Migrants are human beings with "inalienable rights", need protection

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Migrants arriving on Italy's Lampedusa Island after crossing the Mediterranean on a dilapidated boat. Photo: UNHCR/F. Noy

Migrants, particularly women and children, need protection from the international community, as they are human beings with "inalienable rights".

That's according to Götz Schmidt-Bremme, the Co-Chair of forum on issues facing migrants which is taking place in June this year.

He said up to 80 per cent of African women are often forced into prostitution en route to their destinations.

Andita Listyarini asked Mr Schmidt-Bremme of the 2017-2018 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) about what lessons the international community can learn from migrants' experiences.

Duration: 4'23"

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