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UNHCR And IOM To Continue Supporting Refugees And Migrants

Eduardo Stein, Joint UNHCR-IOM Special representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants, has indicated that given the current humanitarian and political challenges, Latin America must...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Mexico wants Washington to probe use of nerve gas against migrants

Mexico on Thursday asked the United States to investigate the recent use of tear gas against undocumented migrants trying to cross the border. ...
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UK: Sajid Javid declares major happening over huge number of migrants

Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid on Friday declared a major incident following a dramatic rise in the number of migrants crossing the English Channel...

AfriDocs to show real MigrantStories on TV3

Make sure to tune in to TV3 V this weekend for some of the best in African documentaries presented by AfriDocs, Africa’s only free...
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Migrants on Italian Ship Disembarks Whilst threat investigation goes on

Sixty-seven migrants were allowed to disembark from an Italian coast guard vessel in Sicily on Thursday night, after being kept at bay for days...
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Italian Guard Ship Carrying Migrants Docks in Sicily

An Italian coast guard vessel carrying 67 rescued migrants was allowed to dock at the Sicilian port of Trapani on Thursday, but not to...
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South Africa: More refugees and migrants still living in fear after xenophobic attacks

Ten years after an outbreak of horrific xenophobic violence claimed 60 lives in South Africa, refugees and migrants are still facing daily discrimination and...
This week’s flight from Libya was the seventh since January 2017 organized by IOM for Guinean migrants from Libya with a total of 859 migrants assisted so far. Above is a photo of Guinean migrants assisted by IOM last August. File photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

Libya: EU/AU Real Migrant Plans Uncovered

Following yesterday’s announcement by the European Union, African Union and United Nations and member states to take collective and unilateral actions to help facilitate...

Parliament charge ministry to investigate alleged slave auction in Libya

Mr Frank Annoh-Dompreh, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, has called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to collaborate with the United...
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Youth in Europe And African entreated to form partnerships

The Italian Prime Minister, Mr Paolo Gentiloni, has called for strong partnership between the youth of Europe and Africa. He said as one of the...
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Libyans admonished to treat Black African migrants humanely

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has urged the Government and citizens of Libya to treat Black African migrants humanely, saying, “We are all creations...
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Authorities arrest 74 migrants in southern Tanzania

Tanzanian immigration authorities said on Tuesday they have arrested 74 undocumented migrants in southern parts of the east African country, mostly believed to be...

Gambian FM: Migrants contribute to 22 pct of GDP

Migrants contribute to 22 percent of Gambia's gross domestic product, the country's foreign minister said on Tuesday. "The Gambian migrants contribute to 22 percent...

Dozens of migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Libyan coast guards on Wednesday rescued 74 illegal immigrants, including women and children, on a rubber boat off the western shores of the country,...

Refugees & Migrants Suffer Inhuman Treatment at Detention Centers

Many detention centres are dangerously overcrowded with the amount of space per detainee so limited that people are unable to stretch out at night...

Ukraine adopts new policy on migration management

The Government of Ukraine adopted a new State Migration Strategy Wednesday (12 July), which will inform national migration policy for the next eight years. The...

Spotlight: Is African migration the new form of political rebellion?

The most commonly cited reasons for people mirating from Africa to Europe revolve around the search for economic opportunity and jobs. There is, however,...
Syrian refugees stand as they gather during the visit of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to al-Dalhamiyeh camp in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

IOM susoends emergency activities in Mosul

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has temporarily suspended certain emergency activities in both Qayara’s air strip emergency site and the Haj Ali camp, due...
Pool/AFP / Yannis Kolesidis Greek authorities predict it will take 10 days to clear all the 8,400 refugees and migrants from a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni, on May 24, 2016

IOM migration update: Mediterranean migrant deaths peak at 2,169

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports that 95,768 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 29 June, with almost 85 per...

Need assessment is critical to delivering actual aid to migrants

The ongoing conflict in Yemen has induced large-scale displacement of the Yemeni population, and affected thousands of migrants in the country or those arriving...

IOM opens resource centre on Haitian border for returning migrants

On 20 June, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) opened Haiti's first Border Resource Centre (BRC), in coordination with the Mayor of Anse-à-Pîtres and the...

Migration update: 52 dead, 600 rescued on Sahara Desert

24 migrants alerted authorities in Niger that they had been stranded in the desert. It is not clear for how long they had been...
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175 Nigerians return home from Libya

About 175 Nigerians who voluntarily agreed to return from Libya have successfully landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos. The returnees came aboard...
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Hundreds of migrants under “slave market” conditions in North Africa

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday warned that hundreds of migrants are being held under "slave market" conditions in North Africa, UN...
Migrants are seen near the village of Tabanovce at the northern Macedonian border on March 9, 2016. (Xinhua) (zw)

Australian authorities suggest rural settlements for migrants

The Australian government is considering introducing new measures to encourage migrants to resettle in regional cities and rural towns, in an effort to ease...

Masses of Migrants Drown off Libya

It is believed they were trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy. Migrant deaths have risen to record levels along this smuggling route in recent...
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About 1,500 migrants rescued at sea in two days – coast guard

About 1,500 people have been rescued in the Mediterranean over the weekend, the Italian coast guard said on Monday. Over 900 migrants...
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EU floats new measures to curb inflow of migrants from N. Africa

The European Commission on Wednesday floated news measures to curb the inflow of illegal migrants from North Africa, eying to save lives at sea...

180 migrants feared dead in shipwreck off Libyan coast

Up to 180 people were feared dead in a latest shipwreck of a migrant boat off the Libyan coasts, the International Organization for Migration...

Donald Trump Says Merkel Made Grievous Error With Migrants

US President-elect Donald Trump has said German Chancellor Angela Merkel made “one very catastrophic mistake” by admitting more than 1m migrants. He said Mrs Merkel...