Global agreements on migration and refugees should include commitments to protect children, UNICEF urges world leaders

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 30 November 2017 – The rights, protection and wellbeing of uprooted children should be central commitments of global migration policies, UNICEF said today ahead of a meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on safe, regular and orderly migration. The 4 to 6 December meeting is a major step toward drafting the Global Compact for Migration, a landmark intergovernmental...

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COVID-19 pandemic could devastate refugee, migrant and internally displaced populations without urgent international action

NEW YORK, 1 April 2020 – “COVID-19 will almost certainly gain a foothold in refugee camps, crowded reception centers or detention facilities holding migrant families. Given how quickly the virus is spreading, such a scenario is looking imminent. “Even absent a pandemic, uprooted children and families – those living as refugees, migrants or internally displaced – face immense barriers to...

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OHCHR, IOM, UNHCR and WHO joint press release: The rights and health of refugees, migrants and stateless must be protected in COVID-19 response

The International Refugee Rights Initiative’s Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter. * * * This newsletter follows recent developments in the interpretation of refugee law, case law precedents from different constituencies, reports and helpful resources for refugee legal aid providers, and stories of struggle and success in refugee legal aid work. It is a resource for legal aid providers primarily in the...

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