Related News Stories


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



Nigeria: Armed conflict continues to uproot thousands, driving up humanitarian need
Since November, more than 80,000 Nigerians have been forcibly displaced due to ongoing violence in the north-east, adding to two million people already displaced by violence, or forced across the coun...

Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies
A spate of migrant shipwrecks and rescues in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days is evidence that urgent action is required from European States to address the issue, the UN said on Tuesday...

Fuel crisis rapidly draining last ‘coping capacities’ of Palestinians in Gaza
A worsening fuel crisis in the Gaza Strip enclave is putting patients’ lives at risk with power supplies for operating theaters under constant threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said....

Another 170 migrants disappear in shipwrecks, UN agency reiterates call for an end to Mediterranean tragedy
The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, stated on Saturday that “no effort should be spared” in saving lives at sea, following reports of two new shipwrecks on the Mediterranean Sea, in which s...

Thousands returning to Nigeria’s restive Borno state ‘at risk’; UN ‘gravely concerned’
Amid reports that Cameroon is forcing several thousand Nigerians to return to Borno state in the country’s crisis-gripped north-east, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) deplored the move, say...


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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Op-ed: Parliament Approves its Position on ESF+ and Calls for Enhancing Social Inclusion
By Giacomo Manca Policy Officer (ECRE & PICUM) – EU Funding for Inclusion On January 16, the European Parliament adopted its report on the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) with a large cons...

Editorial: Immigration Derails the Brexit Train
As the Brexit fiasco train rolls on, Prime Minister Theresa May’s own anti-immigration stance remains an obstacle in the way of reaching any sort of reasonable destination. There are of course many ...

Greece’s treatment of migrant children subject to legal challenge before the European Committee on Social Rights
A legal challenge to the violations of migrant children’s social rights on mainland Greece and its North Eastern Aegean islands has been lodged before a European body specialised in the protection o...

Severe Winter Storms Devastate Syrian Refugees in Temporary Lebanese Camps
According to Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) estimates, 70,000 refugees are currently at risk after heavy snow and floods have hit Lebanon. More than half of those deemed at risk are children. Last we...

Spain: Open Arms Search and Rescue Vessel Denied Permission to Conduct Mission
The Spanish Directorate General of Merchant Marine under the Development Ministry has denied permission for the Spanish Proactiva Open Arms search and rescue vessel to conduct its mission in the centr...


MRN’s Initial Analysis of the Immigration White paper

Home Office white paper shows us where the battles for rights-based immigration policies will be fought in the future. The government’s long-awaited white paper on future immigration, finally mad...


MRN London Network meeting 12 September

You are warmly invited to a meeting of MRN’s London network. The half day meeting will take place at EY offices (tbc) from 9:30 – 14:00 on September 12, 2018. The exact agenda will be confirmed...


UK government indicted in People’s Tribunal – call for evidence

MRN co-organising an evidence Hearing of the People’s Permanent Tribunal (PPT), specifically on the “Violations with Impunity of the Human Rights of Migrant and Refugee Peoples.” ...


“No longer the silent community”: Resisting violent raids in Chinatown

by JILNA SHAH Immigration raids, or the continuing hostile environment Despite a supposed ‘pause’ in the government’s hostile environment agenda, in the wake of the Windrush scandal, much of ...


Citizens’ rights still need “urgent” clarification in light of Brexit

Last week, the so-called “Brexit White Paper” stated that: The UK and the EU have already reached an agreement on citizens’ rights which provides EU citizens living in the UK and UK n...