Migration in the News | 24 May 2018

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • The Jordan Times reported that the school bus project launched by IOM in Azraq refugee camp in February 2017 has given Syrian children the unique chance to enjoy a seemingly commonplace action: riding a bus to school. The report quoted IOM’s Laura Sisniega.

  • The Slovak Spectator reported that the migration situation in Slovakia, as far as the composition of migrants is concerned, is as good and desirable as the country can wish for, according to IOM. The report quoted IOM’s Zuzana Vatráľová.
  • The Nation reported that even as international agencies pronounce a favourable outlook for Myanmar, a former chief economic presidential adviser has identified policy areas that can help ensure that an improving economy benefits ordinary people. The report cited IOM estimates.
  • The Conversation published an op-ed which noted that the main goal is to stem migration flows by displacing the border as far as possible from EU territory. The report referenced IOM.
  • The Korea Times reported that questions have arisen over whether there has been a big increase in irregular migrants working as housemaids in Korea. The report referenced IOM.
  • Norwegian Refugee Council reported that it has helped improve collaboration between agencies and enhance the sector response. The report quoted IOM’s John McCue.

Trending on the Internet

  • The New York Times reported that a regional branch of Germany's migration agency will stop deciding on asylum applications after reported mistakes in its rulings stirred fresh concern about one of the country's most divisive political issues.
  • The Washington Post reported that police are preparing to dismantle makeshift camps holding close to 2,500 migrants in the French capital, amid a debate over how best to respond to the unrelenting arrival of homeless newcomers – with humanity or muscle.

Quote of the day

“We must change public (migration) narratives when discourse becomes toxic, using facts and evidence." – Jacqueline Weekers, Director of IOM Migration and Health Division. Read more here.

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


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