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Dozens of migrants die in 30 days 

Eritrean migrants face torture in Libya
 
Dozens of migrants are  reported to have died in the last 30 days
The Missing Migrants Project gave a blow by blow information of how and where the migrants died thus:
Today, June 29, we mourn the death of a father and his son, aged 14, who died when trying to cross the Rio Grande in Coahuila, Mexico. During the search, a third migrant was found who has not been identified so far. Our deepest condolences to their families. One death is one too many.
On june 26, At least three Senegalese migrants went missing in the Senegal River on the border with Mauritania on June 19th. Reportedly, they have been stranded for months in Mauritania due to #COVID19 related mobility restrictions. Pandemic responses must take migrants into account.
Last week, #MissingMigrants recorded the death of a male migrant who was hit by a train in Coahuila, Mexico. Train accidents are the most common cause of death for migrants transiting through Mexico. He was the 10th victim this year.
June 25: Shipwreck alert! Yet another tragedy in the Central #Mediterranean, on June 20th five people lost their lives off the coast of Janzour, Libya. Fortunately, there were 19 survivors. This is the most dangerous and deadliest maritime migration route on earth.
June 19:

Today, a Pakistani migrant died in a car crash in Greece. On June 2, a Mexican migrant died in a car crash in the US. They were both being chased by the police after crossing the border and failing to stop at checkpoints. Irregular entry to a country must never lead to death.

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However, for the same period, we have recorded 31 deaths on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, 9 in the state of Coahuila and 22 in the state of Tamaulipas
On June 16th, an Omani citizen was shot at the border with the UAE, as he attempted to cross the fence. Irregular entry to a country must never lead to death.
Jun 15
Today #MissingMigrants recorded the tragic death of an Iraqi unaccompanied minor. Baquer and his little sister were trying to reach the UK. He died on the train tracks close to Metz, France. States need to provide safe, legal routes for migrants to prevent their deaths.

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Jun 14
Today #MissingMigrants recorded the death of William, a 23-year-old from Honduras. He drowned in an attempt to cross the Rio Grande, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila. Our deepest condolences to his family. One death is one too many.

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Jun 13
Today #MissingMigrants recorded the tragic death of a Cuban woman in Fronton, Texas. She became fatally dehydrated while crossing the desert. Migrants should not have to risk their lives to seek a better life for themselves.

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Jun 12
Today #MissingMigrants recorded the death of five male migrants in Niger. They all died in different circumstances – one in a car accident, three due to health issues, one we don’t know – but they all died far from home. One death is one too many.

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Jun 11
We would like to share with you Manpreet’s story and how his migration journey came to an end. From India to Veracruz: The Death of a Teenager on his Way to the US.
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May 28
On 9 February 2020, a boat carrying 91 people disappeared without a trace in the Central #Mediterranean.

Before they went missing, they called
@alarm_phone

It’s been 3 months and 21 days since their families last heard from them.

At least 37,535 people have died around the world in their search for a better life since 2014. 37,535 people who died far from home. 37,535 people who will never return to their loved ones. Today on #RefugeeDay we pay tribute to them and we vow to never forget

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Displaced Yemen children at risk of the deadly impacts of severe food insecurity  

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The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Acute Malnutrition analysis released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and other partners is extremely concerning. With limited access to food, humanitarian services and health care, displaced children in Yemen are at risk of the deadly impacts of severe food insecurity.

Around 26 per cent of the more than 156,000 people newly displaced this year, in the areas where the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has access, cited food as their main need. This is the second most cited need after shelter and housing, which 65 per cent of people reported as their main need. In areas where there are higher levels of displacement, like Al Hudaydah, Taizz, Al Dhale’e and Marib, higher levels of food needs have also been reported.

“Displaced Yemenis leave their homes with nothing and often find themselves seeking safety in locations where there are no job opportunities and barely enough services, including health care,” said Christa Rottensteiner, IOM Chief of Mission for Yemen.

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“This can leave vulnerable people without enough food to feed their families. Given that UN partners are reporting that acute malnutrition rates among children under five are the highest ever recorded in parts of Yemen, we are extremely worried about children in displaced families.”

The situation in Marib is particularly concerning given that an escalation in hostilities has displaced over 90,000 people to the city and caused a drastic shortage of services. Displaced people in Marib report food to be one of their most urgent needs. Of the displacement sites assessed by IOM in October, some reported that food shortages were a major concern for approximately 50 per cent of their residents.

In response to food insecurity, the emergency aid kits distributed under the Rapid Response Mechanism by IOM to newly displaced families include emergency food rations. IOM also carries out livelihood support activities for displaced communities to help them generate income. Most recently the Organization supported displaced women in making face masks which help their community combat the spread of COVID-19.

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IOM also operates a health centre in Al Jufainah Camp, Yemen’s largest displacement site, and multiple mobile health clinics. In addition to providing primary health care services to over 55 per cent of displaced people in Marib, IOM’s mobile health clinics provide community level access to malnutrition screening for children under the age of five and referral for treatment, in coordination with UNICEF. Given the high demand for such nutritional support, early intervention is vital to reducing avoidable morbidity and mortality among displaced children.

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Nigerians in Spain say no to genocide

Nigerians resident in Spain have kicked against bad governance and brutalitalisation of innocent citizens by security operatives in Nigeria.

They are in solidarity with the #Endsars protesters.

The #Endsars protest  started by young Nigerians to say no to brutality, impunity and gruesome killings in the hands of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the government in the country saw security operatives using live bullets on the protesters last week, October 21, 2020.

In a statement signed by Afolabi Oloko, the Nigerians in Spain said: “In every part  of the world, including Nigeria, we believe protesting is a fundamental right of all citizenry that we can exercise whenever we deem it fit as long as it is civil and devoid of violence but such is not the case in Nigeria where the young future of the country are murdered by their very own government just because they made demands that there must be a reform to the notorious Police department and that the country be reformed in general. Have they asked for too much from a responsible and responsive government?

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“It is so disheartening that after Ten days that the youth refused to back down they resorted to killing, maiming of their own future generations just because they asked and begged for good governance and good policing. It’s a shame that young people are being killed all around the cities of Nigeria from Lagos, Abeokuta, Ibadan, Abuja, Ondo , Benin, Porthacort just to mention a few. It was horrendous seeing over seventy people being murdered at night while still protesting unarmed peacefully in Lekki area of Lagos state. They organised by switching off the street light while they carried out their evil deed against defenceless young people of the country and also took away the CCTV. The commander-in-chief of the Armed forces in person of President Muhamodu Buhari must be tried at the International court for genocide against it’s own people.

“We the compatriots far away in Spain are with our young brothers and sister on the streets saying no to bad governance as you’re in our hearts and prayers. We support you in the just cause you’re are fighting. Fighting for one’s future should not be seen as an affront to the authorities, rather they should look inward and realise that the system is rotten and should be cleansed but not killing innocent young men on the streets with Army being deployed to take lives of vibrant and resourceful, frustrated and change hungry citizens.
“Today, we came out in multitude in solidarity with our compatriots back home to say #ENDSARS! #ENDBADGOVERNANCE #ENDPOLICEBRUTALITY #ENDCORUPTION #ENDTHEGENOCIDE”

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ILO, IOM sign agreement to strengthen collaboration on migration governance

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) today signed an Agreement to create a framework for cooperation and collaboration to enhance the benefits of migration for all.

The framework includes joint support for improved migration governance, capacity building and policy coherence at national, regional and global levels. Other areas of work may also be developed.

The Agreement was signed by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, and António Vitorino, the IOM Director-General, on Friday at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva.

Speaking after the signing ceremony, Ryder said, “this Agreement seals an important alliance between our two organizations. Together, we will be stronger and more effective in both fulfilling our individual mandates and in collaborating on areas that are crucial for reshaping the world of work so that it is more inclusive, equitable and sustainable.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic is having a brutal impact on economies and societies. Vulnerable groups, particularly migrant workers and their families, are being disproportionately hit. There could be no better time to reinforce our partnership and combine our strengths, so that we can help countries and our constituents build back for a better future.”

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DG Vitorino said, “the agreement that we are signing today will help us further solidify our collaboration at the time when joint solutions are so much needed, with a pandemic that is hitting the most vulnerable the hardest. As we move towards post-pandemic recovery, we fully embrace the call to build a better world together, tapping into the added value of each partner. With ILO, we have much to co-create and we look forward to future cooperation within the broader UN family, with our partner governments, private sector and civil society.”

The new ILO-IOM Agreement builds on the agencies’ comparative advantages, expertise, and respective constituencies. By encouraging joint initiatives, the Agreement aims to strengthen international migration governance and boost cooperation, capacity building and joint advocacy to promote migrants’ rights and decent work opportunities.

By encouraging social dialogue, it will allow workers` and employers` organizations – who sit equally with governments in the ILO’s tripartite membership structure – to contribute to policy discussions.

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A workplan will be developed in the next six months to push forward the collaboration at global, regional and country levels and, more importantly, facilitate the implementation of the Agreement in the field, where both agencies are working directly with affected populations.

It will seek to enhance the agencies joint contribution to their member states, UN country teams, and societies to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Agreement will also allow the ILO and IOM to strengthen support for their respective constituencies in implementing the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM), and contribute to other global and regional migration policy fora and debates.

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