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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Thousands of migrants lose shelter, after camp destroyed in fire

New York: The closure and subsequent fire, on Wednesday, at a migrant camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina has left thousands of migrants without shelter and protection, amid plummeting winter temperatures, the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported.

CAR: UN chief condemns escalating violence during election campaign

New York: With a week to go until elections are scheduled to take place in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN is concerned about an escalation of armed attacks, amid reports that armed groups have taken control of towns near the capital, Bangui.

Integral to societies, migrants are central to COVID-19 recovery: Guterres

New York: The UN marks International Migrants Day on Friday, highlighting their essential contribution to societies everywhere, and underlining migrants' central role in recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

ILO study finds migrants earn much less than locals, and the gap is widening

New York: The gap between wages paid to migrant and national workers is big and growing, and may widen further because of the pandemic, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a report published on Monday.

France rescuers save 45 migrants attempting to cross English channel: Maritime Prefecture

Moscow/Sputnik: French rescuers have saved 45 migrants who were trying to cross the English Channel on a boat, the Maritime Prefecture for the Channel and the North Sea said on Sunday.

More tragedy on the Mediterranean as 74 migrants reportedly drown off Libya coast

New York: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday reported yet another devastating shipwreck in the Central Mediterranean, which has claimed the lives of at least 74 migrants off the coast of Khums, Libya. It is the eighth such incident since the beginning of October.

2020’s deadliest shipwreck so far, sees 140 migrants perish off Senegalese coast

New York: In the deadliest shipwreck recorded so far this year, at least 140 people have drowned after a vessel carrying around 200 migrants sank off the Senegalese coast, the UN migration agency confirmed on Thursday.

390 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Tripoli/Xinhua: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday that a total of 390 illegal migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast in the past 48 hours.

Eight migrants die off coast of Djibouti, 12 missing: IOM

Addis Ababa/Xinhua:  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Monday said that at least eight migrants died while 12 others went missing off the coast of Djibouti.

Stranded migrants need safe and dignified return, says independent UN rights panel

New York: Governments should immediately address the inhumane conditions in detention faced by migrant workers who are also being blamed for spreading the coronavirus, a UN panel of independent rights experts said on Thursday.

‘Urgent need’ to scale up search and rescue in the Mediterranean

New York: UN agencies have called for search and rescue to be stepped up in the central Mediterranean, in the wake of a tragic shipwreck that claimed the lives of 45 migrants and refugees, including five children.

Interception, no solution to address migrants crossing English Channel

New York: Intercepting boats full of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel, is not the solution to deter them from attempting to reach the United Kingdom, UN agencies have stressed, warning that deployment of large naval vessels to block small, flimsy dinghies could lead to fatal incidents.

IOM reports 160 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

Tripoli/Xinhua: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday said that 160 illegal immigrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast recently.

Countries urged to target smugglers after 27 migrants die at sea

New York: Two UN agencies are calling for greater action to dismantle smuggling and trafficking networks following the deaths of 27 migrants off the coast of Mauritania, northwest Africa.

Millions of migrants across Russia, Central Asia, ‘teetering on the brink’, as UN launches urgent appeal

New York/IBNS: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched an urgent $7 million appeal on Thursday, to ease the impact of COVID-19 on migrant communities in five Central Asian countries and the Russian Federation, where the pandemic is pushing a growing number of migrant workers into poverty.