Migration in the News | 17 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • Vanguard reported about young Gambians who are working with with Youth Against Irregular Migration (YAMI) to warn others of the dangers of irregular migration. It cited IOM figures.
  • Grass Wire reported that with Mosul’s liberation, 120,000 children are returning to what’s left of their homes facing landmines and trauma. Gulf News and AFP reported that the unprecedented destruction in the city and the unstable security situation will delay the return home of hundreds of thousands of people who fled. They cited IOM reports
  • Al Jazeera reported that four years after the UN ceased operations at Choucha camp in Tunisia, authorities have cleared out the remaining men who had been living there. It quoted IOM’s Lorena Lando.
  • India’s Daily News and Analysis reported that India has the second highest number of adults planning to migrate to other countries with the US and the UK among the most favoured destinations, according to a report by IOM. It quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.
  • Vanuatu’s Daily Post reported that Vanuatu made history as it became the first Pacific island country to have a forensic document examination laboratory of this kind. The Government of Vanuatu received the Forensic Document Examination Laboratory from IOM. It quoted IOM’s Dr Lesi Korovavala.

Trending on the Internet

  • News Deeply spoke with Galen Englund from the ONE Campaign about the data gaps of real-time information about refugee populations and how they harm policy making for refugees.
  • The Guardian reported about Syrians who found a new home and a second chance in Mexico through Project Habesha – a small not-for-profit organisation arranging university scholarships for youngsters whose education has been disrupted by the civil war.

Quote of the day

“We need to systematically integrate migration and climate change into national development and poverty reduction programmes, disaster risk reduction and crisis planning and develop agricultural policies and practices that enhance resilience in the face of climate-induced forced migration”  –  IOM Director General William Lacy Swing. Read more here.

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

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