Migration in the News

Migration in the News | 12 September 2017

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Politico and The Guardian reported that border restrictions in Eastern Europe are forcing migrants to choose more dangerous routes, which increases the risk of death, according to IOM’s Fatal Journeys report.

Migration in the News | 11 September 2017

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The Guardian reported that deaths in Mediterranean have risen with migrants opting for dangerous routes and exposing themselves to violence, according to IOM. It cited findings from IOM’s Fatal Journeys report.

Migration in the News | 7 September 2017

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The New York Times, Voice of America and CNN reported that the European Union’s top court ruled that Hungary and Slovakia were obligated to accept migrants under a quota system. All cited IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 6 September 2017

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BBC, NPR, New York Times, AAP, UN News Centre and IPS reported that more than 123,000 Rohingya are now said to have fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state since 25 August. All highlighted IOM’s appeal to provide life-saving services and quoted IOM’s Director General William Lacy Swing, Mohammed Abdiker and Sarat Dash. Meanwhile, Reuters has reported that Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is coming under further pressure to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims.

Migration in the News | 5 September 2017

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Bangkok Post reported that migrant labour offers economic benefits for host countries and workers' home countries alike but in the Asean region, difficulties experienced by workers are too often neglected. It quoted IOM’s Nissara Spence.

Migration in the News | 4 September 2017

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NBC reported that two years since a photo of lifeless Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi captured the world's attention, the migration crisis has shifted to the other side of the Mediterranean Sea with most migrants attempting to reach Europe journey from North Africa to Italy. It quoted IOM’s Leonard Doyle.

Migration in the News | 31 August 2017

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CNN, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, AFP,  RFA, AP, Bangladesh’s The Independent all reported that an estimated 18,500 people have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since the latest outbreak of violence on 25 August. Thousands more are still trapped in no-man’s land between the two countries according to IOM. They quoted IOM’s Shanjukta Sahany, Peppi Siddiq and Chris Lom.

Migration in the News | 30 August 2017

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Voice of America and Middle East Monitor reported that no migrants have died while crossing the Mediterranean Sea over the past 20 days, according to IOM. They quoted IOM’s Leonard Doyle.

Migration in the News | 29 August 2017

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AFP, BBC, CNN, Reuters, AP, Voice of America and The Guardian reported that African and European leaders on Monday backed proposals to screen asylum seekers in Africa as a way to prevent thousands from taking perilous journeys across the Mediterranean. All cited IOM figures. UN Radio also spoke to IOM’s Leonard Doyle who said African states that are transit countries need the EU's help if the issue of irregular migration is to be resolved.

Migration in the News | 28 August 2017

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The Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook is once again in hot water for allowing objectionable videos on its website, this time drawing a rare rebuke from IOM. It quoted IOM’s Leonard Doyle.

Migration in the News | 23 August 2017

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UN News Centre and Xinhua reported that UN agencies including IOM, UNHCR and WHO were providing assistance to thousands fleeing the Iraqi city of Talafar, ahead of military operations.

Migration in the News | 22 August 2017

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Reuters reported that an armed group is stopping migrant boats from setting off across the Mediterranean from a city west of Tripoli that has been a springboard for people smugglers, causing a sudden drop in departures over the past month, sources in the area said. It quoted IOM’s Flavio Di Giacomo.