Migration in the News

Migration in the News | 16 April 2018

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UN News Centre and Voice of America reported that the first-ever international conference to help the Democratic Republic of the Congo opened at the UN Office at Geneva last Friday amid dire warnings of a growing humanitarian crisis in the vast African country. Both reports quoted IOM’s Jean-Philippe Chauzy.

Migration in the News | 12 April 2018

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ANSA reported that migrant arrivals in Europe via the Mediterranean have surpassed 16,000 in 2018, less than half the number for the same period last year. So far in 2018, more than 520 migrants have died at sea. The report cited IOM figures and quoted IOM’s Flavio Di Giacomo and Anna Dodevska.

Migration in the News | 11 April 2018

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Voice of America and Thomson Reuters Foundation reported that Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are struggling from mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts, while almost half of the children are malnourished. The reports quoted IOM’s Olga Rebolledo.

Migration in the News | 10 April 2018

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News Deeply spoke with IOM’s Leonard Doyle and transnational crime expert Tuesday Reitano about how companies like Facebook should respond to the use of their platforms by people smugglers.

Migration in the News | 9 April 2018

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Bangkok Post reported about an IOM-implemented project, Poverty Reduction through Safe Migration, Skills Development and Enhanced Job Placement in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand (PROMISE) which works to promote better employment opportunities and working conditions for migrants.

Migration in the News | 6 April 2018

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AFP reported that IOM’s Leonard Doyle called on Facebook to police its site and its WhatsApp messaging subsidiary for use by abusive human smugglers.

Migration in the News | 21 March 2018

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Bangkok Post reported about a new programme implemented by IOM that helps migrants gain additional skills to improve their employment opportunities.

Migration in the News | 20 March 2018

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ANSA reported that IOM is continuing its efforts to repatriate migrants in Yemen, where the ongoing conflict has put foreigners at risk of abuse, violence and death. IOM’s Khan Aseel was quoted.

Migration in the News | 19 March 2018

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Bangladesh’s The Daily Observer, UNB, The Bangladesh Today reported that IOM is appealing for USD 182.1 million from the international community to support Rohingya refugees and local community members in Cox's Bazar, particularly during the monsoon season. All quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.

Migration in the News | 13 March 2018

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Anadolu Agency reported that IOM Director General William Lacy Swing and Sudan’s foreign Minister Ibrahim Gandur discussed migration issues, as Sudan is a transit country for many irregular migrants mostly from countries in the Horn of Africa.

Migration in the News | 12 March 2018

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Reuters reported that aid agencies fear the upcoming monsoon in Bangladesh will imperil thousands of Rohingya refugees crammed into makeshift camps. It cited IOM.

Migration in the News | 8 March 2018

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ANSA reported that IOM and UNICEF are offering school bus services in Jordan to provide greater security and more opportunities for young Syrians.