Migration in the News | 20 July 2017
Media Monitoring Highlights
Dawn and Pakistan Observer reported that the European Union (EU) and UNODC launched a joint project, “GLO.ACT”, to combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling. The initiative will be implemented in partnership with IOM and UNICEF.
- DW reported that the German consulate in Erbil is helping Iraqi refugees overcome bureaucratic obstacles on their way to rejoining family members in Germany with support from IOM.
- CNN reported that Boko Haram survivors are gradually returning to their respective communities, many of which remain bullet-ridden ruins and unsafe for farming. The timing of the returns coincides with the worst economic crisis experienced by Nigeria in over two decades. It cited IOM figures.
- ICAO’s latest TRIP magazine features an article on IOM’s border management technical assistance provided to Mali.
- The Washington Post reported that in certain parts of the world, specifically in Ethiopia, there is a growing realization that with climate change, certain ways of life are becoming much more difficult to sustain.
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- The Economist reported that one seemingly simple policy could make the world twice as rich as it is now: open borders.
- The Mercury News reported that 42 per cent of California’s workers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations were born in a foreign nation, according a recent analysis.
Quote of the day
“We have a lot of migrants with qualifications but perhaps those aren't translated over.” – Hibaq Jama, Councillor at City of Bristol, United Kingdom. Watch her speech here.
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