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IOM’s Director General Swing Praises Spain for Bringing 600+ Migrants to Safety

IOM, the UN Migration Agency praises Spain’s action bringing over six hundred migrants stranded on Mediterranean rescue ships to safety.

“I’m glad Spain has stepped forward to defuse this crisis, but I fear a major tragedy if states start refusing to accept rescued migrants as was threatened,” said IOM’s Director General William Lacy Swing. 321 more words

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Working among people who deliver solutions

I came across this plaque of appreciation during a water break at work today, signed by the individuals responding to the Ebola crisis in Guinea in 2014. 160 more words


Sustained cooperation vital to address Somalia’s challenges, says UN envoy

In a year which saw millions of Somali civilians displaced by armed conflict and thousands more killed and wounded in violence, the United Nations envoy to the country has called for sustained cooperation to tackle a number of pressing challenges. 463 more words

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Donors pledge over $344 million in response to Rohingya refugee crisis

The international donor community today announced pledges for more than US$344 million to urgently ramp up the delivery of critical humanitarian assistance to Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh. 634 more words

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Statement from the UN Migration Agency Director General William Lacy Swing on Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Geneva – Thank you very much Mr. Chairman. Good morning excellencies, distinguished participants, ladies and gentleman.

Having just returned from Bangladesh this weekend, I have three very distinct impressions that I would like to share with you as urgent for our consideration. 627 more words

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UN Principals call for solidarity with Rohingya refugees

After violence broke out in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on 25 August, more than 500,000 Rohingya refugees crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh in less than five weeks. Tens of thousands of refugees have arrived since, fleeing discrimination, violence and persecution, as well as isolation and fear. 394 more words

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USAID announced nearly US$264 million additional humanitarian assistance for Iraq

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green on Wednesday announced nearly $264 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Iraq. … 226 more words

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