Migration in the News | 14 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • New York Times featured the story of one of the last refugee families without close relations in the United States to be allowed into the country before the US travel ban took effect. IOM provided the family’s one-way ticket.
  • Politico reported about religious communities who cover the cost of settlement for some of the most vulnerable fleeing Syria. It cited IOM figures.
  • DPA reported that a German Navy ship rescued 919 migrants from the Mediterranean in one day earlier this week, the Defence Ministry said late Thursday. It cited IOM figures.
  • South China Morning Post reported that slavery still persists in the Thai fishing industry and one man, duped into the trade and whose nightmare ended a few years ago, is determined to pursue justice for fellow victims. It quoted an IOM official.

Trending on the Internet

  • BBC tweeted a video showing the Greek island of Tilos where Syrians are welcomed while most have turned them away. Migrants on the island are encouraged to integrate and are given Greek lessons.
  • Magnum Photos published the work of Moises Saman on his recent assignment to photograph migrants detained in Libya.

Quote of the day

“If this small island managed to do this [welcome and integrate refugees] then it is a bright example that with a little bit of effort, there will be no humanitarian crisis. There will be no refugee problem, not only in Greece but in all of Europe too.”  –  Maria Kamma, Mayor of the Greek island of Tilos. Watch it here.

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


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