Migration in the News | 02 February 2016

Media Highlights

  • CNN, CBC Radio, Inquisitr, TheNation (Pakistan) and IRNA (Iran) reported the Europol’s  claim that 10,000 migrant children who travelled to Europe are currently unaccounted for. They quoted IOM’s Leonard Doyle.

  • ThisisMoney reported that the number of migrants arriving in Greece was nearly 35 times higher last month than at the same time last year. It cited IOM data on the number of migrants deaths.

  • StraitsTimes reported that experts see the Rohingya migration continuing in 2016, despite the fewer numbers of boat people boarding boats this winter compared to the same period last year. It quoted IOM’s Joe Lowry.

  • Aljazeera America reported that growing numbers of people are calling for Greek islanders on the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis to be awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. It cited IOM figures.

  • MailOnline said that over 120 leading economists have condemned Britain’s response to the migration crisis and called on the UK to more to resolve the issue. They called current plans “morally unacceptable.” It cited IOM data.

  • Morningstar reported the rising death toll from Boko Haram’s rampage through a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria on 30 January. It cited IOM data on displacement caused by Boko Haram’s five-year insurgency.

​​Trending on the Internet 

  • Breitbart posted video of outrage in a small German town in Saxony where the mayor told residents that local girls should stay away from certain areas and not “provoke” migrants to avoid sexual harassment.

  • The Telegraph reported that German authorities in Munich handed out swimming pool etiquette guides following reports of sexual harassment by migrants.

Quote of the Day

“Refugees can and should be part of the solution to many challenges our societies confront. They bring hope: the hope of a better life and a better future for their children and ours.”- – Ángel Gurría, OECD Secretary General. More here


For the latest Mediterranean Update data on arrivals and fatalities please visit: http://missingmigrants.iom.int

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