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News in Brief 09 January 2018

Listen / Two little girls fetch water from a pond in Nget Chaung camp in central Rakhine, Myanmar.  © UNICEF/UN0155423/Thame

Vulnerable Rohingya children living in "appalling conditions": UNICEF The inability of UN agencies to access vulnerable Rohingya children who remain in northern Myanmar is "troubling", said the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday. Describing her recent visit to Rakhine State, UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado, said that around 60,000 Rohingya children remain "almost forgotten", trapped in [...]

9 Jan 2018 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

People-smuggling networks in Libya "must be tracked and prosecuted"

Listen / In November 2017, IOM assisted 243 Guinean migrants in returning home from Libya under its Voluntary Humanitarian Return programme. Photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM)

Illegal smuggling networks which have imprisoned, tortured and abused thousands of migrants trying to cross Libya, "must be tracked and prosecuted". That's according to Othman Belbeisi, who is the UN migration agency IOM's mission chief, in Libya. He was speaking after the second flight of the year left Libya for Nigeria on Monday, under the [...]

9 Jan 2018 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

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