Related News Stories


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



‘Negative developments’ undermining two-State solution in Middle East
Recent heightened tensions in the Middle East underscore the critical need for dialogue and diplomacy in the region, the UN’s Political Affairs chief told the Security Council on Tuesday. ...

Major humanitarian hub in northeast Nigeria burned in attack
The top UN aid official in Nigeria has condemned a weekend attack against a major humanitarian facility in the north-east of the country. ...

Haiti earthquake victims honoured at UN, with pledge to safeguard the nation’s future
More than 200,000 Haitians who perished in the devastating earthquake which struck the island nation ten years ago, were honoured in a solemn ceremony of remembrance at UN Headquarters in New York on ...

Aid to vulnerable Iraqis may ‘come to a complete halt within weeks’
Aid to vulnerable people in Iraq risks being completely blocked within weeks, warned the UN’s humanitarian chief in Iraq, Marta Ruedas, on Tuesday, as a result of the suspension of government docume...

Yemen resilient and ‘unscathed’ in face of latest Gulf crisis
Despite the threat posed by recent tensions in the Gulf, Yemen was able to weather the crisis thanks in part to restraint exercised by its political leaders, the UN Special Envoy for the countr...


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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#VoicesOfECRE: Francesca Zalambani
Interview with Francesca Zalambani ECRE Legal Assistant   ECRE is an alliance of 104 NGOs across 41 European countries and its diverse membership ranges from large INGOs with global presence to small...

D and Others v Romania: Lack of Access to an Effective Remedy in Case Concerning Expulsion to Iraq
On 14 January 2020, the European Court of Human Rights published its judgment in the case of D and Others v Romania (App no. 75953/16). The Court found that the applicant did not have access to an eff...

Italy: Death of a Young Man Stirs Protests in Detention Centre
In the morning of 12 January, a person was found dead in his bedroom inside the pre-removal detention centre of Piano del Lago (Caltanisetta), Sicily. The man, a 34 years old Tunisian citizen, was det...

New (Old) Ministry on Migration to Face Resistance against New Centres
Six months after scrapping the ministry for Migration and Asylum, the Greek government announced the reintroduction of the ministry under the former deputy minister of labour and social affairs, Notis...

Denmark: Council of Europe Shocked over Conditions in Danish Detention Centres and Threatens Legal Action
A report from Council of Europe’s Anti-Torture Committee (CPT) raises severe critique of conditions in the Danish detention centres for asylum seekers in Ellebæk and Nykøbing Falster. Denmark has ...


Joint letter: Newham Council collaboration with immigration enforcement

Today, we joined nine other local Newham organisations asking Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham,  to bring about an end to joint working between Council Services and Immigration Enforcement. “W...


Comment: Concerns for future immigration policies

Jilna Shah, co- chief executive officer of the Migrants’ Rights Network, told Eastern Eye: “We are particularly concerned about the continued impact of existing policies on undocumented migrant...


Letter to the Prime Minister- Your Words Matter

In partnership with the3million, we wrote to the Prime Minister on the eve of the General Election, asking him to apologise for his comments scapegoating EU citizens and migrants. In an interview w...


Comment: Immigration policy: How open will Britain be?

Fizza Qureshi, the co-CEO of Migrants’ Rights Network, said the organisation was disappointed by some proposals from leading parties which suggested they would be ending free movement. It will le...


Workshops- Telling our own stories

A seven-week programme for migrants and refugees campaigning on issues that effect them and their communities. About this Event Join us every Saturday between 1 February and 14 March 2020 on a seve...