Press releases

European Council must put solidarity at heart of how it processes asylum claims of migrant children Posted Jun 27, 2018

European Union leaders must respect the asylum claims of migrant children attempting to reach Europe and not outsource these obligations to other countries, Terre des…

Families should be together and in communities, not locked up. There are alternatives. Posted Jun 22, 2018

Destination Unknown, a network of over 100 organisations worldwide, coordinated by Terre des Hommes, is very concerned by the current situation at the US border…

NGOs in Greece join pan-European campaign to rejuvenate solidarity with refugees Posted May 24, 2018

The campaign that is being launched in Greece with the support of several civil society organisations is based on two main principles. It seeks to…

Support the Campaign to Move Asylum Seekers in Greece to Safety Before Winter Hits Posted Dec 01, 2017

End The Asylum Crisis on Greek Islands #OpenTheIslands COUNTDOWN TO WINTERCountdown (Athens, December 1, 2017) – The Greek government, with the support of European Union leaders,…

EU: Draft Code for Sea Rescues Threatens Lives Posted Jul 13, 2017

12 July 2017 – Joint Press Release: Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Leaked Document Would tie Non-Governmental Organisations’ Hands Thousands more refugees and migrants…

Child rights organisations welcome EU Commission’s policy to protect child migrants and refugees Posted Apr 12, 2017

The EU Commission’s new policy guidelines, which provide concrete actions to protect all migrant and refugee children arriving in Europe, have been broadly welcomed by…

Calais: children’s rights violations Posted Nov 03, 2016

UN experts urge France and the UK to take measures for the unaccompanied minors GENEVA (2 November 2016) –  The Governments of France and the…

Migration control is not only about keeping people out Posted Oct 26, 2016

UN experts call for vision and leadership NEW YORK (24 October 2016) – Migration governance cannot be only about closing borders and keeping people out,…

Zeid warns against populists and demagogues in Europe and the U.S. Posted Sep 07, 2016

THE HAGUE / GENEVA (5 September 2016) – In a hard-hitting speech in the Hague on Monday, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein…