Migration in the News

Migration in the News | 3 October 2017

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AFP reported that migrants making their way from the Horn of Africa to Yemen are frequently abducted and tortured by "criminal gangs", according to IOM. It quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.

Migration in the News | 29 September 2017

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Quartz reported that the UN wants Facebook to fix its human trafficking and smuggling problem, extensively quoting IOM’s Leonard Doyle. It also referenced IOM’s Luca Lamorte.

Migration in the News | 28 September 2017

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UN Radio spoke with IOM Director General William Lacy Swing who noted that changing the "toxic narrative" about migration is crucial as the international community negotiates the first ever global agreement on human mobility.

Migration in the News | 27 September 2017

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AP reported that IOM Director General William Lacy Swing warned about increasing reports of sexual violence directed at Rohingya Muslims, who have been fleeing violence in Myanmar in recent weeks.

Migration in the News | 26 September 2017

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UNB reported that some 607,735 undocumented Rohingyas have been identified in four sub-units of Cox's Bazar district, a 3.7-fold increase since the last reporting period in July. It cited an IOM report.

Migration in the News | 25 September 2017

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Reuters reported that doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks. It quoted IOM’s Dr. Tasnuba Nourin.

Migration in the News | 21 September 2017

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Reuters, Press TV and Bangladesh’s New Age reported that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar are "at the mercy" of human traffickers and are still in dire conditions. They quoted IOM’s Chris Lom.

Migration in the News | 19 September 2017

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Al Jazeera reported that aid workers say the Rohingya crisis at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border is now one of the biggest humanitarian crises and that world leaders need to do more and respond. It spoke with IOM’s Chris Lom.

Migration in the News | 18 September 2017

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Al Jazeera reported that Rohingyas in urgent need of medical treatment are slowly getting the help they need but medics are struggling to cope with the influx. It quoted IOM’s Chris Lom.

Migration in the News | 15 September 2017

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Benar News and Bangladesh’s The Daily Observer reported that one million Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar could flee to Bangladesh by year’s end. They quoted IOM’s Mohammed Abdiker.

Migration in the News | 14 September 2017

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EU Observer, Al Arabiya and ORF reported that children and young people trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses as 77 per cent of young people traveling along the Central Mediterranean route report direct experiences of exploitation. They cited IOM and UNICEF’s joint report, Harrowing Journeys.

Migration in the News | 13 September 2017

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UNRIC, Voice of America, AP, AFP, RTE, ABC, Tagesschau, Deutsche Welle, SZ, Vice reported that children and young people trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses as 77 per cent of young people traveling along the Central Mediterranean route report direct experiences of exploitation. All cited IOM and UNICEF’s joint report, Harrowing Journeys.