Related News Stories


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



One-third of Afghans need urgent humanitarian aid, millions suffer ‘acute food insecurity’
Over the last three months (August to October 2019), around one-third of the Afghan population required urgent humanitarian action, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classificatio...

Hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk in Syria amid ongoing violence in northeast and northwest
Almost daily violence targeting built-up areas and health facilities in Syria continues to threaten the lives of civilians there, UN rights experts and humanitarians said on Friday....

‘Everyone needs to do more’ to help suffering Venezuelans, says UN Emergency Relief Coordinator
“Ordinary women, men and children face overwhelming challenges” just to survive in Venezuela today, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said on Wednesday in the capital, Caracas....

Nearly two million Cameroonians face humanitarian emergency: UNICEF
Ongoing violence in Cameroon’s northwest and southwest has created a fast-growing humanitarian emergency now affecting some 1.9 million people, a “15-fold increase since 2017”, UN humanitarians ...

Ebola emergency chief decries new attacks on frontline staff, after DR Congo worker death
Security measures for staff helping to fight health emergencies need to be stepped up urgently, a UN health agency top official said on Monday, after a frontline Ebola epidemic community worker was re...


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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Policy Note: Time to Commit: Using the Global Refugee Forum
ECRE’s Recommendations for Implementation of the GCR in and by Europe, Focussing on Using the Global Refugee Forum The Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) was adopted by a majority of UN Member States,...

#VoicesOfECRE: Eero Janson
Interview with Eero Janson Chair of the Estonian Refugee Council and representative for the Nordic Baltic region at the ECRE board ECRE is an alliance of 104 NGOs across 41 European countries and its...

Med: At Least Nine People Dead after Shipwreck off Lanzarote
A shipwreck off Lanzarote brings the overall number of deaths of people trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe close to 1100. Meanwhile, five states agreed to distribute 88 people rescued b...

UN: Huge Risks at Land and Sea Routes – Resettlement Places in Dire Need
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) warns that migrants are even more likely to lose their life on the land routes in Africa attempting to reach the Mediterranean than attempting to cross it. Yet alternativ...

Germany: Constitutional Court Strengthens Rights of Asylum Seekers Subject to Dublin
The Federal Constitutional Court (BVG) strengthened the rights of asylum seekers subject to the Dublin procedure in two important cases concerning Italy and Greece. Notably, the BVG confirmed a ruling...


Migrant, refugee & BAME Communities- Promote the Migrant Vote

With the General Election looming, we want to ensure all eligible migrant/ refugees and those from BME background are registered to vote. So, join the Migrants’ Rights Network, Arhag Housing ...


Comment: Faith & community groups working with the Home Office to assist removals

Our comment condemning the practice of faith and community organisations assisting the Home Office with deporting undocumented migrants Fizza Qureshi “The extent to which the Home Office is infil...


Joint Letter- Concerns with the Rough Sleeping Support Service

Public Interest Law Centre, Migrants’ Rights Network, Liberty and twelve other organisations have today written a joint letter to London local authorities about the Home Office’s Rough Sleepin...


MRN’s comment on the 39 victims found in a lorry in Essex

The 39 people that lost their lives in this tragic incident are a consequence of the lack of safe routes of passage for people. This issues needs to be addressed politically by the UK and European ...


The power and strength of BME women creating change

By Jash Patel Photo of Jashmin Patel, BME Women’s Hub Project Manager with the BME women community leaders in Manchester. Since I joined MRN as the BME Women’s Hub Project Manager back in April...