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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 »

UN / MIGRANTS HUMAN RIGHTS

The Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, François Crépeau, expressed concern over the situation of Syrian and other refugees, saying that "there is little appetite, especially in the global north, for resettling these people who have fled a bloody civil war." Crépeau also spoke about the situation of the World Cup sites workforce in [...]

24 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GA / DEBATE 3

Turkish President Erdogan stressed that it has received more than 150,000 Syrian refugees in the last five days and said that Turkey is “one of the most generous countries in the world.” Speaking at the General Assembly in New York, Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez briefed about the financial obstacles facing her country and noted the room [...]

24 Sep 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/ IOM MIGRANT DEATHS

The International Organization for Migration is calling for a comprehensive approach to migration management following the death of 30 Haitian migrants at sea earlier this week off the Bahamas.  CH UNTV  

29 Nov 2013 | Read More »

 

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