New York, Nov 29 (IBNS): Migrants who have made, or who are making the journey to the United States border in caravans confront increasing threats to their lives, liberty and security, United Nations independent experts said on Wednesday, calling for their full protection.
New York, Nov 21 (IBNS): Migrant and refugee children to face incredible hardships attending schools and accessing education, a new United Nations report released on Tuesday has revealed, highlighting also structural weaknesses in national systems that can sometimes exclude children on the move.
As mothers searching for the whereabouts of their migrant children amassed last weekend in Mexico City, a historic nine countries were represented, as well as the United Nations International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Missing Migrants Project.
New York, Sept 12 (IBNS): New laws in Hungary, and Government attacks on civil society in the country, fuel “hostility, xenophobia, and discrimination against migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and all those trying to provide them support”, say a team of independent human rights experts mandated by the UN Human Rights Council.
New York, July 3 (IBNS): More than 200 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean in the past three days, bringing the overall death toll so far this year to more than 1,000, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Monday.
New York, June 30 (IBNS): With new solutions proposed, and new partnerships established, the United Nations Secretary-Generaltold delegates from Member States attending the first ever High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism, that he was committed to meeting the challenge of “keeping your citizens safe”.
Brussels Jun 29 (IBNS): An agreement has been made by the European Union leaders on migration after talks at the Brussels summit on Thursday.
Washington, Jun 26 (IBNS): US border police have suspended criminal prosecution of illegal migrants who enter the country with their children, reports said on Tuesday.
New York, June 23 (IBNS): The United States government decision to end its border policy of forcibly separating migrant children from their parents, does not help thousands of youngsters already in detention, who should be released and reunited with their families, a group of UN rights experts said on Friday.
New York, June 14 (IBNS): According to the first ever Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants, released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Wednesday, at least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled during the course of 2016.
Milan, June 11 (IBNS): In a major development, Italy has refused to give permission for a rescue vessel to drop off 629 migrants which it had picked up off Libya's coast, media reports said on Monday.
Tunis, June 4 (IBNS): At least 48 migrants died after the boat in which they were traveling capsized off the eastern coast of Tunisia, media reports said on Monday.
New York, May 9 (IBNS): With an estimated 7,000 migrants entering Yemen each month, most of them seeking to reach Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, the United Nations migration agency on Tuesday called for greater efforts to protect them from smugglers and other criminals.
New York, Apr 28 (IBNS): The United Nations emergency food relief agency has issued an urgent appeal for nearly $46 million to feed some 350,000 impoverished migrants who crossed the border from Venezuela into Colombia, as well as host communities with pre-existing vulnerabilities.
New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): While the number of migrants and refugees reaching Europe declined last year, the dangers they faced along the journey in many cases increased, according to a new report from the United Nations refugee agency.