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‘Huge data gaps’ hampering ‘evidence-based’ national migration policies
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‘Huge data gaps’ hampering ‘evidence-based’ national migration policies

There are still “huge gaps at country level,” to be overcome in order to develop an effective global migration data programme, said the head of the Demographic and Social Statistics Branch of UN Statistics Francesca Grum was addressing a key meeting at UN Headquarters in New York,  convened in response to the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly...

April 20, 2019May 1, 2019by
Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge
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Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge

Doctors, journalists, students and farmers are among more than 60,000 Nicaraguans who have fled the country in fear of their lives since anti-Government demonstrations began last April, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on Tuesday. Echoing concerns from the UN’s human rights office, OHCHR, and others about the deteriorating situation in the Central American country, UNHCR said that families...

April 20, 2019May 1, 2019by
UN’s Grandi slams ‘toxic language of politics’ aimed at refugees, migrants
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UN’s Grandi slams ‘toxic language of politics’ aimed at refugees, migrants

In a heartfelt briefing to the Security Council on Tuesday, Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has said that, during his three and a half decades as an international civil servant, he has “never seen such toxicity, such poisonous language in politics, media and social media,” directed towards refugees, migrants and foreigners. At times...

April 20, 2019May 1, 2019by
Education remains an impossible dream for many refugees and migrants
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Education remains an impossible dream for many refugees and migrants

The older refugee and migrant children get, the less likely it is that they will get a quality education: less than a quarter of the world’s refugees make it to secondary school, and just one per cent progress to higher education. Even for migrants who settle in wealthy, developed host countries, accessing university is an...

April 20, 2019May 1, 2019by
Drastic deterioration in security across Burkina Faso as 70,000 flee their homes in past two months, UN warns
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Drastic deterioration in security across Burkina Faso as 70,000 flee their homes in past two months, UN warns

The landlocked West African country of Burkina Faso is facing “unprecedented” displacement, triggered by armed groups and intercommunal clashes, and exacerbated by long-term food insecurity, UN aid officials. According to the UN humanitarian coordination office, OCHA, more than 70,000 have fled their homes in the last two months. Reports indicate that armed groups have also burnt...

April 20, 2019May 1, 2019by
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March 6, 2019May 1, 2019by