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Deadly ‘invisible shipwrecks’ plague migrants bound for Canary Islands

New York: A sharp increase in the deaths and disappearances of migrants at sea heading to Spain’s Canary Islands, along the West African coast, is a cause for “extreme concern” the UN’s migration agency, IOM, said on Friday.

‘Lifesaving’ protection for children in conflict must be central to pandemic recovery: UN official

New York: Protection for children caught up in war must be at the heart of the international agenda, including COVID-19 response, a senior UN official said on Monday.

Turkey: 11 irregular migrants from Pakistan held

Istanbul: As many as 11 irregular migrants from Pakistan were held in Turkey's northwestern Kocaeli province on Friday, media reports said.

Violence against smuggled migrants widespread, but justice is lacking: UN report

New York: Migrants smuggled across borders are often subjected to extreme violence, torture, rape and kidnapping, whether in transit or in captivity, but authorities take little action to address these offences, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a report published on Monday.

Asia-Pacific: UN forum highlights central role of migrants in world’s most populous region

United Nations officials on Wednesday highlighted the contributions of migrants to economies and societies in Asia and the Pacific, calling on countries to ensure all who live within their borders are fully included in national coronavirus inoculation programmes.

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.