Migration in the News | 7 June 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • Development Policy Centre interviewed IOM Director General William Lacy Swing about migration and development in the Asia-Pacific.
  • Xinhua reported that 110 migrants, all African, including 40 women and three children, were rescued in the waters off Zliten, Libya by the Libyan Coast Guard on Monday. It cited IOM figures.
  • Deutsche Welle spoke with IOM’s Richard Danziger who noted that creating better prospects at home would help stem the flow of migrants from Gambia to Europe.
  • Hurriyet Daily News reported that a 3 billion-euro fund for the 2016-17 term, which Brussels proposed to help Syrian refugees in Turkey, will be contracted by the end of year, EU Ambassador to Ankara Christian Berger said in Hatay, at the handover of EU purchased medical equipment to a migrant health center as part of an IOM project.
  • TRT reported that a community of Hazara Afghan refugees and asylum seekers are spending Ramadan in a town on the Indonesian island of Java. It spoke with IOM’s Paul Dillon.

Trending on the Internet

  • ABC reported on Vietnamese refugees who started Fuzion On, a restaurant with a fusion of Asian and American food items such as a burgers and Vietnamese sandwiches with a twist, and wings in different sauces.  
  • World Economic Forum reported on why cities are crucial to the global refugee and migrant crisis. It referred to a new data visualization – EarthTime Lapse – which captures the scale and distribution of these crises between 2001-2016.

Quote of the day

“So the strategy in terms of decreasing the numbers of migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe, is to create opportunities for them in their own countries and of course to get the message out that it's not worth the risk of crossing the desert, crossing Libya and crossing the Mediterranean.” –  IOM Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Richard Danziger. Read more here.

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

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