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Doris Fiala appointed General rapporteur on Ending Immigration Detention of Children Campaign

24/03/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

At its meeting in Paris on 23 March, the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons appointed Doris Fiala (Switzerland, ALDE) as General rapporteur on Ending Immigration Detention of Children Campaign.

Call for solidarity in taking in Syrian refugees

23/03/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

In a report adopted today on the humanitarian consequences of the actions of the terrorist group called “Islamic State”, the Committee on Migration made an urgent appeal to all member States to show solidarity and responsibility.

The committee calls upon the Russian Federation to release Nadiya Savchenko

23/03/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Concerning the continued detention of its member Nadiya Savchenko, the committee recalls that Ms Savchenko is a member of the delegation of Ukraine to the PACE and has been designated a member of the committee.

Hearing on missing persons during the conflict in Ukraine

20/03/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The Committee on Migration will hold a hearing on missing persons during the conflict in Ukraine in the framework of the preparation of a report on the subject due to be submitted to the Assembly in June 2015.

Rapporteurs welcome UNHCR proposals to improve Europe’s response to mass migration

13/03/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Two PACE rapporteurs dealing with migration have welcomed the announcement by the UNHCR of proposals for European action in the Mediterranean Sea, intended to protect the lives of those risking the maritime route.

Rapporteurs welcome European Commission announcement on Lampedusa

20/02/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Two rapporteurs dealing with migration have welcomed the announcement by the European Commission of additional measures to address the critical situation of mass arrivals of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Italy.

A committee calls for ‘immediate release’ of its member Nadiya Savchenko

26/01/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced persons of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has called on the Russian authorities to immediately release its member Nadiya Savchenko.

Humanitarian consequences of the threats posed by the terrorist group Islamic State: rapporteur makes visit...

12/01/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Jean-Marie Bockel will be visiting Turkey from 18 to 20 January in the context of the preparation of his report on humanitarian consequences of the threats posed by the terrorist group Islamic State.

Conditions in the separatist-controlled areas make return of refugees to Ukraine impossible

11/12/2014 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

In Russia as in Ukraine, most of those fleeing the conflict want to go home, but conditions in the separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine make this impossible,” said Jim Sheridan.

PACE rapporteur on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine to visit Moscow and Rostov-on-Don

05/12/2014 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Jim Sheridan, rapporteur on “the humanitarian situation of Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons” will visit Moscow and Rostov-on-Don on 8-9 December, in the context of the preparation of his report.

The suspension of the food aid programme for Syrian refugees is a disaster

05/12/2014 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The suspension of the UN Food Programme to Syrian refugees is a genuine disaster, as it will seriously threaten their health and safety and could even cause fresh tensions in the host countries,” said Jean-Marie Bockel.

Promoting the democratic participation of migrant diasporas

28/11/2014 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Diasporas play a more prominent role in today’s politics than in the past, the Migration Committee has said, and diasporas can help to promote democracy both in their countries of residence and in their countries of origin.