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UK raises family visa income requirement by 55 percent to curb legal migration

London/IBNS: The United Kingdom has hiked the family visa income requirement by 55 percent in a bid to control the legal migration to the country.

IOM says nearly 100 people died or disappeared crossing Central and Eastern Mediterranean so far this year

Nearly 100 people have died or disappeared crossing the Central and Eastern Mediterranean so far this year – more than twice the number for the same period in 2023, the deadliest year for migrants at sea in Europe since 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday.

Migration is a fact of life and a ‘force for good’

Migration is a “fact of life” and a “force for good”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, calling for safer options for the millions seeking opportunities to improve their lives in the face of danger and despair.

British government introduces tougher visa rule to cut migration

The UK government has introduced a plan to slash migration levels and curb abuse of the immigration system, delivering the biggest-ever reduction in net migration.

US-Mexico border, ‘world’s deadliest’ overland migration route: IOM

The United States-Mexico border is the world’s deadliest land route for migrants, with at least 686 deaths and disappearances last year, the UN migration agency (IOM) said on Tuesday.

Unprecedented child migration crisis across Latin America and Caribbean

Record numbers of children are on the move through Latin America and the Caribbean, facing perilous journeys marked by violence, exploitation and abuse, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Thursday.

UN migration agency launches $15 million appeal for Haiti

New York: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Monday launched a $15 million appeal to support some 137,000 families affected by the deadly earthquake that rocked southern Haiti just over a week ago.

Domestic workers among hardest hit by COVID crisis, says UN labour agency

New York: Domestic workers globally have been among the hardest hit by the COVID crisis, losing more jobs and working hours than other sectors, the UN labour agency ILO said on Tuesday.

Joe Biden 'does not care' about Donald Trump’s plan to visit border

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: US President Joe Biden has said he does not care about the plans of the former US President Donald Trump to visit the southern border over the next few weeks.

Pandemic curbs trend towards ever-increasing migration

New York: Travel restrictions and other curbs to movement put in place in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, have put a significant dent in migration figures, but the overall trend shows 100 million more people living outside their countries of origin in 2020, compared to the year 2000, a new UN report revealed on Friday.

Global agreement on migration 'taking root' despite pandemic challenge: Guterres

New York: The Global Compact for Migration, adopted by countries in 2018 as a comprehensive framework for cooperation on international migration, is “taking root in promising ways”, the UN Secretary General said on Tuesday.

Refugee resettlement: ‘Tremendous gap’ persists between needs, and spaces on offer

New York/IBNS: Although around 1.4 million refugees are estimated to be in urgent need of resettlement worldwide, only 63,696 were resettled through the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) last year - that's only 4.5 per cent  -  due to a continuing shortage of offers of sanctuary from governments across the world.  

Bring global migration compact ‘to life’, urges UN chief

New York/IBNS: As “policies shaped more by fear than fact” have caused untold suffering to migrants, the UN Secretary-General is urging countries to realize the goals of a global agreement that promotes enhanced international cooperation on migration.  

UN migration agency appeals to South Sudan group to free volunteer worker and child

New York/IBNS: The UN migration agency appealed on Friday for the immediate liberation of a volunteer and child who’ve been missing since a gun battle in South Sudan at the weekend that claimed the lives of three agency workers.

UN rights chief 'appalled' by US border detention conditions, says holding migrant children may violate international law

New York, July 9 (IBNS): Conditions in which migrants and refugees are being held in the United States are appalling, said the UN human rights chief on Monday, underscoring that children should never be held in immigration detention, or separated from their families.