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