Migration in the News | 31 March 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • Rudaw reported that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has met with Iraqi President Fuad Masum in Baghdad to discuss the protection of civilians, as Iraqi forces fight to defeat the so-called Islamic State in Mosul. It cited IOM figures.
  • News Deeply ran an OpEd by the founders of Sky School, a new education initiative for refugee youth, explaining why secondary students have been neglected among efforts to support refugee education. It quoted IOM’s Nada Mahmoud.
  • Al Jazeera reported that the riverside town of Janjanbureh, once the second largest town in The Gambia, has lost most of its youth as they have left for other parts of the country or for Europe in search of greener pastures. It cited IOM figures.
  • The Kathmandu Post reported that Nepal assumed chairmanship of the Colombo Process, a regional consultative process on the management of overseas employment and contractual labour for countries of origin in Asia. It referenced IOM.
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation reported that the gold rush in Senegal is fueling human trafficking in Nigeria. It quoted IOM's Jo-Lind Roberts.
  • UNISDR reported that migrants and refugees should be included when tackling risk of disasters. It quoted IOM’s Lorenzo Guadagno.


Trending on the Internet

  • InfoMigrants, a trilingual platform designed to provide migrants with verified and balanced information at every stage of their journey, is launched by France 24 together with German and Italian media.

Quote of the day

"The hysterical reaction against migrants is really hard to understand. Have we really forgotten our history?" – Eric Bibb, at the launch of his album “Migration Blues". Read more here.

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


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