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GENEVA / LIBYA HUMAN RIGHTS

The United Nations human rights chief has called the mass beheading of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya as a "vile crime" targeting people on the basis of their religion. UNTV CH

17 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / MIGRANTS

The year 2014 was the deadliest year on record for migration, the head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), said today. UNIFEED

17 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / MIGRANT DEATHS

A new report by the International Organization on Migration (IOM) indicates that 4,077 migrants died in 2014 trying to reach their destination, almost double the recorded figures from a year before. UNIFEED – UNTV

3 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MIGRANT HUMAN RIGHTS

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the people smugglers who allegedly sank a migrant boat in the Mediterranean last week - causing the death of 300 to 500 people -must be brought to justice and urged Egypt and other North African and European states to carry out a thorough investigation and to do [...]

19 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ WRAP

UN aid agencies and partners are deeply alarmed by the situation in northern Iraq and in particular the situation of vulnerable minority groups, including the Yezidi, Christian and Turkomen communities. UNTV CH/UNIFEED-UNTV

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / LIBYA MIGRANTS

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says that migrants who arrived in Sicily last weekend, after a treacherous journey by boat from Libya, have been talking about their 'nightmare voyage', which left as many as 180 people dead. UNTV CH

25 Jul 2014 | Read More »

CAR / IOM CASH FOR WORK

IOM’s cash-for-work street cleaning project with local youths in Bangui, the capital of the Central African is underway, aimed at promoting cooperation and coexistence between Christian and Muslim communities. MINUSCA

16 May 2014 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES/ IOM TYPHOON UPDATE

As the emergency phase in the relief effort following typhoon Haiyan moves into early recovery, International Organization for Migrations (IOM) is intensifying its efforts to provide improved shelter for the hundreds of thousands left homeless in Central Philippines. On Friday, the government of the Philippines said that the number of people dead following one of the [...]

14 Dec 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / IOM MIGRATION REPORT

The Head of Research of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that "only a minority" of migrants worldwide, about 40 percent, migrate from south to north. Laczko was discussing the findings of the World Migration Report 2013: Migrant Well-Being and Development, launched this week by IOM in Geneva. CH UNTV

13 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UN / INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the role of migrants in accelerating development through remitting funds regularly to their countries of origin. The remittances they send home total more than $300 billion a year, “that figure dwarfs international aid flows,” he said, “they are a source for stability and social cohesion.” UNTV

19 May 2011 | Read More »

 

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