Malaysian Home Minister confirmed discovery of migrants’ mass graves

25 May 2015

Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi has confirmed the discovery of migrants’ mass graves in the northern state of Perlis, which borders Thailand. They were found near the camps, in which illegal migrants had been held for several years.

"Mass graves could have been there for some time, possibly up to five years, I’m shocked," the Star Online quoted the minister.

According to media reports, about 30 graves containing the remains of people were found in human trafficking camp in the south of Thailand. Rescuers found the remains of a man, buried alive.

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Global blueprints on refugees, safe migration should include protections for children — UNICEF

Global blueprints on refugees, safe migration should include protections for children — UNICEF

01 December 2017

The rights, protection and wellbeing of uprooted children should be central commitments of global migration policies, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, as it released a new report prior to a meeting next week on safe, regular and orderly migration.

At UN, over $2 billion pledged to help hurricane-affected Caribbean nations ‘build back better’

At UN, over $2 billion pledged to help hurricane-affected Caribbean nations ‘build back better’

22 November 2017

The international community mobilized over $1.3 billion in pledges and more than $1 billion in loans and debt relief to help Caribbean nations recover from the strong hurricanes that pummelled the region a few months ago, during a meeting at United Nations Headquarters on Tuesday.

Vancouver conference delivers 46 new pledges to bolster UN peacekeeping missions

Vancouver conference delivers 46 new pledges to bolster UN peacekeeping missions

17 November 2017

15 November 2017 — Dozens of new pledges of military equipment and expertise to make United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world more efficient, effective and reactive, were made at the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference, in Vancouver, Canada, on Wednesday.

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