Migration in the News | 18 April 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • BBC World Service’s Newshour interviewed IOM’s Othman Belbeisi on the reported modern day ‘slave markets’ in Libya.

  • VOA reported on a group of Africans living in Europe visiting Cameroon and are campaigning against irregular migration. It used IOM data.

  • The Chronicle reported that the Government of Zimbabwe and IOM is setting up a diaspora website to facilitate engagement with Zimbabweans resident outside the country.

  • MindaNews reported that IOM will hold a one-day consultation for the Philippine government to review the reintegration framework and enhance the service delivery program for repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers.

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  • ABC had on its RN Breakfast show Dr François Gemenneis, a global expert on environment and migration, who believes that better planning could have avoided the European migrant crisis and that the situation could even worsen if governments don't change their approach.

Quote of the day

"We need to see what we can do, all of us to bring civility back in our comments, and how we work with one another and get back to being good people." – Utah Governor Gary Herbert, speaking on the issue of immigration and refugees in the United States. Read more here.

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

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