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Refugee, Migrant Deaths in Mediterranean Sea alarming — UN

The U.N. refugee agency says there was an alarming increase in the number of refugees and migrants who lost their lives last year while crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Last year, the U.N. refugee agency says, six people died on average every day while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. It estimates 2,275

4,123 Nigerians return from Lybia in 2018, says NEMA

A total of 4,123 Nigerians has voluntarily returned from Libya between January 6 and December 18, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) disclosed on Wednesday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Acting Zonal Coordinator, NEMA, South West Zone, Mr Segun Afolayan made the disclosure while receiving a fresh batch of 140

120 Nigerians return from Lybia

Godsgift Onyedinefu The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, the coordinating agency for Migration Management and other related issues in Nigeria successfully received and profiled 120 nigerian returnees from Lybia. The returnees who expressed satisfaction with the exercise also expressed their gratitude to the government and the IOM for

56,800 dead and missing: The hidden toll of migration

As migration rises worldwide, so has its toll: The tens of thousands of people who die or simply disappear during their journeys. Barely counted in life, these migrants rarely register in death — almost as if they never lived at all. A growing number of migrants have drowned, died in deserts

2018 WHD dedicated to aid workers, people in conflict zones

Jude Johnson  The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in collaboration with National Commission for Refugees, Migrant and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRMIDP) with support of the United Nation Systems in Nigeria and ECOWAS is organizing the 2018 World Humanitarian Day (WHD) in Nigeria. Mr. Sani Datti, who in a statement on Wednesday on behalf

Migrant crossings from Niger to Europe fall by 95% – EU

The flow of migrants crossing through Niger in a bid to reach Europe fell by 95% last year, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani announced ahead of a visit to Niger this week. "Through financial support and a strong partnership, the European Union has helped Niger to reduce migratory flows to Libya

Algeria chases Nigerian migrants, others back to dersert to die- UN

•Resumes deadly migrant expulsions in desert Lori Hinnnant  Algeria's government has resumed expelling migrants into the Sahara Desert to die, leaving 391 people to wander through some of the world's most hostile terrain in the middle of summer, a UN migration official said Saturday. The migrants, from 16 different countries including Nigeria, were

Slave trade: FG evacuated  1490 stranded Nigerians in three batch-Officials

Jude Johnson  The government officials have said that   total of 1490 stranded Nigerians have so far been evacuated from Libya in three batch. The Head of Media and Public Relations, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Sani Daitti, on Sunday said the first flight lifted 484, the second flight arrived with  446 and the

Health Minister orders screening of Libya returnees

Babatunde Opalana  The Nigeria's Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has directed that all the 487 Nigerian returnees which were the second batch from Libya at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Port Harcourt be subjected to full medical screening before they were dispatched to their respective states. The minister on Tuesday inspected the

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