Related News Stories


Migration and refugee related news stories from key organisations are listed below:



‘We are not out of the woods yet’ on drought relief efforts, warns top UN aid official in Somalia
The top United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia has commended the drought relief and recovery efforts of the authorities in the northern state of Puntland, while cautioning that the current hu...

UN development agency remains committed to support Lebanon, says agency head
Reverberations of the Syrian conflict – which has now lasted longer than World War II – are being felt throughout the region, including in Lebanon, which shares most of its land border with the wa...

In crisis-torn eastern DR Congo, UN food relief agency expands operations to stem hunger
Escalating violence, daunting logistical challenges and insufficient funding have prompted the United Nations food relief agency to broaden its emergency operation in the war-ravaged Kasai region in e...

UN, partners complete first aid delivery in months to Syria’s war-battered east Ghouta
Thousands of civilians in east Ghouta now have life-saving food and medical supplies after the first aid convoy in nearly three months reached the besieged enclave just outside the Syrian capital of D...

Mali: $263 million sought to assist most vulnerable with humanitarian support, says UN relief official
Aid agencies in Mali have launched the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP ), asking for $263 million to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people, a senior United Nations aid o...


IOM Director General Calls for Action to Save Migrants Lives on International Migrants Day 2014
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IOM Releases New Data on Migrant Fatalities Worldwide: Almost 40,000 Since 2000
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A Future Without Malaria: Healthy Migrants in Malaria-Free Communities
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IOM Peru: Official Statement
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Reaching Migrants is Key to Success in the Global Fight against TB: IOM
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European Ombudsman: lack of transparency regarding EU Member States’ positions during negotiations amount to maladministration
On 13 February 2018, the European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, published her recommendations in a case regarding the (lack of) transparency at the Council of the European Union by failing to recor...

Ireland: Asylum seekers face long periods in inadequate living conditions as waiting times reach crisis point
The Ombudsman of Ireland has released the first report on the Irish Direct Provision system for those awaiting asylum decisions, highlighting the inadequacy of the living conditions where asylum seeke...

Italy strengthens engagement in controversial migrant management initiatives in Libya
The Italian government has announced an additional 80 million euro investment in its African Fund to fight illegal migration and the deployment of troops in Libya “to combat illegal immigration and ...

Four years after tragedy, NGOs still call for proper investigation and the end of push backs in Spanish enclaves
This week marked the fourth anniversary of the “Tarajal tragedy”, when a group of Sub-Saharan nationals who attempted to reach the Spanish territory by swimming towards the Tarajal beach in the Sp...

Danish ‘left’ takes it a step further than European far right
The leading left-centre opposition party in Denmark the Social Democrats have launched a policy package under the headline ‘Just and Realistic (Retfærdig og Realistisk) – an immigration policy un...


MRN seeks volunteer communications assistant (1 day per week)

Job Title: Volunteer Communications Assistant Hours: 7 hours p/wk, with a commitment for 6 months from March 2018 Location: Migrants’ Rights Network (MRN), London, NW5 3AQ Please note this is not...


Project on sexuality, gender and asylum looking for participants

The SOGICA Project is a four-year project funded by a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). Based in the School of Law at the University of Sussex, it will produce the necessary e...


Debunking some misconceptions about climate change-related migration

A recent article by Alex Randall (Programme Manager at the Climate and Migration Coalition) in Prospect Magazine offers a challenging perspective on migration caused by climate change.  The articl...


Trafficking and slavery victim wins right to remain in UK in landmark case

The Guardian and BBC report on the case of a man who worked as a slave for 20 years, was trafficked into the UK, and has finally been granted leave to remain, after two Home Office refusals. The un...


UK cities want to be heard in Brexit immigration discussions

London and other, major UK cities are not pleased with the way the government is handling (or, one could say, not handling) migration matters as part of the Brexit negotiations. They are thus activ...