AFP reported that over 4,600 migrants crossing the Mediterranean in unseaworthy boats have been rescued off the Libyan coast in the past three days, according to the Italian coastguard. It cited IOM estimates.
- Reuters reported that Southeast Asia needs legal migration channels to help curb human smuggling and avoid a repeat of this year's disaster when hundreds of refugees were lost at sea or died in jungle camps. It quoted IOM Director General Swing. EFE, Anadolu Agency, Strait Times and The Nation also reported Swing’s comments on global migration trends made at a press conference in Bangkok ahead of a conference on irregular migration in the Indian Ocean.