Migration in the News

Migration in the News | 24 July 2017

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IANS reported that 111,514 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, by July 19, more than half the number from a similar period last year, according to IOM.

Migration in the News | 20 July 2017

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AFP reported that 23 West African migrants, including a seven-year-old girl, were found alive after being abandoned in the depths of the Sahara, IOM said.

Migration in the News | 20 July 2017

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Dawn and Pakistan Observer reported that the European Union (EU) and UNODC launched a joint project, “GLO.ACT”,  to combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling. The initiative will be implemented in partnership with IOM and UNICEF.

Migration in the News | 19 July 2017

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Al Jazeera’s Inside Story reported that EU foreign ministers are seeking a joint global strategy on refugees and migration as thousands continue to make perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. It spoke with IOM’s Joel Millman.

Migration in the News | 17 July 2017

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Vanguard reported about young Gambians who are working with with Youth Against Irregular Migration (YAMI) to warn others of the dangers of irregular migration. It cited IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 14 July 2017

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New York Times featured the story of one of the last refugee families without close relations in the United States to be allowed into the country before the US travel ban took effect. IOM provided the family’s one-way ticket.

Migration in the News | 13 July 2017

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EU Observer reported that the EU's border agency, Frontex, says more people are dying at sea because boats disembarking from Libya are dangerously overloaded. Unable to offload the problem onto a non-existent Libyan government, the EU has turned to UNHCR and IOM to help people return to their home countries.

Migration in the News | 12 July 2017

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Relief Web, Maritime First and Bonsue.tv reported the findings of an IOM study, Measuring Global Migration Potential, 2010-2015, which analyses people’s migration intentions globally for the period 2010–2015.

Migration in the News | 11 July 2017

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Inter Press Service reported that climate change poses a major risk to the poorest rural populations in developing countries, dangerously threatening their lives and livelihoods and thus forcing them to migrate. It quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.

Migration in the News | 10 July 2017

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Al Jazeera’s Inside Story spoke to guests, including IOM’s Leonard Doyle about the ongoing migration crisis in Europe. It noted that EU ministers agree to reinforce the Libyan coastguards to try to discourage arrival of undocumented people.

Migration in the News | 6 July 2017

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El Pais and MO Magazine reported on recent developments along the Central Mediterranean route, Libya, and related issues such as Austria’s warning that it would consider using military assets at its border with Italy to stop migration, and Italy’s proposal to close its ports to NGOs vessels carrying out rescue at sea. They quoted IOM’s Eugenio Ambrosi.

Migration in the News | 5 July 2017

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AFP reported that according to IOM figures, more than 100,000 migrants and refugees have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe since the beginning of the year, and 2,247 have died trying. It also quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.