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COVID-19 has worsened plight of migrants in Horn of Africa – IOM

The onset of COVID-19 pandemic last year escalated the vulnerability of migrants from the Horn of African region to smugglers, vagaries of weather and...
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Mexican police rescue 87 migrants locked in house by smugglers

dpa/GNA - Mexican police have freed 87 migrants who were locked up by people smugglers. The group of Central Americans - including children -...

Turkey urges ‘concrete’ action on migrants, visa-free travel from EU

dpa/GNA - The European Union needs to take "concrete and constructive" steps regarding lingering issues such as renewing a migration pact and considering...

Biden vows to improve situation on U.S. southern border overwhelmed by migrants

U.S. President Joe Biden admitted Thursday that he cannot completely solve what he considered to be the long-existing border problem caused by the excessive...
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118 illegal migrants deported from Libya

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Thursday that it has sent 118 illegal migrants from Libya to their home country Nigeria this...
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At Least 20 Dead after Smugglers Force Migrants into the Sea Off Djibouti

At least 20 people have drowned after smugglers threw dozens of migrants overboard early Wednesday morning during their journey from Djibouti to Yemen, the...
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73 percent drop in migrants from Horn of Africa to Gulf countries via Yemen...

The number of migrants from the Horn of Africa travelling to the Gulf countries through Yemen fell 73 percent amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according...

Rescue group Open Arms reports saving dozens off of Libyan coast

dpa/GNA - About 170 migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea by the Spanish rescue group Open Arms this week, the group announced...
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Over 11,000 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast so far in 2020 — UN

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations migration agency, on Monday said that 11,891 illegal migrants have been rescued and returned to...
Over 26,000 migrants have been rescued in the desert since 2017 through IOM’s humanitarian search and rescue operations in Niger. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac

Thousands of Migrants from West and Central Africa at Risk as Critical Funding Ends

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is appealing for EUR 100 million to continue providing urgent protection and critical assistance to vulnerable migrants from...
A citizen holds a Venezuelan national flag during the military exercises convened by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 14, 2015. Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez inaugurated the ten-day military exercises on Saturday, which he said was launched due to the urgent need to defend the integrity of the nation. (Xinhua/Boris Vergara) (jg)

US$1.44 Billion Needed to Support Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela amid COVID-19

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, refugees and migrants from Venezuela have become even more vulnerable. Many are at risk of losing social and economic...
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Foundation integrates more than 200 returnees

Crime Check Foundation (CCF), a Crime Prevention and Advocacy Organisation, through its reintegration of migrants and returnees’ programme had integrated more than 200 returnees. Mr...
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Nearly 300 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast – UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Thursday that nearly 300 illegal migrants have been rescued off Libyan coast. Nearly 300 persons were...

Impact of COVID-19 on migrants in Sunyani

With eyes gazing down the busy, vibrant, and noisy Nana Bosoma Market Lorry Station in Sunyani, the capital of Bono Region, Issah Awudu sits...
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Young trainees benefit from short-term skills training

More than 200 trainees in Accra have graduated from the “Short Term Skills Training for Ghanaians Returning from the Diaspora and Potential Migrants” project. ...
Illegal Immigrants

UN agency to open response center in Somalia for vulnerable migrants

The UN migration agency said on Friday a new Migration Response Centre (MRC) to cater for the needs of vulnerable migrants returning to Somalia...
Illegal Immigrants

IOM voluntarily deports 110 illegal Sudanese migrants from Libya

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Sunday said it voluntarily deported 110 illegal Sudanese migrants from Libya to their home country. ...
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European Commission urges rapid disembarkation of rescued migrants in Mediterranean

The European Commission on Monday called on member states of the European Union (EU) to help affected costal member states rapidly disembark any migrants...
Illegal Immigrants

Greece rescues 96 migrants in East Aegean amid tensions with Turkey

In one of the largest rescue operations carried out in recent months in the eastern Mediterranean, 96 migrants were salvaged on Tuesday evening in...

326 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast in past week

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday that 326 illegal migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast over the past week. ...

IOM reports 160 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Monday said that 160 illegal immigrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast recently. "IOM staff are at...

IOM and Partners appeal for USD 84m to save thousands of African...

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and partners from 27 humanitarian and development organisations and governments are appealing for USD 84 million to provide...

Turkey rescues 74 illegal migrants off Aegean coast

The Turkish coast guard rescued a total of 74 illegal immigrants off Turkey's Aegean coast, local media reported on Wednesday. Turkish teams retrieved the migrants...
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Ahmed Barusso organizes football gala to support illegal Ghanaian migrants in Italy

The game ended in a draw with both sides sharing the spoils Former Ghana International Ahmed Barusso together with some ex-footballers organised a football match...
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Gambia: No Justice for 2005 Massacre of Migrants

The families of more than 50 Ghanaian and other West African migrants killed in Gambia and Senegal 15 years ago have yet to learn...

COVID-19 Compounds Families’ Painful Search for Missing and Disappeared Migrants

Due to COVID-19, more people are dying away from home and away from their families. Often, bereaved families have no opportunity to mourn their loved...
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IOM raises alarm over reports of ‘Pushbacks’ from Greece at EU Border with Turkey

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has expressed concern about persistent reports of pushback and collective expulsions of migrants, in some cases violent, at...
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COVID-19 : IOM Releases Crisis Appeal to Support over 5.3m Yemenis and Migrants

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the already dire situation in Yemen for vulnerable communities like internally displaced people and migrants. The International Organization for...
Forced Returns Of Migrants Must Be Suspended In Times Of Covid

Forced returns of migrants to intensify serious public health risks

The United Nations Network on Migration is concerned by reports of States in many regions using forced return of migrants as a measure in...

Governments, stakeholders enlightened on immigration detention amidst COVID-19

Around the world today, we are witnessing the severe impacts of the use of migration-related detention on migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees during the COVID-19...