News headlines for “Immigration”

  1. South Asia Faces Fury of Floods

    Sunday, August 20, 2017

    DHAKA, Aug 20 (IPS) - Aid agencies warn of a serious unfolding humanitarian crisis as floodwaters continue to inundate new areas of three South Asian countries, forcing millions of people to flee their homes for shelters.

  2. Resettling Congolese Refugees in Angola, a New Shot at a Normal Life

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 (IPS) - The UN's refugee agency is relocating more than 33,000 Congolese refugees from overcrowded temporary shelters in northern Angola to a more permanent establishment in Lóvua.

  3. Yemen: African Migrants Beaten, Starved, Sexually Violated by Criminal Groups

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    ROME, Aug 14 (IPS) - African migrants who arrive on Yemen's shores --that's if they are not forced into the sea to drown—risk to fall in the hands of criminal networks who hold them captive for several days to extort money in exchange for their "freedom," according to UN sources.

  4. One in 10 Displaced Syrians Returned Home

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    ROME/GENEVA, Aug 14 (IPS) - This year alone, between January and July, 602,759 displaced Syrians returned home, according to reports from the UN Migration Agency and implementing partners on the ground. Around 6 million Syrians currently remain displaced within their own country.

  5. Promise or Peril? Africa’s 830 Million Young People by 2050

    Friday, August 11, 2017

    ACCRA, Ghana / NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 11 (IPS) - Last month, Spanish charity workers rescued 167 migrants arriving from Africa aboard a small boat.

  6. Smugglers Throw Hundreds of African Migrants Off Boats Headed to Yemen

    Friday, August 11, 2017

    ROME, Aug 11 (IPS) - A total of 300 migrants have reportedly been forced from boats over the past two days by smugglers off the coast of Yemen – many feared dead or missing, the United Nations migration agency has reported.

  7. Migrants Crossing US-Mexico Border Dying at Faster Rate. More Deaths in Mediterranean

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    ROME, Aug 07 (IPS) - While the number of migrants deaths in the Mediterranean Sea has so far in 2017 exceeded 2,350 victims for the fourth consecutive year, migrants crossing the United States-Mexico border are dying at a faster rate in 2017 than in past years, the UN migration agency reports.

  8. Zaatari Camp Marks Fifth Year With 80,000 Refugees

    Tuesday, August 01, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 01 (IPS) - Jordan's Zaatari camp, which opened in 2012 as a makeshift camp to house Syrian refugees fleeing the war, marked its fifth year on June 28.

  9. It’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. What Do We Need to Do Now?

    Monday, July 31, 2017

    GENEVA, Switzerland, Jul 31 (IPS) - It is believed that millions are currently victims of trafficking in persons around the world. It is almost impossible to think about each one of those numbers as individual human beings and it can feel like an insurmountable problem. But it isn't. And on this World Day Against Trafficking in Persons we must believe that not only can we make a dent but that we can make significant inroads into eliminating it.

  10. African Migrant Women Face “Shocking Sexual Abuse” on Journey to Europe

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    ROME, Jul 28 (IPS) - Up to 80 per cent of Nigerian migrant women and girls arriving on Europe's shores in Italy could potentially be sex trafficking victims, spotlighting the horrific levels of abuse and violence migrants face along their arduous journeys for a better future, according to a UN study.

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