Migration in the News | 25 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • AFP reported that Libya’s coastguard rescued at least 150 migrants who were trying to reach Europe on Monday. It cited IOM figures.
  • Nigeria’s The News reported on Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration’s remarks at the Global Compact for Migration consultations at UN Headquarters in New York that migrants from developing countries sent USD 429 billion to their countries of origin in 2016. It also quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.

  • Provideo Coalition reported about IOM’s second Global Migration Film Festival which aims to showcase films that capture the promise and challenges of migration for those who leave their homes in search of a better life and the unique contributions migrants make to their new communities.

  • AP reported that interior ministers from 14 countries and the European Union agreed Monday to boost cooperation to tackle the migrant crisis along the deadly central Mediterranean route during a meeting in the Tunisian capital of Tunis. It referenced IOM.

  • The Korean Herald/ANN reported that a total of 30 refugees from Myanmar are expected to arrive in South Korea next week, as part of a United Nations-led refugee resettlement programme. It quoted IOM’s Park Mi-hyung.

  • Reuters reported that islanders in the Philippines have stayed in their homes even after an earthquake caused subsidence and floods, according to a new study. It cited IOM estimates.

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  • Al Jazeera reported that about three million Nepalis, some 10 percent of the population, work abroad and remittances make up 32 percent of Nepal’s GDP.
  • New York Times reported about the Temporary Museum, a pop-up exhibition inside the Bijlmerbajes in Amsterdam, a former prison that is now a center for asylum seekers, where those who fled are presenting works that help the public understand their migrant experience.

Quote of the day

“Migrant workers are our partners in development let us not leave them behind." Teodoro Locsin, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the UN. Read the tweet here.

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


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