Migration in the News | 7 September 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • The New York Times, Voice of America and CNN reported that the European Union’s top court ruled that Hungary and Slovakia were obligated to accept migrants under a quota system. All cited IOM figures.
  • The Hindustan Times ran an article explaining the history of the Rohingya Muslims. They cited IOM figures.
  • AP reported that aid agencies were struggling to cope with the nonstop arrivals of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh. It noted IOM’s call for more for aid to help feed and shelter thousands packed into makeshift settlements.
  • IPS reported that while refugees get global attention, Ethiopia’s internally displaced people are being overlooked and are in desperate need of international assistance. It referenced IOM.
  • Nigeria Today reported that 121 stranded Nigerians, including two pregnant women, returned home with assistance from IOM.

Trending on the Internet

  • Back in 2015, the Globe and Mail reported on a ‘lucky few’ Rohingya who had gained refugee status in Canada, after enduring horrific journeys, lost friends and left loved ones behind in Myanmar.
  • The Guardian shared the story of Brian White, a student who faced losing his place at Oxford University because of uncertainty over his immigration status and recently won his battle to remain in Britain indefinitely.

Quote of the day

“When we speak of migration, we often say that we are facing a complex challenge, but we should never forget that we are dealing with the stories of hundreds of thousands of human beings.” – EU High Representative Federica Mogherini. Read more here.

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

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