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Tunisia: Boat capsizes off eastern coast, 48 migrants die

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.

Smugglers see thousands of migrants in Yemen as ‘a commodity’, UN agency warns

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.

Colombia: UN food relief agency seeks urgent funds to help 350,000 Venezuelan migrants

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.

Despite drop in numbers, desperate migrants to Europe face greater perils, UN refugee agency reports

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.

Migrant deaths along US-Mexico border remain high despite drop in crossings – UN agency

New York, Feb 7 (JEN): The number of migrants losing their lives attempting to cross the United States-Mexico border in 2017 remained high in spite of substantial decrease in the number of arrests along the frontier, the United Nations migration agency reported on Tuesday.

Mediterranean crossing still world’s deadliest for migrants – UN report

New York, Nov 25(IBNS): Crossing the Mediterranean to Europe is “by far the world’s deadliest” journey for migrants, with at least 33,761 reported to have died or gone missing between 2000 and 2017, a United Nations report finds.

Migrants helped to return from Greece, reintegrate, start businesses back home – UN agency

New York, Oct 25(Just Earth News): Over the past 15 months, more than 2,000 migrants who have voluntarily returned home from Greece have successfully reintegrated back into their countries of origin, according to the United Nations migration agency. New York, Oct 25(Just Earth News): Over the past 15 months, more than 2,000 migrants who have voluntarily returned home from Greece have successfully reintegrated back into their countries of origin, according to the United Nations migration agency.

One year on, UN officials take stock of efforts to address large movements of refugees, migrants

New York, Sept 20(Just Earth News): United Nations officials on Wednesday highlighted the need to continue working together towards more equitable ways to share the responsibility for refugees, as well as achieve safe and orderly migration, at an event to take stock one year after the international community agreed to find solutions to better manage human mobility.

Latest round of UN-led global consultations spotlights migrants’ contributions to development

New York, July 25 (Just Earth News): Although the net benefits of migration far outweigh its costs, the public perception is often the opposite, a senior United Nations official pointed out on Monday, as the latest round of consultations on a global compact for migration began in New York.

UN agency saves 600 stranded migrants in Sahara Desert, but 52 dead in Niger

New York, June 27(Just Earth News): The United Nations migration agency in Niger has saved more than 600 lives since April 2017 through a new search and rescue operation that targets migrants stranded in Sahara Desert, but 52 did not survive.

Migrants battling exposure as freezing temperatures grip Europe, warns UN agency

New York, Jan 11 (Just Earth News): Sounding the alarm over the situation of thousands of migrants, asylum seekers and others enduring extreme cold conditions across Europe and Eastern Mediterranean, the United Nations migration agency has appealed for immediate action to save them from freezing to death.

'Every migrant is a human being with human rights,' says UN chief on International Day

New York, Dec 18 (Just Earth News): Despite appearances and media spin, "migration does not have to be chaotic or seem like an invasion," and as yet another turbulent year for millions of people on the move comes to an end, the United Nations is marking International Migrants Day with a worldwide call for more cooperation and a resolute rejection of intolerance and policies driven by xenophobic rhetoric.

UN human rights report urges end to ‘unimaginable abuse’ of migrants in Libya

New York, Dec 14 (Just Earth News): A joint report launched today by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) citied “unimaginable” human rights violations and abuses of migrants in Libya as a result of the breakdown in the crisis-riven country’s justice system.