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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...
Yemenis And Migrants

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...
U.S. deports thousands of migrants

U.S. deports thousands of migrants to vulnerable countries amid COVID-19 outbreak

The United States is continuing the deportation of thousands of migrants, some already sick with the novel coronavirus, to the most vulnerable countries in...

COVID-19 crisis: IOM steps in to rescue 2,371 stranded migrants in Niger

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger is currently assisting 2,371 stranded migrants across the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic...

COVID-19: IOM reminds governments not to lose sight of challenges confronting Venezuelan refugees and...

With the Coronavirus pandemic testing health care systems around the world, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) are...
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COVID-19 crisis: The Rights and Health of Refugees Must be Protected

In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, we are all vulnerable. The virus has shown that it does not discriminate - but many refugees,...

Greece: Move Asylum Seekers, Migrants to Safety

Greece’s government should immediately reduce congestion in the islands’ Reception and Identification Centers (RICs) for asylum seekers and migrants to avert a public health...

Dzodze residents schooled on ECOWAS Protocol

The Media Network on Migration (MENOM) Foundation has schooled the people of Dzodze, a town near the Akanu border in the Volta Region on...
Migrants are rescued by the Libyan Coast Guard in Tripoli, Libya, Nov. 29, 2019. The Libyan Coast Guard on Friday rescued more than 200 migrants off the country's western coast, the International Organization for Migration in Libya (IOM Libya) said. Libya has become a preferred departure point for migrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe due to the insecurity and chaos in the North African country following the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

Over 50,000 migrants left Libya for home countries – IOM

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday said over 50,000 migrants have voluntarily returned to their countries of origin from Libya since 2015. ...
EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos (2nd L), Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu (2nd R), German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (1st R), and French Ambassador to Turkey Charles Fries attend a joint press conference in Ankara, Turkey, on Oct. 3, 2019. Dimitris Avramopoulos said Thursday there is an "urgent need" to stop refugees entering Greece from Turkey in an illegal way. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Groups of migrants spotted in North Macedonia as Turkey opens borders

Groups of migrants walking on a main highway in North Macedonia near its northern border with Serbia have been spotted on Saturday after Turkey...

Shared refugee fear brings Turkey, Germany together

Turkey and Germany are drawn together by the common fear of a new wave of migrants from Syria, experts said. The fear...

CRS celebrates International Migrants Day with returned migrants in Techiman

The International Migrants Day has been marked in Techiman, Bono East Capital, to celebrate the stories and resilience of migrants the world over. Over the...
Migration by boat

More 35,000 Ghanaians in Libya to cross the sea to Europe – IMO

More than 35,550 Ghanaians are in war ravaged Libya waiting to cross the sea to Europe, according to International Organization for Migrations. They are...

Mauritania: At least 58 people confirmed dead after boat capsizes

At least 58 people are confirmed dead after a vessel carrying migrants sank as it approached the coast of Mauritania today. Eighty-three others swam to...

South African authorities must stop fueling xenophobia attacks-Amnesty International

According to Amnesty International the ongoing and escalating attacks against refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and looting of foreign owned shops in South Africa,...

UNHCR And IOM To Continue Supporting Refugees And Migrants

Eduardo Stein, Joint UNHCR-IOM Special representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants, has indicated that given the current humanitarian and political challenges, Latin America must...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Mexico wants Washington to probe use of nerve gas against migrants

Mexico on Thursday asked the United States to investigate the recent use of tear gas against undocumented migrants trying to cross the border. ...

UK: Sajid Javid declares major happening over huge number of migrants

Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid on Friday declared a major incident following a dramatic rise in the number of migrants crossing the English Channel...

AfriDocs to show real MigrantStories on TV3

Make sure to tune in to TV3 V this weekend for some of the best in African documentaries presented by AfriDocs, Africa’s only free...

Migrants on Italian Ship Disembarks Whilst threat investigation goes on

Sixty-seven migrants were allowed to disembark from an Italian coast guard vessel in Sicily on Thursday night, after being kept at bay for days...
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Italian Guard Ship Carrying Migrants Docks in Sicily

An Italian coast guard vessel carrying 67 rescued migrants was allowed to dock at the Sicilian port of Trapani on Thursday, but not to...

South Africa: More refugees and migrants still living in fear after xenophobic attacks

Ten years after an outbreak of horrific xenophobic violence claimed 60 lives in South Africa, refugees and migrants are still facing daily discrimination and...
This week’s flight from Libya was the seventh since January 2017 organized by IOM for Guinean migrants from Libya with a total of 859 migrants assisted so far. Above is a photo of Guinean migrants assisted by IOM last August. File photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

Libya: EU/AU Real Migrant Plans Uncovered

Following yesterday’s announcement by the European Union, African Union and United Nations and member states to take collective and unilateral actions to help facilitate...

Parliament charge ministry to investigate alleged slave auction in Libya

Mr Frank Annoh-Dompreh, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, has called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to collaborate with the United...

Youth in Europe And African entreated to form partnerships

The Italian Prime Minister, Mr Paolo Gentiloni, has called for strong partnership between the youth of Europe and Africa. He said as one of the...

Libyans admonished to treat Black African migrants humanely

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has urged the Government and citizens of Libya to treat Black African migrants humanely, saying, “We are all creations...

Authorities arrest 74 migrants in southern Tanzania

Tanzanian immigration authorities said on Tuesday they have arrested 74 undocumented migrants in southern parts of the east African country, mostly believed to be...