The UN migration agency said that there would have been another two million international migrants had it not been for the Covid-19 pandemic.
"Winter is difficult, and we have nothing except God, and we need more help," says aid recipient Bibi Pashtoon during the distribution of relief to hundreds of displaced families in capital Kabul.
Senegal smuggling boat sinks leaving one dead, 11 rescued and 48 people remain missing off the coast of Senegal, the latest tragedy in a country where untold thousands have tried to migrate to Europe by sea.
Survivors, who are being treated, say smugglers threw dozens of passengers overboard soon after leaving Oulebi to lighten the load of a boat carrying some 200 refugees and asylum seekers.
Of total fatalities, 4,476 people, half occurred in the Mediterranean this year, the International Organization for Migration says in a new report.
Nigerian foreign minister says his country needs 1 billion euros to protect legal refugee flow.
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