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New York: Dozens of people are said to be missing after a boat of migrants and refugees sank in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday off the Greek island of Karpathos, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. more
IOM: Uptick in migrants heading home as world rebounds from COVID-19

New York: According to the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) 2021 Return and Reintegration Key Highlights published on Thursday, nearly 50,000 migrants were assisted ...

UN rights office in probe call, after Morocco-Spain migrant deaths, Texas tragedy, show need for safer pathways

New York: The deaths of at least 23 migrants seeking to reach Spanish territory from Morocco should be investigated urgently by both countries, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesda ...

Families of missing migrants, forced to search alone

New York: Urgent support is needed for tens of thousands of missing migrant families who are often forced to rely on smugglers and other informal networks, to trace loved ones, the Intern ...

Deadly ‘invisible shipwrecks’ plague migrants bound for Canary Islands

New York: A sharp increase in the deaths and disappearances of migrants at sea heading to Spain’s Canary Islands, along the West African coast, is a cause for “extreme concern ...

‘Lifesaving’ protection for children in conflict must be central to pandemic recovery: UN official

New York: Protection for children caught up in war must be at the heart of the international agenda, including COVID-19 response, a senior UN official said on Monday.

Violence against smuggled migrants widespread, but justice is lacking: UN report

New York: Migrants smuggled across borders are often subjected to extreme violence, torture, rape and kidnapping, whether in transit or in captivity, but authorities take little action to ...

Integral to societies, migrants are central to COVID-19 recovery: Guterres

New York: The UN marks International Migrants Day on Friday, highlighting their essential contribution to societies everywhere, and underlining migrants' central role in recovery from ...

France rescuers save 45 migrants attempting to cross English channel: Maritime Prefecture

Moscow/Sputnik: French rescuers have saved 45 migrants who were trying to cross the English Channel on a boat, the Maritime Prefecture for the Channel and the North Sea said on Sunday.

2020’s deadliest shipwreck so far, sees 140 migrants perish off Senegalese coast

New York: In the deadliest shipwreck recorded so far this year, at least 140 people have drowned after a vessel carrying around 200 migrants sank off the Senegalese coast, the UN migratio ...