Migration in the News

Migration in the News | 19 January 2018

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AFP reported that Spanish authorities have detained two men allegedly responsible for a boat carrying migrants to the Canary Islands, seven of whom drowned. It cited IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 17 January 2018

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Gurtong reported that improved access to previously inaccessible areas in South Sudan has enabled IOM to reach people with lifesaving assistance for the first time in over a year.

Migration in the News | 15 January 2018

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UN News Centre, Kuwait News Agency, The National, and other media outlets reported that the number of Iraqis returning to their area of origin has surpassed those internally displaced for the first time since December 2013, according to IOM, the UN Migration Agency. It quoted IOM’s Gerard Waite and Sandra Black.

Migration in the News | 5 January 2018

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AFP and La Repubblica reported that more than half of Iraqis displaced by conflict to other parts of the country have returned to their homes, according to the UN Migration Agency. IOM’s Sandra Black was quoted.

Migration in the News | 4 January 2018

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IPS traveled to the border region between Bangladesh and Myanmar to speak with Rohingya refugees, humanitarian workers and officials about the still-unfolding human rights and health crises facing this long-marginalized and persecuted community.

Migration in the News | 3 January 2018

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Voice of America reported that Rohingya women who say they fled mistreatment by the military in Myanmar have told tales of horror that leading human rights groups have documented. It quoted IOM’s Fiona MacGregor.

Migration in the News | 1 December 2017

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AP, AFP and Bloomberg reported that between 400,000 and 700,000 African migrants are living in camps in Libya, often under ‘inhuman’ conditions, the chairman of the African Union Commission said Thursday at the close of a summit of European and African leaders. They referenced IOM.

Migration in the News | 30 November 2017

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AFP reported that Libya agreed with EU and African leaders to allow migrants facing abuse in detention camps to be evacuated within days or weeks. African Union, European Union and UN officials at the meeting offered increased support for IOM to help with the return of Africans who want to go back to their home countries.

Migration in the News | 28 November 2017

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Xinhua reported that France has requested a Security Council meeting for Wednesday on human trafficking and the selling of African migrants as slaves in Libya. It cited an IOM report.

Migration in the News | 27 November 2017

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Thomson Reuters Foundation reported that fake taxi drivers and coastguards who often re-traffic victims contribute to Libya’s migrant trade. It quoted IOM’s Boubacar Saybou.

Migration in the News | 24 November 2017

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CNN reported that Libyan officials have denounced the migrant slave auctions exposed in a CNN investigation, but claim more support is required from the global community to tackle the issue. It quoted IOM’s Othman Belbeisi.

Migration in the News | 7 November 2017

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The Daily Star reported that with no food, money and in constant fear in Rakhine State, Rohingyas are still trickling into Bangladesh. It quoted IOM’s Olivia Headon.