Related News Stories


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



Cyclone Idai: UNICEF warns of ‘race against time’ to protect children, prevent spread of disease in flood-ravaged Mozambique
A week after the flooded Mozambican port of Beira was hit by Cyclone Idai, “aid agencies are barely beginning to see the scale of the damage”, the head of UNICEF said on Saturday, as she called fo...

Hunger, displacement and disease: 4.3 million people remain in dire need of aid in Chad
With Chad at a crossroads of life-threatening challenges ranging from violence to drought, the United Nations and its humanitarian partners appealed on Thursday for $476 million to support the most vu...

UN chief calls for ‘far greater support’ for Cyclone Idai response
The world needs to step up support for the survivors of Tropical Cyclone Idai, the UN Secretary-General said on Friday, in a strong personal appeal as relief workers rush to provide aid to people stra...

‘Massive and protracted’ humanitarian crisis in DR Congo can be ‘beaten back’ if donors step up
“Urgent and sustained funding” for a Government-led response to what is now a “massive and protracted” humanitarian crisis across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is required, said t...

Idai disaster: Stranded victims still need rescue from heavy rains as UN scales up response
Dire conditions persist in vast areas of southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai as heavy rain continues to cause “massive destruction”, the UN said on Thursday, while aid teams scale up efforts ...


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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Editorial: Refugee Inclusion – From Capacity Building to a Working Relationship
For the refugee rights sector, inclusion of people with a refugee background remains a challenge. In terms of self-advocacy and representativeness, the sector lags behind others, for example, minority...

Mare Jonio Seized by Italian Authorities while Loss of Lives on the Med Continues
Italy proceeds with its crack down on civilian search and rescue operations by seizing the Italian-flagged vessel Mare Jonio of the Italian sea rescue project Mediterranea Saving Humans. In the meanwh...

Germany Steps Up Dublin Transfers Putting Asylum Seekers at Risk
Germany has increased the number of Dublin Transfers, also to countries where people seeking protection may experience human rights violations and deficiencies in asylum procedures. In a response to a...

Scotland Leading the Way on UK Resettlement Scheme 
Nearly one-fifth of the Syrian refugees who came to the UK as part of Syrian vulnerable person resettlement programme have settled in Scotland, according to official figures. Data obtained from the Sc...

Kenya: LGBTI Refugees Detained after Delay of Ruling on Decriminalising Homosexuality 
20 refugees who arrived to Kenya on February 22, the day of an expected land-mark ruling on decriminalising homosexual conduct by the High Court, have been detained and are suffering severe abuse. The...


No deal Brexit and race

Brexit will happen by default (and law) on 29 March 2019. At the time of writing it is looking unlikely that the government’s Withdrawal Bill will be passed by parliament, and the prospect of a n...


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 ...