Migration in the News | 9 June 2016

Media Highlights

  • AP/New York Times reported that the Greek island of Crete is becoming a new destination for migrants from the Middle East and North Africa. It quoted IOM’s Joel Millman.
  • Sputnik reported that the European Court of Justice has issued a landmark ruling declaring that it is wrong to imprison migrants caught illegally entering the EU’s visa-free Schengen area. It quoted IOM’s Leonard Doyle.
  • Deutschlandfunk and Switzerland’s Aargauer Zeitung reported on the growing number of unaccompanied child migrants arriving in Europe – around 7,000 this year. They cited IOM.
  • Tagesspiegel interviewed researcher Heidrun Friese on migrant deaths in the Mediterranean. She cited IOM’s Missing Migrants Project.
  • Switzerland’s Watson reported on the growing death toll in the Mediterranean. It referenced IOM’s Missing Migrants Project.
  • Somaliland Press ran an Op-Ed by Maximilien von Berg noting that 25 years after the territory’s independence, Somaliland remains legally unrecognized. It cited data from an IOM survey.
  • Kuwait Times reported the launch of IOM Kuwait’s second human trafficking awareness-raising campaign in shopping malls around the country. It quoted IOM’s Iman Ereiqat.
  • Indonesia’s KRJogja.com reported on the launch of IOM X’s video “Open Doors”, which aims to prevent the exploitation of domestic workers in Southeast Asia. It quoted IOM’s Tara Dermott.

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  • BBC talked with Afghan migrants in the French Channel port of Cherbourg who are considering whether to try and reach the UK in small boats.

Quote of the day

"…EU migrants are in the main highly skilled and an asset to our economy. They have helped our economic recovery and we should recognise that their skills are vital to our health service and many other industries."Saira Grant, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI.) Read more here.

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


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