobs
  • Rescued Rohingya given food, water in Indonesia
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News in Brief 26 May 2021

  • UN human rights chief urges protection for migrants in Central Mediterranean
  • UNSMIL convenes Libyan Political Dialogue Forum  on road to December elections
  • Latin America: Older refugees facing increased risks in pandemic





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News in Brief 18 May 2021

  • Rising toll in Middle East violence as UN calls for more Gaza aid access
  • Rohingya more vulnerable than ever: UNHCR and IOM
  • Asylum appeal for Mozambicans fleeing violence to Tanzania
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News in Brief 17 May 2021

  • UN chief urges end to 'senseless' violence in Palestine, Israel
  • Gaza humanitarian relief stepped up by UN agencies
  • Countries urged to 'keep doors open' to LGBTIQ+ 
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News in Brief 3 May 2021

  • E-commerce’s dramatic rise fuelled by COVID-19 restrictions: UNCTAD
  • Press freedom 'a cornerstone of democracy' says UN chief
  • UN migration agency launches appeal to support COVID-19 shots in East Africa
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New Mediterranean shipwreck reopens debate over tragic migrant journeys

A shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea that claimed the lives of 130 migrants last week, has reignited the debate about why more can’t be done to protect these vulnerable people who’ve risked everything.

With the details about this latest tragedy which happened just off the Libyan coast, here’s Safa Msehli, from the UN migration agency, IOM, speaking to UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Tigray conflict latest, climate ‘abyss’ and Syria gets COVID jabs

In this week’s UN Catch-Up, first-hand information on the continuing humanitarian and security crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray – from the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF; an alert from the Central African Republic where fighting between Government forces and rebels in the north of the country has forced thousands to flee.

And, a warning from UN Secretary-General that the world is on the edge of an abyss from climate change, at the White House’s Climate Leaders’ Summit – as UNHCR unveils new data showing that climate shocks has displaced twice as many people as conflict in the last decade.

As ever, we have closing comments from regular guest Solange Behoteguy-Cortes, thanks for listening.

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News in Brief 26 March 2021

  • Alert over Eritrea refugees after camps found destroyed in Ethiopia
  • 100 million more children fail minimum reading proficiency because of COVID
  • Severe insecurity in Angola driving families to Nambia
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Tackling people traffickers in Africa’s Sahel – what works (and what doesn’t)

The work of the UN and its partners never stops against human traffickers in West and Central Africa, who force people to risk their lives on dangerous journeys across the Sahara Desert and Mediterranean Sea. In this interview, UNHCR Special Envoy Vincent Cochetel tells UN News’s Daniel Johnson about the many ways the agency helps vulnerable people in the Sahel. 

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