Related News Stories


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



Vital Idlib aid deliveries resume after ‘heavy bombing’ - WFP 
Urgently-needed aid deliveries to embattled civilians in north-west Syria have started again after a day-long break in distributions caused by escalating hostilities, the World Food Programme (WFP) ...

$683 million appeal to deliver reproductive health services, where they’re most needed
With more than half of all maternal deaths occurring in countries affected by humanitarian crises and fragility, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is calling for greater international support to p...

‘Don’t forget Madagascar’s children’, UN appeals for long-term help as emergency worsens
Since 2012, the plight of children in Madagascar has not improved and is in many cases getting worse, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday....

Act now to prevent Desert Locust catastrophe in Horn of Africa: UN agencies
With the rainy season fast approaching, countries in the Horn of Africa are in a race against time to tackle a Desert Locust invasion amidst ongoing humanitarian challenges, the United Nation...

Syria: ‘Massive waves of civilian displacement and loss of life must stop now’: UN Special Envoy
Air and ground strikes in the region of Idlib, northwest Syria, are causing “massive waves of civilian displacement and major loss of civilian life”, causing unacceptable human suffering which mus...


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: Border Prisons Are Go. Or Not.
Along with other NGOs, ECRE has today published a statement on the proposed Asylum and Migration Pact, under development at EU level. As civil society is often accused of being too critical and only s...

Interview: WatchTheMed Alarm Phone: A Response for Rescue and a Call for Change
Interview with representatives from the activist network Alarm Phone: Dr Maurice Stierl is a political scientist at the University of Warwick in the UK; Dr Deanna Dadusc is a Senior Lecturer in Crimin...

Med: People Returned, Rescued and Gone Missing
On Thursday, the rescue vessel Aita Mari, run by the Basque NGO Salvamento Maritimo Humanitario, disembarked 158 people in the port of Messina, Italy. The former fishing boat rescued the group includi...

Austria: Arrivals Plummet – Detention Rockets
A report by the Global Detention Centre reveals that immigration detention in Austria has tripled since 2015 while the numbers of asylum seekers have plummeted after 2016. The report provides an overv...

Hungary: Continued Starvation Tactics Continued Interim Measures
A case compilation from ECRE member Hungarian Helsinki Committee reveals that the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has for the 18th time granted interim measures in cases of food depravation inv...


Joint letter: Newham Council collaboration with immigration enforcement

Today, we joined nine other local Newham organisations asking Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham,  to bring about an end to joint working between Council Services and Immigration Enforcement. “W...


Comment: Concerns for future immigration policies

Jilna Shah, co- chief executive officer of the Migrants’ Rights Network, told Eastern Eye: “We are particularly concerned about the continued impact of existing policies on undocumented migrant...


Letter to the Prime Minister- Your Words Matter

In partnership with the3million, we wrote to the Prime Minister on the eve of the General Election, asking him to apologise for his comments scapegoating EU citizens and migrants. In an interview w...


Comment: Immigration policy: How open will Britain be?

Fizza Qureshi, the co-CEO of Migrants’ Rights Network, said the organisation was disappointed by some proposals from leading parties which suggested they would be ending free movement. It will le...


Workshops- Telling our own stories

A seven-week programme for migrants and refugees campaigning on issues that effect them and their communities. About this Event Join us every Saturday between 1 February and 14 March 2020 on a seve...