Migration in the News | 3 August 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • CNN reported that Italy will deploy two military ships to Libya in an effort to deter irregular migration and human smuggling into Europe. It cited IOM figures.
  • China Plus reported that the Chinese government has donated 2,800 tons of rice to Somalia to help the drought-ravaged African country. It quoted IOM’s Gerard Waite.
  • Anadolu Agency reported that three civilians and two policemen have been killed in separate acts of violence in Iraq’s newly liberated northern city of Mosul. It cited IOM figures.
  • Sputnik reported that Human Rights Watch expressed deep concern at the dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied migrant children detained in ‘protective custody’ in police station cells and pre-removal detention centers across Greece. It cited IOM figures.

Trending on the Internet

  • SBS reported about a new app that helps migrant parents spot dangers children face online and provides information about social media, practical tips on healthy internet use and where to get more information.
  • RT reported that a record 18.6 million people in Germany have a migrant background, according to the Federal Statistical Office.

Quote of the day

“In fact, the starting point for the practical and doable solutions to migrants’ vulnerabilities should always be the recognition of the human rights to which migrants must always be fully entitled." Ambassador Evan Garcia, permanent representative of the Philippines to the United Nations in Geneva. Read more here.

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

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