According to the first ever Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants, released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Wednesday, at least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled during the course of 2016.
One in two African children on the move do not want to go to Europe: UNICEF
Most youngsters on the move from Libya to Italy have fled violence and many said that initially they did not intend to travel to Europe when they left home, the UN said on Tuesday.
More than 6,000 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea after leaving the North African coastline at the weekend.
During 2016, more than 117,000 refugees arrived in war-stricken Yemen, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), despite the escalating conflict there.
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.