Migrants
Global Migration Indicators report summarizes 2020 for migrants across the world

The Global Migration Indicators report by the International Organization for Migration is here, with an update on how COVID-19 affected migration around the world.

Migrants die at sea 10 migrants found dead off Libya coast after European coast guards ignore rescue calls

As many as 99 people on the boat were rescued alive. The wooden boat was found by Doctors without Borders (MSF) around 30 nautical miles from the Libyan coast

Housing Rights-Europe 1 ‘Landlord, Landlord, My roof has sprung a leak’

A brief account of recent actions by housing rights groups and grassroot community organizations across Europe in pursuit of dignified and affordable living

Polisario Front chief leaves Spain after top court rejects pleas for his arrest

The Polisario Front, which is fighting for independence of Western Sahara from Morocco, claimed that allegations of war crimes against chief Brahim Ghali are Morocco’s attempts to discredit the movement

More than 70 migrants die in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea near Libyan coast  

The small dinghy was reportedly carrying over 120 people of whom at least 47 were rescued. Every year, hundreds of migrants are killed in similar accidents while trying to reach Europe from Libya or other countries in the region

US continues deportation of Haitians tested positive of COVID-19

Haitian government officials have denounced plans by the US to deport individuals amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Mexico evacuates migrant centers due to COVID-19 pandemic

In the past five weeks, over 3,653 Central American migrants housed in migrant shelters or centers, have been returned to their countries of origin

ICRC urges Mexico and Central American countries to protect migrants against COVID-19

The ICRC highlighted that migrants are more vulnerable to coronavirus due to lack of access to healthcare and conditions for isolation and hygiene measures

refugee resettlement UNHCR announces halt in refugee resettlement activities due to COVID-19

The UNHCR and the International Organisation for Migration cited difficulties in travel due to restrictions imposed by several countries amid the global spread of COVID-19

Honduran migrant caravan stopped at Mexican border

Mexico has already begun processing hundreds of Central American migrants en route to the United States, despite stating that the migrants are “welcome” to stay

Refugee boats capsize 23 die as two migrant boats capsize in Mediterranean region

One of the boats capsized in the Ionian Sea near Paxi, Greece while the other accident took place in the Aegean Sea near Cesme in Turkey. 29 people were rescued

Immigration detention centers “rife with abuse,” investigation reveals

The investigation by USA Today highlighted that these abuses are well documented but ignored by competent government authorities who instead renew their contracts and licenses

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