Migration in the News

Migration in the News | 23 October 2017

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Time published an editorial by ILO Director General Guy Ryder, Walk Free Foundation Chairman Andrew Forrest and IOM Director General William Lacy Swing which notes that nearly 150 years after most countries officially abolished it, more than 40 million people remain trapped in modern slavery – either forced into labor or marriage. 

Migration in the News | 20 October 2017

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Dhaka Tribune spoke with IOM Director General William Lacy Swing about the current situation surrounding the Rohingya refugee crisis and what IOM is doing to tackle the issue.

Migration in the News | 20 October 2017

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Dhaka Tribune spoke with IOM Director General William Lacy Swing about the current situation surrounding the Rohingya refugee crisis and what IOM is doing to tackle the issue.

Migration in the News | 19 October 2017

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The New Nation reported that IOM has warned that if adequate resources are not mobilized by the international community, thousands of Rohingyas would suffer without food, shelter and health care. It quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.

Migration in the News | 18 October 2017

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The Hindu reported that according to IOM Director General William Lacy Swing, the Rohingya refugee crisis has seen a faster exodus than that from Syria in 2013 and noted that since it is man-made, it therefore needs a political solution.

Migration in the News | 17 October 2017

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Dhaka Tribune reported on IOM Director General William Lacy Swing’s remarks that the Rohingya crisis is the world’s biggest humanitarian disaster and as such the world should stand by them. He made the remarks during his visit to Cox’s Bazar’s Kutupalong, Balukhali and Naikhongchhari Rohingya camps on Monday. The Daily Sun and The Daily Observer also reported on DG Swing’s visit.

Migration in the News | 16 October 2017

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The New Nation, Bangladesh’s The Independent and Asian Age Online reported about IOM Director General William Lacy Swing’s visit in Bangladesh to see the condition of displaced Rohingyas staying in the camps at Kutupalong and Balukhali. IOM’s Patrick Duigan and Shirin Akhter were also quoted.

Migration in the News | 12 October 2017

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The Huffington Post published an op-ed by IOM Director General William Lacy Swing and Robert Glasser, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction and head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction on climate change migration.

Migration in the News | 11 October 2017

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IPS spoke with several agencies working on the ground to provide emergency services for Rohingya refugees and found out that literally every woman, except the very old and young, has had experiences of either being molested or experienced extreme levels of abuse. It quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.

Migration in the News | 10 October 2017

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International Business Times published a photo story showing the new surge in the numbers of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh. It quoted IOM’s Chris Lom.

Migration in the News | 9 October 2017

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DPA reported that an estimated 100,000 more Rohingya Muslims have been waiting on the border to cross into Bangladesh after more than half a million others fled unrest in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, according to IOM.

Migration in the News | 5 October 2017

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Xinhua and Dhaka Tribune reported that IOM Director General William Lacy Swing issued a personal plea calling for interventions to end the suffering of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.