Migration in the News | 2 June 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • AP, International Business Times and Sputnik News reported that  at least 44 migrants, including babies, have died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the Sahara Desert as they were making their way to Libya. They cited IOM figures.
  • Asian Tribunereported that  Refugees International released a new report today detailing the abuses faced by refugees and migrants in Libya. It cited IOM.
  • UN Radio reported that women and girls form the majority of displaced populations, which increases their vulnerability to exploitation, abuse and violence, according IOM. 
  • Asian Tribune reported that women, girls, pregnant women and children are the worst affected by the floods and landslides in Bangladesh. 
  • Devex published an Op-ed which noted that the refugee and migrant crisis have, as a new report by the Donor Tracker shows, impacted development policies and budgets of European donors. It cited IOM figures.
  • Xinhua reported that IOM is investigating alleged misconduct in both Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps in northern Kenya. It quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.

Trending on the Internet

  • Wired reported that  for many students, rural migrants and low-income workers, nuclear bunkers are their only affordable living option in Beijing. 
  • The Guardian reported that a global campaign hailed by renowned novelist Salman Rushdie as “a significant public stand against racism and xenophobia” has been launched, backed by more than 200 leading writers and artists.

Quote of the day

"It’s very easy to create a sense of hatred when you talk numbers, but when you see the faces of people, when you look at them in the eye one by one, then the whole thing changes, and that’s what art and literature can do.” –   Isabel Allende, author. Read more here.

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

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