Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


Petra de Sutter on International Migration Day: “a crying shame for Europe”

“This year, International Migration Day is probably the most inglorious day for Europe”, today said Petra De Sutter (Belgium, SOC), PACE General Rapporteur on conditions of reception of refugees and migrants. More

Make the humanitarian situation of migrants a priority

On International Migrants’ Day (18 December), the committee calls on Council of Europe member States to put the humanitarian situation of migrants, refugees and IDPs back at the top of their agendas. More

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