Related News Stories


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



‘Huge’ stakes, ‘daunting’ job to tackle gender-based violence, UNICEF chief tells ground-breaking conference
One-in-three girls or women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, and “the risk multiplies” during a conflict or natural disaster, the Executive Director of UNICEF told dele...

Around 600,000 Afghan children face death through malnutrition without emergency funds: UNICEF
In Afghanistan, children suffering from the most serious form of malnutrition may die, unless $7 million in funding is found within weeks, UNICEF said on Friday....

‘Great cause of concern’ UN chief tells Security Council, surveying 'bleak' state of civilian protection
Marking 20 years since the UN Security Council added the protection of civilians to its agenda, Secretary-General António Guterres told the chamber on Thursday that while safeguards were stronger, ...

Children of ISIL terrorists likely held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warns
In Syria, it is suspected that children whose fathers fought for terrorist group ISIL are being held in unidentified “settlements” and “secret detention facilities” away from their mothers, th...

Libya on verge of civil war, threatening ‘permanent division’, top UN official warns Security Council
The damage done to Libya will already take “years to mend” but unless fighting around the capital Tripoli stops, the country risks “descending into a civil war which could lead to the permanent ...


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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EP Elections: Every Vote Counts – Make Sure It’s Yours!
Since early February ECRE and 26 partner organisations have been campaigning to mobilise progressive voters for the EP election under the hashtag #YourVoteOurFurture. The voices carrying the campaign ...

Growing Trend of Criminalising Support for Migrants Across Europe
An account from Open Democracy documents how hundreds of Europeans have been criminalised by offering support to migrants. The findings confirm a growing trend of criminalisation across Europe also re...

Pushing EU Borders: First Joint Operation of Frontex in Third Country
The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (EBCG), launched its first joint operation on the territory of a non-EU country at the Greek Albanian border. The Status Agreement between the EU and Albania...

Italy: Salvini Faces Headwind from Two Fronts
In the context of the impounding of the search and rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3 by Italian prosecutors, 47 people were allowed to disembark in Italy overriding Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s Direct...

UK: Scheme to Transfer Unaccompanied Children from Camps in France Ending
According to charities in the UK and France, the ‘Dubs scheme’, which brings vulnerable unaccompanied refugee children in France to the UK, is coming to an end. Many children in vulnerable situati...


No deal Brexit and race

Brexit will happen by default (and law) on 29 March 2019. At the time of writing it is looking unlikely that the government’s Withdrawal Bill will be passed by parliament, and the prospect of a n...


MRN’s Initial Analysis of the Immigration White paper

Home Office white paper shows us where the battles for rights-based immigration policies will be fought in the future. The government’s long-awaited white paper on future immigration, finally mad...


MRN London Network meeting 12 September

You are warmly invited to a meeting of MRN’s London network. The half day meeting will take place at EY offices (tbc) from 9:30 – 14:00 on September 12, 2018. The exact agenda will be confirmed...


UK government indicted in People’s Tribunal – call for evidence

MRN co-organising an evidence Hearing of the People’s Permanent Tribunal (PPT), specifically on the “Violations with Impunity of the Human Rights of Migrant and Refugee Peoples.” ...


“No longer the silent community”: Resisting violent raids in Chinatown

by JILNA SHAH Immigration raids, or the continuing hostile environment Despite a supposed ‘pause’ in the government’s hostile environment agenda, in the wake of the Windrush scandal, much of ...