Migration in the News | 23 June 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • New York Times reported that migrants continue to risk their lives to go to Europe, passing through the so-called central route between Libya and Italy, dubbed as “the deadliest route migrants ply anywhere on Earth”. It referenced IOM.
  • AFP reported that over 400 migrants have been rescued at sea off the coast of southern Spain in the past week, rescue services said Thursday. It cited IOM figures.
  • Public Finance International reported that the UK is to spend £75m ($95m) on tackling the migration crisis in the Mediterranean over the next three years. The package includes funding necessary infrastructure and systems in refugee-hosting countries via IOM and UNHCR.
  • UNDP reported that in crisis-affected South Sudan, women and girls have long faced the threat of physical and sexual violence as well as early and forced marriage. In response to the alarming rates of violence against women, UNDP is working with partners including IOM.
  • PR Newswire reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s David J. Sencer Museum is the first US museum to offer an overview of the Ebola outbreak that killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa. IOM contributed to the project.
  • South Africa’s Media Update reported on the ‘#TraffickingIsReal’ campaign, a partnership between the University of Johannesburg’s Strategic Communication students and IOM which won Gold in the Student Campaign category of the 20th PRISM Awards.

Trending on the Internet

  • Reuters reported that France has instructed local officials to show more humanity toward migrants, the government spokesman said on Thursday.

  • ODI published a working paper outlining current global polling data on public attitudes towards migrants and refugees and analysing what the literature has to say about the drivers influencing these attitudes.

     

Quote of the day

“Borders and barriers, which enclose us within the safety of familiar territory, can also become prisons and are often defended beyond reason or necessity.” –  Nanjala Nyabola, Nairobi-based writer and political analyst. Read more here.

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

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