Migration in the News | 17 April 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • CNN reported that rescuers have saved as many as 1,800 migrants stranded on boats off the coast of Libya. It used IOM data.

  • Punch reported that food scarcity remains a big concern for internally displaced Nigerians in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states. The report referenced IOM’s March assessment report.

  • Al Jazeera reported that three WFP South Sudanese workers were killed on their way to a WFP warehouse near the city of Wau. It used IOM data.

  • The News reported on the rescues migrants by Greek and Spanish coastguards at the weekend. It used IOM data.

  • Hurriyet Daily News reported that members of Turkish and Syrian entrepreneurs in the IOM supported InnoCampus Entrepreneurship Accelerator Training Program in Gaziantep are making use of their skills by starting or developing business.

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Quote of the day

"Imagine to carry a 8 year old boy's lifeless body into your house on Easter Sunday. I will never forget this day." –  Chris Catrambone, founder of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), after thousands of migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean at the weekend. Read his tweethere.

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

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