Migration in the News | 11 August 2016

Media Highlights

    • Reuters and Mic reported that Europe's migration crisis is actually worse than it was last year, but the columns of migrants and refugees streaming across eastern Europe have now disappeared and much of it is out of sight. They cited IOM data.
    • The Christian Science Monitor reported that according to IOM, despite border closures in eastern Europe, the number of refugees arriving in the European Union has increased 17 percent since last year.
    • Financial Times/Xinhua reported that the European migrant crisis is putting pressure on some northern Italian cities, where hundreds of people have gathered after being refused entry to France and Switzerland.
    • Sputnik/MNA reported that a Red Cross search and rescue vessel rescued 327 people, including 19 children and 104 women, from the Mediterranean on Tuesday.
    • El Pais reported that in the first six months of 2016, Germany rejected over 13,000 asylum claims, twice as many as in 2015.
    • AR reported that at least 24 migrants stranded in Costa Rica have asked IOM for assisted voluntary return to their home country.
    • Generaccion.com reported that asset management firm SURA Peru and IOM have signed a cooperation agreement to combat human trafficking.

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    • NPR’s This American Life sent a group of architects and engineers to capture in a series of architectural drawings where refugees and migrants are living in over 40 locations across Greece.

    Quote of the day

    “The [migrant] crisis is as big as ever, and as yet unsolved by governments. It’s absolutely incredible because if you think about the panic this caused last year and the incentive there was to really get some policy changes in place, nothing has happened.” – Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International. More here

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


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