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09 February 2018

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Nearly 70 per cent of internally displaced Yemenis have been displaced for over two years.

UN Migration Agency Launches USD 96.2 Million Appeal to Support Yemenis and Migrants Impacted by Conflict

Posted on Fri. February 09, 2018​

Sana'a – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has launched an appeal for USD 96.2 million to fund its 2018 response for what is being called ‘one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world’ in Yemen.

The Appeal falls under the USD 2.96 billion Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) which covers the entire humanitarian community.

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An IOM engineer shows Rohingya refugees how to build stronger shelters to withstand upcoming monsoon wind and rain.

UN Migration Agency Begins Massive Shelter Upgrade for Rohingya Refugee Camps as Fears of Monsoon Disaster Grow

Posted on FriFebruary 09, 2018

Cox's Bazar – As fears mount for the safety of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh ahead of the impending monsoon season, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has launched a major roll out of materials to help 120,000 households in camps and local communities make vital improvements to their shelters.

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Refugees leave Tanjung Pinang immigration detention centre for new community housing.

UN Migration Agency Facilitates Release of Refugees from Indonesian Detention Centres

Posted on FriFebruary 09, 2018

Jakarta – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has facilitated the release of over 500 refugees from immigration detention centres in North Sumatra, Riau, and Riau Island provinces to community housing.    

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Migration in the News

  • Houston Chronicle reported that the number of immigrants who died while trying to cross the border from Mexico to the United States increased 3 per cent last year, despite a sharp 44 per cent decrease in border apprehensions reported by the Border Patrol between 2016 and 2017.
  • Pakistan Today reported that Pakistan has warned its youth not to travel to Europe through irregular routes as most of these smuggled youngsters either end up in jails, drown in boat accidents, or end up as sex slaves in brothels.
  • Africa News reported that Mozambique has returned more than 50 Ethiopians who had entered the country irregularly, in some cases after a six-week journey.
  • Kuwait News Agency reported that Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development has signed loan and grant accords for building security facilities at a border point.

Trending on the Internet

  • The Guardian spoke to a former Myanmar soldier who witnessed and  watched as the army prepared to attack his home in Tula Toli, where its Rohingya residents were raped and murdered.
  • World Economic Forum published the works of different artists which illustrate the hopes and dreams of children who have sought refuge in Europe.


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