- DPA, AP and BBC reported that the European Union and Turkey have agreed though key elements of the plan remain open. The reports cite IOM estimates.
- Turkey’s Haberler quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing speaking at the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Istanbul. He said that countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq will need more support to deal with the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis.
- UN News Centre and Reuters reported that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the recent killing of nine civilians and two police officers in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura. The dead included IOM staffer Evariste Mbonihankuye.
- Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported that four refugees transferred to Cambodia from Nauru under a deal with Australia have left an IOM-supervised villa in Phnom Penh to join the community, according to Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. It quotes IOM’s Kristin Dadey.
- Romania’s TVR interviewed IOM's Mircea Mocanu in a programme on the EU’s migrant relocation scheme, Romania’s reception of migrants and local authorities’ involvement in the integration process.
- AFP reported that a wooden boat carrying dozens of migrants from Turkey to Europe sank Thursday near the island of Lesbos after colliding with a Greek coastguard vessel, leaving at least seven people dead, including four children, rescuers said. It cites IOM estimates.
- Haiti’s Le Nouvelliste reported that Brazil will welcome all Haitian nationals with legal visas. Fernando Vidal, the Brazilian ambassador to Haiti, said that a reception center to deal with visa applications has been opened in collaboration with IOM.
- Public Radio International reports that Tunisian fishermen are being trained to be 'safety nets' for migrants making the deadly sea crossing to Italy. It cites IOM estimates.
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- Reuters reports that Swedish authorities will start setting up camps for refugees next week, and tens of thousands could spend the Swedish winter in tents.
- BBC reports that pregnant asylum seekers in Australia's Nauru migrant camp will not be allowed to come to Australia, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has said.
- Mashable shares a video which shows that in an attempt to get to Britain, migrants who were fleeing from Calais, France hitched a ride with a truck, not knowing that a polar bear named Nissan was stowed inside. The bear was in the process of being transported to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster when the migrants joined him.
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