Daily Archives: May 13, 2015

UN welcomes European Union proposals for ‘visionary’ migration reforms

13 May 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency and the world body’s top envoy on international migration have applauded European Union (EU) authorities’ proposals for dealing with refugees and migrants arriving in Europe via the Mediterranean, calling for swift …

Will NGO bill restrict aid efforts in South Sudan?

JUBA, 13 May 2015 (IRIN) – South Sudan’s parliament has just passed a bill regulating the activities of NGOs, but humanitarian agencies fear it is more about restricting aid workers and are …

News in Brief 13 May 2015 (AM)

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Displaced people in North Kivu. Photo: UNHCR/B. Sokol (file)

Grave violations of humanitarian law reported in DR Congo

Grave violations of international humanitarian law were committed in the DR Congo by a rebel group from …

Burundi clashes as East African leaders hol…

NNA – Burundi police battled with protesters Wednesday as East African leaders gathered for crisis talks aimed at ending weeks of deadly violence over the president’s controversial third term bid.

As regional leaders and international envoys arrived in Tanzania’s main …

Questions and answers on the European Agenda on Migration

What is the aim of the European Agenda on Migration?

Migration has been one of the political priorities of this Commission from the very outset. The main objective of this European Agenda on Migration is to approach the issue of …