Related News Stories


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



Over 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa; Zimbabwe and South Sudan among most vulnerable
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday that the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has now risen to more than 10,000, claiming more than 500 lives. ...

Syria: Warring parties failed to abide by international law over hospital attacks
Parties to Syria’s brutal civil war, now in its tenth year, failed to abide by their obligations under international law to avoid attacks on hospitals and other civilian facilities that featured on ...

Prison shelling in Yemen kills five women and a child: UN rights chief condemns possible war crime
The UN has condemned the shelling of the women’s section of the Central Prison in a district of Yemen’s war-torn Taizz Governerate, in the south of the country, which has left at least five w...

Coronavirus restrictions hamper aid access for Sudanese in need
The United Nations and its partners are putting in place alternative plans to ensure the continuity of humanitarian assistance in Sudan, as measures taken by the Government to prevent the spread of CO...

COVID-19 crisis ‘unlike any we have dealt with’, as new tragedy looms for Syria
The risk of the COVID-19 pandemic having a devastating impact on war-torn Syria is intensifying, where six million are displaced, living in conditions that make them particularly vulnerable to the dea...


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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INFORMATION SHEET 8 APRIL 2020: COVID-19 MEASURES RELATED TO ASYLUM AND MIGRATION ACROSS EUROPE
In response to requests for information, ECRE has compiled this non-exhaustive list of measures related to asylum and migration introduced in response to the COVID-19 health crisis in Europe. The list...

Weekly Editorial: Europe COVID 19: Reaching the Bottom or Rising Above
Along with everyone else, ECRE is trying to keep its work running despite the Coronavirus emergency, and the situation of lockdown in much of Europe, including Belgium. ECRE is monitoring and recordin...

AIDA 2019 Update: Cyprus*
The updated AIDA Country Report on Cyprus documents numerous legislative, policy and practice developments relating to the asylum procedure, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers, and co...

Portugal: COVID-19 Measure – Services Ensured for People with Pending Applications for Asylum or Regularisation
On 27 March the Portuguese government announced measures to ensure the right to health and public service for people with pending residence applications, such as asylum applications or people having a...

Med: IRINI Ships will Not Search but Rescue – Civilian Search and Rescue Vessel Back at Sea
While the main mandate of the EUNAVFOR Med IRINI operation is to uphold the UN arms embargo on Libya its ships will comply with their obligations under international law and rescue people at sea. Sea...


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...


Open Letter: Access to Healthcare, Housing & Food for All- ‘Status Now’!

An Open Letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is calling on both governments to give ‘Status Now’ (leave to remain) to all undocumented migrants and...


Letter to Local Authorities-Urgent action needed to support vulnerable migrants during the Covid-19 crisis

Today, with Project17 and the Public Law Interest Centre & many other groups, we are calling for immediate action by local authorities to safeguard and protect the health and wellbeing of all ...


Windrush: Call for Review into Institutional Racism in the Home Office

Today, as the Windrush Lessons Learned Review was published,  alongside 15 other race equality and migrant rights organisations , we called for an call for independent review into institutiona...