Related News Stories


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



Storms, coronavirus pose ‘double threat’ for children in Central America and Caribbean – UNICEF
Across Central America and the Caribbean, the more than 70 million children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic could soon face another threat – catastrophic hurricane storms, the UN Children’s Fund...

Ravages of acute hunger will likely hit six in 10 in Zimbabwe: WFP
The World Food Programme (WFP) is urgently seeking more international support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans plunging deeper into hunger. The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated an already severe hun...

Security Council: Poverty deepens, along with need, across Syria
Humanitarian operations across war-shattered Syria are reaching 6.8 million people a month, but a worsening economic crisis is deepening poverty and pushing more and more Syrians into humanitarian nee...

COVID-19 scapegoating triggers fresh displacement in Yemen, warns migration agency
COVID-19 fears have prompted fresh displacement in war-torn Yemen, and forced many of those on the move to sell what little they have to survive, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday....

COVID-19: UN relief chief urges G20 to step up to avert ‘cascading crises’ in fragile countries
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession are set to trigger the first increase in global poverty in three decades, pushing 265 million people to the point of starvation by the end of the year, th...


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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Asylum in Europe 2019: human rights under pressure
Evidence from the Asylum Information Database (AIDA) shows that compliance with existing EU asylum law should be a priority  The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database managed by the Euro...

Weekly Editorial: Wishful Waiting: Four Reasons to Curb Our Impatience for the Pact
The Commission’s priorities have been re-ordered due the COVID emergency, and rightly so. Although it is apparently ready to be published, we will be waiting longer for the long-awaited European Pac...

Med: 65 Lives at Risk, Inaction Continues, Evidence Culminates, NGOs Blocked
The NGO Alarm Phone reports that 65 people in distress at sea have been waiting for rescue in the Maltese SAR zone since Friday morning. Despite alerts Coast Guards refused responsibility. Evidence of...

Greece: No Accountability for Deadly Shooting, Continued Push-backs and Evictions, Critique of Crack-down on NGOs, German States Willing to Relocate
The European Commission has accepted the Greek denial of responsibility for a deadly shooting on the border with Turkey on March 4. A new report adds to the mounting evidence of collective expulsions ...

France: Brutal Evictions Followed by Brutal Demands
Ahead of the visit of French incoming interior minister Gérald Darmanin, Calais saw one of the “most brutal” evictions of the informal camp since 2016. The mayor demands an expansion of detention...


EVENT: 20th August 2020 – Local Authority responses to people with NRPF during the pandemic

Did local authorities ‘bring everyone in’ during this pandemic, or were some left out purely because of their immigration status? The Institute Of Community Research & Development,...


Survey: How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected people of colour and migrant frontline workers? Help us find out!

We are working with Kanlungan Filipino Consortium, The3Million and Migrants At Work to help understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people of colour and migrant frontline workers in the S...


August Newsletter: Migrants’ Rights Organisations Need Your Help!

There is a lot happening in the migrant sector and especially at MRN this month! We are currently running two surveys to assess the effects of Covid-19 on Housing and Frontline Workers in the migra...


July 2020 Newsletter: Surviving Covid

In case you missed it, our CEO Fizza Qureshi was featured in a BBC report about the continued health risk during this pandemic to undocumented migrants and the general public because of the governm...


Submission: Immigration Enforcement Inquiry

MRN submitted evidence to the Public Accounts Committee Immigration Enforcement inquiry to describe how immigration enforcement activities are impacting migrant and Black and Minority Ethnic commun...