Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Urgent support is needed for tens of thousands of missing migrant families who are often forced to rely on smugglers and other informal networks, to trace loved ones, the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) said on 29 September 2021.

© IOM 2021/Abdallah Mohamed | A staff member of the IOM in Djibouti talks to a migrant who arrived in the African country by boat.

Despite human rights obligations, their perspectives are being ignored in government debates about safe migration. This results in persistent exclusion and marginalization, which has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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