Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


Aid for Syrian refugees living in neighbouring countries ‘indispensable’, says PACE committee

The committee has said that greater financial support from the international community for refugees in the countries neighbouring Syria is “indispensable”, while calling on these countries to maintain an “open-door” policy. More

Rapporteur calls for release of Ukrainian film-maker jailed in Russia

Egidijus Vareikis, rapporteur on the humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine, has called for the release of Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov, currently detained in Russia after his conviction on terrorist charges. More

Parliamentary network on diaspora policies to hold its first Annual Forum

The network on diaspora policies, in co-operation with the IOM, will organise on 18 May in Geneva its first annual Forum dedicated to "Diasporas as partners for development in the globalised world". More

Migrant children: giving priority to education

At its meeting in Amman today, the Committee on Migration called on member States to provide primary and secondary classroom education accessible to all migrant children and free of charge. More

Addressing the humanitarian needs of internally displaced persons

Within Europe, more than four million persons are displaced inside their own country due to armed conflicts and violence. Their humanitarian needs and rights, PACE Migration Committee said, need greater attention to reduce their suffering. More

Diasporas are key to tackling radicalisation

PACE’s new “Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies”, holding its first meeting in Rabat on 8 February, looked at how to integrate migrants in ways that were most likely to stop young people from being attracted to terror. More