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First Person: False promises in Mauritania

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 23:32
Women and girls face particular challenges as migrants, whatever their reason for leaving their country of origin. UN agencies are learning more about these difficulties, and how to address them.

Helping migrant shipwreck survivors to deal with trauma

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 05:00
Every year, migrants embarking on sea-crossings see their journey end in tragedy: those who survive and return home can struggle to cope with daily life, and need support. To help migrant returnees, the UN has a range of programs aimed at tackling the mental health side-effects of trauma.

UN expert raises alarm over migrant, asylum seeker ‘pushbacks’ at Turkey-Greece border 

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 16:24
Greece must take immediate action to end the violence against migrants and asylum seekers at the border between Turkey and Greece, an independent UN human rights expert said on Monday, expressing alarm at reports of violence at the hands of some Greek security officers and unidentified armed men.

UN chief congratulates Uzbekistan on decision to end statelessness for 50,000 people

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 20:43
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated Uzbekistan on the passage this week of legislation set to end statelessness for some 50,000 people in the Central Asian country.  

COVID-19: Agencies temporarily suspend refugee resettlement travel

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 20:45
A “vital lifeline” for vulnerable families forced to flee their homelands has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic as two UN agencies announced on Tuesday that they are temporarily suspending resettlement travel for refugees.