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The humanitarian consequences of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan: PACE rapporteur to visit Baku

23/07/2021 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Paul Gavan (Ireland, UEL) will visit Azerbaijan on behalf of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) from 26 to 28 July 2021, to gather information for his report on “The humanitarian consequences of the conflict between...

World Refugee Day: ‘Heal, learn and shine’

18/06/2021 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“On the occasion of the World Refugee Day (20 June), the international community calls to protect and support people who have been pushed away from their homes by armed conflicts, persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion...

Parliamentarians urge ‘greater solidarity’ with refugees after London conference to mark World Refugee Day

18/06/2021 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Council of Europe and OSCE member states are being urged to abide by their international obligations towards refugees, and to “lead by example” in displaying greater solidarity towards persons fleeing armed conflicts, violence or persecution. The call was issued by two leading members of the UK...

PACE rapporteur welcomes Azerbaijan’s release of Armenian captives and Armenia’s handing over of mine-maps...

14/06/2021 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

PACE’s rapporteur on the humanitarian consequences of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Paul Gavan (Ireland, UEL), today welcomed the news of the release of 15 Armenian captives and the handing over to Azerbaijan of a map showing almost 100,000 landmines in the Agdam region. “It is...

Webinar on gender equality in migration policies

07/06/2021 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“If we really want to integrate the protection of human rights in how we deal with the migration crisis, we need to look at a diversity of measures, a differentiation of data by gender as regards migrants, as well as a differentiation of voices and representation,” said Petra Stienen (Netherlands...

“The circle of violence between the Palestinian authorities in Gaza and the State of Israel must end”, says...

28/05/2021 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“The recent military clashes between the Palestinian authorities in Gaza and the State of Israel have had serious humanitarian consequences for the populations concerned, in particular civilians who perished in Gaza and in Israel”, said Pierre-Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC), Chairperson of the...

PACE Migration Committee Chair reacts to migrant arrivals in Ceuta

20/05/2021 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The Chair of PACE’s Migration Committee has urged Spain and Morocco to work together to urgently find a solution to the situation in Ceuta, following the arrival of significant numbers of migrants there.Since Monday 18 May 2021, more than 8000 migrants from Morocco, among them 1500 unaccompanied...

The humanitarian consequences of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan: PACE rapporteur to visit Yerevan

18/05/2021 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Paul Gavan (Ireland, UEL) will visit Armenia on behalf of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) from 19 to 22 May 2021, to gather information for his report on "The humanitarian consequences of the conflict between...

Fact-finding visit to Greece to assess the migrants’ situation after the Moria camp destruction

18/05/2021 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The Ad hoc Sub-Committee of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons visited Greece on 10-12 May 2021 with a fact-finding mission to look into the situation of refugees and migrants after the destruction by fire of the Moria camp. The sub-committee had meetings with the...

Protecting human rights for people affected by climate-change-induced migration

21/04/2021 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

At its meeting in hybrid mode, the Migration Committee stressed the importance of protecting human rights for people forced to migrate by climate-change-induced disasters or hardship, with particular attention to vulnerable groups such as “persons living in coastal areas, indigenous people...

Migration Committee Chair expresses deep concern over the fate of alleged captives and missing persons from...

12/04/2021 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“I am deeply concerned about the fate of the alleged captives and missing persons from the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” Pierre Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC), Chair of the PACE Migration Committee said after an exchange of views on this issue in the Committee. “This is all...

Committee recommends more coordination of humanitarian action for refugees in countries in North Africa and...

15/03/2021 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The Migration Committee today expressed its deep concern about the extremely serious humanitarian situation of refugees and migrants in many countries in North Africa and the Middle East, a transit region towards Europe for these people, many of whom risk their lives on the Mediterranean Sea. In...