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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.

UNHCR, IOM outline new approach to assist growing number of migrants

New York: In a world characterised by economic crises, conflicts, and natural disasters, the uptick in migration is proving to be one of the most important geopolitical phenomena of the century. The adverse effects of climate change and environmental degradation are increasingly driving people from their homes.

UN chief voices horror as scores die in migrant shipwreck off Greek coast

New York: The UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday he was horrified at the news of dozens more deaths in the Mediterranean after an overloaded boat reportedly capsized and sank off the coast of Greece.

Mexico: Truck with over 170 migrants found

Mexico City: Mexico’s National Institute of Migration (INM) says it has found a truck with 175 migrants, mostly from Central America, in the state of Chiapas.

Title 42 deadline: Hundreds of migrants gather outside US border fence

Ciudad Juarez: Several hundred migrants in US custody gathered outside the bollard fencing on the US-Mexico border late on Thursday night as the deadline for Title 42 to expire neared, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

UN rights chief calls for action to address Central Mediterranean Sea migrant crisis

The sharp rise in migrants and asylum-seekers making the deadly Central Mediterranean crossing into Europe requires urgent action to save lives, UN High Commission for Human Rights Volker Türk said on Thursday. 

Central Mediterranean: Deadliest first quarter for migrant deaths in six years

New York: Over 400 migrants died while attempting to cross the Central Mediterranean between January and March of this year, making it the deadliest first quarter on record since 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday.

New network aims to save migrant lives in the Americas

New York: A new UN-backed network aims to drive action to save migrant lives in the Americas, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday.

Evil smuggling gangs ordering dinghies online from China to ferry migrants: Reports

London: Evil gangs are currently ordering dinghies online from China to ferry migrants across the Channel to the UK, media reports said on Wednesday.

New UN report warns against ‘dehumanizing’ migrants looking for work

New York: No one should have to surrender their human right to migrate in order to find a living wage, the UN human rights office, OHCHR said in a new report published on Friday, highlighting the importance of temporary migratory labour programmes.

More than 50,000 migrants 'die in search of a better life'

New York: After risking their lives on dangerous journeys, more than 50,000 migrants are known to have died worldwide since 2014, the UN migration agency, IOM, said on Wednesday.

Dozens missing after migrant boat sinks in Aegean Sea – UNHCR

New York: Dozens of people are said to be missing after a boat of migrants and refugees sank in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday off the Greek island of Karpathos, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

IOM: Uptick in migrants heading home as world rebounds from COVID-19

New York: According to the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) 2021 Return and Reintegration Key Highlights published on Thursday, nearly 50,000 migrants were assisted to voluntarily return to their country of origin in 2021.

UN rights office in probe call, after Morocco-Spain migrant deaths, Texas tragedy, show need for safer pathways

New York: The deaths of at least 23 migrants seeking to reach Spanish territory from Morocco should be investigated urgently by both countries, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, reacting also to reports overnight of of least 50 migrants found dead in a truck in southern Texas.

Belarus-Poland crisis: Human rights of trapped migrants ‘paramount’

New York: Amid growing concerns about the plight of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers at the Poland-Belarus border, the UN rights office and UN refugee agency on Friday urged all parties to respect human rights and refrain from using them for political ends.