Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


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

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

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

New walls against migrants ‘morally unacceptable’, says committee

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. More