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On 25 May, an overcrowded boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, killing at least five. 562 people had been pulled to safety off the coast of Libya.
25 May is now widely known as Missing Children’s Day, with the
At least three people have died in western Kenya during opposition protests calling for electoral reforms, police say.
On 23 May, Amnesty International urged all states to ensure that no party to the conflict in Yemen is supplied — either directly or indirectly — with weapons, munitions, military equipment or technology that would be used in the conflict until they stop serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.
Human rights activists call on authorities to investigate police misconduct during Hindu spring festival in Dushanbe
The NGO Coalition Against Torture called on the Tajik authorities to promptly investigate the police actions during Celebrations marking a Hindu spring festival in Dushanbe, BBC reported on 20 May.
On 18 May, the United Nations refugee agency launched the Nobody Left Outside campaign that calls on the private sector to contribute funds for shelter solutions for two million refugees.
A week of strikes has begun in France in response to new labour reforms introduced without parliament’s approval. Though the reforms have already been forced through, supporters of industrial action remain undeterred.
A criminal court in Cairo sentenced Ali Abdeen, a photographer for the news website
The rise of violent extremism, the effects of forced displacement, extreme weather events and other challenges are taking a heavy toll on the health and integrity of families in crisis situations, United Nations
Council of Europe: Report on refugees’ situation in Greece and «the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia»
A new report addressing the situation of refugees and migrants in Greece and «the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia» was published on 11 May by Special Representative on Migration and Refugees of the Council of Europe’s Secretary General Tomáš Boček.