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Eight Chinese migrants found dead on Mexico beach

Bodies of eight Chinese migrants were found on a beach in south Mexico after the boat in which they were travelling capsized, media reports said on Sunday.

IOM says 521 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast in past week

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Monday that 521 illegal migrants had been rescued off the coast of Libya over the past week.

IOM says nearly 100 people died or disappeared crossing Central and Eastern Mediterranean so far this year

Nearly 100 people have died or disappeared crossing the Central and Eastern Mediterranean so far this year – more than twice the number for the same period in 2023, the deadliest year for migrants at sea in Europe since 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday.

Desperate Afghan returnees from Pakistan face uncertain future: IOM

The UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) and humanitarian partners are providing critical aid at border crossing points between Pakistan and Afghanistan in the face of a surge in forced returns of Afghan nationals.

Pakistan: Arrest of Afghanistani migrants intensifying

Several Afghanistan migrants have said Pakistani authorities have increased their detention as the interim government's November 1 deadline to expel the migrants approaches.

Afghanistan artists demonstrate outside UNHCR office in Quetta against Pakistan's decision to expel illegal foreign nationals

Several Afghanistani artists, musicians, demonstrated in front of the  UN High Commissioner for Refugees office in Pakistan's Quetta city recently as they expressed serious concern over Islamabad's decision to expel illegal foreign nationals.

Afghanistan embassy claims Pakistan police detained over thousand migrants

The Afghanistan Embassy in Islamabad has said Pakistani police have detained more than a thousand Afghan migrants in the last two weeks, media reports said.

We’re better off thanks to migrants, says new IOM chief

With people on the move globally at “unprecedented” levels, the UN’s new migration agency chief insisted on Monday that rather than being a problem, host countries should recognize that migrants are what their economies most need to thrive.

Record numbers risking lives to cross dangerous Darien Gap

An unprecedented number of migrants and refugees continue to cross the dense tropical jungle between Colombia and Panama known as the Darien Gap, risking their lives and facing horrific human rights abuses, the UN rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday.

Niger: IOM calls for humanitarian corridor to help stranded migrants

The UN migration agency (IOM) called on Friday for the setting up of a humanitarian corridor in Niger to enable voluntary returns of stranded migrants, after July’s military takeover triggered border & airspace closures

Saudi Arabia: Mass killings of migrants occurred at Yemen Border, says Human Rights Watch

Saudi border guards have killed at least hundreds of Ethiopian migrants and asylum seekers who tried to cross the Yemen-Saudi border between March 2022 and June 2023, Human Rights Watch alleged in a report released on Monday.

Save lives, UN agencies appeal, after yet another tragedy in the Mediterranean

Three UN agencies on Thursday appealed for greater access to safe and regular pathways for migration and asylum in the European Union after another deadly shipwreck claimed dozens of lives in the Mediterranean.

Italy: Two die near Lampedusa after migrant boats capsize

Rome:At least two people died and more than 30 went missing near the Italian island of Lampedusa after two ships carrying asylum seekers capsized in rough seas, a police official said Sunday.

Record crossings of perilous Darién Gap underscores need for safe migration pathways

New York: Record numbers of migrants are crossing the Darién jungle in Latin America in a desperate and perilous journey, including from as far off as Nepal and Afghanistan, UN agencies said on Wednesday, highlighting the urgency of finding safe and regular pathways.

Two bodies of illegal migrants recovered close to Libya-Tunisia border

Tripoli: The Libyan Border Control Department on Monday found two bodies of illegal migrants near the Tunisian border, where hundreds more remain stranded after being expelled by Tunisian authorities.