UN agency: 43,000 Iraqis have fled Fallujah amid siege

More than 43,000 people have fled the western Iraqi city of Fallujah since government forces launched an offensive to recapture it from the Islamic State extremist militia in mid-May, a UN agency said on Tuesday.

UN: 10,000 migrants have died in Mediterranean since start of 2014

An estimated 10,000 migrants have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean since the start of 2014, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday in Geneva.

Aid group fears 330 drowned in last week's shipwreck near Crete

More than 300 people likely died in a major shipwreck off the Greek island of Crete last week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday.

IOM estimates 1,000 migrants died crossing Mediterranean last week

At least 1,000 migrants died in shipwrecks and boat capsizings in the central Mediterranean Sea last week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimated on Tuesday.

Aid group sees growing trend of middle-class Africans among migrants

A small but growing number of middle-class citizens from West African countries are migrating to Europe, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday.

Study finds significant trafficking and exploitation of migrants

Nearly one in 10 migrants in the Eastern Mediterranean region has encountered human traffickers or people trying to exploit their situation, a survey by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) showed on Friday.

If you can't go straight, turn: Will migrants try new Europe routes?

Italy is concerned about the spillover of tens of thousands of migrants blocked in Greece, but a migration expert says it is almost impossible to make predictions about where they will go next.

Aid group: 100,000 people crossed Mediterranean so far this year

More than 100,000 refugees and migrants have already crossed the Mediterranean to reach southern Europe this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says.

More than 1 million migrants have entered Europe this year

Refugee and migrant arrivals into Europe this year have surpassed the 1-million mark, international migration watchdogs said Tuesday.

IOM says refugee crisis incites human trafficking

The IOM analysed human trafficking in the region and presented recommendations for measures that should be taken.