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Migrant deaths in Libyan desert ‘wake-up call’ for stronger protections

New York: The UN migration agency on Friday deplored the deaths of at least 20 migrants in the Libyan desert and renewed its call for stronger migrant protection along the Chad-Libya border.

US: Bodies of 46 people, believed to be migrants, recovered from abandoned lorry close to San Antonio

Bodies of as many as 46 people, who are believed to be migrants, were recovered from  an abandoned lorry on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas, media reports said on Tuesday.

Deaths at sea on migrant routes to Europe almost double, year on year

New York: More than 3,000 people died or went missing while attempting to cross the Mediterranean and the Atlantic last year, hoping to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday, appealing for $163.5 million to assist and protect thousands of refugees and asylum seekers. 

‘Solidarity with migrants has never been more urgent’: Guterres

New York: In a message just ahead of International Migrants Day, celebrated on Saturday, the United Nations Secretary-General said that expressing solidarity with migrants on the move, “has never been more urgent.”

Yemen: UN agency helping stranded migrants to return home

New York: Amid intensifying conflict in Yemen, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is helping nearly 5,000 Ethiopian migrants stranded in the country to return home, the UN agency reported on Tuesday.

More children than ever before live as migrants or refugees, outside their birth countries – UNICEF

New York: More girls and boys than ever are on the move, with 35.5 million having lived outside their country of birth in 2020 and an additional 23.3 million displaced internally, according to a new report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) published on Friday.

Child labour ‘robs children of their future’, scourge must end urges UN

New York: Although child labour has decreased significantly over the last decade, one-in-ten children are still caught up in harmful work, the UN’s labour agency said on Friday, kicking off a year-long bid to eradicate the practice.  

Global agreement on migration 'taking root' despite pandemic challenge: Guterres

New York: The Global Compact for Migration, adopted by countries in 2018 as a comprehensive framework for cooperation on international migration, is “taking root in promising ways”, the UN Secretary General said on Tuesday.

Number of migrants now growing faster than world population, new UN figures show

New York: The growing number of international migrants has now reached 272 million, outpacing the growth rate of the world’s population, according to new data from the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), released on Tuesday.

Nearly 1,600 migrant children reported dead, missing between 2014 to 2018: IOM

Moscow, June 29 (Sputnik/UNI) Nearly 1,600 children of migrant parents have been reported missing or dead between 2014 to 2018, a report released on Friday by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.

Migrant caravan: UN agency helping ‘exhausted’ people home

New York, Dec 1 (IBNS): Hundreds of people from Central American States who joined the human caravans travelling towards the United States have been helped home after asking for assistance, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday.

Migrant children at US border have right to protection and ‘be with their families’: UNICEF chief

New York, June 20 (IBNS): Separating children from their families is in no-one’s best interest – the head of UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Tuesday – pointing to “heartbreaking” stories of infants who have been reportedly removed from their parents after entering the US from Mexico illegally.

Children ‘as young as one’ involved in US separation of migrant families – UN rights office

New York, June 6 (IBNS): The current policy in the United States of separating “extremely young children” from their asylum-seeker or migrant parents along the country’s southern border “always constitutes a child rights violation”, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

Thousands of migrants return home safely from Libya as part of UN-supported programme

New York, Mar 14 (JEN): Since last November, 10,171 migrants have safely returned from Libya, the United Nations migration agency announced Tuesday, crediting the achievement to a scale up of its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme.

Iraqis returning home outnumber displaced for first time since 2013, says UN migration agency

Washington, Jan 13 (JEN): The number of Iraqis returning to their area of origin has surpassed those internally displaced for the first time since December 2013, when the country became engulfed in conflict with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), the United Nations migration agency said Friday.