Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


Pushback action by member States: visit by the rapporteur

Tineke Strik will make a visit on 27-28 March to Zagreb and Cetingrad (Croatia) and to Velika Kladusa (Bosnia and Herzegovina), as part of the preparation of her report on pushback action by member State. More

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

“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 . More

Committee urges greater aid for Africa to head off migration crises

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

Following massacre, rapporteur urges international action against Boko Haram terror

“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. More

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

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. More

Rapporteur welcomes interim measures taken for SeaWatch 3

“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. More