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Migrants and refugees from Africa stuck in Yemen’s war

Migrants and refugees from Africa stuck in Yemen’s war

Yemen is currently in a state of struggle with over 80% of the population is being displaced and relies at the humanitarian aid. The country is divided between Houthi authorities in north and Yemen government…

Migrant workers
India aims to provide affordable housing to its migrant workers: Report

India aims to provide affordable housing to its migrant workers: Report

The Modi government is working on providing affordable rental housing complexes to migrant workers, labourers, daily-wage workers in the unorganized sectors in the urban sector. According to a report published in the Indian news platform,…

Migrant workers
Migrants attempt to cross English Channel on a surfboard, intercepted and returned to France

Migrants attempt to cross English Channel on a surfboard, intercepted and returned to France

Using a windsurfing board as a raft and shovels as paddles, four migrants attempted to cross the English Channel. They were however returned back to France after alerting the coastguard. These migrants were on two…

Labour rights
UN agencies call to end stigma and discrimination against migrant workers and their children during COVID-19

UN agencies call to end stigma and discrimination against migrant workers and their children during COVID-19

ILO, IOM, UNICEF, UNODC and UN Womenrepresented by Jeremy Douglas, Karin Hulshof, Nenette Motus, Mohammad Naciri and Tomoko Nishimotoreleased a joint op-ed, evidencing the COVID-19 effects on most vulnerable people as migrant workers. The new…

Migrant workers
Punjab farmers are missing migrant workers for paddy sowing

Punjab farmers are missing migrant workers for paddy sowing

As farmers from Ajnala in Amritsar, Punjab to Shekpura in Jhajjar, Haryana are busy harvesting their crops; they are missing migrant workers. This Rabi season, when the country is under lockdown to check the outbreak…

Migrant workers
Nowhere to go for asylum-seekers as US-Mexico border restrictions extend, Migrants Advocates articulate

Nowhere to go for asylum-seekers as US-Mexico border restrictions extend, Migrants Advocates articulate

With the extension of travel restrictions across the South Western border of U.S. with Mexico, the asylum seekers are going to be the most affected. The migrant activists say that setting foot on the U.S.…

Migrant workers
India set’s up migrant workers database

India set’s up migrant workers database

Millions of internal migrants are stranded in the midst of the lockdown in India and the lack of reliable data has exasperated their suffering. The biggest lockdown in the world in nearly its two-month mark…

Human rights
Waiting forever to go home

Waiting forever to go home

The Coronavirus pandemic has worsened the prospects of those migrants stuck indefinitely in Russia’s detention centres. With international borders closed and all train and flight services suspended, thousands of migrants continue their long vigil inside…

Migrant workers
World Bank: 40 million internal migrants affected, remittances to fall 23% in India

World Bank: 40 million internal migrants affected, remittances to fall 23% in India

The COVID-19 lockdown in multiple countries has brought economic activities to a standstill, which has largely impacted the migrant workers across the world. According to a report by the World Bank, the lockdown in India…

Migrant workers
Over 700 Tunisian migrants cross with force the border from Libya

Over 700 Tunisian migrants cross with force the border from Libya

Over 700 Tunisian worker migrants crossed the Ras Jedir border pass between Libya and Tunisia in masse on Monday, after remaining for days in difficult conditions trapped at the crossing due to the measures taken…