Migration in the News

Migration in the News | 22 May 2018

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UN News reported that reflecting the reality of life on the ground for millions of migrants fleeing their homes must form the basis of the upcoming Global Compact for Migration. The report quoted IOM’s William Lacy Swing.

Migration in the News | 21 May 2018

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France 24 reported that sixteen members of a mostly female network of Nigerian human traffickers operating forced prostitution rings in France went on trial last week in Paris, facing their accusers as the trafficked women testified to being lied to, beaten and raped. The report cited IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 8 May 2018

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Voice of America reported that two boats carrying Rohingya refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine State have landed in the Indonesian province of Aceh. The report quoted IOM’s Mariam Khokhar and Paul Dillon.

Migration in the News | 7 May 2018

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Africa News and Reuters reported that Doctors without Borders (MSF) is concerned about the fate of hundreds of migrants and refugees, including women and children being held in a dangerously overcrowded detention centre in Libya. The report noted that IOM has initiated a process of “voluntary humanitarian return” for some detainees.

Migration in the News | 2 May 2018

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IRIN reported that aid agencies in Afghanistan are bracing for another refugee influx as Pakistan has set a 30 June deadline before identity cards allowing registered refugees to legally stay in the country will expire. It noted that returnees enter Afghanistan mainly through border crossings like Spin Boldak, where the government and IOM run a reception centre.

Migration in the News | 30 April 2018

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Australia’s ABC reported that Myanmar should allow an independent investigation into human rights abuses against Muslims before beginning to repatriate Rohingyas who have fled to Bangladesh, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says. The report also noted that Australia announced it would give an extra $15 million in aid to the Rohingya crisis to support aid works of WFP, IOM and UNHCR.

Migration in the News | 27 April 2018

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DW reported that billions of dollars in remittances flowed to Africa in 2017 and that the money could go further if it wasn't more expensive to send money to Africa than anywhere else in the world, according to a new World Bank study. The report quoted IOM’s Mathieu Jacques.

Migration in the News | 26 April 2018

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IPS reported about Rohingya refugees who have made it to India. Most of these refugees had landed in Delhi after failed stints in Rohingya camps in Bangladesh or Jammu (a northern Indian city), where they were repeatedly targeted by radical Hindu groups. The report cited IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 25 April 2018

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The Daily Nation reported that over 40,000 Rohingya families in Cox's Bazar refugee camps have now been trained on shelter upgrading techniques ahead of the fast approaching monsoon and cyclone season. The report quoted IOM’s Dabal Rokaha.

Migration in the News | 24 April 2018

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Bangladesh’s The Independent reported that risks faced by hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas living in settlements in Cox’s Bazar in relation to human trafficking, exploitation and gender-based violence are increasing with time. The report referenced IOM.

Migration in the News | 23 April 2018

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Reuters and AFP reported that  Libyan coastguards recovered the bodies of 11 migrants who died off Libya’s western coast during an attempted crossing to Italy on Sunday. Reuters noted that IOM has flown back 25,000 migrants from Libya to their home countries since the start of last year.

Migration in the News | 16 April 2018

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UN News Centre and Voice of America reported that the first-ever international conference to help the Democratic Republic of the Congo opened at the UN Office at Geneva last Friday amid dire warnings of a growing humanitarian crisis in the vast African country. Both reports quoted IOM’s Jean-Philippe Chauzy.