Migration in the News

Migration in the News | 20 March 2018

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ANSA reported that IOM is continuing its efforts to repatriate migrants in Yemen, where the ongoing conflict has put foreigners at risk of abuse, violence and death. IOM’s Khan Aseel was quoted.

Migration in the News | 19 March 2018

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Bangladesh’s The Daily Observer, UNB, The Bangladesh Today reported that IOM is appealing for USD 182.1 million from the international community to support Rohingya refugees and local community members in Cox's Bazar, particularly during the monsoon season. All quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.

Migration in the News | 13 March 2018

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Anadolu Agency reported that IOM Director General William Lacy Swing and Sudan’s foreign Minister Ibrahim Gandur discussed migration issues, as Sudan is a transit country for many irregular migrants mostly from countries in the Horn of Africa.

Migration in the News | 12 March 2018

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Reuters reported that aid agencies fear the upcoming monsoon in Bangladesh will imperil thousands of Rohingya refugees crammed into makeshift camps. It cited IOM.

Migration in the News | 8 March 2018

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ANSA reported that IOM and UNICEF are offering school bus services in Jordan to provide greater security and more opportunities for young Syrians.

Migration in the News | 5 March 2018

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Reuters reported that suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people, including two IOM staff, in an attack on a military barracks in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state late on Thursday. It quoted IOM’s Mohammed Abdiker.

Migration in the News | 28 February 2018

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Thomson Reuters Foundation reported that aid agencies are reinforcing shelters, moving latrines and providing search and rescue training in the world's biggest refugee settlement in Bangladesh before monsoon rains strike in April, bringing deadly landslides and floods. It quoted IOM’s Fiona MacGregor.

Migration in the News | 27 February 2018

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Xinhua reported that the African Union, the European Union and the UN have vowed to further enhance cooperation with Libyan authorities in the joint response to migration and protection challenges. They underlined the need to implement a comprehensive and systematic registration at disembarkation points and in detention centers by Libyan authorities, with the support of IOM and UNHCR.

Migration in the News | 26 February 2018

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Xinhua reported that IOM’s global migrant research project had recorded 6,142 migrant fatalities worldwide, in 2017.

Migration in the News | 20 February 2018

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Voice of America reported about the stories of horror of the nearly dozen Somali migrants who were repatriated to Mogadishu from Libya on Saturday. UNHCR and IOM are providing some training to help the recent returnees rejoin their communities and rebuild their lives.

Migration in the News | 19 February 2018

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UNB and Bangladesh’s Daily Observer reported that almost every other of the 25 Rohingya refugee children who took part in a recent drawing activity session run by IOM’s psychosocial support team in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh drew a house as their greatest wish. Both quoted IOM’s Olga Rebolledo.

Migration in the News | 5 February 2018

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BBC reported that the bodies of 16 people, all from sub-Saharan Africa, apart from one Moroccan, have been pulled from the sea off the coast of Melilla, a small Spanish territory bordering Morocco. It cited IOM figures.