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Hungary has declared a state of emergency in two southern counties as tough new laws to stop migrants entering illegally came into force.
Germany has temporarily re-introduced border checks as it tries to deal with a record influx of refugees and migrants.
UN and partners report ‘extremely alarming’ food insecurity figures in Afghanistan.
The number of people in Afghanistan resorting to selling land or turning to friends or family for help because of food insecurity has doubled in the last year, according to a joint report released today by the United Nations and partner agencies.
The Correa administration is moving to shut down Ecuador’s leading media freedom group, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should immediately end its attacks on the country’s independent human rights organizations.
Child mortality has fallen by more than 50% since 1990, a report by the World Health Organization and UN children’s agency Unicef says.
North and South Korea have agreed to hold rare reunions for families separated by the Korean War, according to Seoul.
Austria and Germany have taken in thousands of migrants who crossed the border after days stuck in Hungary.
Conflict keeps millions of children out of school in Middle East and North Africa, warns new UNICEF report
More than 13 million — that is the number of children who are prevented from attending school by surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
For many years European countries have been warned about the inadequacy of their immigration and asylum systems. Now, with increased refugee arrivals and more frequent tragedies, this system is showing all its weaknesses. But refugee arrivals are not the real cause of this collapse. The real reason is political, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks said in a written statement.
Nightfall in Budapest has not dimmed the protests outside the city’s main railway station.
Hundreds of migrants are stranded here.