Migration in the News

Migration in the News | 28 November 2017

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Xinhua reported that France has requested a Security Council meeting for Wednesday on human trafficking and the selling of African migrants as slaves in Libya. It cited an IOM report.

Migration in the News | 27 November 2017

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Thomson Reuters Foundation reported that fake taxi drivers and coastguards who often re-traffic victims contribute to Libya’s migrant trade. It quoted IOM’s Boubacar Saybou.

Migration in the News | 24 November 2017

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CNN reported that Libyan officials have denounced the migrant slave auctions exposed in a CNN investigation, but claim more support is required from the global community to tackle the issue. It quoted IOM’s Othman Belbeisi.

Migration in the News | 7 November 2017

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The Daily Star reported that with no food, money and in constant fear in Rakhine State, Rohingyas are still trickling into Bangladesh. It quoted IOM’s Olivia Headon.

Migration in the News | 6 November 2017

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The New York Times reported about the fate of stateless Rohingya Muslims who are now in Bangladesh. It quoted IOM’s Leonard Doyle.

Migration in the News | 3 November 2017

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Reuters reported that the bodies of seven migrants were discovered on Wednesday in a boat adrift off Libya while around 900 people were saved in operations in the southern Mediterranean, Italy’s coastguard said. It cited IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 1 November 2017

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The Guardian highlighted that severely traumatized survivors of sexual violence are being routinely locked up at the notorious Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre despite the introduction of a new policy in 2016 by the Home Office that advises against detention for people having experienced sexual and gender-based violence.

Migration in the News | 30 October 2017

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Dhaka Tribune reported that helpless parents in Myanmar’s strife-torn Rakhine state are marrying off their under-age daughters in a bid to save them from being assaulted, resulting in thousands of minor Rohingya girls falling pregnant. It referenced IOM reports.

Migration in the News | 25 October 2017

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IPS reported that after centuries of coexistence, tensions between Muslims and Buddhists are building in Mandalay, the second-largest city in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. It quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.

Migration in the News | 24 October 2017

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Dhaka Tribune, Devex, Reuters, Anadolu Agency, Arab Times, The Daily Star, Xinhua, The Malaysian Insight, AP, Swiss Info reported about the pledging conference for the Rohingya refugee crisis where nations pledged $345 million in response to the intensifying crisis. They quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.

Migration in the News | 23 October 2017

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Time published an editorial by ILO Director General Guy Ryder, Walk Free Foundation Chairman Andrew Forrest and IOM Director General William Lacy Swing which notes that nearly 150 years after most countries officially abolished it, more than 40 million people remain trapped in modern slavery – either forced into labor or marriage. 

Migration in the News | 20 October 2017

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Dhaka Tribune spoke with IOM Director General William Lacy Swing about the current situation surrounding the Rohingya refugee crisis and what IOM is doing to tackle the issue.