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Improving the humanitarian situation of Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons

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

A PACE committee has urged all sides in the conflict in Ukraine to fully respect the Minsk ceasefire and to refrain from the use of force and violence, particularly against civilians.

PACE rapporteur: ‘The gravity of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine is not fully appreciated in Europe’

19/11/2014 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

"The extent and gravity of the humanitarian crisi in Ukraine is not fully appreciated elsewhere in Europe, and not at all in many western European countries,” said Jim Sheridan at the end of a visit to Kyiv and Kharkiv.

PACE rapporteur on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine to visit Kyiv and Kharkiv

14/11/2014 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Jim Sheridan's visit to Kyiv and Kharkiv on 17-18 November will focus on the situation of persons displaced internally within Ukraine by the conflict in the eastern part of the country and the annexation of Crimea.

Visit of the detention centre for migrants at Coquelles, near Calais

06/11/2014 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

A delegation of French parliamentarians will make a visit on Friday 14 November to the administrative detention centre for irregular migrants and asylum seekers, at Coquelles, near Calais.

Boat tragedy in the Mediterranean: call for investigation into latest deaths

18/09/2014 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“I am horrified that hundreds of people are reported to have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean,” said Thierry Mariani reacting today to news of a ramming incident which caused a boat from Egypt.

States must ban the detention of migrant children

09/09/2014 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Council of Europe member states should introduce and enforce laws banning the detention of children for immigration reasons, according to a report by PACE's Migration Committee.

Concern at the consequences of the ongoing conflict for the humanitarian situation in Ukraine

24/06/2014 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The committee expresses its concern at the consequences of the ongoing conflict for the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. The displacement of large numbers of the population is having a growing impact on the country as a whole.

Democratic participation for migrant diaspora: PACE rapporteur to make fact-finding visit to Turkey

17/06/2014 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Andrea Rigoni, rapporteur of the Migration Committee, will make a fact-finding visit to Ankara on 18-19 June, in the context of the preparation of his report on “Democratic participation for migrant diaspora”.

Italy needs a more structured response to large-scale arrival of migrants

04/06/2014 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

In a report on the large-scale arrival of mixed migratory flows on Italian shores, the committee commends improved efforts by the Italian authorities to respond to emergencies, in particular through the Mare Nostrum operation.

'Crucial gaps' in the legal framework on search and rescue in the Mediterranean

03/06/2014 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Important efforts by member states, Italy in particular, have been engaged towards saving more lives at sea. However, a number of concerns still remain..., emphasises Tineke Strik in her second report on the 'left-to-die boat'.

Promoting the integration of migrants more effectively

03/06/2014 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The committee voiced its concern about the situation of legal immigrants and of their offspring, whose overall levels of integration it believes remain unsatisfactory. The report by Marietta Karamanli examines five areas of integration.

Rapporteur reacts to Aegean migrant boat tragedy

07/05/2014 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“I am deeply saddened by yet another terrible tragedy that has taken place in the Aegean Sea, where 22 people have drowned trying to make the crossing from Turkey,” said Tineke Strik.