Migration in the News

Migration in the News | 1 August 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

Human Rights Watch reported that asylum seekers and other migrants arriving by sea to Spanish shores are held in poor conditions and face obstacles in applying for asylum. It cited IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 31 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

The Kathmandu Post, United News of Bangladesh and Dhaka Tribune ran an Op-Ed by IOM Director General William Lacy Swing for World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The Bangkok Post and Jakarta Post also published Op-Eds by Dana Ladek Graber and IOM Indonesia respectively to mark the event.

Migration in the News | 26 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

AFP reported that Libya’s coastguard rescued at least 150 migrants who were trying to reach Europe on Monday. It cited IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 25 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

AFP reported that Libya’s coastguard rescued at least 150 migrants who were trying to reach Europe on Monday. It cited IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 24 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

IANS reported that 111,514 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, by July 19, more than half the number from a similar period last year, according to IOM.

Migration in the News | 20 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

AFP reported that 23 West African migrants, including a seven-year-old girl, were found alive after being abandoned in the depths of the Sahara, IOM said.

Migration in the News | 20 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

Dawn and Pakistan Observer reported that the European Union (EU) and UNODC launched a joint project, “GLO.ACT”,  to combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling. The initiative will be implemented in partnership with IOM and UNICEF.

Migration in the News | 19 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

Al Jazeera’s Inside Story reported that EU foreign ministers are seeking a joint global strategy on refugees and migration as thousands continue to make perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. It spoke with IOM’s Joel Millman.

Migration in the News | 17 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

Vanguard reported about young Gambians who are working with with Youth Against Irregular Migration (YAMI) to warn others of the dangers of irregular migration. It cited IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 14 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

New York Times featured the story of one of the last refugee families without close relations in the United States to be allowed into the country before the US travel ban took effect. IOM provided the family’s one-way ticket.

Migration in the News | 13 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

EU Observer reported that the EU's border agency, Frontex, says more people are dying at sea because boats disembarking from Libya are dangerously overloaded. Unable to offload the problem onto a non-existent Libyan government, the EU has turned to UNHCR and IOM to help people return to their home countries.

Migration in the News | 12 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

Relief Web, Maritime First and Bonsue.tv reported the findings of an IOM study, Measuring Global Migration Potential, 2010-2015, which analyses people’s migration intentions globally for the period 2010–2015.