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Nearly 100 dead or missing migrants in Mediterranean so far in 2024 – IOM

Geneva, Switzerland Reuters Nearly 100 migrants have died or disappeared in the central and eastern Mediterranean since the beginning of 2024, more than double the toll recorded last year during the same period, the UN migration agency said on Monday. Handout image obtained by Reuters, on 12th October, 2023 shows a Medecins Sans Frontieres rescue […]

UN migration agency seeks $US7.9 billion for migrant support

Washington DC, US Reuters The United Nations migration agency aims to raise $US7.9 billion this year through a new funding push to bolster efforts to protect migrants, reduce displacement and expand avenues to migrate legally, it said on Monday. The Geneva-based International Organization for Migration is seeking funds from governments, private sector companies and individual […]

UN migration chief voices concern over Mediterranean deaths, pledges new solutions

Amy Pope, the new director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) attends a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on 2nd October, 2023.

Geneva, Switzerland Reuters The new head of the UN migration agency on Monday voiced concern that the deaths of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean were being “normalised” and vowed to work with governments to provide options for economic migration to address the crisis. US former White House adviser Amy Pope started as head of […]

Companies like Microsoft can help manage migration: incoming UN migration chief

Amy Pope, who has been elected to run the International Organization for Migration, gestures during an interview with Reuters, in Geneva, Switzerland, on 1st June, 2023.

Geneva, SwitzerlandReuters The incoming head of the UN migration agency said this week that she has talked to companies like Microsoft to see how they can build partnerships to manage migration. A record number of people – more than 100 million – are forcibly displaced around the world and the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration […]

US vs Europe: Tense contest to run UN migration agency opens

Director General of the International Organization for Migration Antonio Vitorino visits an information booth at the border checkpoint where people are crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Medyka, Poland, on 10th March, 2022

Geneva, SwitzerlandReuters European countries and the United States are running rival candidates to head the UN migration agency in an unusually tense contest between allies that opens in Geneva on Monday. More than 100 million people are forcibly displaced around the world and the International Organization for Migration’s seeks to ensure humane and orderly migration, […]