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05:05, 2019-06-20

Record displacement shows ‘we're almost unable to make peace’, warns UN refugee agency chief A record 70.8 million people fled war, persecution and conflict in 2018, UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi said on Wednesday, appealing for grea...
12:34, 2019-06-19

Remittances matter: 8 facts you don’t know about the money migrants send back home This Sunday marks the second International Day of Family Remittances, observed every year on 16 June, in recognition of the fundamental contribution ...
07:17, 2019-06-16

Tragedy of Mediterranean deaths continues, as seven drown, 57 rescued: UN Migration agency A rescue operation on the Mediterranean concluded on Tuesday with confirmation that seven people drowned and 57 were rescued, following a shipwreck o...
00:17, 2019-06-12

Four million have now fled Venezuela, UN ramps up aid to children who remain The number of people who have left Venezuela to escape the country’s ongoing political and economic crisis, has reached some four million, the UN ann...
18:17, 2019-06-07

Libya’s migrants and refugees with tuberculosis ‘left to die’ in detention centres Migrants and refugees suffering from tuberculosis are being left “effectively to die” in a Libyan detention centre south of Tripoli, the UN human rig...
18:17, 2019-06-07

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: violence surges in Nigeria, anti-Semitism on the march, taxing pollution to tackle climate crisis, and more Tuesday’s main stories include: thousands fleeing into Niger as violence surges in Nigeria; UN rights office condemns rise in anti-Semitic incidents;...
22:34, 2019-05-28

Social, cultural diversity ‘an enormous richness, not a threat’ Guterres declares calling on investment for a harmonious future Like a well-tuned orchestra, successful modern societies have a balance of diversity and culture, that is a source of “enormous richness, not a threa...
20:34, 2019-05-27

UN highlights need to solve growing burden of forcibly displaced Africans With 24.2 million Africans forced from their homes in 2017  ̶  4.6 million more than the previous year  ̶  the UN is hosting a three-day event at UN ...
22:00, 2019-05-21

Myanmar Government side-lining democratic reform, resorting to military era repression: UN expert The human rights situation in Myanmar continues to deteriorate, as the civilian government fails to bring about democratic reforms and instead resort...
19:17, 2019-05-21

In Tanzania, UN refugee chief praises ‘regional peacemaker’ role, and efforts to welcome neighbours on the run The head of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has praised Tanzania for the long-standing welcome it offers hundreds of thousands of refugees, describing ...
19:17, 2019-05-21

African continent ‘an example of solidarity’ towards migrants and refugees: UN chief African nations are setting an example for richer countries when it comes to the treatment of refugees, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in...
19:17, 2019-05-21

Not enough resettlement solutions for refugees worldwide, says UN Despite record numbers of people forcibly displaced across borders, with 1.2 million in need of a new permanent place to call home last year, the UN ...
19:17, 2019-05-21

‘Comprehensively include migrants’ or sustainable development won’t happen, warns General Assembly President Migration and sustainable development are “deeply interconnected” and the 2030 Agenda, the UN’s blueprint for a sustainable future for all, will not ...
19:17, 2019-05-21

Young people worldwide can ‘determine the future of migration,’ says UN senior official The key role that young people play in determining the future of migration governance around the world is the focus of the session this year of the I...
19:17, 2019-05-21

‘Huge data gaps’ hampering ‘evidence-based’ national migration policies There are still “huge gaps at country level,” to be overcome in order to develop an effective global migration data programme, said the head of the D...
19:17, 2019-05-21

Drastic deterioration in security across Burkina Faso as 70,000 flee their homes in past two months, UN warns The landlocked West African country of Burkina Faso is facing “unprecedented” displacement, triggered by armed groups and intercommunal clashes, and ...
19:17, 2019-05-21

Education remains an impossible dream for many refugees and migrants The older refugee and migrant children get, the less likely it is that they will get a quality education: less than a quarter of the world’s refugees...
19:17, 2019-05-21

Marking international day, UN experts call for urgent action to end racial discrimination, in wake of New Zealand anti-Muslim attack States must take urgent action, to “stem the tide of hate and discrimination” and ramping up of “ethno-nationalist populism”, which helped fuel the d...
19:17, 2019-05-21

UN’s Grandi slams ‘toxic language of politics’ aimed at refugees, migrants In a heartfelt briefing to the Security Council on Tuesday, Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has said that, during his ...
19:17, 2019-05-21

Migrants, asylum seekers detained in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food’: UN human rights office 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 detentio...
19:17, 2019-05-21