UN Africa forum launches high-level migration panel

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Amid growing concern for the safety of migrants, particularly in Africa, as they undertake extreme risks in hopes of a better future or to escape violence and persecution, a high-level body established by the United Nations development arm in the … Read More

Invest in rural youth to stem rural-urban migration – IFAD President | Investir dans la jeunesse rurale est essentiel pour endiguer la crise mondiale des migrations, déclare le nouveau Président du FIDA

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Ensuring young people in rural areas can access financing and earn decent incomes is essential to stem migration to Europe and elsewhere, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) President said on Monday. Gilbert F. Houngbo, who began … Read More

US: UN reports highlights challenges faced by young migrants

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New York, US (PANA) – A new UN report on Saturday spotlighted the significant impact of young migrants on origin, transit and destination countries and communities, as well as the challenges they face, as told in their own voices. According … Read More

Ban calls for measures to protect rights of migrants

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – Photo: UN PANA New York, US – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the implementation of measures that protect the rights of millions of migrants as well as recognise their contributions to society. Ban … Read More

Shipwreck kills 82 Somali migrants off Italy

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PANA Tripoli, Libya – At least 82 persons, mainly Somali migrants including women and children, were reported dead when the boat they were sailing on sank Thursday off Italy, quoting the Vatican Radio. The radio said 150 other passengers survived … Read More