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UN urges EU to take refugees despite anti-migrant protests

Refugees arriving in Europe from war-torn Syria asking for asylum are putting an additional burden for the EU, whose economy is in crisis and where xenophobia is on the rise. Read more >

Documented: US Border Patrol Shakedowns of Deported Migrants

As number of seafaring migrants surges, UN calls for better global protection efforts

Mexico News: Mexican Protesters Block Major Border Entry Points in Response to Rules on US Car Imports

Protesting against new Mexican fees and rules placed upon the imports of used cars from the United States, Mexican demonstrators stalled and blocked traffic near at least four heavily crossed entry points along the United States' southern border.

According to Reuters, the Veterans International Bridge between Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico remained, due to the demonstrations, closed until Monday evening. Read more >

Migrant rights advocates applaud release of principles for human rights at international borders

(New York, NY) On October 22nd, in a report on the rights of migrant children to the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon announced the release of a new document outlining principles and guidelines for governments on protecting the rights of international migrants in border zones. Read more >

IOM Releases New Data on Migrant Fatalities Worldwide: Almost 40,000 Since 2000

Geneva - IOM today (29/9/2014) released “Fatal Journeys: Tracking Lives Lost During Migration,” the world’s most comprehensive tally to date of migrant fatalities across land and sea.

With a count surpassing 40,000 victims since 2000, IOM calls on all the world’s governments to address what it describes as “an epidemic of crime and victimization.” Read more >

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