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UN seeks release of thousands of migrants held in Yemen

UN seeks release of thousands of migrants held in Yemen

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) called on Tuesday for the release of more than 3,000 migrants, mainly Ethiopians, who it said remain held in inhumane conditions in two detention centres in southern Yemen.

More than 16,000 migrants repatriated from Libya in 2018: IOM

More than 16,000 migrants repatriated from Libya in 2018: IOM

More than 16,000 migrants returned home from conflict-wracked Libya in 2018 under a "voluntary return" programme run by the International Organization for Migration, the agency said Wednesday.

Death toll up to 28 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

Death toll up to 28 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

The death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats off the coast of Djibouti rose to 28 on Wednesday, the UN migration agency said.

More than 120 migrants feared dead at sea after boat's motor stolen

More than 120 migrants feared dead at sea after boat's motor stolen

More than 120 migrants are feared to have died at the weekend when the motor of their boat was stolen, causing it to sink, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said, citing testimony from survivors brought to Italy.

Destitute migrants pile up in Djibouti

Destitute migrants pile up in Djibouti

Thousands of Ethiopians trekking through desert heat and war in Yemen for the sake of a low-paid job in Saudi Arabia risk getting stuck in an overcrowded migrant camp in Djibouti, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday.

Migrant shipwreck death toll rises to 194

Migrant shipwreck death toll rises to 194

Twenty-five bodies were recovered on Tuesday from a boat that sank in Mediterranean waters off Egypt last week with hundreds of migrants aboard, raising the confirmed death toll to 194, rescue workers said.

6,900 migrants rescued from Mediterranean in one day

6,900 migrants rescued from Mediterranean in one day

More than 6,900 migrants have been rescued from the central Mediterranean, in one of the largest ever single-day operations, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday.