Migration in the News

Migration in the News | 21 September 2017

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Reuters, Press TV and Bangladesh’s New Age reported that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar are "at the mercy" of human traffickers and are still in dire conditions. They quoted IOM’s Chris Lom.

Migration in the News | 19 September 2017

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Al Jazeera reported that aid workers say the Rohingya crisis at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border is now one of the biggest humanitarian crises and that world leaders need to do more and respond. It spoke with IOM’s Chris Lom.

Migration in the News | 18 September 2017

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Al Jazeera reported that Rohingyas in urgent need of medical treatment are slowly getting the help they need but medics are struggling to cope with the influx. It quoted IOM’s Chris Lom.

Migration in the News | 15 September 2017

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Benar News and Bangladesh’s The Daily Observer reported that one million Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar could flee to Bangladesh by year’s end. They quoted IOM’s Mohammed Abdiker.

Migration in the News | 14 September 2017

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EU Observer, Al Arabiya and ORF reported that children and young people trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses as 77 per cent of young people traveling along the Central Mediterranean route report direct experiences of exploitation. They cited IOM and UNICEF’s joint report, Harrowing Journeys.

Migration in the News | 13 September 2017

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UNRIC, Voice of America, AP, AFP, RTE, ABC, Tagesschau, Deutsche Welle, SZ, Vice reported that children and young people trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses as 77 per cent of young people traveling along the Central Mediterranean route report direct experiences of exploitation. All cited IOM and UNICEF’s joint report, Harrowing Journeys.

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.