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



UN aid official in Yemen urges lifting of blockade, says millions a ‘step away from famine’
The continuing blockade of ports in Yemen must be lifted, a senior United Nations humanitarian official today urged, calling for greater access to more than eight million people on the verge of famine...

UN agency begins assisting thousands of West African migrants to leave Libya
The United Nations migration agency and the Government of Niger welcomed the first 504 people from Libya to Niger, kicking off a voluntary mass evacuation of nearly 4,000 migrants....

UN emergency response fund secures $383 million in donor pledges for 2018
Thirty-six donors pledged $383 million to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) &#8211 a pool of funding that supports critical relief operations in crises around the world &am...

Gaza: UN official releases funds to enable life-saving aid programmes in enclave
A senior United Nations aid and development official in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) today released $2.2 million to support health, food and livelihood programmes in the Gaza Strip....

Children not a ‘bargaining chip’ in tug of war between Syrian parties – UN advisor
The United Nations advisor for Syria said Thursday that obstacles stopping humanitarians from delivering aid and carrying out medical evacuations in besieged parts of the war-ravaged country are not b...


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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Weekly Editorial: What can the Global Compact for Refugees do for Europe & what can Europe do for the GCR?
The Global Compact for Refugees (GCR) enters its next stage with the High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges next week and a zero draft of the Compact due early next year. Even given t...

OPed: Let children be children – a moral obligation and an investment in our future
By Ana Fontal, Global Refugee Coordinator at SOS Children’s Villages International. A new  report by SOS Children’s Villages and Eurochild presents 16 case studies bringing lessons from the field...

Interview: Asylum procedure based on nationality rather than on merit – the situation of Pakistani asylum applicants under the EU Turkey Deal
Interview with Saima Hassan, photo journalist, aid worker and part of the research project ‘Migratiedeals’, Evidence-based assessment of migration deals: the case of Turkey, initiated by Ilse Van...

European Commission moves forward with key asylum-related infringement procedures
On 7 December 2017, the European Commission published a list containing a number of legal actions against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. The measures cover va...

Strong reactions to atrocities in Libyan quagmire – emergency measures fall short of addressing fundamental issues
While the grave situation in Libya is well-documented including by the UN Security Council, the atrocities and abuse of migrants and refugees in Libya have sparked strong reactions at the internationa...


Call for Volunteers (Housing & Immigration Adviser, Receptionist, Access to Healthcare Assistant) – WWMS

Wanstead and Woodford Migrant Support are a recently constituted charity and are looking for volunteers to assist with their migrant support work. The organisation is based in Broadmead Baptist Ch...


Refugee Connection Seeking to Grow Advocacy & Casework Clinic (Hackney, London)

Dalston-based Refugee Connection is seeking to grow its advocacy and casework activities, in addition to connecting Londoners with refugees and asylum seekers for social events.  Refugee Connectio...


Building a lawyers’ network to challenge workplace immigration raids – London

As part of its London projects, MRN is asking partners to assist small businesses targeted by the Home Office ICE teams for illegal employment. Establishing a Lawyers’ network Our hope is to...


Brexit Deal Leaves Much Uncertainty Regarding Citizens’ Rights

Last week, the UK and EU finally reached a baseline agreement from which to move on to trade talks. Yet with the focus almost exclusively on the so-called “divorce bill” and the Irish b...


When does a migrant turn from crime victim to suspect? When they’re undocumented

by FIZZA QURESHI & FABIEN CANTE In April this year, we first heard the shocking story of a rape victim being treated as a criminal simply because she was an undocumented migrant. When she call...