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  1. UNICEF reports sharp rise in migrant children in Mexico

    - UN News

    The number of migrant children reported in Mexico has increased sharply, jumping from 380 to nearly 3,500 since the beginning of the year: a nine-fold rise, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, reported on Tuesday. 

  2. Thousands flee fresh clashes in Central African Republic: UN agency

    - UN News

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    Recent fighting between government forces and rebels in northern Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 2,000 refugees into neighboring Chad over the past week, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday. 

  3. Colombia Gives Nearly 1 Million Venezuelan Migrants Legal Status and Right to Work

    - Inter Press Service

    Apr 16 (IPS) - Colombia will grant legal status to all Venezuelan migrants who fled there since 2016 to escape their country’s economic collapse and political crisis.

  4. Trafficking Survivor & Son Born of Rape Face Daily Discrimination Upon Return to Nigeria

    - Inter Press Service

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    BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Apr 16 (IPS) - In this video Sam Olukoya interviews a young woman who was trafficked from her home in Nigeria after recruiters promised her a better life in Europe. Instead she was abandoned in Libya and sexually assaulted and abused.

  5. Burundi refugees in Tanzania living in fear: UN rights experts

    - UN News

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    The rights of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled Burundi for Tanzania must be respected, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Tuesday in an appeal to authorities in both countries. 

  6. Rohingya Children Find Refuge in Education

    - Inter Press Service

    DHAKA, Apr 09 (IPS) - Although learning centres in Cox’s Bazar Kutupalong Refugee Camp are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mariom Akhter, a Rohingya mother of four, is grateful not only for the schooling her children have had but the training sessions she as a parent was able to attend. The skills she learnt has helped her assist her children with their education at home in a crisis.

    It’s something she’s likely needed to help her children with over the last few weeks after a Mar. 22 fire spread through the camp, destroying the shelters of at least 45,000 people as well as important infrastructure, including hospitals, learning centres, aid distribution points and a registration centre. At least 15 people were reported dead and 400 missing.

  7. Clash of Cultures Is it Real or a Smokescreen?

    - Inter Press Service

    AMSTERDAM/ROME, Apr 08 (IPS) - The notion of “Clash of Cultures” is most frequently used as a justification for anti-immigrant prejudice and, particularly in Europe and in the USA, for islamophobia. The reasoning goes as follows: immigrants, especially Muslims, have a deeply different culture from the hosting communities and these differences create unsurmountable tensions and conflicts.

  8. Migrants left stranded and without assistance by COVID-19 lockdowns

    - UN News

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    Travel restrictions during the COVID pandemic have been particularly hard on refugees and migrants who move out of necessity, stranding millions from home, the UN migration agency, IOM, said on Thursday. 

  9. Was Trumps Family-Separation Policy Torture?

    - Inter Press Service

    SEATTLE, Apr 07 (IPS) - “A crime against humanity” and “a disgrace to our great country”: that’s how 99-year-old Benjamin Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor of the Nazis at the Nuremberg war-crimes trials, characterized the Donald Trump administration’s coercive separation of thousands of immigrant children from parents seeking asylum.

  10. UNRWA chief reports on despair and hope among Palestinians, as US announces $150 million in aid

    - UN News

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    Despair is growing in Palestinian refugee camps across the Middle East, but signs of hope are sprouting amid ongoing occupation, economic hardship and the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the UN agency that supports this population reported on Wednesday.

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