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Doris Fiala: ‘NGOs which assist migrants and refugees should be supported by member States’

27/02/2019 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“We must recognise with gratitude the work done by so many Non-Governmental Organisations which assist migrants and refugees,” said Doris Fiala, Chairperson of the Committee on Migration on World NGO Day .

Following massacre, rapporteur urges international action against Boko Haram terror

04/02/2019 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“My thoughts are with the more than 30 000 inhabitants of the city of Rann in Nigeria, who became victims of forced displacement through the brutal attacks of Boko Haram terrorists,” said Fabien Gouttefarde.

Committee urges greater aid for Africa to head off migration crises

04/02/2019 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

PACE’s Migration Committee has urged Council of Europe member States to extend development co-operation with Africa to provide hope of “a viable future at home for people who would otherwise migrate to Europe”.

More needs to be done to improve the situation of migrants and refugees on the Greek islands

31/01/2019 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The Committee stated that the Greek authorities should rapidly improve the housing, sanitary and security situations inside the overcrowded Reception and Identification Centres of Lesbos, Samos and Chios.

Rapporteur welcomes interim measures taken for SeaWatch 3

29/01/2019 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“I welcome the decision of the European Court of Human Rights to grant an interim measure regarding the Dutch vessel SeaWatch 3 anchored outside the Sicilian harbour of Syracuse,” said Petra De Sutter.

Following refugee death, rapporteur urges end to ‘inhuman’ conditions for asylum seekers in Greece

10/01/2019 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“Catastrophic humanitarian standards combined with snowfall and freezing temperatures are again threatening asylum seekers in several Greek refugee camps,” said Petra De Sutter.

New walls against migrants ‘morally unacceptable’, says committee

17/12/2018 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

On the eve of International Migrants’ Day (18 December), the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced persons, in a statement, called for the respect of migrants’ fundamental rights.

Slavery Abolition Day: ‘Europe must do more to end the human tragedy of modern slavery’

30/11/2018 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

"The Day for the Abolition of Slavery must be a stark reminder for us all that, that governments of the world have committed themselves to end modern slavery and human trafficking by the year 2030", said Vernon Coaker.

'Human traffickers cannot act with impunity'

17/10/2018 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“Human trafficking has been identified as a growing phenomenon throughout Europe, often in relation to refugees and asylum-seekers who are among the most vulnerable potential victims of traffickers and organised crime,” said Vernon Coaker.

The Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies organised its 2nd regional meeting in Kyiv

11/10/2018 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

During its 2nd meeting in Kyiv, which brought together around 80 participants, the Network emphasized how important it is for national and local authorities to engage diaspora members and their organisations.

Duarte Marques, new Coordinator of the PACE Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies

01/10/2018 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

During the second regional meeting held in Kyiv on 24 September 2018, Duarte Marques (Portugal, EPP/CD) was appointed Coordinator of the Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies.

Education and social inclusion to combat the radicalisation of migrants

21/09/2018 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Although the majority of refugees arriving in Europe clearly flee violence and extremism in their countries of origin and are hoping for secure life, there is a real danger of radicalisation on the way, the committee stressed.