Migration in the News | 26 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • DPA reported that more Mediterranean migrant deaths were reported Tuesday, just as aid groups engaged in sea rescues were meeting Italian interior ministry officials to discuss a controversial "code of conduct" for their operations. It cited IOM figures.
  • UN Radio spoke with IOM’s Hala Jaber who noted that recently liberated West Mosul has become "a ghost city" which is devoid of all life and urgently in need of international funds so residents can return.

  • Deutsche Welle spoke with IOM’s Sabine Lehmann on the topic of family reunification, following a report about a Syrian woman who was reunited with her children and grandchildren in Germany thanks to private sponsorships.

  • Tagesspiegel quoted IOM’s Abby Dwommoh in an article on German-Turkish relations, which also describes the situation of migrants in Turkey.

  • Bangladesh’s Daily Sun reported that according to a survey conducted by the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, more than one thousand families of Pakoria union in the district of Tangail have faced deception when they did send or tried to send at least one of their family members abroad.

  • AFP reported that the two principal rivals in conflict-ridden Libya, who held French-brokered talks on Tuesday in Paris, are committed to a cease fire and elections "as soon as possible",  a draft statement from France's presidency said. It cited IOM figures.

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  • Reuters reported that Australia will accept several dozen Central American refugees within the next few months, the first transfers under a refugee swap arrangement agreed with the United States.

Quote of the day

“Nevertheless, the contribution of migrants to development of their countries of origin goes far beyond financial remittances, including transfers and circulation of ideas, skills and knowledge, entrepreneurship, investments network building, and breaking down gender stereotypes." Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration. Read more here.

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

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