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Here are  some links to  resources and  information about migrants and refugees that we find useful and/or interesting, and to groups/agencies/NGOs working with migrants  and refugees in the Mediterranean region.

Please send us further relevant links and please feel free to connect our page to your own.

 

MISSING MIGRANTS PROJECT

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants, including refugees , who have gone missing along mixed migration routes worldwide. Missing Migrants Project is an important hub and advocacy source of information that media, researchers, and the general public access for the latest information. “Our message is blunt: migrants are dying who need not. It is time to do more than count the number of deaths. It is time to engage the world to stop this violence against desperate migrants.” IOM Director General William Lacy Swing. Learn more by clicking here

The Migrant Diaries

Lynne Jones blog  describes her experiences of working with migrants in Mexico, Italy, France and Greece, including setting up and running the story telling workshops.

Click to read more

United Nations High Commission for Refugees

The UN agency responsible for refugees and works ‘to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home’. You can follow the links to get up to date information about refugee situations in different countries and the numbers travelling across the Mediterranean.

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International Organisation for Migration

The leading international organisation for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management; advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration, uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

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UNICEF

Children around the world are on the move – running from conflict, poverty and extreme weather, looking for a better life and a place to call home. UNICEF is working on the ground to ensure that programmes and policies in response to this crisis put the rights and needs of all children first. It is also working to expand humanitarian services wherever they are needed on refugee routes, including providing water and age-appropriate food, and establishing child-friendly spaces, where children can play and benefit from psychosocial support and women can rest and take care of their babies.

Click to learn more about UNICEF’s work with ‘Children on the move’.

Terre Des Home International Federation

A network of 10 national organisations working for the rights of children and their equitable development.  They are now particularly concerned with the rights and protection of children who are trafficked, unaccompanied, migrant, in street situation, kidnapped, forced to displacement, refugees, asylum seekers,  or nomadic. They are leading a Destination Unknown campaign to protect children on the move.

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JAFRA Team R2R in Greece

A group of refugees in their twenties, who want to empower their fellow refugees in Greece to initiate and implement community based programming inside their own camps and accommodation centres in Greece.

Click to learn more, stay up to date and support.

 

Help Refugees

A British charity that provides emergency aid and vital services to those affected by the global refugee crisis across Europe, focusing particularly on grassroots groups, local people, individual volunteers and refugees themselves. It aims to ensure everyone has access to basic necessities and that services prioritise the most vulnerable, enhance dignity and empower refugees.

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Safe Passage

Safe Passage exists to help unaccompanied child refugees and vulnerable adults in Europe find safe, legal routes to the UK. When their clients arrive in the UK, they also support their transition to a new life. The organisation is powered by Citizens UK – a group that empowers community action. They combine the skills and resources of our staff and supporters to open doors, establish precedent and advocate for change.

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Human Rights Watch

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights which publishes reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries and advocates  for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world. It covers the issues pertaining to child migrants and refugees extensively.

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Amnesty International

A global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. It campaigns for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Through detailed research and determined campaigning, Amnesty fights abuses of human rights worldwide.  This includes campaigning for the rights of people on the move.

Click if you want to know more.