Related News Stories


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



Yemen: Amid spike in COVID-19 cases, UNICEF airlifts in badly needed health supplies
A plane chartered by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) landed at Sana’a airport on Saturday with lifesaving supplies to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in conflict-torn Yemen.  ...

Latin America and Caribbean: Millions more could miss meals due to COVID-19 pandemic
Some 14 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean could experience severe food insecurity this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to projections released on Thursday by the World Foo...

Yemen: Humanitarians seeking $2.41 billion to keep aid flowing amid COVID-19 pandemic
UN agencies and their global partners are seeking $2.41 billion to fight COVID-19 spread in Yemen while continuing to support millions affected by the world’s worst humanitarian crisis....

COVID-19: A ‘new and deadly threat’ for civilians caught up in violence
Innocent civilians trapped in violence now face “a new and deadly threat” from COVID-19, the UN chief told the Security Council on Wednesday, warning that the pandemic is “amplifying and exploit...

Yemen aid lifeline near ‘breaking point’: UN food agency
Humanitarian aid projects to war-torn Yemen are reaching breaking point, and some $870 million is needed to continue giving life-saving assistance to millions of vulnerable people for the next six mon...


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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Op-ed: The EU Recovery Plan for Europe – Potential for Inclusion but on a tied Deadline
By Giacomo Manca, Policy Officer (ECRE & PICUM) – EU Funding for Inclusion. On Thursday 27 May, the European Commission has presented a long-awaited financial recovery plan to address the e...

Med: Continued Violations Topped with Dodgy Deals
As hundreds of people fleeing Libya are intercepted and returned to detention and conflict  Malta has signed a memorandum with Libya’s Government of National Accord to intensify cooperation and has...

Greece: France to Relocate 750 People, Government Deny Responsibility for Deadly Border Shooting, Lock-down Extended, and Violations Continue
On May 25, it was announced that 750 people are set to be relocated from Greece to France. In a statement in response to MEP Tineke Strik the Greek government deny any responsibility of a deadly shoot...

AIDA 2019 Update: Italy*
The updated Country Report on Italy documents the main developments in the area of asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and content of international protection in 201...

Joint Guidance Note by UN Experts on the Respect of Migrants’ Human Rights in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic
On 26 May 2020, the UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) and the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants published a Join Guidance Note on the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Hu...


Letter to MHCLG: Supporting homeless migrants during the pandemic

Today with the Public Interest Law Centre, we wrote to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP​ to express​​ ​concern​s​ that not enou...


April 2020 Newsletter: Call Continues For Health & Safety For All

While we are applauding and celebrating the efforts being carried out across the country by communities to look after the most vulnerable, we are still calling on our Government to step up and do t...


Local Authorities, homeless migrants and families & Covid-19

On 20 March, along with Public Interest Law Centre and Project 17 and over fifty other organisations, we wrote to local authorities in England demanding that they take urgent steps to protect and ...


March 2020 Newsletter- Covid-19 & Migrant Communities

Welcome to our newsletter We hope everyone is safe and managing in these very surreal times. We know the constant stream of Covid-19 news may not be helpful at times, but we wanted to report on how...


Leadership in hostile times: Lessons from the BME Women’s Programme

The first BME Women’s Community Leadership Programme in Manchester and Sheffield was delivered six months ago to a new and diverse group of women keen to learn and share their experiences with ot...