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International Organisation for Migration donates vehicles to Mozambique’s police

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The United Nations’ International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has donated six Mahindra pickup trucks to the Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM) to...

“Invisible shipwrecks” another contributor to migrant deaths

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A sharp increase in deaths and disappearances of migrants heading to Spain’s Canary Islands off the West African coast is a cause for “extreme...

Migrant deaths rise on both Africa/Europe routes

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Migrant deaths on dangerous sea routes to Europe, in particular across the Mediterranean, soared in the first six months of the year. At least 1...

At least 34 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Djibouti, IOM...

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At least 34 people drowned when a boat carrying migrants from Yemen capsized off the coast of Djibouti, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)...

“Serious escalation of violence” in Cabo Delgado – UN agencies

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A UN agency is reporting targeted attacks against civilians in Cabo Delgado’s Palma, marking what is termed “a serious escalation of violence and volatility”...

More migrants drown off Libya

Two dozen migrants and refugees on a rubber dinghy trying to cross from Libya to Europe are believed drowned after their boat capsized, the...

Abandoned migrants rescued in Sahara

More than 80 African migrants were rescued in the Sahara desert after they were robbed and left to die by people they paid to...

UN agencies call for action on human trafficking networks

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Two UN agencies want more action in dismantling smuggling and trafficking networks following the deaths of 27 migrants off Mauritania in north-west Africa. The International...

Mediterranean rated the world’s deadliest sea crossing

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Six people died every day last year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe – “the world’s deadliest sea crossing” - the UN...

Morocco foils 89 000 illegal immigration attempts

Morocco stopped 89,000 people from illegally migrating in 2018, up 37% on a year earlier, the interior ministry said. Morocco, which other Africans can...

Migrant deaths at sea off Spain triple

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At least 631 African migrants died trying to reach Spain so far this year, almost three times more than in 2017 and...

Migrant sea deaths rise, in part due to Italian ports not...

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Italy closing its ports to rescued migrants is driving up deaths at sea, an Italian think tank said, using calculations based on...

Returned Cameroon migrants grapple with trauma, prison debt

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In early January, with Christmas lights twinkling in the streets of Yaounde, Cameroon's capital, Christelle Timdi received the phone call she almost...

Half as many migrants landed in Europe in 2017 as 2016

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Slightly fewer than half as many migrants reached Europe by sea in 2017 than 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said...

Social media asked to control platforms used to lure African migrants

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The UN migration agency wants social media giants to make it harder for people smugglers to use their platforms to lure West...

ISS: Libya’s slave trade shocks AU-EU leaders into action

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The warning bells had been sounding for months. In April this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned that its staff...

Increase in migrant repatriation from Libya

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The United Nations migration agency is stepping up the rate at which it flies migrants home from Libya, aiming to evacuate up...

Mediterranean ‘by far world’s deadliest border’ for migrants

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More than 33,000 migrants have died at sea trying to reach European shores since 2000, making the Mediterranean "by far the world's...

UN helping migrants stranded in Libya smuggling hub

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The UN migration agency is attempting to provide assistance to large numbers of migrants held in the smuggling hub of Sabratha as...

Scores of migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes in Mediterranean

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Around 60 migrants drowned after the rubber dinghy they were travelling in capsized in the Mediterranean, survivors told the International Organisation for...

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