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



‘Incredibly hard’ winter beckons for Syrians, more assistance urgently needed 
More than three million people across Syria require assistance through what is likely to be an “incredibly hard” winter, the acting deputy UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council...

UN officials denounce bombings in northern Syria
Two separate bomb attacks in northern Syria on Tuesday, which reportedly left at least seven civilians dead and many more wounded, have been condemned by the UN....

Afghanistan conference draws donor pledges and calls for lasting ceasefire 
International donors pledged financial and political support for Afghanistan’s peace process at the 2020 Afghanistan Conference in Geneva on Tuesday, anticipating a sustainable ceasefire that will...

Fears of Desert Locust resurgence in Horn of Africa
The Desert Locust crisis which struck the greater Horn of Africa region earlier this year threatening food supplies for millions, could re-escalate as recent strong winds carried mature swarmlets fr...

UN ‘extremely concerned’ for safety of Tigray civilians in regional capital, as refugee numbers grow
The UN on Monday said it was “extremely concerned” over the safety of civilians across Ethiopia’s Tigray region, as fighting between Government troops and those loyal to the Tigray People’s Li...


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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Joint Statement Last call: The Future Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
Making the Case for humane, transparent and effective use of EU resources for asylum and migration in the Union, November 2020 As the European Union (EU) co-legislators are stepping up their efforts t...

Editorial: An Offer You Can’t Refuse: The External Dimension
As the Member States’ reaction to the Pact – hundreds if not thousands of requests for clarification and a redrawing of battle-lines in the two old conflicts East v West and South v North – demo...

Atlantic Route: Alarm over Inadequate Reception as Arrivals to the Canary Islands Continue to Increase
According to recently published IOM data, 16,760 individuals have reached the Canary Islands between January and November, after crossing by boat from the coasts of West Africa. Local authorities urge...

Greece: EU to Finance Camps on Islands, CPT Calls for Reforms of Detention System and end of Pushbacks, Whereabouts of Rejected Asylum Seekers Unknown
EU has signed a financing agreement for the construction of new structures to replace overcrowded camps on Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Leros and Kos. Council of Europe’s anti-torture Committee (CPT) call...

France: Dismantling of Makeshift Camp Home to 2,400 People Adds to “Endless and Destructive Cycle”
On 17 November French police dismantled a makeshift camp home to 2,400 people in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis. Most residents where moved to emergency accommodation, but several hundred remained on...


Priti Patel’s Statement On Asylum Reform

Migrants’ Rights Network (MRN) is deeply concerned about the Home Office’s proposed condemnation and treatment of so-called ‘illegal’ migrants. This undermines the UK’s international ...


Migrants’ Rights & Campaigning Workshop – September 2020

As part of our response to the immediate needs of migrant communities who are facing extreme poverty and destitution because of NRPF restrictions, we partnered and ran a successful advocacy and sup...


ACTION: No evictions into homelessness from asylum accommodation

Today, the Migrants’ Rights Network, NACCOM, and Asylum Matters, wrote to the Prime Minister calling for a reversal to the decision to evict people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) int...


BBC Radio 5 Live: Channel Crossings

Our CEO Fizza Qureshi speaks on the Channel crossings and the young Sudanese migrant who unfortunately died during his crossing attempt.

The post Study: The Effects Of Covid-19 On Tier 4 International Students – August 2020

Covid-19 has created an unprecedented crisis and response for all affected in the UK. Yet, the government’s response has still managed to let down those most vulnerable and at risk i.e. migrants,...