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60,000 young refugees and migrants who arrived in Italy alone lack support

New York/IBNS: United Nations agencies on Friday highlighted the dire needs of thousands of unaccompanied and separated children who have arrived in Italy as refugees, lacking the proper support to transition through to adulthood.

Migratory situation: Eastern Mediterranean accounts for most arrivals

New York: In September, the number of detections of illegal border crossings on Europe’s main migratory routes rose 14% from the previous month to more than 17 200 due to higher arrivals on the Greek islands in the eastern Aegean, revealed The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, also known as Frontex.

Athens urged to fast track asylum seekers amid island shelters crisis – UNHCR

New York: A spike in the number of refugees reaching Greek island reception centres is likely to worsen the situation in already “dangerously overcrowded” facilities there, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Seven migrants drown off Moroccan coast

Rabat, Sept 28 (Xinhua/UNI) Some seven Moroccan migrants have drowned after their boat sank off Morocco's coast on Saturday, local media reported.

Tragedy of Mediterranean deaths continues, as seven drown, 57 rescued: UN migration agency

New York, June 12 (IBNS): A rescue operation on the Mediterranean concluded on Tuesday with confirmation that seven people drowned and 57 were rescued, following a shipwreck off the Greek island of Lesvos, the UN migration agency, IOM, said.

Mexico to start providing humanitarian aid to migrants to US: Prez

Moscow, Jun 9 (Sputnik) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that Mexico will begin to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants trying to enter the United States starting next week.

UK Border force intercept 74 migrants crossing English Channel

London, Jun 2 (UNI): The UK Border Force intercepted a total of 74 migrants, who were trying to cross the English Channel into the United Kingdom, local authorities confirmed. 

North Korean families facing deep ‘hunger crisis’ after worst harvest in 10 years, UN food assessment shows

New York, May 4 (IBNS): More than 10 million North Koreans are suffering “severe food shortages” after the worst harvest in a decade, according to a United Nations food security assessment released on Friday.

Migrants, asylum seekers detained in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food’: UN human rights office

New York, May 4 (IBNS): The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday it was alarmed by reports that migrants and asylum seekers who are being held in Hungarian detention centres are being “deliberately deprived of food in contravention of international laws and standards”.

Judge’s decision to block ‘Remain in Mexico’ migration policy unfair to US, says Trump

Moscow, Apr 9 (Sputnik): US President Donald Trump described a federal judge’s decision to block his administration's policy, which forces migrants to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims are processed, as a move that is “unfair to the United States.”

African continent ‘an example of solidarity’ towards migrants and refugees: UN chief

New York, Feb 10 (IBNS): African nations are setting an example for richer countries when it comes to the treatment of refugees, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a press conference on Saturday, following a meeting with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Another 170 migrants disappear in shipwrecks, UN agency reiterates call for an end to Mediterranean tragedy

New York, Jan 20 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, stated on Saturday that “no effort should be spared” in saving lives at sea, following reports of two new shipwrecks on the Mediterranean Sea, in which some 170 people either died or went missing.

Migrants: ‘A powerful driver’ of economic growth, ‘dynamism and understanding’

New York, Dec 19 (IBNS):Human migration is “a powerful driver of economic growth, dynamism and understanding,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, in his message  commemorating International Migrants Day, marked on 18 December.

Migrants: ‘A powerful driver’ of economic growth, ‘dynamism and understanding’

New York, Dec 18 (IBNS): Human migration is “a powerful driver of economic growth, dynamism and understanding,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, in his message  commemorating International Migrants Day, marked on 18 December.

Global Compact on Refugees: How is this different from the migrants’ pact and how will it help?

New York, Dec 18 (IBNS): The terms ‘refugee’ and ‘migrant’ have been used interchangeably to describe the millions of people worldwide that are either fleeing conflict or seeking better living conditions. As the United Nations sets out to secure global compacts to better protect them, it’s critical to understand the differences between the two.