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GENEVA / EU MIGRANTS DECISION

United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) welcomed the decision by the European Council to relocate 40,000 people in need of international protection and to resettle 20,000 refugees. UNTV CH

26 Jun 2015 | Read More »

STRASBOURG / BAN COUNCIL OF EUROPE

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday called on the Council of Europe "to advocate for the protection and rights of people who flee conflict, persecution, entrenched poverty or lack of access to decent work." COUNCIL OF EUROPE

23 Jun 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / REFUGEES IRISH VESSEL

As of June, there have been around 112,000 refugee and migrant arrivals in Europe via the Mediterranean in 2015. On Tuesday, an Irish navy vessel rescued  400 people, bringing them to Southern Italy. Among them were children and pregnant women. UNHCR

17 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / MIGRANTS RIGHTS

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that attitudes to migrants and their plight must be changed. He said the EU “needs, and should welcome, more migration at all skill-levels." UNTV CH

15 Jun 2015 | Read More »

SOMALIA / YEMEN EVACUEES

95 Somali nationals who were evacuated from Yemen by the International Migration Organization (IOM) arrived safely in Mogadishu on 18 May. UNSOM

19 May 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / MIGRANTS SURVIVORS

Italian official vessel today rescued some 450 people from a boat that has sailed from Egypt on its way to Europe. UNHCR

22 Apr 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / SURVIVORS IN SICILY

The 28 survivors of what is expected to be the biggest migration sea tragedy in the Mediterranean   landed ashore in Sicily, Italy. Earlier in the day the recovered bodies of those who lost their lives were taken to Malta. Around 800 people lost their lives in the tragedy, only 24 bodies were recovered.  UNHCR

21 Apr 2015 | Read More »

LAMPEDUSA / TWIN BROTHERS

As the seas get warmer, more boats carrying migrants and refugees make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean into Europe. In the past week more than 8500 people were rescued at sea off the coast of Lampedusa and taken into different parts of Italy. Mohammed and Iyla’ are twins from Syria. They are 25 years [...]

16 Apr 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC TORTURE

The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan E. Méndez, said children in detention are at a heightened risk of violence and abuse and are more vulnerable than adults to being subjected to torture and ill-treatment. UNTV CH

9 Mar 2015 | 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 »

 

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