Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


Humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine

The Committee is alarmed at the humanitarian situation which is the consequence of the war in Eastern Ukraine and of the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. More than 4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. More

Improve the humanitarian situation of IDPs from the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

"I noted the immense efforts achieved by the Georgian Government in providing housing, welfare and social integration for the hundreds of thousands of persons displaced from the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia," said Killion Munyama. More

Migration: humanitarian winter plan for the Greek islands urged

Petra De Sutter (Belgium, SOC) called upon the Greek Government to hear the repeated call of the NGOs and respond with a plan for this winter to relieve the Greek islands of Samos, Lesbos and Chios. More

Doris Fiala: ‘too many migrant children are still being detained in unacceptable conditions’

"Today is Universal Children’s Day, a day on which we celebrate the UN Convention which reminds us that children are first and foremost children, irrespective of the national, ethnic or any other status,” said Doris Fiala. More

Ahead of meeting with EU counterparts, rapporteur underlines suffering of migrants separated from their families

Ulla Sandbæk, rapporteur on family reunification for migrants and refugees, speaking ahead of a meeting with EU officials, has underlined the suffering that migrants can experience if they are separated from their families. More

Unaccompanied migrant children: a call for child-friendly age assessment procedures

UNICEF reports that some 170,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in Europe in 2015-2016, often having no identity documents. In order to offer them protection and assistance, it is necessary to determine their age. More