Migration in the News | 30 May 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • Fiji Times reported that Habitat for Humanity Fiji was recognised for its work in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston at a global awards ceremony recently. IOM was one of the partners for its Build Back Safer Program.
  •  The Jakarta Post reported that 10 years since the Indonesian National Police established Women and Children Protection (PPA) units across the country to handle the rising cases of violence against this most vulnerable group, the units have yet to perform as the public expected. In the efforts to upgrading PPA officers’ skills and knowledge, they have linked up with global organizations like UNICEF, UNFPA and IOM.
  • Stabroek News reported that participants of “Go See Visit 2017”, a pilot project of the Guyana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IOM, have expressed optimism towards setting up enterprises locally.

Trending on the Internet

  • Vice.com invited young refugees from across Europe to guest edit their site. The result is a collection of 16 articles published simultaneously in 12 languages and 14 European territories.
  • The Globe and Mail reported on how left behind Senegalese women are grappling with hard choices as many question whether sending families’ breadwinners to Europe is still worth risking their lives.

Quote of the day

“If the media is well trained on migration dynamics, I am confident they would be able to properly interrogate and investigate the issues to stimulate public discourse about triggers, policy gaps and responsibilities of state and non-state actors to address migration matters.” –  Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Ghana’s Minister of Information. Read more here.

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

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